It’s surely a question that has surfaced around many a beer garden table with arguments and counter arguments swaying backwards and forwards between friends and colleagues. The vast array of British cars produced over the years surely means that voting for the Best British Car ever cannot have been an easy task and one where… Read More News: JAGUAR E-TYPE REVEALED AS BEST BRITISH CAR EVER AT CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR – THE LONDON SHOW
Although not immediately obvious MotorMartin and the World Endurance Championship have a clear and direct link. More so than perhaps any other form of racing. The current WEC rules were designed to encourage manufacturers to create sustainable technologies that they could the filter down to their road cars as well as allow for close and… Read More News: AUDI READY FOR INTENSE FINAL STAGE IN WEC TITLE RACE
The history of motor racing has thrown up many, many great cars and companies over the last hundred years or so, indeed the racing heritage on the British Isles alone stretch to hundreds of manufacturers and ancillary companies. Each individual company an important cog in the racing supply chain that has been providing cars and… Read More Jaguar 2.5 S-Type: Thunder Road
Citroën are certainly not backwards in coming forwards when it comes to harnessing creative flair and technology that enhances well-being. MotorMartin has been told that since 1919 Citroën has made a major contribution to putting cars within reach of the general public, providing practical and purposeful answers to the questions arising in each era and… Read More News: CITROËN’S CITY CAR CREDENTIALS RECOGNISED AT GREENFLEET AWARDS
MotorMartin can’t be the only one to be surprised by Honda’s announcement that they were to celebrate 50 years of trading in the UK. It was the year the Beatles performed the first stadium concert in the history of music, while cartoon heroes Tom and Jerry and the puppet-tastic Thunderbirds first aired on TV. Cigarette… Read More News: 50 YEARS OF HONDA IN THE UK
Exciting news has been released today for fans of all things vintage as historic aircraft, competition cars, classic road cars and military machines will all be converging on Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire for the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd 2016, when Flywheel returns to the UK’s best-preserved Second World War bomber station. Showcasing the best in… Read More News: FLYWHEEL GETS IN GEAR TO TAKE OFF AGAIN – JULY 2ND & 3RD 2016
Time for a quick history lesson so sit up at the back and pay attention. According to MG Motor UK the iconic British MG brand can trace its history back to 1924 and is world famous for making stylish cars that are fun to drive and own and are sold at remarkably affordable prices. Modern… Read More News: THE JOY OF SIX
A brief read of Volvo’s website tells us that in April 1994, two liveried Volvo 850 estate cars rolled up to the start line on the Thruxton track in southern England. It was the start of the season of the most prestigious standard car series, the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Alongside Tom Walkinshaw Racing… Read More News: GORDON SHEDDEN CLAIMS BTCC TITLE IN STYLE
Anthrax or Hall and Oates? This is not a question that you would expect to hear in just about any situation as both groups have very different sounds. Analogue or digital then? Again, two very different approaches to the same issues. How do you choose when each group or music process has their own good… Read More Jaguar 2.5 S-Type: Fully grown cat or still a Kitten?
Fans of classic and cult TV will be thrilled to discover that the original Jaguar XJ12-C Broadspeed that appeared in the 1970’s TV series, The New Avengers, has sold at auction today for £62,000 – some £50,000 over initial estimates. The iconic Jaguar, driven by secret agent John Steed (played by Patrick Macnee) in the hit series,… Read More News: FORMER AVENGERS JAGUAR XJ12-C BROADSPEED DEFIES ESTIMATES FETCHING £62,000 AT AUCTION
A good friend of MotorMartin is forever visiting Motorpoint to ‘just look’ whilst promising that he’s not buying this time before texting later that he’s managed to replace his latest car with something newer, again! It would appear that Motorpoint are certainly doing something correctly as the cars chosen have been fine examples of low… Read More News: MOTORPOINT NAMED AMONG TOP 10 BEST PERFORMING MID-SIZED COMPANIES IN THE UK
With the summer over and the nights drawing in, I often find myself wondering about the health and well-being of that most historic of marques, Bentley. So it was with a certain amount of joy that I was able to put aside my concerns when their latest press release arrived. Here at MotorMartin the focus… Read More News: BENTLEY COMPETES IN JOCHPASS OLDTIMER MEMORIAL AND HISTORIC-RALLYE
There comes a time in a man or woman’s life when it suddenly dawns that you may never drive the latest Ferrari, visit the meandering curves of the Amazon, Surf on the Gold Coast or ride on a hover board (where are they Back To The Future 2? you promised!) Perhaps your focus has changed,… Read More Vauxhall Mokka: Are you sure you wouldn’t rather have a cup of tea?
In more good news for the UK motor industry, Kia announced their best ever September sales figures and a record breaking quarter three overall. I think that it’s safe to say that with a vastly improved family aesthetic and an attention to detail with both the exterior and interior getting equal attention, Kia has successfully reinvented… Read More News: BEST EVER SEPTEMBER SALES AID RECORD BREAKING QUARTER THREE FOR KIA UK.
The extinction of the dinosaur has been a rather longer and protracted event than was first thought. It’s only now that we no longer see or hear huge V12s, V8s or V6s rumbling down the High Street that we finally realise that they are no more and indeed if there was more we could do… Read More News: CITROËN SUCCESS IN THE 2015 MPG MARATHON: C4 CACTUS DELIVERS 103.28MPG.
Exciting news for both James Bond and Aston Martin was released today when it was announced that a special video experience is now available. 1 October 2015, Gaydon: This behind-the-scenes video focuses on the Aston Martin DB10 in Spectre. Director Sam Mendes and actor Daniel Craig share their thoughts on the collaboration with Aston Martin. Stunt Coordinator… Read More News: SPECTRE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: ASTON MARTIN DB10
Tucked away at the end of a recent press release regarding the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO and the rather excellent news that it will be making it’s racing return in 2016 to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship were a set of rather amazing facts about the current state of Nissan. I must admit… Read More News: Nissan in celebration, albeit quietly…