Mothers Shine Award Presented to ’69 Ford Mustang

Mothers Shine Award Group
Left to right: Jim Holloway of Mothers, builders Josh Henning and Jonathan Goolsby of Goolsby Customs, owners Tim and Cici Spencer. and Dennis Holloway of Mothers.

By SEMA Editors

The 2015 Mothers Shine Award was presented to Tim and Cici Spencer of Birmingham, Alabama, for their ’69 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback. The Mothers Shine Award celebrates the finest examples of SEMA Show vehicles on display and is considered a coveted and prestigious achievement within the car builder community.

Jonathan Goolsby and the build team at Goolsby Customs in Bessemer, Alabama, completed the build, which took two years to execute.

The Shine Award winner is selected by a panel of seasoned builders, paint specialists, journalists and previous Shine Award recipients. Judging is based on overall appearance, fit and finish, attention to detail, integration of custom and stock elements, creative vision and execution of concept.

Aftermarket industry veteran and Shine Award judge, John Naderi returned to host the ceremony this year, which was held at the Mothers Polish booth. The Mustang was on display throughout the week at the combined Automotive Restoration Market Organization and Hot Rod Industry Alliance booth during the 2015 SEMA Show.

In addition to the Shine Award, this Fastback also won a Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design as part of the Ford Corporate Design Awards as well as a top three finish in the Glasurit Best Paint Awards.

'69 Mustang Fastback
This ’69 Ford Mustang, owned by Tim and Cici Spencer from Birmingham, Alabama, and built by Goolsby Customs, was selected as the Mothers 2015 Shine Award winner.

For more about the  Mothers Shine Award and to see past winners of the honor, visit