News: CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE 2016 STAR CARS REVEALED AS TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC

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 it be known to MotorMartin that tickets are now on sale, as the first of the world-class cars to be displayed at the event are announced. Celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, Concours of Elegance 2016, is set to be the biggest yet, and will … Continue reading News: CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE 2016 STAR CARS REVEALED AS TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC

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News: MG WELCOMES LATEST WEST MIDLANDS DEALER

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 that this is still a limiting factor for some people already swayed by MG’s great incentive packages. MG Motor UK had identified this area of their rapid expansion as one aspect of the business that still needs to be concentrated on. It was therefore excellent … Continue reading News: MG WELCOMES LATEST WEST MIDLANDS DEALER

News: FIRST 1,000 FORD MUSTANGS DELIVERED TO UK CUSTOMERS

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 make sure that the European Mustang perfectly fits the roads over here. Chatting to the driver of the Mustang revealed that he was extremely pleased with his purchase and rather unsurprisingly, he spent time praising the engine and technology therein. Its safe to say that … Continue reading News: FIRST 1,000 FORD MUSTANGS DELIVERED TO UK CUSTOMERS

News: MILESTONE: ONE MILLION THIRD-GENERATION ŠKODA OCTAVIAS PRODUCED

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 Mladá Boleslav recently. Since the model was introduced in 1996, the Czech carmaker has produced five million Octavias in total. A quite staggering amount. ŠKODA have shared with MotorMartin that this is the most successful ŠKODA model ever and is considered the ‘heart of the … Continue reading News: MILESTONE: ONE MILLION THIRD-GENERATION ŠKODA OCTAVIAS PRODUCED

News: NISSAN TO INCREASE QASHQAI PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN EUROPE

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 Sunderland and incredibly, more than 2.0 million examples have been produced since the car was launched in 2007. Nissan have already stated that they still cannot keep pace with the continued growth of the crossover market it created with Qashqai, despite record volumes of 300,000 … Continue reading News: NISSAN TO INCREASE QASHQAI PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN EUROPE

News: DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL!

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 MotorMartin that last year’s record-breaking Silver Jubilee festival was the greatest yet with more than 100,000 visitors savouring the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival staged at Britain’s premier motor sport venue – and July’s follow-up is all set to be even bigger and even … Continue reading News: DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL!

News: HISTORIC FORMULA 1 CARS TO DESCEND ON DONINGTON

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 unmistakable sound of Formula 1 engines will echo round Donington Park on Saturday 30th April and Sunday May 1st as historic Formula 1 cars stage a series of spectacular demonstrations on the first two days of the Donington Historic Festival (that takes place on 30th April, 1st & … Continue reading News: HISTORIC FORMULA 1 CARS TO DESCEND ON DONINGTON

News: MG IS OFFERING EGG-CELLENT DEALS THIS EASTER

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 to MotorMartin that they are aiming to make sure that your Easter weekend gets off to a ‘cracking’ start with the arrival of its new, unbelievable deal. MG Motor UK are asking the following question: Do you want to get your hands on a brand … Continue reading News: MG IS OFFERING EGG-CELLENT DEALS THIS EASTER

News: JAGUAR TO BUILD ICONIC XKSS – ‘THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPERCAR’

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 XKSS’s – often referred to by experts as the world’s first supercar – will be hand built by Jaguar Classic to the exact specification as they appeared in 1957, replacing the cars lost due to the famous Browns Lane factory fire. Tim Hannig, Director Jaguar … Continue reading News: JAGUAR TO BUILD ICONIC XKSS – ‘THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPERCAR’

News: £1MILLION WORTH OF CARS SOLD AT CCA’S BIGGEST AND BEST EVER SALE

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 of registered bidders at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre helped Classic Car Auctions (CCA) achieve an 85 per cent sales rate and total sales of more than £1million in its auction on Saturday, its best sale ever. Headlining the results was a 1973 Aston Martin V8 … Continue reading News: £1MILLION WORTH OF CARS SOLD AT CCA’S BIGGEST AND BEST EVER SALE