News: COYS TO HOLD CLASSIC CAR AND MEMORABILIA AUCTION FOR CHARITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

It’s always nice to hear about the activities of those renowned International auctioneers Coys especially as they have recently informed MotorMartin that they will be holding their inaugural classic car and memorabilia auction for charity at the Concours South Africa 2017 on August 5th. Friends of MotorMartin, Coys, have shared that South Africa’s only multi-marque concours, held for the first time in 2016, runs over four days starting on August 3rd at the luxury resort Sun City, only 187 km from Johannesburg, and brings together the finest classic, luxury and sports vehicles from around the country. The auction, Coys say, will … Continue reading News: COYS TO HOLD CLASSIC CAR AND MEMORABILIA AUCTION FOR CHARITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

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News: SUPERCAR-BUYING LONDONERS SEE SURREY DEALERSHIP JOIN EUROPE’S FASTEST-GROWING BUSINESSES

In what can only be seen as a growing problem for us all, especially those of us up here in MotorMartin Towers forced to try and make sense of this crazy world of automobiles that we all love so dearly. Our spiralling demand for supercars and that amongst London’s super wealthy elite has seen a Surrey dealership named as one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe. Blimey! Family-owned Romans International, have recently shared with MotorMartin that they have seen turnover rocket from 2012 (£23,884,972) to more than £70 million in 2016. The huge surge – fuelled by an ever increasing … Continue reading News: SUPERCAR-BUYING LONDONERS SEE SURREY DEALERSHIP JOIN EUROPE’S FASTEST-GROWING BUSINESSES

News: ARTY DESIGN ROARS INTO MG SHOWROOM

It’s good to see that MG Motor UK dealerships are reaching out into the communities they work within and encouraging people onto the forecourt with a range of interesting ideas. It’s this kind of interaction with the public that MotorMartin finds so refreshing in the increasingly corporate and soul less larger car supermarkets that are becoming more prevalent. Therefore, the news that Outwoods Primary School year six pupil, Deya Kidder from Burton upon Trent, has been announced as the winner of MG dealership TL Darby’s ‘Up on the Roof’ competition should most definitely be celebrated by all involved. The contest, … Continue reading News: ARTY DESIGN ROARS INTO MG SHOWROOM

News: PRECISION, BEAUTY AND PERFORMANCE: THE NEW LOTUS EVORA GT430

A few days ago, during a quiet moment up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, news arrived direct from that most famous of British manufacturer, Lotus, who were extremely pleased to share with MotorMartin the news that after it’s successful introduction of the Lotus Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 to global markets, Lotus have unveiled their most powerful road-going model ever – the Evora GT430. With there being so many technical details of the Evora GT430 design and build to share, the decision has been taken to allow Lotus to go through the details of their latest supercar … Continue reading News: PRECISION, BEAUTY AND PERFORMANCE: THE NEW LOTUS EVORA GT430

News: FORD GT DELIVERS ULTIMATE RACE CAR FOR THE ROAD SUPPORTED BY 50 SENSORS, 25 COMPUTERS… AND 2 CUP HOLDERS

One of MotorMartin’s favourite modern cars has got to be the Ford GT, indeed, following the car’s racing fortunes in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship has become all consuming due to the superb performance and beautiful looks displayed by the Chip Ganassi Racing GT over the last season and a half. With enthusiasm For the GT still not sated, despite consuming all available information, there was much excitement recently when some of the more intricate details of the road car were shared with the Ford fans up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers.  Ford have explained to MotorMartin … Continue reading News: FORD GT DELIVERS ULTIMATE RACE CAR FOR THE ROAD SUPPORTED BY 50 SENSORS, 25 COMPUTERS… AND 2 CUP HOLDERS

News: KIA RIO NOW HAS A BEATING PULSE

Just before Christmas there was a rather nice Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT in the car park outside MotorMartin Towers, a car, it has to be said, that managed to combine the practicalities and comfort of a family hatch with an 1.6L turbocharged engine producing a forceful 201bhp. We loved it here at the Towers. Once the Cee’d had been returned attention turned towards its little brother/sister, the Rio and the desire to see what Kia could do if they ever decided to sharpen it up a little. When the latest news then arrived from Kia up on the top … Continue reading News: KIA RIO NOW HAS A BEATING PULSE

News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: JULY 2017

It’s always interesting to see what Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts come up with as they reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market before choosing a car and bike of the month and July is certainly no different. Infact, there’s often a palpable crackle of excitement around the newsdesk up on th top floor when the latest car and bike of the month is revealed. Vehicle valuation manager at mycarcheck.com, Jon Wheeler, shared with MotorMartin that: “Owning a Porsche Boxster has never been more affordable. Decent early versions of the 987, the second generation made between 2005 and 2012, are available … Continue reading News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: JULY 2017

News: LEGENDARY RALLY CARS AT CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE RALLYFEST

As regular readers will know, we love pretty much all forms of motorsport up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and the wild and spectacular World Rally Championship from yester year is up there with the very best. News then that visitors to this year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB will be treated to a stunning showcase of iconic rally cars from many of the sport’s most exciting eras in the Form of a major attraction at Cholmondeley Castle’s RallyFest was met with much excitement. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that last autumn’s hugely popular RallyFest marked 30 years since … Continue reading News: LEGENDARY RALLY CARS AT CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE RALLYFEST

News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW INSIGNIA GSI AHEAD OF FRANKFURT DEBUT

It’s not often that a new Vauxhall gets the pulse racing but we might now be in luck as with its debut set for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Vauxhall has released first pics of the all-new Insignia GSi, which will deliver high levels of performance through all-wheel drive, a new chassis and Brembo brakes, and will be powered by a refined 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and doesn’t it look good. Vauxhall have shared with MotorMartin that the performance variant of their latest flagship model has an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which can be operated via a paddle-shift on the steering … Continue reading News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW INSIGNIA GSI AHEAD OF FRANKFURT DEBUT