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… Read More Peugeot 106 GTI: Point Me At The Sky

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

News: MG MOTOR UK RECOGNISES DEALERS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

As regular readers will already now, it’s currently award system throughout this green and pleasant land of ours and now MG Motor UK have got in on the act by announcing the winners of their 2017 Annual Dealer Awards. The event, which took place on 12 January as part of the company’s national conference, celebrated outstanding… Read More News: MG MOTOR UK RECOGNISES DEALERS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

News: MG MOTOR UK NAMED ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING AUTOMOTIVE BRANDS

In more good news for the motoring industry in this green and pleasant land of ours, MG Motor UK has been named as one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the UK as figures released earlier this week by the SMMT reveal that the company registered 4,192 vehicles in 2016 – 1,040 more than last year. … Read More News: MG MOTOR UK NAMED ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING AUTOMOTIVE BRANDS

News: LEASING OPTIONS CELEBRATE THE MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS WITH AWARD & SHORT FILM

Award season is well under way in the world of the new car now that we’re heading towards the end of January, so much so that the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers is being worked at 110% to cope with the news releases arriving from every day from dusk ’till… Read More News: LEASING OPTIONS CELEBRATE THE MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS WITH AWARD & SHORT FILM

Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Waltzing In The Moonlight

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 like the Pearlescent white paint finish that provides a contrast to the… Read More Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s
: Waltzing In The Moonlight

News: ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS’ FLAGSHIP LONDON DEALERSHIP CELEBRATES MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR IN ITS HISTORY

A truly memorable drive in a 2016 Rolls Royce Phantom down at Millbrook Proving Ground last May left an indelible impression on MotorMartin, the sense of occasion so often spoken about whenever the Spirit of Ecstasy is mentioned was present and correct as the miles flowed beautifully by. Yes, the Phantom was possibly slightly out… Read More News: ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS’ FLAGSHIP LONDON DEALERSHIP CELEBRATES MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR IN ITS HISTORY

News: HONDA LAUNCHES CIVIC TYPE R BLACK EDITION TO COMMEMORATE LAST 100

It wasn’t long ago that MotorMartin looked into the exciting history behind the birth of the Honda Civic Type R in, 1997 Honda Civic Type R: Take It Easy On Me, which highlighted what a leap forward the original really was. Fast, stylish and practical, the Civic Type R is popular amongst those that enjoy… Read More News: HONDA LAUNCHES CIVIC TYPE R BLACK EDITION TO COMMEMORATE LAST 100

News: 2017 SET TO BE LANDMARK YEAR FOR ELECTRIC CAR REGISTRATIONS

By mid-2017, government and industry body Go Ultra Low have shared with MotorMartin that more than 100,000 plug-in cars will be on UK roads and that this landmark prospect is being fuelled by record electric car registrations in 2016, a year in which volumes rose 29% on the previous 12 months. From January to December,… Read More News: 2017 SET TO BE LANDMARK YEAR FOR ELECTRIC CAR REGISTRATIONS

Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H 2.2 DI-D 4WD Automatic: Fighting Fit

In part 1, Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H 2.2 DI-D 4WD Automatic: Underneath The Radar, MotorMartin waxed lyrical about Bradford in West Yorkshire whilst spending time admiring the handsome Mitsubishi ASX. We discovered how quickly Bradford grew from it’s origins as an industrial mill town into the modern, multicultural City that it is today and hopefully, rediscovered… Read More Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H 2.2 DI-D 4WD Automatic: Fighting Fit

Vincent Black Shadow: Race With The Devil.

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 A recent headline in the Daily Mirror Online, Classic Vincent Black Shadow motorbike found in family’s cupboard to sell for £40,000, got me thinking recently about the motorcycle… Read More Vincent Black Shadow: Race With The Devil.