The Martin Family's Rides
My 39 Ford Coupe, Fremont Drags, 1982 running the 1/4 mile at 13.70, 425 Nailhead, st400 trans and 3.23 rear gears. No headers or Posi rear. Would get 20+ mpg on the highway.
My 39 Ford Std coupe, built it in 1978, sold in 1987 now in GA, 401 powered... Update, I bought it back in Sept 2017, shipped back to me Oct 04. Will post more pix when done fixing it. ( removing all the crap that 3 owners and 30 years did to it !)
We loved to race, Brother Brian in the far lane, my 39 coupe in the near lane. Both Nailhead powered.
Here is another picture of my Brother's 1948 Chevy pickup, chopped top and 401 nail between the seats!
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 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 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! .. Update sold and shipped overseas without Buick engine.
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..
This is from a photo shoot around 1995, my wife Marlene's 57 Bird on the left. This was for an ACE LEATHERS ad..
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.
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..
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.
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?
Part Indian, Crosley, Harley, BMW and lots of vintage WWII parts plus custom machined parts, built as if done in the 40's