Calling all auto enthusiast and gear heads! Classic cars and modern cars are all welcomed! All of your automotive repair needs in one place.
In 1934 John "Ed" Martin left his job at Fox and Helgeson Buick and Pontiac in Riverside, CA to open an automotive repair garage on Orange Street.
His son John Martin inherited the business in 1972, continuing in his father's footsteps. John Martin and his son, William Martin, ran the automotive garage for the next 19 years as a very successful father and son team.
In 1991 William inherited the shop from Martin and continued the family tradition of great auto service. Three generations of Martins working and creating a legacy of friendships and outstanding workmanship.
In 2020, after an exemplary career of 29 years of working and running the garage, William "Willie" Martin, decided to pursue his vocation as a pastor and entrusting Ed Martin Garage to a new family.
A legendary family business now has a new family who will strive to continue providing the highest level of care to all customers.
We want to thank all of the returning and new customers we have met in the last 19 months. It has been an incredible journey. We are grateful to have your continuing support and for trusting us with your beautiful cars.
Thank you from
Ed Martin Garage Team
6672 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92506
Open Mon-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Back in April of 2021 we acquired this beautiful car and knew we would keep it for a long time. The car was originally purchased in Redlands, and there it lived all this time. Two families enjoyed this car before us and took care to keep it original. The body is very clean, all the chrome is original to the car and thanks to the dry climate, no rust!!
Thank you to the previous owners for giving it one last wash!!
It was now time for us to work!!
We began by taking the engine apart and going through it with great care. After a lot of cleaning and prepping we got to this point.
The big moment came to rejoin body and soul.
from 12-25-21 to 7-12-22
980 happy miles
( for more in depth pictures of the work done on the car, head over to the "Our Personal Projects" Tab)
A Saturday afternoon in mid-April we were working on one of our personal projects. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the wrenches turning. Suddenly, there was a cry for help as David ran into the shop looking frightened. We rushed out to the parking lot as fast as as we could.
At the back of the lot under a parked double axle trailer, wedged between the tires we found the source of David's consternation. A pup! a pup no more than 5 months old, hiding from the world looking for safety.
We brought the pup into the shop and offered water and something to eat. The pup was not interested and just kept quiet and made itself as small as possible on the floor next to a blue Studebaker. David observed the scene and called the pup Studebaker. The pup looked up for an instant and half wagged its tail.
Studebaker was alone no more. That night she went home with David and met Lila, the new pup. Studebaker, kept a low profile and rested for a few days.
With the passing of the days Studebaker began to open up and became a part of the family.