The top floor up here at MotorMartin Towers was awash with excitement recently when it was announced that a pre-production 575MM Ferrari worth £200,000 and a 1926 Bugatti Type 37 worth £600,000 will be going under the hammer at, friends of MotorMartin, Coys auctions at Fontwell House and Blenheim palace on June 29th and July 15th respectively. The unbelievable 575MM will be offered at Coys auction in the elegant gardens of Fontwell House in the heart of the Sussex Downs, just a few miles away from the action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that … Continue reading News: ITALIAN GEMS LINED UP FOR COYS SUMMER AUCTIONS
There were plenty of Fords and lots of awards at the weekend, as the Classic Ford Show – backed by headline sponsors EBC Brakes and Lancaster Insurance – continued to go from strength-to-strength. Now in its 13th year, the famous Santa Pod Raceway was filled with classic Fords of all ages and models, with over 10,000 classic Ford fans making the pilgrimage to worship some of the Blue Oval’s all-time classics, with thanks to event sponsors Burton Power, Goodridge, Sytec, Valet Pro, Lancaster Insurance and EBC Brakes. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that among the 1,200-plus cars on display were … Continue reading News: FORDS AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE…
Perhaps the Brit that most transformed the sport of MotorCycle Grand Prix Racing in the eyes of the general public was the late great Barry Sheene with his Heron Suzuki Grand Prix machines. Someone at Suzuki clearly thinks so as Suzuki has released a pair of videos detailing the intricate and loving restoration of Barry Sheene’s 1976 world championship-winning XR14, which document the journey through to the moment the iconic machine was started for the first time. Part 1. Suzuki have shared with MotorMartin that, restored, by former Grand Prix technicians Martyn Ogborne – who was Barry Sheene’s mechanic during … Continue reading News: VIDEO: SUZUKI COMPLETES SHEENE XR14 RESTORATION
Regular readers of this site will know by now that we’re big fans of the relaunched MG brand up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers with a shiny 66 plate MG GS sitting proudly in it’s reserved space in the car park outside our extravagant reception. In fact MotorMartin has only recently had to return a MG3 to MG Motor UK after spending an extremely pleasant week darting around the beautiful coast and County of North Yorkshire over the course of a few hundred miles or so. And now news has arrived at the Towers that a brand … Continue reading News: MORE STYLE, LESS MONEY!