News: WITH PERFECT TIMING, THE WORLD’S LONGEST RUNNING MOTORING EVENT ANNOUNCES CHOPARD AS A NEW EVENT PARTNER

In these days of faster and faster sports cars being released by the major manufacturers and the current obsession with top speed and 0-62mph times so beloved of the majority of the modern motoring press, it comes as something of a relief to know that not everyone is obsessed with speed. That’s not to say that there isn’t a place for sports cars and power in this modern world, there is, but up here in MotorMartin Towers the pace of life is hectic enough and sometimes it takes a story like the following to encourage us all to just slow … Continue reading News: WITH PERFECT TIMING, THE WORLD’S LONGEST RUNNING MOTORING EVENT ANNOUNCES CHOPARD AS A NEW EVENT PARTNER

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News: COYS ANNOUNCE AUCTION AT FONTWELL PARK DURING BRITAIN’S GREATEST CLASSIC MOTORING WEEK

Those wonderful folk at Coys of Kensington have rather generously shared with MotorMartin the following information regarding their plans for the next few months as they have realised rather quickly the level of enthusiasm that exists amongst the readers and followers of MotorMartin. Up here in MotorMartin Towers the rarified and specialist world that Coys live and work within has been regularly reported on and can be checked out here and the level of expertise displayed by all at Coys is quite stunning to behold. It’s quite clear to MotorMartin that this experience is why Coys are trusted with promoting and selling … Continue reading News: COYS ANNOUNCE AUCTION AT FONTWELL PARK DURING BRITAIN’S GREATEST CLASSIC MOTORING WEEK

News: CUSTOMERS RAVE ABOUT THE MG GS

Looking back over the recent MG motor UK posts on MotorMartin for information regarding the all-new MG GS recently, I was reminded on more than one occasion how long we have been waiting for this exciting new SUV to arrive on the forecourt. And now, thank goodness, that particular wait is over and the GS is flying out of the showroom doors up and down our green and pleasant land.  It’s a month since the MG GS launched in the UK and the newest addition to MG Motor UK’s line-up is already causing quite a stir. MG Motor UK have … Continue reading News: CUSTOMERS RAVE ABOUT THE MG GS

Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi ‘2’ Eco: That’s How People Grow Up

Wow, what a few day’s it has been here in MotorMartin Towers as I’ve been in the rather fortunate position of spending a week and around 500 miles in the rather special Kia Sportage seen above and, if I’m honest, the week has absolutely flown by. The Kia has been given many opportunities to prove its worth, taking part in the kind of ‘real life’ motoring that you and I have to do during the average week. The Kia has performed marvellously throughout each and every task and not once did it cry, “I’m a Kia, get me out of … Continue reading Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi ‘2’ Eco: That’s How People Grow Up

News: VOLKSWAGEN UP! IS A WINNER IN TELEGRAPH CARS AWARDS

Unbelievably, in MotorMartin Towers at least, the Volkswagen Up! Is about to undergo a refresh and yet it doesn’t seem like two minutes since this innovative little car was release upon an unsuspecting public. Now we have the situation where ahead of the arrival of the new Volkswagen up! in UK showrooms later this summer, the outgoing car has proved that it is still ahead of the pack by taking class honours in the 2016 Telegraph Cars Awards, announced earlier in the month. The smallest member of the Volkswagen family is today named ‘Best Car Under £10,000’ in the influential … Continue reading News: VOLKSWAGEN UP! IS A WINNER IN TELEGRAPH CARS AWARDS

News: ANOTHER TROPHY FOR THE COLLECTION: QASHQAI NAMED BEST MAINSTREAM SUV IN THE 2016 TELEGRAPH CAR AWARDS

The Qashqai has been a phenomenal success for Nissan over the last few years, so much so that Nissan have had increase production recently to keep up with Worldwide demand, see here for details. And now, news has reach d the dark recesses of MotorMartin Towers that the Nissan Quahqai has seen off tough competition recently to be named Best Mainstream SUV in the 2016 Telegraph Car Awards. The British-built crossover triumphed over a host of key rivals and was singled out by the judging panel for its exceptional refinement, practicality and value for money. The 2016 Awards were judged … Continue reading News: ANOTHER TROPHY FOR THE COLLECTION: QASHQAI NAMED BEST MAINSTREAM SUV IN THE 2016 TELEGRAPH CAR AWARDS

News: VAUXHALL ASTRA SPORTS TOURER NAMED BEST ESTATE CAR AT TELEGRAPH CARS AWARDS

Vauxhall are currently celebrating another award for their extremely well received all-new Astra, which has unsurprisingly claimed another accolade, with the Sports Tourer model being named as Best Estate Car at the 2016 Telegraph Cars Awards. The award recognises the Astra Sports Tourer as the best estate car driven by the Telegraph’s experienced road test team in the last year, following extensive testing of all new cars on the market. Built at Ellesmere Port in the UK, the Sports Tourer model provides more internal storage than its predecessor, while maintaining the athletic exterior design of its hatchback equivalent. Of the … Continue reading News: VAUXHALL ASTRA SPORTS TOURER NAMED BEST ESTATE CAR AT TELEGRAPH CARS AWARDS

News: MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS REVEALED AS BEST BUSINESS CAR BY TELEGRAPH CARS

MotorMartin has spoken at length recently about some of the various award winners from this year’s 2016 Telegraph Cars Awards including such deserving winners as the Vauxhall Astra, the Rolls-Royce Dawn, ŠKODA Superb and Honda Jazz and now it would appear to be the ideal time for MotorMartin to highlight another winner. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has just been announced as Best Business Car in the 2016 Telegraph Cars Awards which recognises the best new models on sale today. As with the previous awards already discussed, hundreds of cars were judged by the Telegraph’s expert Road Test Team who shared with … Continue reading News: MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS REVEALED AS BEST BUSINESS CAR BY TELEGRAPH CARS

News: SCOTLAND’S ‘MISSING’ E-TYPE DISCOVERED IN RURAL PARISH

Car keys, money, favourite book, CD, fountain pen, correct size spanner, spirit level, extension lead, tie, wallet, purse, sock, jacket, keys, magazine, trowel etc. These are all items that go missing at one time or another in everyone’s lives, rich or poor, it doesn’t appear to matter. What you don’t often read about or experience for yourself is losing a car. And yet this is what has happened with the particular E-Type shown below. Incredible. A ‘missing’ Jaguar E-Type, one of the most sought-after early examples of the model, has been recently discovered in the depths of Scotland and will … Continue reading News: SCOTLAND’S ‘MISSING’ E-TYPE DISCOVERED IN RURAL PARISH