News: FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Unfortunately for MotorMartin the opportunity to own the all new Ford GT40 has probably already passed but that hasn’t stopped the top floor of MotorMartin Towers being excited to see that the first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line. An event that heralds the beginning of production of… Read More News: FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

News: BRIGHTEN WINTER WITH THE NEW MAZDA MX-5 ARCTIC

There’s certainly no denying that Mazda‘s decision to take their evergreen MX-5 back to the spirit and feel of the original Mk1 was the right decision, a fact backed up by its remarkable success out on the forecourts across this green and pleasant land of ours and in the magazines and digital reviews published so… Read More News: BRIGHTEN WINTER WITH THE NEW MAZDA MX-5 ARCTIC

Toyota C-HR 1.2 litre Turbo 6-speed manual, 1.8 litre Hybrid e-CVT: Cool Waves

The Toyota C-HR has been causing quite a stir since launch with respect to the rather incredible styling that Toyota have seen fit to adorn their all new SUV with and in MotorMartin’s opinion, is absolutely stunning. All of which made it a simple enough decision to take up the kind offer from Charles Clark… Read More Toyota C-HR 1.2 litre Turbo 6-speed manual, 1.8 litre Hybrid e-CVT: Cool Waves

News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE 959 PANIGALE SPECIAL EDITION

As regular readers will know, MotorMartin is now back in the saddle and thoroughly enjoying being on two wheels once more, after a break that went on for far too long. So any story regarding motorcycling, road or sport, is now directed toward the top of the pile on the top floor newsdesk here at… Read More News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE 959 PANIGALE SPECIAL EDITION

News: KIA TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW PICANTO

MotorMartin was fortunate recently to spend a week with Kia’s rather marvellous Picanto 1.0 litre SR7 Edition, a rather superb little City Car that received a positive review due to its do anything and go anywhere personality, which can be read about here as well as MotorMartin’s YouTube review which showed off the Kia’s attention… Read More News: KIA TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW PICANTO

News: KIA NIRO SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION BY A HYBRID VEHICLE

The Kia Niro is one of the cars that MotorMartin is looking forward to driving in 2017 as it looks great, includes some innovative thinking on the technology front and reports already suggest that it is great to drive as well. Combine all of that with a superb potential mpg and you have what could… Read More News: KIA NIRO SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION BY A HYBRID VEHICLE

Alfa Romeo Spider 1966-2005: Staring At The Stars

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor There can’t be many of us out there that have not seen, or are completely unaware of the classic coming of age movie, the Graduate, released in 1967,… Read More Alfa Romeo Spider 1966-2005: Staring At The Stars

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Glory Days

In part 1 of Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Love Is Easy, MotorMartin looked at the quite stunning styling that Volkswagen saw fit to adorn their latest Scirocco with and how, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the end result was a particular triumph for both old and new fans of… Read More Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Glory Days

Toyota C-HR: A Space Boy Dream

Relaxing in the opulent, marble covered reception area of MotorMartin Towers last week was interrupted by a very interesting phone call from the impressive Charles Clark Toyota based down in Wolverhampton and who can be contacted on 01902690044 and I’m certainly glad that they did. On the table was an offer to drive the all… Read More Toyota C-HR: A Space Boy Dream

Kia Picanto 1.0 Petrol ‘SR7’ 3dr: Good Day Sunshine

The following review was published in the 3rd Dec edition of the Warwickshire Advertiser, p37 and on MotorMartin’s sister site, Blacktopmedia.co.uk recently.  The Picanto SR7 is a good looking, City Car. Kia’s familiar ‘Tiger’ grill, large front fog lights, 14” steel wheels and bright yellow body work combine well together and when added to the strong… Read More Kia Picanto 1.0 Petrol ‘SR7’ 3dr: Good Day Sunshine

News: DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS WITH THE MG GS

There’s a few different reasons that MG Motor UK have performed so well throughout 2016, the incredible success of the all new, range topping MG GS SUV, a car so impressive that MotorMartin actually bought one with real money, the ever expanding dealer network, the excellent manner in which MG deal with their customers and… Read More News: DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS WITH THE MG GS

News: SSANGYONG LAUNCHES THE TIVOLI 4x4xFREE

Fortunately, the roads around MotorMartin Towers have remained remarkably snow free so far this year which makes a very pleasant change. It really is no fun trying to gain grip and traction enough to make it up the north face of the Eiger that makes up the approach road up to the gleaming media centre… Read More News: SSANGYONG LAUNCHES THE TIVOLI 4x4xFREE

News: SEAT UNLEASHES LEON CUPRA 300 – ITS MOST POWERFUL ROAD CAR EVER

As a member of the Volkswagen family you just know that SEAT will have a certain standard of quality built into their cars so that they are equal to the standards set by the big bosses all the way back in Germany. Now, the Leon CUPRA has always stood out for its scintillating performance, striking… Read More News: SEAT UNLEASHES LEON CUPRA 300 – ITS MOST POWERFUL ROAD CAR EVER

News: HPI REVEALS BEST BUY FIRST CARS FOR NEW DRIVERS

We’ve all been there, eyes clouded by rise tinted spectacles or desire, ignoring obvious defects, not caring whether the buttons all work or whether the windows do actually go up and down and then attempting to haggle before paying the asking price anyway. And yet, it turns out that on this, MotorMartin is not alone.… Read More News: HPI REVEALS BEST BUY FIRST CARS FOR NEW DRIVERS

2005 Ford GT40, The Blue Collar SuperCar: Save Me, I’m Yours

The following is a re-edit of a piece written by MotorMartin and posted on MotorMartin’s sister site, Blacktopmedia.co.uk and TheJunkYard on Drivetribe, a new motoring tribe run by the experienced motoring journalist and friend of MotorMartin, Tony Yates, perhaps better known by his Twitter name of @Xinterceptor.  It’s really a little too obvious to start… Read More 2005 Ford GT40, The Blue Collar SuperCar: Save Me, I’m Yours

News: THREE MILLION MINIS – PLANT OXFORD HITS MAJOR MANUFACTURING MILESTONE

There would appear to be a lot of good feeling surrounding the motoring industry in the U.K. at present with production numbers up, sales figures, provided by the SMMT, looking far healthier than at any time in the recent past and now news arriving up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that Plant Oxford… Read More News: THREE MILLION MINIS – PLANT OXFORD HITS MAJOR MANUFACTURING MILESTONE

News: BRZ MEANS BUSINESS FOR 2017

There are very few sports cars released recently that make you stop and stare, chin falling on the floor in amazement, as more and more manufacturers work within the constraints of their economically imposed ‘one world, one market’ approach to car design. The very nature of such an approach meaning that any design and engineering… Read More News: BRZ MEANS BUSINESS FOR 2017

News: INCREDIBLY RARE SERIES 4 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA OFFERED BY SVR

Aston Martin have long been held in high esteem here at MotorMartin Towers, purely down to the insistence that form and function do not work independently of one another but, in fact, work together to create a whole that can often end up being more than the sum of its parts. And yet, there are… Read More News: INCREDIBLY RARE SERIES 4 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA OFFERED BY SVR