Ford Cougar (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3d. Part 2: Paradise City

A few months ago the latest car to grace the car park here at MotorMartin Towers arrived, looking rather wonderful resplendent in it’s faded, battered and bruised, classic Ford blue paintwork. The history of Ford’s attempts to recreate the popularity of their legendary Capri have already been covered in Part 1, Ford Cougar (1998 –… Read More Ford Cougar (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3d. Part 2: Paradise City

News: MAZDA TEAM JOEST SHOWS SPEED AND TESTS ENDURANCE AT TOUGH DAYTONA 24 HOURS

With the #MotorMartinRacing team getting up to speed in time for the new season of racing news has arrived that the Mazda RT24-Ps of Mazda Motorsports demonstrated a major leap forward in competitiveness at Daytona International Speedway recently, but unfortunately both cars retired before the finish of the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, the first… Read More News: MAZDA TEAM JOEST SHOWS SPEED AND TESTS ENDURANCE AT TOUGH DAYTONA 24 HOURS

News: MOTORCYCLE LIVE ORGANISERS ANNOUNCE 2017 SHOW AWARDS AS VOTED BY VISITORS

The organisers of Motorcycle Live have announced to MotorMartin the winners of the 2017 show awards, based solely on feedback from the visiting public. Kawasaki Motors UK, Triumph Motorcycles, Infinity Motorcycles and Suzuki GB all collected accolades for their efforts at the annual event, which took place at The NEC, Birmingham last November. Kawasaki Motors… Read More News: MOTORCYCLE LIVE ORGANISERS ANNOUNCE 2017 SHOW AWARDS AS VOTED BY VISITORS

News: McLAREN SUPERCAR ROARS IN AS NEW BEAULIEU EXHIBIT

It’s been shared with MotorMartin recently that every supercar fan’s dream, the 2016 McLaren MSO HS is a new arrival which has roared into the National Motor Museum to go on show at Beaulieu. One of only 25 built, the very special McLaren boasts an exceptional turn of speed, stunning styling and masses of horsepower… Read More News: McLAREN SUPERCAR ROARS IN AS NEW BEAULIEU EXHIBIT

News: PRESS LAUNCH XR3 AMONGST RARITIES AT BARONS’ CLASSIC WINTER WARMER

With Spring not too far on the horizon, many enthusiasts’ thoughts turn to their next classic car. Happily, Barons had a fantastic range on offer at its Classic Winter Warmer sale at Sandown Park on February 27, including the oldest Ford Escort XR3 in the UK, a hugely rewarding E-type restoration project and a host… Read More News: PRESS LAUNCH XR3 AMONGST RARITIES AT BARONS’ CLASSIC WINTER WARMER

News: SUZULIGHT – SUZUKI’S VERY FIRST CAR

#MotorMartinClassics has been rather excited by the following information shared by Suzuki recently regarding an important moment in their history. Back in 1954, Suzuki Motor Company Limited was formed and Michio Suzuki designed and developed his first Automobile together with his young engineering team, many of whom were in their twenties. Using Suzuki’s ‘Yaramaika’ spirit,… Read More News: SUZULIGHT – SUZUKI’S VERY FIRST CAR

News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY RECEIVES £3.1 MILLION WORTH OF ORDERS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ANNOUNCING ITS 200 MPH+ THUNDER

Following The Lister Motor Company’s recent announcement of the fastest, most powerful and luxurious car it has ever built in 65-years – the 666 bhp Thunder supercar – the legendary Cambridge-based marque has been inundated with interest, with a rather incredible £3.1million-worth of orders for the model received within the first 24 hours of model’s… Read More News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY RECEIVES £3.1 MILLION WORTH OF ORDERS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ANNOUNCING ITS 200 MPH+ THUNDER

News: ORDERS OPEN FOR THE NEW FIAT TIPO S-DESIGN

Fiat have shared with MotorMartin recently that their popular and stylish Fiat Tipo range is expanding to include the new S-Design, a car dedicated to drivers who don’t want to compromise on style or substance. Available in hatchback and station wagon versions, Fiat day that the new S-Design dials up the sporty styling without compromising… Read More News: ORDERS OPEN FOR THE NEW FIAT TIPO S-DESIGN

News: MG NAMED UK’S BEST PERFORMING CAR BRAND

MG Motor UK has announced to MotorMartin an exceptional January for sales, reporting a total of 475 vehicle registrations in January –  a staggering 130% increase compared to the same period in 2017 and worthy of a MotorMartin well done. Rather impressively and despite a market downturn of 6.3%, according to figures released by the… Read More News: MG NAMED UK’S BEST PERFORMING CAR BRAND

News: SPECIAL CAMP JEEP® WITH PREVIEW OF THE ALL-NEW JEEP WRANGLER

The fifth annual Camp Jeep® (who thought of that one?) event – the once-a-year gathering of the Jeep Owners Group (JOG) and fans of the brand from across Europe – will take place on 14-15 July to celebrate the arrival of the all-new Jeep Wrangler. Packed with excitement, activities and entertainment, the thrilling two-day event,… Read More News: SPECIAL CAMP JEEP® WITH PREVIEW OF THE ALL-NEW JEEP WRANGLER

News: FAST-CHARGING ICE COOL I-PACE

Exciting news of the future has arrived at MotorMartin Towers recently as it’s been explained that Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE will deliver both rapid charging and rapid performance when it goes on sale on 1 March. Capable of charging in 45 minutes* and with sports car performance and SUV practicality, the I-PACE, Jaguar say, will be… Read More News: FAST-CHARGING ICE COOL I-PACE

News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY MAKES THUNDER WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS NEW 200+ MPH SUPERCAR

British specialist sports car maker – The Lister Motor Company – has shared the fastest, most powerful and luxurious car it has ever built in the legendary Cambridgeshire marque’s 65-year history, with the launch of the Lister Thunder. The Thunder was exclusively revealed at the Historic Motorsport International, staged at London’s ExCeL, from 15th-18th of… Read More News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY MAKES THUNDER WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS NEW 200+ MPH SUPERCAR

News: SUV-INSPIRED ACTIVE CROSSOVER HEADS NEW FORD KA+ LINE-UP

Ford have recently announced to MotorMartin the new KA+ – for the first time also offered as new KA+ Active crossover version – delivering greater comfort and convenience, more driver assistance technologies than the current model, and enhanced interior and exterior styling. The following information is direct from Ford themselves and has been published by… Read More News: SUV-INSPIRED ACTIVE CROSSOVER HEADS NEW FORD KA+ LINE-UP

News: VOLKSWAGEN AT THE BREMEN CLASSIC MOTORSHOW: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORRADO!

The Bremen Classic Motorshow traditionally marks the beginning of the new classic car season and this year was certainly no different with Volkswagen attending the small but impressive classic car show in the northern German city in its own right for the first time. It’s centrepiece was a sports coupé celebrating its 30th birthday this… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN AT THE BREMEN CLASSIC MOTORSHOW: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORRADO!

News: RENAULT SPORT RACING AND BP STRENGTHEN STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP

Excitement is increasing at the #MotorMartinRacing desk as plans from the big and small race teams are now being finalised, especially so as the following story reminded us all of the oncoming F1 season. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that building on their first season together, and a successful meeting between Renault Chairman, CEO Carlos… Read More News: RENAULT SPORT RACING AND BP STRENGTHEN STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP

News: KIA MAKES ITS INDIAN DEBUT AT AUTO EXPO 2018

Exciting news has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that Kia Motors India (KMI) made its Indian market debut at the Auto Expo 2018 in New Delhi with their new concept car exclusive to India. Kia unveiled the SP Concept at the New Delhi Motor Show on 7 February, 2018, alongside a… Read More News: KIA MAKES ITS INDIAN DEBUT AT AUTO EXPO 2018

News: McLAREN 720S NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL SUPERCAR OF THE YEAR 2017 AT PARIS FESTIVAL AUTOMOBILE INTERNATIONAL

In a move that will surely not surprise anyone with a soul, the McLaren 720S has been crowned the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017 at the Festival Automobile International Awards. Designed and hand-assembled by the British luxury sportscar and supercar maker in Woking, UK. This latest award for the 720S – which was… Read More News: McLAREN 720S NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL SUPERCAR OF THE YEAR 2017 AT PARIS FESTIVAL AUTOMOBILE INTERNATIONAL

News: RARE AND RESTORED CONNEW F1 CAR TO FEATURE AT RACE RETRO, POWERED BY MOTOR SPORT

It’s been shared with MotorMartin that few racing cars are restored forty years later by the very people that built it in the first place, but that’s exactly what’s happened to the little-known Connew F1 car, which will be on display at Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, held 23-25 February at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.… Read More News: RARE AND RESTORED CONNEW F1 CAR TO FEATURE AT RACE RETRO, POWERED BY MOTOR SPORT

MG GS Exclusive 1.5 TGi: Make My Sun Shine

MG can trace their history back to 1924 a fact superbly celebrated on the touchscreen when you turn the key and are world famous for making stylish cars that are great to own whilst still offering superb value for money. What then can be said for the all new MG GS? On test is the… Read More MG GS Exclusive 1.5 TGi: Make My Sun Shine