News: FERRARI’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS GET UNDERWAY WITH RE-ENACTMENT OF 125 S DRIVING THROUGH THE MARANELLO GATES

Just a few short weeks ago, Ferrari were up celebrating a rather important anniversary of theirs and due to the significance of the original event It was decided that MotorMartin should take a back seat and allow Ferrari themselves to take up the story. Indeed, Ferrari have kindly shared the following short film with MotorMartin from their own YouTube channel below and is well worth a view to set the scene. On March 12 1947, Enzo Ferrari fired up the 125 S, the first car to bear his name. That test-drive on the streets of Maranello marked the start of … Continue reading News: FERRARI’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS GET UNDERWAY WITH RE-ENACTMENT OF 125 S DRIVING THROUGH THE MARANELLO GATES

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News: LONDON MORGAN THE LATEST BIG NAME ON 2017 LONDON MOTOR SHOW EXHIBITOR LIST

MotorMartin has been a big fan of the Morgan three wheeler since it’s launch, a car that continues to look and feel so different from everything else on the road today. Indeed, following one through the twists and turns of West Yorkshire, just above Otley, was a delight, surrounded as we were by the deep tones of the superb twin exhaust system. A memorable journey made even better by the Morgan. Glorious.  All of which meant that when The London Motor Show announced recently to MotorMartin that London Morgan has joined the list of high-profile exhibitors at the Battersea Park event, … Continue reading News: LONDON MORGAN THE LATEST BIG NAME ON 2017 LONDON MOTOR SHOW EXHIBITOR LIST

News: OC DAVIES TO FLY FLAG FOR WALES AS MG MOTOR UK’S LATEST DEALER

In a further move to strengthen MG’s accessibility to the general car buying public, MG Motor UK have explained to MotorMartin that they have recently appointed OC Davies to their national dealer network. Based in Carmarthen, Mid-Wales, MG have shared that the family-run business has more than 45 years’ experience in the motor industry, selling new and used cars across three sites in Wales. OC Davies, MotorMartin has been told, will retail the brand’s range of stylish, versatile and cost-effective vehicles. As well as new car sales, OC Davies will offer a full service package to its customers, giving them … Continue reading News: OC DAVIES TO FLY FLAG FOR WALES AS MG MOTOR UK’S LATEST DEALER

News: RENAULT INSURANCE FROM JUST £99

There’s many familiar debates running at present over the course of the average day up in MotorMartin Towers taking in a fair cross section of motoring topics, the current state of our nation’s roads, the diesel debacle brought about by most European Governments, the extraordinary new vehicle excise bands and so on. The topic that is returned to more often than many others though is the stratospheric price of insurance for learners and new drivers out on the roads today. It is getting to the point where the additional cost is becoming prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, Renault have decided to do … Continue reading News: RENAULT INSURANCE FROM JUST £99

News: GRANDAD’S JAG COMES HOME

There’s just something about owning a Jaguar that gets under your skin, especially once your own big cat has found its way into another owner’s garage. The desire to purchase another just doesn’t go away and is so strong that MotorMartin knows that one day, another Jaguar will grace the car park here at MotorMartin Towers, perhaps a V8 this time… But back to the news where up here on the top floor of the Towers, MotorMartin has been informed that a classic 1948 Jaguar sports saloon, first owned by Arthur Whittaker, the Deputy Chairman of Jaguar Cars, has been … Continue reading News: GRANDAD’S JAG COMES HOME

News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV DRIVES RECORD MITSUBISHI MOTORS USED SALES

Rather unsurprisingly, in MotorMartin opinion, Mitsubishi have confirmed to the editorial team up here on the top floor of the Towers, that strong demand for their Outlander PHEV has seen Mitsubishi Motors in the UK notch up two consecutive months of record sales of pre-owned internal fleet vehicles. Of the 717 pre-owned vehicles that Mitsubishi dealers have bought directly from the manufacturer’s UK division since the start of the year, nearly 45 per cent were the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, highlighting the unwavering popularity of the UK’s best-selling Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicle. Such is the demand for pre-owned examples of the … Continue reading News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV DRIVES RECORD MITSUBISHI MOTORS USED SALES

Yamaha RD350 YPVS: Hallelujah I Love Her So

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. Back in the early eighties you had a choice when it came to motorcycling of a big, heavy, ill handling four stroke or a light, fiery, ill handling two stroke and your allegiances wouldn’t allow any cross contamination between the two, quite separate camps. The thing is though, motorcyclists were still far better off, even with such limited machinery, than those who continued to look no further than the products from Ford, Vauxhall … Continue reading Yamaha RD350 YPVS: Hallelujah I Love Her So

News: THE NEW NISSAN QASHQAI: PREMIUM ENHANCEMENTS REINFORCING 10 YEARS OF CROSSOVER LEADERSHIP

Nissan recently unveiled the new Qashqai crossover to MotorMartin, with significant enhancements of the car’s premium character. The upgrades focus on a contemporary new exterior design, higher levels of interior quality and improved driving performance. Nissan have shared with MotorMartin that their New Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies have also been added, continuing their ongoing journey towards zero emissions and zero fatalities. The new Qashqai will be available with ProPILOT autonomous drive capability, controlling the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways which, Nissan say, will provide consumers with more control of their vehicle and a more confident … Continue reading News: THE NEW NISSAN QASHQAI: PREMIUM ENHANCEMENTS REINFORCING 10 YEARS OF CROSSOVER LEADERSHIP

News: ALPINE IS BACK – A110: THE COMPACT AND AGILE FRENCH SPORTS CAR

One year after the presentation of the Alpine Vision show car, Alpine revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show its production car: the new A110 and subsequently shared the following information with MotorMartin to be reproduced here in full: Combining the timeless Alpine principles of light weight, agility and performance, this mid-engined two-seater sports coupe is true to the spirit of its predecessors and in particular the A110 ‘Berlinette’. The new car will be built in the Alpine factory in Dieppe and deliveries will start late 2017 in Continental Europe. Deliveries in the UK and Japan will start in 2018. … Continue reading News: ALPINE IS BACK – A110: THE COMPACT AND AGILE FRENCH SPORTS CAR

News: ASTON MARTIN TAKES WINDOW SHOPPING TO A NEW LEVEL WITH HARRODS

We like Aston Martins here at MotorMartin Towers as they consistently look and drive superbly and it’s clear from the latest news to arrive here at the Towers that others, slightly better off, would also appear to agree. Aston have therefore shared with MotorMartin that shoppers in London’s Knightsbridge are to be treated to the sight of a very special Aston Martin window display consisting of a DB11, V12 Vantage S and Vanquish S in iconic British store, Harrods. A great idea. MotorMartin has been informed that the three stunning Aston Martin sports cars will take over the storefront of … Continue reading News: ASTON MARTIN TAKES WINDOW SHOPPING TO A NEW LEVEL WITH HARRODS