Robert Martin

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Robert "Bob" Martin was an African American born in Omaha, Nebraska. Robert started working with Mr. Warell Jones who owned Jones Automotive in Omaha. On nights and weekends he did custom work out of a 3-car garage with a dirt floor.[1]


Bob eventually moved to California, where opened up a shop called R and W Specialist in the Bay Area. He did several motorcycles, and customized a Mercury with beer cans that supposedly got him a lot of fame. Robert's shop was so clean that you had to wear medical shoes and gloves when you went in. According to rumors, he had a garage completely filled with trophies.[1]


Robert died in California in 1996. His body was sent back to Omaha where he was cremated. Robert was told to have 13 kids.[1]


Cars Restyled by Robert Martin

Gary Fellows' 1951 Ford
Jim Meyers' 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Roger Ryan's 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air


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