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). In recent years, the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit has staged record processions featuring evocative E-type Jaguars, fabulous Ferrari F40s, evergreen Porsche 911s, muscular Ford Mustangs and historic Formula One cars amongst a whole host of other glittering cavalcades. The majority of these birthday celebrations … Continue reading News: ON PARADE AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC!

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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 the 4G WiFi capability from a passenger of another car, a fox avoiding collision due to the IntelliLux LED matrix lights or an impressed café dweller reading the 5-star review from Auto Express; the real-life examples show the extraordinary level of quality from the new … Continue reading 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 Coys Auction taking place during this event https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/news-rothmans-liveried-mg-metro-6r4-headlining-a-stellar-catalogue-from-coys-autosport/ then the following will surely increase excitement to unbearable levels. So here goes. The organisers of the Performance Car Show have collected together an incredible collection of ultra exclusive hypercars and newly launched lightweight sportscars that will … Continue reading 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 piece of European exotic. So when the following information arrived it was met with some considerable excitement as a pristine slice of Group B rallying history is going up for sale at the latest Coys auction at Autosport International, in the form of the show-condition MG … Continue reading 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 highlighting the timely revamp of both the MG6 and MG3 in these very pages. See https://motormartin.wordpress.com/tag/mg/ for posts. As another year draws to a close, MG Motor UK has taken a moment to reflect with MotorMartin on what achievements 2015 has brought about, before sharing … Continue reading 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 when the English doctor Jenner administered his first vaccine on May 14th 1796, but it was a long haul. America and much of Western Europe eradicated smallpox at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, but still in the 1950s tens of millions of … Continue reading 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 15th December, the British manufacturer exceeded last year’s figures by almost 1,000, and this year’s figure has already surpassed 2013 and 2014 registrations combined. The increase in sales has been as a result of great deals, a continual expansion of the dealer network, and an … Continue reading News: MG REACHES 3,000 REGISTRATIONS

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 that Bentley’s represent nothing of the sort but surely we’re all allowed to think about our dream garage every now and again. In celebration of the latest Bentley Continental GT, one of the most iconic cars on the road today according to Bentley, it’s probably … Continue reading 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 UK based call centre, which sells over 1,000 vehicles each month. Motorpoint are rightly proud of the fact that they can offer the motorist unrivalled choice, value and service as the company employs over 600 people and invests a significant amount in staff training and … Continue reading 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 great pleasure therefore to bring to your attention the news that Arnold Clark, Europe’s largest independently owned automotive retail group, has opened the biggest dealership in the entire Renault Group UK dealer network. The flagship Hillington franchise adjoins Arnold Clark’s brand-new, 90,000 sq ft Renfrewshire … Continue reading News: ARNOLD CLARK OPENS THE UK’S LARGEST RENAULT AND DACIA DEALERSHIP AT ITS NEW HILLINGTON HEADQUARTERS