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Permalink Who Is That Guy? Iconic Surfer with Jaguar in Fender Ad

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Okay, this is the last picture I'm posting, unless Randy puts up a better one. Big Grin But it's a really good picture of Jon. I think it's by Peggy Robinson.

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This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

I know what I said, but then there's this one from the day the ad was shot. I couldn't not share it.

From Randy,
It was new when Jon knee paddled out. He caught a wave, swung it around and played while ridding in. Jon stepped off onto the sand and they put it in a box and shipped it. Didn't have to wipe off a drop. Here's the ride and afterwards, going back into the box. Notice Jon's hair is dry and in place still. Jon was an excellent surfer and had great style, as you can see.

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This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

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Ya, that was posted on page 2.

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Brian wrote:

Ya, that was posted on page 2.

Oops! Sorry. Here. I still think Randy's quote is added value.

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

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This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

You should watch the previously posted video first. But I thought this was also interesting.

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

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This is more information than we ever could have hoped for. Thanks. I am very pleased to know that Mr. Martin has such good friends who are looking out for him and that he is receiving some well deserved recognition.
~Cheers to all!

I see from the link ref this is in the Shallow End. It would not be much of a leap to suggest that this is one of those threads with (emotional closure) that could sit in the very best of SG101 area.

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Done!

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This has been a very entertaining read Smile Thanks Scott for raising the question, Shivers13 for helping to solve the mystery and Noel for the cool vids !

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I loved the part in the article where
Shivers13 said: Mystery solved!!!
Randy Nauert of The Challengers says.... this is Jon Martin. I spoke with him a few days ago. We'll be visiting in Newport when he returns from Idaho in a few months. The photo was taken at Doheny, in one ride. Jon knee paddled out with the new Jag and caught a wave, stood up and swung it around for this photo. They put the guitar back into its case and sold it.
And in the next post,
Scott01 said: Going to need a bit more information regarding Jon Martin, before we are able to call this case 'closed'.
And nobody caught or at least mentioned the irony that he was challenging The Challengers.
Scott, you are a master sleuth yourself! You did do a lot of footwork getting to the bottm of this.
This was a great episode of Unsolved Mysteries!
This is definitely one of Surfguitar101’s BEST Threads. And what a great ending, from an iconic, mystery-laden Black and White photo to the full-color Video Interviews.

Aloha Y’all,
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PS I also had the pleasure of seeing The Challengers at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, back in the day….Mr. Backwards aka Senor Grampa.

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And so, 49 years later...

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^^^^^ Holy cow, that's quite impressive! ^^^^^^^

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Horrible tone,
But yeah impressive.
Lake surf music at its best

Jeff(bigtikidude)

The iconic Fender ad with Jon Martin surfing with a Jaguar keeps showing up, and bringing back a flood of good memories. Seems time to bump the thread. Just scroll up a bit.

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

I loved reading this thread when I first joined, excellent bump!

Daniel Deathtide

Jon Martin member of The Newporters (along with Scott Engel and John Stewart).Their single on Scotchtown 500 from September 1963 is a gem.
Adventures In Paradise / Loose Board
see John Blairs book for a label scan:
"The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music 1961-1965, 4th edition 2008
page 82 !!

Thank you!

tired wrote:

Jon Martin member of The Newporters (along with Scott Engel and John Stewart).Their single on Scotchtown 500 from September 1963 is a gem.
Adventures In Paradise / Loose Board
see John Blairs book for a label scan:
"The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music 1961-1965, 4th edition 2008
page 82 !!

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

bigtikidude wrote:

Horrible tone,
But yeah impressive.
Lake surf music at its best

His tone is due to the fact that he is surfing in a lake. If he was in the Ocean his tone would be completely different!

Jon Martin member of The Newporters (along with Scott Engel and John Stewart).

I don't think Jon Martin was a member of The Newporters. References?

www.johnblair.us
www.soundofthesurf.com

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