News: VAUXHALL ASTRA WINS EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR 2016

It gives MotorMartin great pleasure to be able to announce that Vauxhall’s all-new Brit-built Astra has been named European Car of the Year 2016 at the 86th Geneva Motor Show and is a very well deserving winner. Consistent with previous years, the award was decided by 58 leading automotive journalists from around Europe and was presented to Vauxhall/Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann by Car of the Year President Hakan Matson on the eve of the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show. Astra received a total of 309 points versus 294 for the Volvo XC90 and 202 for the Mazda … Continue reading News: VAUXHALL ASTRA WINS EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR 2016

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News: RECORD BREAKING RESULTS AT RACE RETRO SALES

Evryone loves an auction these day, just look at the popularity of Homes Under the Hammer for confirmation but here at MotorMartin Towers it’s auctions of the automotive type that catch the eye. And today, news has reached MotorMartin of the latest results from Silverstone Auctions where, in front of hundreds of historic motorsport fans, Silverstone Auctions achieved strong results in three days of auctions at Race Retro this weekend with total sales of £4.7million, more than £1.3million up on last year’s total. Amazingly, securing a brand new world record price, an incredibly special 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution … Continue reading News: RECORD BREAKING RESULTS AT RACE RETRO SALES

News: 480 ES: THE VOLVO THAT PAVED THE WAY TO THE FUTURE IS TURNING 30

Blimey, you wait for one piece of Volvo news http://motormartin.com/2016/02/23/news-volvo-cars-the-first-car-maker-to-launch-a-car-without-a-key/ and straight away there’s another. So then, it was certainly a surprise when the following news appeared on the desk at MotorMartin Towers just the other morning. Volvo have proudly let it be known that their Volvo 480 ES was the first front-wheel-drive car with a transverse engine produced by Volvo and amazingly, it’s now been 30 years since this wedge-shaped car made its official premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. That’s right, 30 years ago, unbelievable! Accordingly then, when the annual motor show in Geneva opened on 6 March … Continue reading News: 480 ES: THE VOLVO THAT PAVED THE WAY TO THE FUTURE IS TURNING 30