John Martin was one unique racer and a great guy to know. As Robin Miller put it, ” He was owner, driver, chief mechanic, engine builder and sponsor finder — all at the same time.
John Martin was the last of a breed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 1970s and used his talent, guile and work ethic to make five Indianapolis 500s. “
I’ve only known John and Linda a short time. Both were quite engaging, fun to be around. And watching John work to get an Offy running in St. Louis was a wonder to see a mechanic in his realm.
A GoFundMe page has been started benefitting John’s wife, Linda.
Son of Indy© will create an original John Martin artwork for the first individual to donate $5,000 to the Friends of John Martin Memorial.
Please make sure Barbara Van Dyke is alerted once you’ve made the donation.