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,… Read More Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 to L3: A Kind Of Magic.

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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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,… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More News: SEAT SPONSORS THE SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

News: ŠKODA CONTINUES TO ACCELERATE INTEREST WITH NEW YETI SE DRIVE AND SE L DRIVE MODELS

The Yeti is one of those cars that was just superb straight from the launch, after all, here was a rugged good looking 4×4 that had a quality fit and finish combined with excellent on and off road manners and that was built to last. Consumers couldn’t get enough of them and who could blame… Read More News: ŠKODA CONTINUES TO ACCELERATE INTEREST WITH NEW YETI SE DRIVE AND SE L DRIVE MODELS

News: SECRETS OF SUCCESS: NISSAN REVEALS KEY NUMBERS WHICH HELPED QASHQAI DELIVER 10 YEARS OF CROSSOVER LEADERSHIP

These days it’s rather hard to remember the impact that the original Qashqai had here in the U.K., after all, it was the original SUV in many people’s minds and certainly can be credited with kickstarting this beautiful nation’s love affair with all things Sport, Utility and Vehicular. So what follows are some of the… Read More News: SECRETS OF SUCCESS: NISSAN REVEALS KEY NUMBERS WHICH HELPED QASHQAI DELIVER 10 YEARS OF CROSSOVER LEADERSHIP

News: BRITISH MOTOR HERITAGE LAUNCHES LONG-AWAITED REPLACEMENT BODYSHELLS FOR MK1 MINI

The original Mini is surely one of the most recognisable cars in the world today and deserves the title of ‘Design Classic’ that is often bestowed upon it so it is no surprise to MotorMartin that the values of MK1 Minis continue to rocket, increasingly justifying the cost of the part or total restorations that… Read More News: BRITISH MOTOR HERITAGE LAUNCHES LONG-AWAITED REPLACEMENT BODYSHELLS FOR MK1 MINI

News: SMTC AND MG MOTOR COMMIT TO CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT THROUGH SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGIES

There’s been more positive news emanating from Longbridge recently regarding SAIC Motor Technical Centre (SMTC UK), the sister company to MG Motor and how they have adopted Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), at their Longbridge facility in Birmingham, confirming its commitment to a continuous quality improvement philosophy. A decision that can only be good news… Read More News: SMTC AND MG MOTOR COMMIT TO CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT THROUGH SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGIES

News: MAZDA NAMED MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR IN THE 2017 AM AWARDS

MotorMartin is currently awaiting the opportunity to take the all new Mazda MX-5 out for a spin and compare it with the very first edition from way back in 1989 as soon as a space appears in an increasingly packed diary and yet it was still no surprise to receive the following news from Mazda… Read More News: MAZDA NAMED MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR IN THE 2017 AM AWARDS

News: AM-RB 001 AT THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

There’s exclusive and then there’s truly exclusive and it doesn’t take an expert to realise which side of the fence that the following resides upon. Now those of us working up here in the increasingly opulent MotorMartin Towers, have all been rather looking forward to this, the Aston Martin-Red Bull Advanced Technologies concept hypercar; AM-RB… Read More News: AM-RB 001 AT THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: I Know What I Am

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 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport delivers a quite incredible 208bhp from its responsive, turbocharged 1.6L THP which, when combined with a tactile and responsive 6-speed manual… Read More Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: I Know What I Am

Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Handsome Devil

The Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport is the compact hatchback with which Peugeot hope to have created a modern icon that will compare and compete on equal terms with their own, legendary 205 GTi. And that is consistently the biggest problem for Peugeot, especially when that GTi badge is added. Look at the 206… Read More Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Handsome Devil

Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: New Star In 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 new Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270 has been causing quite a stir of late, combining as it does, a phenomenal engine worthy of the GTi moniker with… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: New Star In The Sky

Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: Surfing On A Rocket

The new Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270 has been causing quite a stir of late, combining as it does, a phenomenal engine worthy of the GTi moniker and all of the practicality and style that a thoroughly modern five door hatchback has to offer. If ever there were a car that does it all, whilst… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: Surfing On A Rocket