News: JAGUAR E-TYPE REVEALED AS BEST BRITISH CAR EVER AT CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR – THE LONDON SHOW

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 the debate can never truly be said to be over. But now the answer to the question on the lips of every car enthusiast has been answered: the Best British Car Ever is the Jaguar E-type, revealed today at Classic & Sports Car – The … Continue reading News: JAGUAR E-TYPE REVEALED AS BEST BRITISH CAR EVER AT CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR – THE LONDON SHOW

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News: AUDI READY FOR INTENSE FINAL STAGE IN WEC TITLE RACE

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 exciting racing. In the article ’24-hour car race helps automakers design your next hybrid vehicle’ by Jonathan M Gitlin http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/10/24-hour-car-race-helps-auto-makers-design-your-next-hybrid-vehicle/ we are told that since these races started, they’ve spawned plenty of road car technology we now take for granted, from windscreen wipers to disc … Continue reading News: AUDI READY FOR INTENSE FINAL STAGE IN WEC TITLE RACE

Jaguar 2.5 S-Type: Thunder Road

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 drivers to support since the days when everything was black and white. Perhaps one of the most memorable of all racing teams and manufacturers has to be that of Jaguar, there can’t be many people that don’t recall a particular car or race when the … Continue reading Jaguar 2.5 S-Type: Thunder Road

News: CITROËN’S CITY CAR CREDENTIALS RECOGNISED AT GREENFLEET AWARDS

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 that Citroën cars today place a premium on design, comfort and useful technology.  With 10,000 customer contact points and presence in over 90 countries, Citroën sold almost 1.2 million vehicles in 2014. The brand has also amassed eight Manufacturers’ titles in the WRC and a … Continue reading News: CITROËN’S CITY CAR CREDENTIALS RECOGNISED AT GREENFLEET AWARDS

News: 50 YEARS OF HONDA IN THE UK

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 advertising was banned on British TV, the Sound of Music premiered and Churchill was buried. As you can see from the brief list above, this was a time of great change both socially and culturally with the world seemingly moving forward under the weight of … Continue reading News: 50 YEARS OF HONDA IN THE UK

News: FLYWHEEL GETS IN GEAR TO TAKE OFF AGAIN – JULY 2ND & 3RD 2016

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 aviation, motorsport, motoring and military history in a uniquely atmospheric and intimate setting, this family-friendly nostalgia-fest brings together a fantastic range of entertainment to appeal to all ages. MotorMartin understands that the first Flywheel – held in June 2015 – was a huge success, drawing … Continue reading News: FLYWHEEL GETS IN GEAR TO TAKE OFF AGAIN – JULY 2ND & 3RD 2016

News: THE JOY OF SIX

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 MGs, which are designed, engineered and finally assembled in Longbridge, Birmingham, continue this long and rich MG tradition. Two cars currently come off the Longbridge assembly lines: the MG6 and the MG3 with several models planned for the immediate and longer-term future. The MG6 is … Continue reading News: THE JOY OF SIX

News: GORDON SHEDDEN CLAIMS BTCC TITLE IN STYLE

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 – TWR – Volvo had initiated a major investment in the class, and the idea of using estate cars was a great success right from the outset. They attracted a great deal of attention and challenged Volvo’s image in a positive way, particularly in the … Continue reading News: GORDON SHEDDEN CLAIMS BTCC TITLE IN STYLE

Jaguar 2.5 S-Type: Fully grown cat or still a Kitten?

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 and bad points? Anthrax were beginning to hit the heights with their fourth album, State of Euphoria, an record nicely described by http://www.metalreviews.com/reviews/album/6097 as a solid album. Metalreviews continue to say that the killer songs come thick and fast, the album opening with the nice … Continue reading Jaguar 2.5 S-Type: Fully grown cat or still a Kitten?

News: FORMER AVENGERS JAGUAR XJ12-C BROADSPEED DEFIES ESTIMATES FETCHING £62,000 AT AUCTION

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, began life as a pre-production prototype vehicle for the marque. Bought by a private collector at the H&H Classics’ auction at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridge, the XJ12-C completed its early development and testing work with Jaguar before being sent to Broadspeed Engineering … Continue reading News: FORMER AVENGERS JAGUAR XJ12-C BROADSPEED DEFIES ESTIMATES FETCHING £62,000 AT AUCTION