Peugeot 106 GTI: Point Me At The Sky

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. The Peugeot 106 can easily be seen as the forgotten GTI, a car overshadowed by many but bettered by few, a car rather cruelly ignored and consigned to the hard shoulder of history as it’s prettier and better known rivals sail on past. But is it time to revisit this little gem of a car, to recapture some of the fizz that Peugeot hoped would capture the public’s imagination? A little history I … Continue reading Peugeot 106 GTI: Point Me At The Sky

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News: JAGUAR LAND ROVER IS BRITAIN’S BIGGEST CAR MANUFACTURER FOR A SECOND YEAR

Jaguar Land Rover have been on the up and up for a considerable length of time now and has completely banished the bad old days of unreliable and poorly made products of the distant past. The vehicles being produced by Jaguar Land Rover are, in MotorMartin’s opinion, to be celebrated for being the technologically advanced driving machines that the critics and public love.  Vehicles that exude quality, desire and power mean that, unsurprisingly, Jaguar Land Rover has once again been named the largest automotive manufacturer in Britain, accounting for more than 30% of all domestic car production last year. The … Continue reading News: JAGUAR LAND ROVER IS BRITAIN’S BIGGEST CAR MANUFACTURER FOR A SECOND YEAR

Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

What follows is an expanded review from that posted previously under the title: Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Waltzing In The Moonlight as, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the 2008 is more than deserving of a little more flesh being added to the bones of the original piece to create a more thorough and rounded review.  The Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 S&S takes all that is good about the traditional SUV and gives it a sporting slant, producing a crossover that compliments it’s off road styling with a black front grill and sporting features. I particularly … Continue reading Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

News: FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING READY TO TAKE ON ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA

For a relatively new team and car combination, the success enjoyed by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing was really quite staggering, culminating in some quite staggering achievements which will be detailed a little later. MotorMartin has been following the all new Ford GT and it’s racing derivative since the start of last season’s FIA World Endurance Championship, where it’s been in direct competition with the Prancing Horse, recreating their classic battles and excitement from the 1960s. For a fast Ford fan like MotorMartin, it certainly was a season to remember. Twelve drivers. Four cars. One team. It’s become a common refrain … Continue reading News: FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING READY TO TAKE ON ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA

News: CHISWICK HONDA JOINS CROWN HONDA AS UK NSX DEALERSHIP

Honda themselves stated the following regarding their all new NSX: The road to success is no easy feat; it twists, it turns, and leads to challenge after challenge. Blending the pinnacle of sports performance with everyday driving comfort took time to achieve. It came with its fair share of setbacks, too. But if accomplishing perfection meant starting over again, and again, and again – that’s what we’d do. It’s why the car took years to perfect, and why the NSX only got better with time. That’s quite a mission statement in MotorMartin’s opinion and shows just how dedicated Honda were … Continue reading News: CHISWICK HONDA JOINS CROWN HONDA AS UK NSX DEALERSHIP

News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: JANUARY 2017

It’s that time in the month that My Car Check’s valuation experts reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market and choose a car and bike of the month, an event that all of us here at MotorMartin Towers look forward to every time. The expertise upon which My Car Check base their thinking upon is the stuff of legend and is certainly to be trusted whether you agree with their choices or not. Without further ado and with the appropriate level of anticipation, it gives MotorMartin great pleasure to announce the following to all interested parties. Starting then … Continue reading News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: JANUARY 2017

News: LEGENDARY AFRICAN EXPEDITION RANGE ROVER ARRIVES AT JD CLASSICS

It’s often been said that at the end of time there will be just two things standing, Cockroaches and an old Range Rover, and you know what? That’s probably not that far from the truth as Range Rovers, and Cockroaches for that matter, were always built to last. News then that a 1973 Range Rover driven on an epic 14,000-mile, five-month expedition from Johannesburg to Somerset is on-sale now at JD Classics was not so much of a surprise more a heartwarming ode to the longevity that was built into these old classics right from the word go.  JD Classics … Continue reading News: LEGENDARY AFRICAN EXPEDITION RANGE ROVER ARRIVES AT JD CLASSICS

News: OGIER HOLDS ON FOR FAMOUS VICTORY

Thank goodness that’s over, the gap between the one MotorSport season ending and another beginning may well be getting shorter but for MotorMartin, it’s still too long. A fortunate glance at the TV Guide showed that this Years World Rally Championship is being shown on BT Sport throughout the three days of the rally and this year, for those with access to terrestrial TV only, Channel 5 are showing a pretty comprehensive highlights package. Excellent news. But on to the good stuff as the first Round of this years championship has been and gone, the new rules and regulations have … Continue reading News: OGIER HOLDS ON FOR FAMOUS VICTORY

How To Replace One Icon With Another: Had I Known You Better Then.

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. Here’s a quick quiz to get you thinking today. I was born in 1980 and soldiered on until 1991, there were once over 1.5 million of me but today there are only 478 registered on U.K. roads, I continued with a different name but was basically the same right up until 1997. What am I?   Given up yet or just want a clue? According to howmanyleft.co.uk the Austin Metro is seriously endangered. … Continue reading How To Replace One Icon With Another: Had I Known You Better Then.