News: MG MOTOR UK GEARED UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEPTEMBER

MG have been working hard since the launch of their all new SUV, the handsome looking GS with numerous tours and incentives designed to raise the publics awareness of this fine car. And now, news has arrived over at MotorMartin Towers that building on the launch of their all-new SUV – the MG GS – and ‘End of Summer Madness’ seasonal campaign success, MG Motor UK is gearing up for what is expected to be another, well deserved, record-breaking quarter. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) earlier this month, the iconic British marque … Continue reading News: MG MOTOR UK GEARED UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEPTEMBER

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News: McLAREN 570S NAMED MOTOR TREND’S BEST DRIVER’S CAR OF 2016

The overarching philosophy behind motormartin.com is that of ‘real life’ motoring, the idea being that MotorMartin’s focus is on what a car is actually going to be used for, it’s practical side if you will, rather than just focusing on lap times or 0-62mph and yet every now and again it’s also extremely satisfying to focus on the more high end cars.  It was therefore a bit of a red letter day here in MotorMartin Towers when the following news regarding McLaren arrived in a haze of tyre smoke and noise, unbelievable. So here it is. The incredible McLaren 570S Coupé … Continue reading News: McLAREN 570S NAMED MOTOR TREND’S BEST DRIVER’S CAR OF 2016

News: MG MOTOR ANNOUNCES COMPONENT TESTING EXPANSION PROJECT

It seems to MotorMartin that there is currently a semi-permanent stream of good news eminating from MG Motor UK and arriving up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers at the moment. With the continuing increase in sales figures for both the impressive MG3 and the all new MG GS and the expansion of MG Motor UK’s design and engineering facilities, it all points, in MotorMartin’s opinion, to a company that is planning for the long term. Good news for all. And now, news has filtered through that MG Motor UK has completed an expansion project at its electrical component … Continue reading News: MG MOTOR ANNOUNCES COMPONENT TESTING EXPANSION PROJECT

News: HONDA UK STARTS S800 RESTORATION PROJECT

It’s no secret that MotorMartin is a big fan of all things classic, both cars and motorbikes, indeed MotorMartin’s own two wheeled transport of choice is a rather wonderful, Indian built, Royal Enfield Bullet 500 and so news arriving at MotorMartin Towers regarding Honda UK’s latest project certainly caught my eye.  And here it is, Honda UK has started the restoration project for its recently acquired S800 sports car which is slated to be ready in time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed next June, the car currently being restored is a red 1967 model. Honda have informed MotorMartin that … Continue reading News: HONDA UK STARTS S800 RESTORATION PROJECT

News: FAB FORDFEST IS FITTING SEASON FINALE

MotorMartin has looked at and reported on most of the major Ford Festivals this summer and has been extremely impressed with the consistently high quality of the cars on display. There really is a passion for all models of the blue oval, both past and present, on this green and pleasant land of ours which is evident from the number of car clubs that have displayed over the course of this year.  And now, it is with great sadness that MotorMartin finds himself reporting on this, the final major show of the Ford season and wishing that the show season … Continue reading News: FAB FORDFEST IS FITTING SEASON FINALE

News: NISSAN AND REEVOO: A YEAR OF FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO QASHQAI, JUKE AND X-TRAIL OWNERSHIP

September marks the first anniversary of Nissan’s partnership on crossovers with user-generated content platform Reevoo and it has produced some fascinating insights into what owners think of their Qashqai, Juke and X-Trail and has been an unqualified success in MotorMartin’s opinion. One of the reasons why this particular partnership has been so successful for Nissan is because more than 16,200 people have reviewed their crossovers across the five countries – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – which offer Reevoo-verified reviews on the local Nissan website. What’s clear is that customers love their Nissan crossovers.  Qashqai – “I love … Continue reading News: NISSAN AND REEVOO: A YEAR OF FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO QASHQAI, JUKE AND X-TRAIL OWNERSHIP

FIAT DOBLÒ CARGO 105 MULTIJET II: Working On The Highway

According to some, a rite of passage is a ceremony that marks the transition from one phase of life to another and is often used to describe the sometimes difficult transition from adolescence to adulthood. There is also the idea that a rite of passage can also refer to any of life’s transitions (Births and Beginnings, Initiations, Partnerings, and Endings or Death) and certainly many faiths and religions have their own way of marking such transition. For Christians there are Baptism and Confirmation, the former a symbolic way of joining the Church from the very start of Christianity, with the … Continue reading FIAT DOBLÒ CARGO 105 MULTIJET II: Working On The Highway

News: 328 KM/H! – THE WORLD’S FASTEST BEETLE

It’s really quite incredible, only the other day MotorMartin was pondering upon that immortal question, and you can’t tell me that I’m on my own with this one. You all know the question, but for one reason or another, there’s never been a truly definitive answer. Why is that? Surely it can’t just be MotorMartin who is kept awake by this? And then, when all hope was apparently lost, when the search for answers was all but given up, it happened. The news machine up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers was flashing as if it’s vacuum tube, or … Continue reading News: 328 KM/H! – THE WORLD’S FASTEST BEETLE

News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE

20,000,000, that’s a heck of a large number and yet rather incredibly, Ford’s Bridgend Engine Plant (BEP) in Wales has just built its 20-millionth engine, 37 years after the first engine was built in September 1979.  Linda Cash, vice president of Manufacturing, Ford of Europe joined Bridgend Engine Plant manager, Ian Pearson, in marking the achievement sharing with MotorMartin that: “Bridgend has a proud record of high-quality engine production and I’m delighted to celebrate this significant milestone with the team that builds them.” “Today the plant builds a range of high-tech EcoBoost products, and we continue to invest in Bridgend, … Continue reading News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE

News: BEST OF BRITISH ENGINEERING SHOWCASED AT MG MOTOR

MotorMartin has long been of the opinion that those people working in the car industry must have a healthy enthusiasm for their products and motoring in general. After all, it’s the passion of these people that should be finding itself in the DNA of every car that they have designed. Fortunately for the revitalised MG brand, the folk down at Longbridge have this very problem with their own staff. “Their love of the job doesn’t just stop at the end of the day.” Mg Motor UK have shared with MotorMartin the following, staff from MG’s Technical Centre, SMTC, which is … Continue reading News: BEST OF BRITISH ENGINEERING SHOWCASED AT MG MOTOR