Ford EDGE Vignale 2.0 TDCi AWD PowerShift Auto: Review by Anthony Yates

There are a couple of reasons why you would buy a Ford EDGE. Firstly, the thought of doing 600mph in a hot hatch has had its day. Secondly, the EDGE is designed with you in mind – no fuss, no drama, just a decent vehicle that will be very loyal. Yes, occasionally it may annoy you, but in the end, you will forgive it – just because it makes you feel happy. Of course, some of you will frown because it’s a diesel – I say, if you want to spend a big majority of your life waiting for the … Continue reading Ford EDGE Vignale 2.0 TDCi AWD PowerShift Auto: Review by Anthony Yates

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News: OXFORDSHIRE DEALER SELLS CLASSIC PORSCHE TO SINGAPORE BUYER WITH A SINGLE VIDEO

News has arrived up at #MotorMartinClassics that a car buyer from Singapore has snapped up one of the most sought-after classic cars from a dealership in Oxfordshire after the seller used video technology to save him travelling the 10,000km distance. The Singapore-based buyer purchased the 1992 Porsche 911 RS from prestige car retailer Maundrell after Steve Rogers, co-founder of the business, followed up his initial enquiry with a personalised video presentation. On receiving the video, the buyer decided to bite the bullet and became the proud owner of the 911 in spite of never seeing it ‘in-the-metal’, owing to the … Continue reading News: OXFORDSHIRE DEALER SELLS CLASSIC PORSCHE TO SINGAPORE BUYER WITH A SINGLE VIDEO

News: RENAULT SPORT FORMULA 1 TEAM: FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

On the eve of the Bahrain F1 GP, #MotorMartinRacing has found time to highlight the achievements of one of the less well known driver pairings down at Renault after all, there’s more that two teams in F1 and only so much news one can take regarding the impressive Mercedes and Ferrari. Renault Sport Formula One Team have shared with MotorMartin how they opened up their 2018 account with both Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz finishing in the top ten in the recent Australian Grand Prix. Nico started from P7 on the grid and finished in that same position whilst Carlos … Continue reading News: RENAULT SPORT FORMULA 1 TEAM: FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

News: STUNNING RESULTS SHOW STRONG DEMAND FOR ‘EVERYMAN’ CLASSICS

Friends of #MotorMartinClassics, Classic Car Auctions (CCA), have held their biggest sale of the year recently at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show where 130 out of 161 cars classics on offer were sold, resulting in an impressive 81% sales rate. Not a bad result. The total value of the cars sold reached a very impressive £2.1 million over the two-day sale at the NEC in Birmingham on 24th and 25th March. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that while there was frenetic bidding for many cars, notable lots included the highest price paid at the auction for a … Continue reading News: STUNNING RESULTS SHOW STRONG DEMAND FOR ‘EVERYMAN’ CLASSICS

News: PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR AND RESTORATION SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY, BREAKS ALL RECORDS

It’s been explained to #MotorMartinClassics that this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, broke all records – record crowds, record number of cars and clubs, record fundraising and more restoration and rust than ever before! A record 28,151 motoring enthusiasts, an increase of over 3,000 attendees, headed to Birmingham’s NEC over the three-day show to see over 1,000 cars in various conditions, from a rusty heap to a concours stunner. They were treated to amazing vehicle displays, live working on projects and informative demonstrations from 159 classic motoring clubs, the most to ever appear at the … Continue reading News: PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR AND RESTORATION SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY, BREAKS ALL RECORDS

News: BMW CELEBRATES 10,000 BMW I3 SALES IN THE UK

BMW UK have shared with MotorMartin recently that they are celebrating a significant milestone as the 10,000th BMW i3 has just been sold. Launched in 2013, BMW have explained that the i3 has evolved to be the best-selling compact electric vehicle in the premium segment. With updates to the BMW i3 and the addition of a new, sportier variant in the BMW i3s, success is set to continue. Thanks to the latest BMW eDrive technology, both the BMW i3 and new BMW i3s offer emission-free driving with instantaneous power delivery, efficient use of energy and an increased range. Unsurprisingly, this … Continue reading News: BMW CELEBRATES 10,000 BMW I3 SALES IN THE UK

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: Barbarian Kings

The SVP, Mitsubishi say, has been specifically built from the ground up, giving it a rugged new appearance with 17” bespoke black alloy wheels and BF Goodrich off-road tyres, aggressive oversized wheel arches, black detailing, special seat trims with embroidered Limited Edition vehicle number and a tailgate SVP badge, there’s also only 250 available from your local Mitsubishi dealer. Exclusivity sells after all. The small yet significant improvements in detailing added by Mitsubishi over the standard L200 gives the Barbarian a whole new look. Now let us not forget that last year’s L200 was no shrinking violet, having a presence … Continue reading Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: Barbarian Kings

News: SOLID SIXTH PLACE FOR CAMIER IN THAI WORLDSBK RACE 2

Following on from Race 1, Honda have explained to MotorMartin how Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Leon Camier capped off a strong showing in Thailand with a sixth place finish at Chang International Circuit, while Jake Gagne was back in the points after taking fourteenth place on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Camier started on pole position in Race 2 courtesy of his fourth place in Race 1 and although he got the holeshot and led into the first corner, a fierce battle in the lead group resulted in him ending the first lap in P5. Showing consistent pace throughout … Continue reading News: SOLID SIXTH PLACE FOR CAMIER IN THAI WORLDSBK RACE 2

News: SUPERB VICTORY BY DAVIES IN RACE 2 AT BURIRAM, MELANDRI 7TH DESPITE SOME ISSUES

Following on from Race 1, The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team have shared with MotorMartin how they climbed back to the top step of the podium at Buriram (Thailand) with Chaz Davies, who sealed a brilliant win in Race 2 starting from third row. The Welshman, who took the lead during lap 7 and progressively broke away from the field, thus claimed the first victory of 2018 and the 28th of his career. A particularly significant win – coupled with the fastest lap of the race in 1:33.627 – since it came on a historically difficult track. Race 2, on … Continue reading News: SUPERB VICTORY BY DAVIES IN RACE 2 AT BURIRAM, MELANDRI 7TH DESPITE SOME ISSUES