Jeffs Tips for Finding YOUR Classic

FIND THE VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)  Finding the VIN not only gives you a solid lead, it also allows you a tangible lead to pass along to others.  Read HERE for more tips on where to locate lost VIN #'s.

NARROW DOWN a geographical location of where you "think" the car may be now.  By doing this you can create a broader net to capture leads

ASK AROUND Ask the locals, join forums for fellow enthusiasts.  Scan and share pics of the car.  The broader your search and the more people you ask, the more likely you are to have success   

HIRE PROFESSIONAL HELP Laws have been enacted to make it difficult to locate a vehicle with a VIN or plate #.  You will have to be proactive in your search tactics and this may include hiring a private investigator or automotive investigation service

$1000 Bounty

Jeff is offering a $1000 bounty for leads leading to the successful location and purchase of one of his dads long lost classics.  Click HERE for detailed info on the cars they are searching for.  There is also a guestbook where you can post YOUR pics and stories of the cars you are searching for.   

Jeff's goal in writing this book is to allow him to give something back to his dad.  During all the tough times, his dad was never resentful that he had to sell his cars in order to put food on the table. 100% of the proceeds of this book will go to research the cars that got away.   

And when found, the located car will be Chapter One of book two.  

The Goal

The Ones That Got Away...

Jeff Goddard was born in Beckley, WV.  He spent most of his childhood in WV and learned about hard times at a very young age.  

The mining industry fueled the economy where he lived and the 80's were not good for the coal industry.  These tough times are what laid the foundation for the book "The Ones That Got Away".   

He is married to his college sweetheart (Becky) and they have three children (Emily, Sam, and Ansley).  They currently reside in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina.  

Jeff owns a toxicology firm and writes in his spare time.  

About the Author


The Ones That Got Away