It would appear to MotorMartin, that as we move further into Spring, more and more shows are now in the process of finalising their running orders and vehicular entrants and are now in a position to let MotorMartin know about their plans. The organisers of the Concours of Elegance 2016 at Windsor Castle have let… Read More News: CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE 2016 STAR CARS REVEALED AS TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC
Regular readers will no doubt have read MotorMartin’s first impressions of the MG3 http://motormartin.com/2016/03/26/mg3/ and the full report of the MG6 http://motormartin.com/2016/03/16/mg6-birminghams-best-kept-secret/ and been suitably impressed with the two cars. The problem recently though, has been the coverage of MG dealers across the UK. There have been too many gaps and MotorMartin gets the impression… Read More News: MG WELCOMES LATEST WEST MIDLANDS DEALER
It was only the other day that MotorMartin noticed a black, 5.0L, V8 Mustang pulling in to the carpark at Canal Road Tescos, here in Bradford. And you know what? It looked and sounded absolutely amazing. Ford have clearly been planning the UK launch of the Mustang very carefully over the last 50 years to… Read More News: FIRST 1,000 FORD MUSTANGS DELIVERED TO UK CUSTOMERS
Hot on the heels of the ŠKODA Superb’s continued success http://motormartin.com/2016/03/11/news-superb-wows-uk-car-of-the-year-judges-as-hatch-and-estate-drive-off-with-top-awards/ the following information fell onto the news desk here at MotorMartin Towers. ŠKODA would like everyone to know that they have now produced the one millionth third-generation Octavia and that this particular milestone vehicle ran off the assembly line at ŠKODA’s main factory in… Read More News: MILESTONE: ONE MILLION THIRD-GENERATION ŠKODA OCTAVIAS PRODUCED
After a decade of unprecedented customer demand, Nissan today announced to MotorMartin, its intention to increase Qashqai capacity and further enhance its position as the best-selling crossover in Europe. According to http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/used-reviews/nissan/qashqai/station-wagon-2007/ The Qashqai is a very British car as it was designed and developed in the UK and is built at Nissan’s plant in… Read More News: NISSAN TO INCREASE QASHQAI PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN EUROPE
As we get closer to the sunnier months, it’s time to get the calendar out and start planning which car shows to get along to. The clock though, is counting down for showgoers wishing to take advantage of significantly discounted Early Bird tickets for this summer’s spectacular Silverstone Classic (29-31 July). Silverstone have shared with… Read More News: DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL!
Looking ahead to the Summer as a way of seeing a way through the constant rain that MotorMartin is underneath at the moment my thoughts turned towards one of the shows that MotorMartin is to attend and report upon, namely, The Donnington Historic Festival. And now, exciting news has arrived at MotorMartin Towers that the… Read More News: HISTORIC FORMULA 1 CARS TO DESCEND ON DONINGTON
MotorMartin has previously highlighted when MG Motor UK have added some amazing incentives to encourage customers into the showroom to sample the MG3 and MG6 http://motormartin.com/2016/03/10/news-mg-set-to-carry-february-success-into-march/ and yet here MotorMartin is with yet more good news for those considering the purchase of a new 3 or 6. MG Motor UK have let it be known… Read More News: MG IS OFFERING EGG-CELLENT DEALS THIS EASTER
Another day spent reminiscing over MotorMartin’s lost S-Type, possibly the finest motorcar to yet grace the drive at MotorMartin Towers, was interrupted by the welcome news that Jaguar is to build the stunning XKSS as an ultra-exclusive continuation model. Good news indeed and well done Jaguar. MotorMartin has been informed that, rather incredibly, nine new… Read More News: JAGUAR TO BUILD ICONIC XKSS – ‘THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPERCAR’
One of the many good things about working on the news desk here at MotorMartin Towers is, because nothing’s ever tidied away, it’s usually possible to reference previous stories such as, http://motormartin.com/2016/02/20/news-aston-martin-barn-find-pair-found-for-ccas-march-sale/ when we receive follow up information. All of which brings us slap bang up to date with the following when a record number… Read More News: £1MILLION WORTH OF CARS SOLD AT CCA’S BIGGEST AND BEST EVER SALE
After a week with it’s bigger brother, the prospect of a further 7 days with the MG3 was not one that, if I’m being honest, filled MotorMartin with a sense of excitement. The problem was that the previous MG6, see http://motormartin.com/2016/03/16/mg6-birminghams-best-kept-secret/ had impressed MotorMartin a great deal more than expected with its value, drive quality… Read More MG3: What’s New Pussycat?
It’s been said before that we need to find a new source of power with which to drive our future vehicles and it would appear that the choices have already been reduced to two. Electricity and hydrogen. This could be the new VHS vs Beta Max or Blu Ray vs HD-DVD. It’s a cruel world… Read More News: HYUNDAI ix35 FUEL CELL NUMBERS INCREASE IN THE UK AND RECORDS ARE BROKEN
It would appear to MotorMartin that in only a few short years and with an awful lot of hard work behind the scenes, the vehicles now sporting the SsangYong badge, bear little or no resemblance to their previous generation. SsangYong is earning a solid reputation for value and quality, and nowhere is this more evident… Read More News: KORANDO SPORTS – LOADED WITH VALUE!
News has reached MotorMartin Towers of the latest incentives available on a range of new cars from SsangYong this morning. SsangYong Motor UK has stated to MotorMartin that there are special savings on particular vehicles in stock until the end of March across its range of Korean built SUVs, 4x4s and seven-seater Turismo MPV. Savings… Read More News: SSANGYONG’S EASTER BUNNY BOUNCES IN WITH SPECIAL SPRING SAVINGS
Just in time for #FridayFord on Twitter the following great news arrived at MotorMartin Towers this morning. All Ford fans cans now rejoice as one of the highlights of the classic Ford calendar is returning to Santa Pod on Sunday June 5th, backed by an all-new sponsor. Excellent news. Confirmed with MotorMartin is the news… Read More News: CLASSIC FORDS TO TAKE OVER SANTA POD
After what seems like a remarkably quick turnaround from the first drip fed leaks and announcements to tests appearing on both YouTube and in the press, Bentley Motors have announced to MotorMartin that they have today handed over the first Bentayga to customers, at an exclusive event at the company’s global headquarters in Crewe. Bentley… Read More News: BENTLEY MARKS FIRST BENTAYGA DELIVERIES TO CUSTOMERS
To reacquaint yourself with MotorMartin’s first thoughts on the Dacia Duster Laureate see http://motormartin.com/2016/02/24/dacia-duster-you-see-a-lot-about-dont-you/ as the Duster certainly left a very positive impression. In this, part 2, MotorMartin will be looking at the technology and driving experience that you get with this, the top of the range, Duster. For those looking at the 4×4 styling… Read More Dacia Duster: Romania’s best just got better.
For anyone even vaguely interested in classic cars and their stories it seems almost unbelievable that an example of one of the great pre-war cars, a straight eight supercharged Alfa Romeo of the type that won Le Mans four times and the Mille Miglia three times, could be lost from sight for many, many decades… Read More News: A “LOST”1932 8C2300 ALFA ROMEO SURFACES!
Ford have brought to the attention of MotorMartin the rather amazing news that a 100-year-old Ford Model T is on a challenge to drive around the world. Yes, you heard that correctly, a Model T around the World. Dirk and Trudy Regter from the Netherlands have owned their 1915 Ford Model T since 1997, and… Read More News: AROUND THE WORLD IN A FORD MODEL T
It’s fair to say that although MotorMartin is concerned primarily with ‘real life’ motoring, their is a small proportion of the readership that regard the more exotic offerings below as falling into the ‘real life’ bracket. And good luck I say as Luxury cars such as those shown below, are often the test bed for… Read More News: LONDON’S LEADING LUXURY DEALER H.R. OWEN CONFIRMS ALL-STAR LINE-UP FOR LONDON MOTOR SHOW