News: DOUBLE WIN FOR JAGUAR AS IT CELEBRATES A DECADE OF AWARDS SUCCESS

MotorMartin has a bit of a soft spot for Jaguar, the classic British marque which, for me, symbolises exactly what class and power should look like in car form. Indeed, after three years with MotorMartin’s much missed S-Type, it could certainly be said that the spirit of Jaguar is still one which MotorMartin intends to… Read More News: DOUBLE WIN FOR JAGUAR AS IT CELEBRATES A DECADE OF AWARDS SUCCESS

News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW MODEL OFFENSIVE IN ‘FIVE-STAR’ YEAR

Vauxhall have informed MotorMartin that they are confidently preparing for a ground-breaking 2017, with a total of five major product launches that will add further variety to its range – already one of the largest in the UK – while at the same time entering new market segments. What a year to come for Vauxhall… Read More News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW MODEL OFFENSIVE IN ‘FIVE-STAR’ YEAR

News: ŠKODA KODIAQ’S MAIDEN UK VOYAGE IS THE COUNTRY’S MOST EXTREME SCHOOL RUN

As a father myself, one of the regular MotorMartin tasks is packing the car of the week with smaller MotorMartins and their school bags just as the early morning traffic is beginning to build. It’s a thankless task to be completed with constant chatting from the rear of the car, obscuring Radio 4’s ‘Thought Of… Read More News: ŠKODA KODIAQ’S MAIDEN UK VOYAGE IS THE COUNTRY’S MOST EXTREME SCHOOL RUN

ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ – EPISODE TWO RELEASED

A short while back, MotorMartin reported on Suzuki releasing Part 1 of Andy Torbet’s ‘In Search Of Adventure’ a short film which showed the ex army man doing what he does best, finding adventure and joy in the far flung corners of this green and pleasant land of ours. And now, MotorMartin is pleased to… Read More ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ – EPISODE TWO RELEASED

News: FINAL EPISODE OF ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ RELEASED

MotorMartin has been following the fortunes of Suzuki’s new man of action over the last few weeks as he’s pushed himself and his V-Strom 1000 to the limit over some of the stunning landscape that we have on this beautiful Island of ours. With Part 1 and Part 2 looking so good, with some simply… Read More News: FINAL EPISODE OF ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ RELEASED

News: TWO-SEAT PIONEER SET TO TAKE HONDA INTO NEW TERRITORY #HONDAHAPPENING

The following is a re-edit of a recent MotorMartin post on BlackTopMedia, a new site that includes the talents of Tony Yates aka @XInterceptor, Mark Turner aka @BlackTopMediaUK and Yours truly aka @motormartin1 and as such, is well worth checking out. The Honda Civic Type R has been the performance Honda of choice for quite… Read More News: TWO-SEAT PIONEER SET TO TAKE HONDA INTO NEW TERRITORY #HONDAHAPPENING

News: BALENO VOTED AS IRISH ‘SMALL CAR OF THE YEAR’ 2017

I think that it’s fair to say that Suzuki are enjoying somewhat of a resurgence at present with various motoring sites and the mainstream motoring publications reporting very positively on Suzuki’s current range. Up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, Suzuki have proudly shared the following. Suzuki is very well known as the ‘Small… Read More News: BALENO VOTED AS IRISH ‘SMALL CAR OF THE YEAR’ 2017

COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE SIXTH GOLF – LEADING THE WAY IN TERMS OF SAFETY

Following on from the recent News article: COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: JUST AS YOU LIKE IT – THE UNPARALLELED VARIETY OF GOLF we rapidly find ourselves moving up to the next instalment of MotorMartin’s mini series regarding the impressive evolution of the Volkswagen Golf. I think it’s safe to say that the countdown is now… Read More COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE SIXTH GOLF – LEADING THE WAY IN TERMS OF SAFETY

MG MOTOR ANNOUNCES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MONTH FOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS

This has been a very good year so far for MG with news arriving at MotorMartin Towers every few days regarding latest sales figures and offers, all of which have helped raise the profile of the resurrected MG in the general publics’ consciousness. So it was no real surprise to anyone here at the Towers… Read More MG MOTOR ANNOUNCES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MONTH FOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS

Honda Jazz 1.4 i-DSI SE:  Jack Of All Trades #HondaHappening

The following is a re-edit of a recent MotorMartin post on BlackTopMedia, a new site that includes the talents of Tony Yates aka @XInterceptor, Mark Turner aka @BlackTopMediaUK and Yours truly aka @motormartin1 and as such, is well worth checking out. The Honda Jazz, now into it’s third generation, is perhaps the Honda, above all… Read More Honda Jazz 1.4 i-DSI SE:  Jack Of All Trades #HondaHappening

News: COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: JUST AS YOU LIKE IT – THE UNPARALLELED VARIETY OF GOLF

In this current collection of articles, MotorMartin has been counting down through the various evolutions of the legendary Volkswagen Golf, as a precursor to the launch of the very latest updated version this November. It’s important to remember throughout all of this that Volkswagen presented the first generation of the Golf way back in 1974… Read More News: COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: JUST AS YOU LIKE IT – THE UNPARALLELED VARIETY OF GOLF

News: DAVID BROWN AUTOMOTIVE FLIES THE FLAG WITH SPEEDBACK GTS IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE

MotorMartin has somewhat of a guilty pleasure when it comes to reporting on the news that makes up a fair chunk of the ‘real life’ motoring philosophy of this one stop motoring shop. It’s just that, although this is not the place to read about Ferrari track days or the latest suspension news from Mercedes,… Read More News: DAVID BROWN AUTOMOTIVE FLIES THE FLAG WITH SPEEDBACK GTS IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE

1997 Honda Civic Type R: Take It Easy On Me

The following is a re-edit of a recent MotorMartin post on BlackTopMedia, a new site that includes the talents of Tony Yates aka @XInterceptor, Mark Turner aka @BlackTopMediaUK and Yours truly aka @motormartin1 and as such, is well worth checking out. There are certain initials that are used by the major car manufacturers around the… Read More 1997 Honda Civic Type R: Take It Easy On Me

DS4 Prestige THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual: One Of A Kind

Recently, MotorMartin has had the good fortune to spend time in the DS4 Prestige, a hatchback that combines an engine to die for with the traditionally extravagant style that so encapsulates the design decisions that DS have based their entire output on. In fact DS themselves say it best when they state that: On Thursday… Read More DS4 Prestige THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual: One Of A Kind

News: COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE FIFTH GOLF – PURE DYNAMISM AND THE COMEBACK OF THE GTI

MotorMartin has been having great fun reminiscing about World events from the years of each Mk of Golf’s birth, the most recent being the Golf MkIV which debuted way back in 1997. And even though the much acclaimed MkIV Golf was a refined and intelligently designed family hatchback, it always felt a cut above. Time… Read More News: COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE FIFTH GOLF – PURE DYNAMISM AND THE COMEBACK OF THE GTI

News: NEW PRE-OWNED PROGRAMME MARKS TIMELESS APPEAL OF ASTON MARTIN

If you’re in the market for a ‘new’ second hand Sportscar then MotorMartin is pleased to report that you’re most definitely in luck as Aston Martin is today revealing full details of its new global certified pre-owned sports car programme: Timeless. Clearly, if you’re in the fortunate position of being able to invest a decent… Read More News: NEW PRE-OWNED PROGRAMME MARKS TIMELESS APPEAL OF ASTON MARTIN

News: VAUXHALL REVEALS TWO-YEAR ‘LABOUR OF LOVE’ AT NEC

There’s just something with classic cars and motorbikes that stirs the soul in a way that more modern vehicles just fail to do, despite their technological superiority. Maybe it’s that desire to recreate a time or experience from our youth that is the driving factor, that pull of nostalgia, those sepia tinted roads of the… Read More News: VAUXHALL REVEALS TWO-YEAR ‘LABOUR OF LOVE’ AT NEC

News: FORD PERFORMANCE REVEALS ALL-NEW, GLOBAL, MUSTANG GT4 TURNKEY RACE CAR AT 2016 SEMA SHOW

MotorMartin has been following the upward trajectory of the all new Ford Mustang since it debuted way back in 2015 and us U.K. fans have still not fully recovered from the fact that Ford UK finally felt that we had earned the right to a RHD model after approximately 50 years or so. We’re still extremely grateful though Ford!… Read More News: FORD PERFORMANCE REVEALS ALL-NEW, GLOBAL, MUSTANG GT4 TURNKEY RACE CAR AT 2016 SEMA SHOW

News: COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE FOURTH GOLF – THE STYLE ICON OF THE SERIES

MotorMartin has been thoroughly enjoying himself counting down the different models of Golf as they have continued to move inexorably towards the very latest design (classic?) which is soon to be revealed to the World. All of which brings us up to 1997, when the Golf MkIV was created under the direction of the Volkswagen… Read More News: COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE FOURTH GOLF – THE STYLE ICON OF THE SERIES