News: ON PARADE AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC!

Silverstone Classic have let it be known to MotorMartin that with the arrival of 2016 comes another new year packed with exciting automotive anniversaries. And, as tradition now dictates, many of these key motoring milestones will be celebrated in stunning style with mouth-watering displays and eye-catching track parades at the annual Silverstone Classic (29-31 July).… Read More News: ON PARADE AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC!

News: VAUXHALL MOTORS LAUNCH ‘YES, IT’S AN ASTRA’ CAMPAIGN

Vauxhall Motors unveiled their new ad on Boxing Day, you may have already seen it, with the launch of their ‘Yes, it’s an Astra’ campaign.  The advert has been created to highlight the features that Vauxhall are proud of and that, in their opinion, have made the new Astra so well received. Whether it’s the envy of… Read More News: VAUXHALL MOTORS LAUNCH ‘YES, IT’S AN ASTRA’ CAMPAIGN

News: THE TOP NEW CARS TO SEE AT THE PERFORMANCE CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY LANDSAIL TYRES

Excitement is continuing to build here in MotorMartin Towers as more information has been released about the Performance Car Show presented by Landsail Tyres in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham between 16-17 January, 2016. For those of you that have already glanced over the news regarding the… Read More News: THE TOP NEW CARS TO SEE AT THE PERFORMANCE CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY LANDSAIL TYRES

News: ROTHMANS LIVERIED MG METRO 6R4 HEADLINING A STELLAR CATALOGUE FROM COYS AUTOSPORT 

Here at MotorMartin Towers, time can often be spent searching through Auction databases, building up a garage full of exotic, rare or just fantastically desirable cars from times past. Depending on the time of day and mood, the pride of place could be an 80s Fast Ford, a 90s BTTC racer or a more recent… Read More News: ROTHMANS LIVERIED MG METRO 6R4 HEADLINING A STELLAR CATALOGUE FROM COYS AUTOSPORT 

News: WHAT A YEAR IT’S BEEN

As 2015 continues its journey into 2016 it would appear to be an excellent time to share some more good news with all of you out there about the state of the UK’s motor manufacturers. MotorMartin has spent a fair amount of time this year discussing the growth of MG Motor UK as well as… Read More News: WHAT A YEAR IT’S BEEN

Ford Fiesta 1.0 Econetic: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

It was a disease that changed history, in England complications from the disease accounting for Edward VI, thus ending the Tudor male line; Elizabeth I and her sister Mary both suffered scarring from the disease; and Mary II, wife of William III, died of smallpox before she could produce an heir.  The fight-back against the disease began… Read More Ford Fiesta 1.0 Econetic: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

News: MG REACHES 3,000 REGISTRATIONS

What ever it is that’s going on at MG these days must be working and I’d most definitely like some at MotorMartin towers as the good news just keeps on coming. MG Motor UK have passed on that they are understandably thrilled to have reached 3,000 registrations for 2015 before the year-end. Back on the… Read More News: MG REACHES 3,000 REGISTRATIONS

News: THE CANTERBURY SALES

Finally, some good news for the people of Canterbury, after centuries of questions about Chaucer and his unspeakably dull yarn there is finally something to get excited about. Just in time for Christmas, MG Motor UK is pleased to be adding a new dealer to its growing network. Northgate Garage Group, in Canterbury, which has… Read More News: THE CANTERBURY SALES

News: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL: EVOLUTION OF AN ICON

If it appears that MotorMartin seems to have developed a slight crush on Bentley at the moment, especially if you checkout previous posts such as https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/news-bentley-motorsport-set-for-sepang-debut/ or https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/news-generations-of-speed-bentley-continental-gt3-and-the-birkin-blower/ then you are probably correct. I understand that the focus here on MotorMartin is all about ‘real life’ motoring and it would be rather easy to argue… Read More News: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL: EVOLUTION OF AN ICON

News: MOTORPOINT OFFERS TIMELY SOLUTION FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS

A little bit of history to start us off today, so pen and paper at the ready as there will be a test at the end. Established in 1998, Motorpoint is the UK’s largest independent car retailer with nine locations in Birmingham, Birtley, Burnley, Chingford, Derby, Glasgow, Newport, Peterborough and Widnes.  Motorpoint also operates a… Read More News: MOTORPOINT OFFERS TIMELY SOLUTION FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS

News: ARNOLD CLARK OPENS THE UK’S LARGEST RENAULT AND DACIA DEALERSHIP AT ITS NEW HILLINGTON HEADQUARTERS

MotorMartin is always pleased to highlight new and exciting dealerships as they continue to open across the UK, especially as and when the news arrives at @motormartin1 towers. It’s especially important as they are often the first contact for many when it comes to such an important buying decision for the consumer. It gives me… Read More News: ARNOLD CLARK OPENS THE UK’S LARGEST RENAULT AND DACIA DEALERSHIP AT ITS NEW HILLINGTON HEADQUARTERS

News: KIA KICKS OFF 2016 EARLY WITH ATTRACTIVE RANGE OF CUSTOMER OFFERS

Those of us jaded and damaged by the hype and excitement that has been a constant this year as shops and TV have been building up towards Christmas can finally relax. KIA has taken pity on wallets empty due to partners and children and the pressure to spend, by providing us with some excellent deals… Read More News: KIA KICKS OFF 2016 EARLY WITH ATTRACTIVE RANGE OF CUSTOMER OFFERS

News: CELEBRITY CLASSICS STORM AHEAD AT CCA’S CHRISTMAS SALE

For those who’s memories have not yet been addled by days of Christmas cheer, you may recall an article on MotorMartin regarding the latest Classic Car Auction held back on the 5th December https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/news-103-classic-cars-for-auction-at-ccas-christmas-sale/ Well good news, for all those interested in this type of thing, we now have the prices that the vehicles went… Read More News: CELEBRITY CLASSICS STORM AHEAD AT CCA’S CHRISTMAS SALE

News: 2016 SSANGYONG REXTON ARRIVES

As many of you will know, the focus of MotorMartin is on ‘real life’ motoring, an area not really serviced by the National Motoring Media. I can’t remember the last time I was in the newsagent and saw a SsangYong gazing back from the shelves and it is for this reason that MotorMartin is important.… Read More News: 2016 SSANGYONG REXTON ARRIVES

News: 924 GT RACE CAR DRIVEN IN 1980 LE MANS 24 HOURS BY TONY DRON AND ANDY ROUSE

Fantastic news for fans of Porsche, classic race cars from the 80s and Le Mans as Porsche’s 1980 Le Mans racer has been reunited with its British driver line-up at Silverstone prior to beginning its restoration by Porsche Classic Centre Partners. Thirty-five years since it last turned a wheel in anger, a significant Porsche race… Read More News: 924 GT RACE CAR DRIVEN IN 1980 LE MANS 24 HOURS BY TONY DRON AND ANDY ROUSE

News: BENTLEY MOTORSPORT SET FOR SEPANG DEBUT

Following on from MotorMartin’s recent look at Bentley’s successful 2015 racing calendar https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/news-generations-of-speed-bentley-continental-gt3-and-the-birkin-blower/ news arrives at MotorMartin HQ that the Bentley Continental GT3 makes its Sepang 12 Hours debut this weekend (12 December) as its two Bentley Team M-Sport works cars enter their final race of 2015 with sights set on the overall podium. In… Read More News: BENTLEY MOTORSPORT SET FOR SEPANG DEBUT

News: VIDEO: INCREDIBLE 360 DEGREES HONDA MOTOGP VS CIVIC TYPE R VS TOURING CAR

Honda have released an early Christmas present for anyone with an interest in the Motorsport ambitions with following, extremely generous, offer. “Ever wanted to experience the feeling of riding alongside Honda World Touring Car stars Tiago Monteiro and Gabriele Tarquini? Well now you can.” OK, so the truth is not quite as exciting, but it… Read More News: VIDEO: INCREDIBLE 360 DEGREES HONDA MOTOGP VS CIVIC TYPE R VS TOURING CAR

News: MG DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE 2016 BTCC ENTRY

It’s often the case that the Motorsport off season brings about a sense of self loathing and despair for race fans. Watching professional racing drivers at the top of their game howling around the racetracks of the UK, bumper to bumper and swapping paint during those long spring and summer months is replaced by frantic… Read More News: MG DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE 2016 BTCC ENTRY

News: GENERATIONS OF SPEED: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 AND THE BIRKIN ‘BLOWER’

Although not strictly ‘real life’ motoring I thought I’d share the following news with you as Bentley have taken the time out of their busy schedule due to the launch of the Bentayga which is surely a snip at around £160,000… Waiting in the inbox of MotorMartin this particular piece of news immediately caught my… Read More News: GENERATIONS OF SPEED: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 AND THE BIRKIN ‘BLOWER’

Jaguar 2.5 S-Type: Slasher Movie or Universal Horror?

In 1931, when Universal released the classic monster movies Dracula and Frankenstein starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, the World was a far more innocent place. Theatre goers at the time were presented with stories and images that would no doubt be considered to be rather quaint by today’s standards but during Dracula’s initial run… Read More Jaguar 2.5 S-Type: Slasher Movie or Universal Horror?