Yamaha TRX850 (1996-2000): Unfinished Monkey Business

Not so long back, MotorMartin looked into the history of Yamaha’s extremely underrated TDM850, a story that can be read by clicking here, concluding that the TDM was an adventure styled bike produced around 25 years too early. But what about the TDM’s sporty younger brother, the TRX? In 1996, Yamaha, like the other major… Read More Yamaha TRX850 (1996-2000): Unfinished Monkey Business

News: ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO IS CROWNED ‘PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR’ IN THE OCTANE AWARDS 2017

It is always a pleasure to be able to mention award winning companies, products and cars, so when we heard that Alfa Romeo’s range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio has been awarded the ‘Performance Car of the Year (under £100K)’ gong at Octane Magazine’s prestigious 2017 motoring awards ceremony, there were a lot of excited people up here… Read More News: ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO IS CROWNED ‘PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR’ IN THE OCTANE AWARDS 2017

News: JAGUAR CLASSIC XKSS CONTINUATION CROWNED CAR OF THE YEAR AT 2017 OCTANE AWARDS

Jaguar Land Rover Classic have shared with MotorMartin recently that they have enjoyed a double victory at the 2017 Octane Awards, held in London this week. The ‘Legends Continued’ Jaguar XKSS continuation was crowned 2017 Car of the Year and Jaguar Land Rover Classic also received the Manufacturer Heritage Collection of the Year accolade. It’s… Read More News: JAGUAR CLASSIC XKSS CONTINUATION CROWNED CAR OF THE YEAR AT 2017 OCTANE AWARDS

News: CLASSIC MOTOR CARS WINS RESTORATION OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR EPIC 6,725-HOUR RESTORATION

It’s been confirmed to the top floor of MotorMartin Towers recently that the epic 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC) has won the Restoration of the Year award at the Octane Awards, presented on Thursday 16th November in London. This is the second time… Read More News: CLASSIC MOTOR CARS WINS RESTORATION OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR EPIC 6,725-HOUR RESTORATION

News: ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TAKES THE DOUBLE AT THE IRISH CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018

It’s no surprise to those of us working up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the simply stunning Alfa Romeo Giulia has picked up two awards at prestigious 41st annual Irish Car of the Year Awards 2018. It’s been shared with MotorMartin that in one of the most competitive categories, the Alfa Romeo… Read More News: ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TAKES THE DOUBLE AT THE IRISH CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018

News: STINGER STORMS DOWN CORNWALL AIRPORT NEWQUAY RUNWAY

MotorMartin has been very much looking forward to the launch of the all new Kia Stinger as it looks to capture the imagination of the car buying public with it’s superb mix of style and performance. Kia are well aware of the levels of anticipation and so, in a display of astonishing high speed to… Read More News: STINGER STORMS DOWN CORNWALL AIRPORT NEWQUAY RUNWAY

News: PERFORMANCE PACK UPGRADE FOR POTENT GOLF R

Volkswagen have spent a little time over the last few years making sure that their reasonably popular and relatively successful Golf, you may have heard of it, is the best family hatchback that it can be and that even those that yearn for a little more, are also catered for. News then that improvements had… Read More News: PERFORMANCE PACK UPGRADE FOR POTENT GOLF R

News: CITROËN HERITAGE MUSEUM HOLDS EXCEPTIONAL SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME

It’s been explained to MotorMartin recently that the Reserve Collection at The Citroën Conservatoire, an integral part of L`Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS based at Aulnay-sous-Bois, North of Paris, is moving. In preparation of this move, Citroën Heritage has consigned 65 vehicles and 90 items of automobilia from its museum reserve to Leclere-mdv, the auction house… Read More News: CITROËN HERITAGE MUSEUM HOLDS EXCEPTIONAL SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME

News: TESTED TO EXTREMES – PUTTING THE MG ZS THROUGH ITS PACES

MG Motor UK are clearly extremely proud of their all new SUV and the dedication of the design and development team and the work completed in bringing the MG ZS to fruition. It’s been confirmed to MotorMartin that MG Motor UK have employed its most rigorous test programme to date with the launch of the… Read More News: TESTED TO EXTREMES – PUTTING THE MG ZS THROUGH ITS PACES

News: HYUNDAI MOTOR ATTEMPTS THE KONA 10 – A WORLD FIRST DRIVING CHALLENGE TAKING ON TEN VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES IN 72 HOURS

Feeling hemmed in by the daily nine to five? Well then, the following news could just be all the inspiration you need to get out there and complete an outdoor challenge as The KONA 10 is a driving challenge of epic proportions from Hyundai. Speaking with MotorMartin recently Hyundai have confirmed that Adventurer Sophie Radcliffe… Read More News: HYUNDAI MOTOR ATTEMPTS THE KONA 10 – A WORLD FIRST DRIVING CHALLENGE TAKING ON TEN VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES IN 72 HOURS

News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK LAUNCHES INDUSTRY-LEADING MITSUBISHI BUY ONLINE FACILITY

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK have shared with MotorMartin recently how they have answered the changing requirements of today’s car buyers with the launch of their highly flexible Mitsubishi Buy Online facility. Designed to offer users the ultimate in convenience and transparency, Mitsubishi Buy Online differs from other internet-based vehicle buying portals in that customers… Read More News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK LAUNCHES INDUSTRY-LEADING MITSUBISHI BUY ONLINE FACILITY

NEWS: MG ZS HERALDS STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR MG

With MG Motor UK allowing extra insight into the design process and ideas behind their impressive new MG ZS it’s time for MotorMartin to focus on the exciting new design language emanating from Longbridge at present.  MG have confirmed with MotorMartin that the launch of the MG ZS marks an exciting new era of design… Read More NEWS: MG ZS HERALDS STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR MG

News: DAN LINFOOT AND JASON O’HALLORAN TO REMAIN WITH HONDA RACING FOR THE 2018 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

Honda (UK) have shared with MotorMartin that they are pleased to announce that Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will remain with the Honda Racing squad for the 2018 British Superbike Championship, once again spearheading the team’s assault on the series aboard the all-new Fireblade.  It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the decision to keep both… Read More News: DAN LINFOOT AND JASON O’HALLORAN TO REMAIN WITH HONDA RACING FOR THE 2018 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

News: INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW, NEXT-GENERATION 2018 JEEP® WRANGLER

In what can only be seen as good news for fans of American metal, MotorMartin is pleased to announce that the most capable SUV ever delivers even more legendary Jeep® 4×4 capability, with a modern design that stays true to the original, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, more open-air options, and is loaded with more safety features… Read More News: INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW, NEXT-GENERATION 2018 JEEP® WRANGLER

News: TWO FORD WINNERS AT SCOTTISH CAR OF THE YEAR

It’s been shared with MotorMartin recently that there was a double triumph for Ford at the Scottish Car of the Year 2017 awards, as new Ford Fiesta was crowned Best Supermini four months after going on sale, and the potent Ford Focus RS Mountune was declared Best Hot Hatch. Unsurprisingly, more than 4.5 million Brits… Read More News: TWO FORD WINNERS AT SCOTTISH CAR OF THE YEAR

News: GINETTA TO LAUNCH LMP1 CAR AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL

In what can only be classed as great news for the FIA World Endurance Championship, British based racing car manufacturer and championship organiser, Ginetta, is set to launch its LMP1 car at Autosport International in January. A regular to the show, Ginetta announced its entry into the LMP1 marketplace in January 2017, committing to a… Read More News: GINETTA TO LAUNCH LMP1 CAR AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL

News: Marc Marquez the 2017 MotoGP World Champion

Two days ago MotorMartin previewed the finale to the 2017 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia and looked into what the main two protagonists needed to achieve if they were to finish the day as the 2017 World Champion, an article which can be found by clicking here. So what happened? Who grabbed the opportunity and… Read More News: Marc Marquez the 2017 MotoGP World Champion

News: KIA LEADS WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Kia have shared with MotorMartin recently that their products have topped the nomination list for the World Car of the Year Awards with six nominations for its newly launched products around the world. Impressive. It’s been explained to the news desk up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the WCOTY jurors will… Read More News: KIA LEADS WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

News: SUZUKI SV650X REVEALED AT EICMA

Suzuki have shared details of their new SV650X for 2018 with MotorMartin recently, before pulling the wraps off the café racer-inspired V-twin middleweight last week at Eicma, in Milan, Italy. Taking design cues from the SV650 Rally Concept – which the Japanese firm showcased at the Osaka Motor Show in 2016 – the SV650X follows… Read More News: SUZUKI SV650X REVEALED AT EICMA

News: CB4 ‘INTERCEPTOR’ CONCEPT ADDS FUTURISTIC EXTRA DIMENSION TO HONDA’S EICMA LINE-UP 

Honda have shared with MotorMartin that their 2017 stand at EICMA will again feature a Design Studio area show-casing the design work of Honda’s R&D facility in Rome. This year’s exhibit, Honda say, is the CB4 ‘Interceptor’ – the result of ongoing research around the ‘Neo Sports Café’ design theme which first bore fruit in… Read More News: CB4 ‘INTERCEPTOR’ CONCEPT ADDS FUTURISTIC EXTRA DIMENSION TO HONDA’S EICMA LINE-UP