Peugeot 308 SW GT Line BlueHDi 120: Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

The Peugeot 308 SW GT Line BlueHDi 120 has certainly created a big impression over here in MotorMartin Towers as it blends style, form and function in an almost perfect package. In part 1 published last week, MotorMartin discussed the gorgeous styling of the Peugeot whilst digging a little deeper into the highlights of the GT Line package for the lucky buyer. And yet, MotorMartin’s philosophy is for ‘real life’ motoring, not just to admire cars that look good, even if they look as good as this. And so a thorough test is called for, not for the Peugeot a … Continue reading Peugeot 308 SW GT Line BlueHDi 120: Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

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News: GEAR UP FOR NEW 66 REGISTRATIONS

It’s always an exciting time up at MotorMartin Towers when it comes to the release of the new registration plate twice a year as it’s always a time for the motoring manufacturers to try and tempt the consumer with some fantastic offers in the hope of getting your business.  So, with the debut of the new 66-plate registrations prefix on 1 September this, Kawasaki fans have even more reason to buy the machine of their dreams – with 59 models in the range, including model variations, there’s something for everyone. Here then, are three models which Kawasaki have brought to … Continue reading News: GEAR UP FOR NEW 66 REGISTRATIONS

News: NISSAN LEAF GOES THE DISTANCE IN A WILD DRIVE ACROSS EUROPE

MotorMartin is in the very fortunate position of being able to drive a number of different cars with a number of different power trains and yet a Nissan LEAF has not yet been present in the car park here at MotorMartin Towers. This is clearly an oversite as it would appear that the Nissan’s main issue, that of range, looks to have been steadily improving over the last few years. So much so that there have been a number of stories recently showing this aspect of the LEAF. One such news article arriving at MotorMartin Towers was, News: PLUG IN … Continue reading News: NISSAN LEAF GOES THE DISTANCE IN A WILD DRIVE ACROSS EUROPE

News: HOW TO SAVE AN ENDANGERED CLASSIC CAR- CLASSICLINE’S EIGHT TOP TIPS

Not so long ago, MotorMartin posted the following, rather disturbing, classic news story, News: MORRIS ITAL NOW RARER THAN A JAVAN RHINO which highlighted one of the main issues currently affecting the preservation of more recent classic cars. And now, further news has arrived at MotorMartin Towers that as part of its new Save our Classics campaign, which encourages the preservation of British classic cars that are facing extinction, ClassicLine Insurance have compiled a list of eight top tips every classic car fan can take to ensure these cars are preserved for future generations. MotorMartin has been informed that with … Continue reading News: HOW TO SAVE AN ENDANGERED CLASSIC CAR- CLASSICLINE’S EIGHT TOP TIPS

News: LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IN THE CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR SHOW’S SUPERCAR POLL

Now this is going to cause some arguments amongst you all as there’s nothing more divisive amongst classic car fans than having to choose one car and brand over another and yet, with the deadline to vote just rapidly approaching, organisers of The Classic & Sports Car Show have revealed the top two entrants per decade in their global poll to find the greatest supercar ever. I must warn you now though, it may well take you quite some time to make your decision. MotorMartin has been informed that as voting for the top ten closes on August 31st, fans … Continue reading News: LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IN THE CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR SHOW’S SUPERCAR POLL

News: BENTLEY AT THE 2016 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE

As regular readers will know, MotorMartin has rather a liking for the majestic Bentley marque from the classic to the modern and so, when the following news arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, it was met with great enthusiasm. It really is quite an honour to announce that in a display of automotive excellence, more than 150 Bentleys will grace the grounds of Windsor Castle at this year’s Concours of Elegance (2-4 September). MotorMartin has been informed that, now in its fifth year, the Concours of Elegance has established itself as one of the world’s most prestigious … Continue reading News: BENTLEY AT THE 2016 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE

News: DACIA SERVES UP SOME GREAT OFFERS ON A 66-PLATE

A while back now, MotorMartin had the pleasure of an afternoon drive in the 2016 Dacia Duster, and what a thoroughly modern and enjoyable SUV it was. With an excellent price and decent specifications, it’s no wonder you see so many on the roads today of this green and pleasant land of ours. And yet news has just arrived here at MotorMartin Towers that Dacia is giving car buyers even more of a reason to choose its award-winning range with a host of enhanced customer offers – just in time for the new ‘66’-registration. Incredible. Dacia have confirmed to MotorMartin … Continue reading News: DACIA SERVES UP SOME GREAT OFFERS ON A 66-PLATE

Peugeot 308 SW GT Line BlueHDi 120: Je T’aime

The history behind Peugeot is both long and fascinating. Rather surprisingly, the company itself began back in 1810 and yet it wasn’t until 1889 when, as a result of a collaboration with the steam specialist Léon Serpollet, Armand Peugeot created the Serpollet-Peugeot – a steam-powered three-wheeler. Clearly this was always going to end up in somewhat of a blind alley and so Armand abandoned steam in favour of petrol and before long, Peugeot’s first four wheeled, petrol driven vehicle, the Type 2 quadricycle was born. It’s power from an engine provided by Daimler. The first of many such engine collaborations … Continue reading Peugeot 308 SW GT Line BlueHDi 120: Je T’aime

News: NATHANIEL CARS GIVE A BRAND NEW MG3 TO A HOLE-IN-ONE

Up here in MotorMartin Towers, there can be times when thoughts move away from cars and motoring and gently waft towards more philosophical topics. Admittedly, this does not occur often but when the moment strikes it’s an opportunity to think about some of the important questions raised in current times. One such question is surely, much like when the differing Rugby codes of League and Union split for good, when did the sport of Golf split in two, producing the Open Championship and amateur courses all around the Country and the formation of the noble sport of Crazy Golf. Now … Continue reading News: NATHANIEL CARS GIVE A BRAND NEW MG3 TO A HOLE-IN-ONE

News: MG DEALER MAKES SALES WHILE THE SUN SHINES

It’s that time of the year again when the majority of us take that extrememly well earned break and head off to the seaside. Of course, the vast majority of us will already be aware of Scarborough’s position as the UKs first seaside resort and will be heading off to the beautiful North Yorkshire coast but some of you will be trying out different resorts.  And yet, not all holidays will be the same. Some of you will enjoy the beach, some the pier and others just being away from home and relaxing. Then we get to choosing gifts, postcards … Continue reading News: MG DEALER MAKES SALES WHILE THE SUN SHINES