Martin Family Rides

The Martin Family's Rides

Here is my dear dad in 1939, sitting in his brand new 39 Chevy, he was 21. Here is my dear dad in 1939, sitting in his brand new 39 Chevy, he was 21.
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picture is from a camping trip in 1967 or 68, me at the wheel, brother Brian at the rear. picture is from a camping trip in 1967 or 68, me at the wheel, brother Brian at the rear.
Mocked up, lookin good. Mocked up, lookin good.
Brand new slicks! Brand new slicks!
Just sitting in the new shop, waiting for some fun. Just sitting in the new shop, waiting for some fun.
Cruising over a Niles CA. bridge. Cruising over a Niles CA. bridge.
Remember when the Roadster show was in Oakland? this was 1994. Remember when the Roadster show was in Oakland? this was 1994.
Got it on the front cover! really exciting! Brother Brian took the photos! Got it on the front cover! really exciting! Brother Brian took the photos!
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My old 55 f100, dad brought it home in 1965, still own it today. Still Nailhead powered! My old 55 f100, dad brought it home in 1965, still own it today. Still Nailhead powered!
I restored this car in the mid 80's, sold it to the guy that owns it now in this mag feature. I restored this car in the mid 80's, sold it to the guy that owns it now in this mag feature.
I got these DMV plates with out a problem, very rare car. 0ne 0f 598 4 speed converts. I got these DMV plates with out a problem, very rare car. 0ne 0f 598 4 speed converts.
My 39 Ford Std coupe, built it in 1978, sold in 1986 now in GA, 401 powered. My 39 Ford Std coupe, built it in 1978, sold in 1986 now in GA, 401 powered.
We loved to race, Brother Brian in the far lane, my 39  coupe in the near lane. Both Nailhead powered. We loved to race, Brother Brian in the far lane, my 39  coupe in the near lane. Both Nailhead powered.
My 59 Chevy wagon, my father found it for me in 1972, 375.00! fun but the 283 was gutless. My 59 Chevy wagon, my father found it for me in 1972, 375.00! fun but the 283 was gutless.
Built in late 60's by Al's Automotive in Brisbane, it was "all jacked up!" 10" over stock. Built in late 60's by Al's Automotive in Brisbane, it was "all jacked up!" 10" over stock.
Here is another picture of my Brother's 1948 Chevy pickup, chopped top and 401 nail between the seats! Here is another picture of my Brother's 1948 Chevy pickup, chopped top and 401 nail between the seats!
The way the Buikrod looks today. The way the Buikrod looks today.
My son Matt built this heavy hammered 47 Ford truck, 401 powered! My son Matt built this heavy hammered 47 Ford truck, 401 powered!
Here you can see the 401 in brother's 47 Chevy.  We had lots of fun with truck, like when we opened the hood..LOL Here you can see the 401 in brother's 47 Chevy.  We had lots of fun with truck, like when we opened the hood..LOL
My 55 Effie, 1958 364 nail, same Edelbrock valve covers and Moon valley pan that I traded a 63 Ford Galaxie for in 1970! My 55 Effie, 1958 364 nail, same Edelbrock valve covers and Moon valley pan that I traded a 63 Ford Galaxie for in 1970!
Wood is good. Wood is good.
My Uncles raced this midget from the late 30's until 1950. Uncle George in the drivers seat was the first person to drive over a 100 mph with an electric timer! Uncle Eddy (far left) was killed in a car crash, only 21 YO. My Uncles raced this midget from the late 30's until 1950. Uncle George in the drivers seat was the first person to drive over a 100 mph with an electric timer! Uncle Eddy (far left) was killed in a car crash, only 21 YO.
Uncle Joe Amaral on the far right was owner and wrench. Uncle Joe Amaral on the far right was owner and wrench.
First picture of my Effie, taken in 1966. First picture of my Effie, taken in 1966.
My Mother on the left, my Aunt Dorthy on the right and that is their older brother Joe's hopped up T. My Mother on the left, my Aunt Dorthy on the right and that is their older brother Joe's hopped up T.
Matt's new, old ride, a cherry 1955 Hudson Super Wasp! Matt's new, old ride, a cherry 1955 Hudson Super Wasp!
This is me, back in the day.. LOL way back.. LOL This is me, back in the day.. LOL way back.. LOL
I owned this 1950 Stude Champ, Good friend Larry Dubay sold it to me , I sold it and the new owner did it up nice. Wish I had it back.. I owned this 1950 Stude Champ, Good friend Larry Dubay sold it to me , I sold it and the new owner did it up nice. Wish I had it back..
Love these Studes.. Love these Studes..
Early pix of the Crosley motorcycle Early pix of the Crosley motorcycle
Part Indian, Crosley, Harley, BMW and lots of vintage WWII parts plus custom machined parts, built as if done in the 40's Part Indian, Crosley, Harley, BMW and lots of vintage WWII parts plus custom machined parts, built as if done in the 40's
I have posted several pix of my custom Crosley powered motorcycle, been working on it for several years, this maybe the year I finish it? I have posted several pix of my custom Crosley powered motorcycle, been working on it for several years, this maybe the year I finish it?
This is from a photo shoot around 1995, my wife Marlene's 57 Bird on the left. This was for an ACE LEATHERS ad.. This is from a photo shoot around 1995, my wife Marlene's 57 Bird on the left. This was for an ACE LEATHERS ad..
More fun at Ace Leathers More fun at Ace Leathers
Here is my Roadster boiling the hides! LOL Here is my Roadster boiling the hides! LOL
The models were a from a rock-a-belly band at the time. The models were a from a rock-a-belly band at the time.
Matt with his truck, scored another trophy at this show in Loma Rica CA. Matt with his truck, scored another trophy at this show in Loma Rica CA.
Here I am at Joe Bailon's car show in Auburn CA.. Here I am at Joe Bailon's car show in Auburn CA..
The Good, The BAD and the UGLY..LOL The Good, The BAD and the UGLY..LOL
First drive after years of working on his truck, Matt heads down the road. First drive after years of working on his truck, Matt heads down the road.
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My first chopped down hot rod, a 31 Model A Ford, 401 with factory 2-4's. Sold it to build my 39 Ford. My first chopped down hot rod, a 31 Model A Ford, 401 with factory 2-4's. Sold it to build my 39 Ford.
Here is the chassis of my 39 Ford. The tall one is me, the little girl is my oldest daughter Katrina. This was taken in 1978. Here is the chassis of my 39 Ford. The tall one is me, the little girl is my oldest daughter Katrina. This was taken in 1978.
My 51 International Tow Truck, you know it had a Nailhead..LOL My 51 International Tow Truck, you know it had a Nailhead..LOL
My wife Marlene, she has driven this 66 fastback for 24 years, EVERYDAY! 302 with AOD Trans. My wife Marlene, she has driven this 66 fastback for 24 years, EVERYDAY! 302 with AOD Trans.
My uncle Joe Amaral on the left, very early picture of a vintage race car owned by Roy Catwright. My uncle Joe Amaral on the left, very early picture of a vintage race car owned by Roy Catwright.
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I brother Brian's early 65 Gran Sport. Has owned it since the early 80's. Brian is a master body man and has done body and paint to many show winning cars and motorcycles, many were mine.. Thank you Brian.. I brother Brian's early 65 Gran Sport. Has owned it since the early 80's. Brian is a master body man and has done body and paint to many show winning cars and motorcycles, many were mine.. Thank you Brian..
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The 1954 Crosley OHC 4 cylinder military generator engine (designed in 1942), 44 ci and now 35 hp. BMW R75 trans shaft drive, clutch and wheels. 1941 841 Indian forks, bobbed Indian fenders, Indian tanks, modified Harley frame , Harley seat, clutch and brake pedals, foot boards, handle bars and Linkert carburetor. Radiator under the seat. The 1954 Crosley OHC 4 cylinder military generator engine (designed in 1942), 44 ci and now 35 hp. BMW R75 trans shaft drive, clutch and wheels. 1941 841 Indian forks, bobbed Indian fenders, Indian tanks, modified Harley frame , Harley seat, clutch and brake pedals, foot boards, handle bars and Linkert carburetor. Radiator under the seat.
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It is done! It is done!
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