When I was 20 years old I bought my first hotrod project a 47 Ford coupe. Growing up I was pretty handy but building the 47 left me scratching my head quite often. Here’s where I found one of my mentors, Billy Martin. Billy and his wife Martha owned H&B auto in Rapid City South Dakota, Billy drove a 47 Ford two door sedan named PLUMP daily it was seen all over town and it was a road warrior that went all over the states. Billy became a good guys heartland rep so the Martins were at a lot of good guys shows. Back to the days when this 20 year old would run into a snag I would head down to H&B auto head to Billy’s office and ask, Billy what did you use for this and what did you use for that, his response would be come on kid as he would get up from his desk (with me following)walk thru the store into the parts room and out the back door. He would open up the hood, door, trunk and tell me what he had used and then say go to the salvage yard and get the part. Several years ago Billy wasn’t feeling good went to the dr and a few weeks later he was gone. Billy’s wife Martha just put there house up for sale and gave me some of Billy’s things when she was moving things out. So here’s the things that are really special to me all of Billy’s little pages. 138 magazines from when he was a kid. 38 rod and customs,18 rod ding & restyling, 18 car craft, 6 custom illustrated,8 speed & style,3 rod builder& customized, 7 spot lite how to mags, 1 auto craftsman,2 rods illustrated,9 custom rodder, 22 custom cars and 2 custom cars annuals, and several big mags. The earliest year is 1954 up to the early 60s.