Robert Martinez

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Robert Martinez' 1950 Oldsmobile 98. Robert restyled the car while working at Styler's Custom Shop. The build was completed around 1955 - 1956.
Mike Root's 1953 Mercury was restyled by Robert. This photo shows the car as it appeared in 1958.
A photo of Robert and Ted Miller with their Poison Ivy dragster. Photo courtesy of Ted Miller, provided by Roger Honey.
A photo of Robert and Ted Miller with Ted's panel truck. Taken at the entrance to Carlsbad Raceway, the photo is dated December 1964. Photo courtesy of Ted Miller, provided by Roger Honey.

Robert "Robbie" Martinez of San Diego, California. Around 1955-1956, when Robert built his 1950 Oldsmobile 98, he was working with Carroll "Red Eye" Gentry at Styler's Custom Shop.[1] When the car was featured in Car Craft November 1956, Robert was the manager in charge of Broadway Auto Body Shop in Chula Vista, California.[2] According to Roger Honey, who hang around Styler's Custom Shop when Robert worked there, you never knew where Robert's next shop was going to be; "He also had a shop in Imperial Beach for a few years, and another shop on Quince in San Diego, I think that was called the House of Colors."[1]

Robert passed away in April of 2018.[1]

Robert Martinez' Cars

Robert Martinez' 1949 Ford
Robert Martinez' 1950 Oldsmobile 98
Robert Martinez' 1953 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Cars Restyled by Robbie Martinez

Mike Root's 1953 Mercury
Click Here To See Cars Restyled by Robert at Styler's Custom Shop
Click Here To See Cars Restyled by Robbie Martinez at Broadway Auto Body Shop



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