Martin Bros Customs Rise in ‘Iron Resurrection’

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When asked if he considers himself an artist, Joe humbly hesitated at first, and then described himself as if he was reading the Webster’s Dictionary definition of an artist without actually calling himself that. To everyone who has seen his work, however, the artistry is obvious. One look around the “gallery” that is his new shop, and you see the proof of his work in the iron canvasses occupying nearly every square foot of every bay. When questioned if he had a favorite vehicle he listed nearly every car designed by the late Harley Earl, legendary GM designer, who gave the world classic Caddys – and the Corvette.

Joe says he is not just going to do “popular” cars but some of the ugly ducklings from over the years as well; he wants to give every old piece of iron a second chance. “I want the viewers to see something different,” Martin said. “I want to showcase the passion we have for building these custom creations, and maybe in the process, we can inspire someone at home to get up off their butts and work on their old vehicle that’s been sitting in the garage or barn for years.”

Joe getting ready to head home in the star of Episode 1, the custom 1962 Chevy pickup/Image courtesy Amanda Martin

Joe getting ready to head home in the star of Episode 1, the custom 1962 Chevy pickup/Image courtesy Amanda Martin

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Six episodes will air on Wednesday nights beginning April 13 at 10 PM ET/PT. Some of the classic iron to be featured includes a 1962 Chevrolet pickup, 1964 Cadillac convertible, 1953 Ford Ranch Wagon, 1973 Pontiac Firebird, and a handful of others that includes some custom bikes. Prepare ye the way…for Iron Resurrection.

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Update: We’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails offering us vehicles to restore. To be clear, Gear Diary is not the company doing the restorations, and we can not forward your requests to Martin Brothers. Thank you for your understanding. 🙂

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About the Author

David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.