Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 to L3: A Kind Of Magic.

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 are few bikes from the late eighties that are still instantly recognisable today, even less when you discount enthusiasts and fans of a particular make and model, it surely one of the few has got to be the Kawasaki ZXR750 H1, for some, the zenith of sports bike design. Certainly, when you consider which model the H1 replaced in Kawasaki’s range at the time, the GPX750 and what you had was a … Continue reading Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 to L3: A Kind Of Magic.

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DS3 PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed Manual: somebody To Love

The DS brand has been discussed before here on MotorMartin, indeed the history behind the marque was highlighted in Citroën DS to DS Automobiles: All I Need, where the journey from the launch of the original all the way back in October 1955 to the current range was looked into. Likewise, when MotorMartin had the opportunity to review the DS4 Prestige THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual last summer, I came away very impressed with both the styling and engine, providing as they did, an enthusiastic and life affirming drive and one which the DS3, no matter how accomplished, will surely … Continue reading DS3 PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed Manual: somebody To Love

News: FORD CUSTOMER ADVICE ON NEW ROAD TAX GOES INTO OVERDRIVE

It’s come as no surprise to MotorMartin that sooner or later the Government were going to re-evaluate and then change the current Road Tax brackets, especially as we’ve all been encouraged to buy more efficient and economical Petrol and diesel cars for some time now. And yet, is it quite right that after years of making sure that the car buying public purchase diesels due to the favourable rates of tax that the Government should now be warning us against them? Is it unreasonable to assume that the tax rates for Diesel engines will inevitably begin to rise in the … Continue reading News: FORD CUSTOMER ADVICE ON NEW ROAD TAX GOES INTO OVERDRIVE

Ford Focus 2013 Pros and Cons: Shine A Light

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. In the beginning there was a road and it was good, but too empty. ‘What shall we fill this with?’ came the question. And the answer? It was the Ford, and the Ford was a Escort. And for a time the people were happy, but soon there was discontent. ‘Why must we have such a bland Ford?’ Asked the people, ‘Surely Ford can do better? They continued. The mighty Ford listened to their … Continue reading Ford Focus 2013 Pros and Cons: Shine A Light

News: AUTOCAR LAUNCHES PUBLIC POLL TO FIND THE WORLD’S MOST REVOLUTIONARY CAR

It’s a conversation that we’ve all had at one time or another, whether it be in the pub, the beer garden, tap room or the newly refurbished board room here at the Towers, it has to be said that the gold gilding is an especially nice touch, but back to the business in hand. The question of which car has done the most to revolutionise the world of motoring is certainly an interesting one as it is so subjective. After all, if we were all of the same opinion then MotorMartin’s desire to one day own a Reliant Robin would … Continue reading News: AUTOCAR LAUNCHES PUBLIC POLL TO FIND THE WORLD’S MOST REVOLUTIONARY CAR

News: ARRINERA RECEIVES FIRST CUSTOMER ORDERS FOR 500BHP HUSSARYA GT AS 2017 BUILD SLOTS GET UNDERWAY

Despite all of us working up here in MotorMartin Towers believing in the ‘real life’ motoring philosophy that undercuts everything we do, there’s always room for the odd supercar. And this superb Hussarya GT can certainly be classed as a supercar.  One year on from the debut of the Hussarya GT at Autosport International 2016, Arrinera have informed MotorMartin that they have received their first customer orders for the race-prepared Polish supercar. The orders have been made by customers within the EU and are the first two chassis planned for delivery as 2017 build slots get underway. Built to FIA … Continue reading News: ARRINERA RECEIVES FIRST CUSTOMER ORDERS FOR 500BHP HUSSARYA GT AS 2017 BUILD SLOTS GET UNDERWAY

News: NEW DISCOVERY ARRIVES IN UK RETAILERS

There’s been big changes occurring at Land Rover recently as the firm have taken the brave decision to finally lay the original Defender and Discovery to rest whilst introducing the wildly successful Evoque and Discovery Sport. And now it’s time for, perhaps, the most important launch to date as Land Rover’s new Discovery arrives in retailers this week giving customers the first opportunity to test the most versatile SUV on sale today on UK roads. Rather incredibly, even before the fifth generation of the world-renowned and much loved Discovery reaches retailers, more than 4,000 have already been sold in the … Continue reading News: NEW DISCOVERY ARRIVES IN UK RETAILERS

News: FANTASTIC FORDS HEAD TO BEAULIEU FOR SIMPLY RALLY – SUNDAY APRIL 30TH

MotorMartin’s love of all things Ford, especially those Ford’s that could now be described as ‘classic’, is well known to regular readers and so news regarding the new 2017 show season has been eagerly anticipated for quite some time.  And here it is, if you can ignore the sound of celebrations emanating from MotorMartin Towers that is, the news. Whether you love Anglias and Cortinas, lust after Capris and Pumas, or have a thing for Focuses and Mondeos, a show of more than 1,500 vehicles is expected for Beaulieu’s Simply Ford on Sunday April 30th, an event that was extremely … Continue reading News: FANTASTIC FORDS HEAD TO BEAULIEU FOR SIMPLY RALLY – SUNDAY APRIL 30TH

News: SEAT SPONSORS THE SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

It’s been a long, long winter here at MotorMartin Towers as it always is when motorsport takes its annual hiatus over the cooler, wetter and windier months of the year. Time is filled scanning MCN for stories relating to MotoGP, WSBK and BSB, whilst the internet is called into action to find out the latest from the FIA WEC and BTCC. At least the WRC has the good sense to start as soon as possible after Christmas and doesn’t let a little snow spoil the party.  With the days being counted down before the first round of the 2017 World SBK … Continue reading News: SEAT SPONSORS THE SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP