News: FROM THE QUEEN TO WAYNE ROONEY: AUTO TRADER REVEALS HOW HAVING A FAMOUS OWNER CAN INCREASE THE PRICE BY UP TO 241%

Even though most people lack the stratospheric salaries of top footballers and entertainers, it’s still possible to get a taste of their luxury lifestyles, with many celebs choosing to list their cars for sale online. But how much does the kudos of having a celebrity owner add to the asking price? Auto Trader, the UK’s… Read More News: FROM THE QUEEN TO WAYNE ROONEY: AUTO TRADER REVEALS HOW HAVING A FAMOUS OWNER CAN INCREASE THE PRICE BY UP TO 241%

News: COS YOU’RE WORTH IT – FAST FORD HEAVEN AT CCA SALE

The #MotorMartinClassics desk has been all of a fluster recently with the news that the next Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale at the NEC will see twenty-one Fast Fords, ranging from Escorts to Capris to Fiestas to Sierras, go under the hammer. Highlights at the CCA Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale include… Read More News: COS YOU’RE WORTH IT – FAST FORD HEAVEN AT CCA SALE

News: MAZDA VISION COUPE WINS CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR

Unsurprisingly to all of us up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, the Mazda VISION COUPE has won “Concept Car of the Year” at the 11th-annual Car Design Night Geneva held on 6 March during Geneva Motor Show. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the panel of 18 judges who selected the VISION COUPE… Read More News: MAZDA VISION COUPE WINS CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR

News: MAKING A SWIFT MOVE UP TO THE FINAL THREE

Suzuki is very pleased to announce that the Swift has made it to the top three in the world in the Urban category of the 2018 World Car of The Year. For those that are unsure as to how it all works, to qualify for the initial judging process, vehicles had to be less than… Read More News: MAKING A SWIFT MOVE UP TO THE FINAL THREE

News: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES TO DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW’S BUILT IN BRITAIN FEATURE

Triumph Motorcycles have shared with MotorMartin that they are to be the latest addition to The Confused.com London Motor Show’s ‘Built In Britain’ feature, where they will showcase two stylishly crafted bikes from their impressive modern classic range. The Leicester-based manufacturer will be displaying the beautifully imposing and iconically-styled Thruxton 1200 R – which is… Read More News: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES TO DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW’S BUILT IN BRITAIN FEATURE

News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK’S SPECIALISED SVP DIVISION UNVEILS THE MITSUBISHI L200 BARBARIAN SVP II

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK have explained to MotorMartin that they are adding even more style and purpose to the multi award-winning Mitsubishi L200 with the unveiling of the new special edition Barbarian SVP II – the second vehicle to be produced by its SVP (Special Vehicle Projects) division. The L200 Barbarian SVP II, Mitsubishi… Read More News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK’S SPECIALISED SVP DIVISION UNVEILS THE MITSUBISHI L200 BARBARIAN SVP II

News: McLAREN 570GT IS BACK IN BLACK WITH THE MSO BLACK COLLECTION LIMITED TO 100 EXAMPLES WORLDWIDE

McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, have explained to MotorMartin that they are extending their Sports Series offering with the 570GT MSO Black Collection. Featuring new MSO Bespoke Carbon Black exterior paint, as well as an MSO Defined Titanium SuperSports Exhaust and Sport Pack dynamic handling package to further amplify its… Read More News: McLAREN 570GT IS BACK IN BLACK WITH THE MSO BLACK COLLECTION LIMITED TO 100 EXAMPLES WORLDWIDE

News: KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

We loved the Kia Sportage here at MotorMartin Towers, a review that can be seen by clicking here and so it was no surprise when Kia Motors let it be known that they were celebrating five million cumulative sales of their global best-selling Kia Sportage compact SUV. A few details for you now: Launched in… Read More News: KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

News: THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE I.D. FAMILY: THE I.D. R FOR PIKES PEAK

Volkswagen’s latest motorsport project has been named: I.D. R Pikes Peak is the title of the all-electric prototype racing car, with which Volkswagen will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24th June 2018 in Colorado, USA. The four-wheel drive sports car, Volkswagen say, combines its ambassadorial role for the future, electric I.D.… Read More News: THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE I.D. FAMILY: THE I.D. R FOR PIKES PEAK

News: OVER €20 MILLION WORTH OF CLASSIC CARS GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN AUCTION

Friends of #MotorMartinClassics, International auctioneers Coys, have explained recently that they are putting under the hammer 115 classic cars worth over €20 million at their Techno Classica Essen auction on March 24th in Germany. Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, shared with MotorMartin that: “We are proud to return to Essen Techno Classica for another high… Read More News: OVER €20 MILLION WORTH OF CLASSIC CARS GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN AUCTION

News: X-CLASS HONOURED WITH PROFESSIONAL PICKUP OF THE YEAR AS FIRST UK AWARD

The new X-Class from Mercedes-Benz Vans has been, rather unsurprisingly in MotorMartin’s opinion, honoured with its first UK award – Professional Pickup of the Year – at the inaugural Professional Pickup & 4×4 Awards, held recently in Bierton, Aylesbury. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that Judging took place in December at the Carlton Towers Estate… Read More News: X-CLASS HONOURED WITH PROFESSIONAL PICKUP OF THE YEAR AS FIRST UK AWARD

MG ZS 1.5 Excite: Brand New Friend.

What we have here is MG’s answer to the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX3 and Ford EcoSport amongst others, a car that MG already have supreme confidence in, so much so that it comes with a 7 year/80,000 mile warranty. MG have used their new ‘Emotional Dynamism’ design philosophy with the ZS to create an upmarket… Read More MG ZS 1.5 Excite: Brand New Friend.

News: DACIA REVISES DUSTER LINE-UP AND LAUNCHES NEW AIR AND NAV+ TRIM LEVELS

Dacia have shared with MotorMartin recently that they have revised their Duster line-up and launched two brand new trim levels. The Duster range is now available to order in Access, Air and Nav+ trims. The new Air trim, Dacia say, starts at just £10,995 and features air conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, height-adjustable driver’s seat,… Read More News: DACIA REVISES DUSTER LINE-UP AND LAUNCHES NEW AIR AND NAV+ TRIM LEVELS

News: ABARTH IS NAMED OFFICIAL SPONSOR AND OFFICAL CAR SUPPLIER TO MOVISTAR YAMAHA MOTOGP TEAM FOR FOURTH YEAR

So qualifying is over and the season is ready to start and the staff on the #MotorMartinRacing desk just cannot wait and now we have received news that the two Yamaha YZR-M1 2018 bikes will again carry the Scorpion logo for this year’s FIM MotoGP World Championship. Indeed, Yamaha have confirmed to MotorMartin that the… Read More News: ABARTH IS NAMED OFFICIAL SPONSOR AND OFFICAL CAR SUPPLIER TO MOVISTAR YAMAHA MOTOGP TEAM FOR FOURTH YEAR

News: NEW, THREE-SEAT McLAREN ‘HYPER-GT’ WILL HAVE HIGHEST TOP SPEED OF ANY McLAREN YET – INCLUDING THE ICONIC F1

McLaren Automotive have recently confirmed to MotorMartin that its forthcoming new ‘Hyper-GT‘, codenamed BP23, will achieve the highest top speed of any McLaren yet with the capability to exceed the 243mph peak speed of the legendary McLaren F1 road car. The news follows the announcement by McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt during the Geneva Motor… Read More News: NEW, THREE-SEAT McLAREN ‘HYPER-GT’ WILL HAVE HIGHEST TOP SPEED OF ANY McLAREN YET – INCLUDING THE ICONIC F1

News: ‘ADD TO BASKET’ – AUDI UK READY TO ACCEPT ONLINE E-TRON DEPOSITS

From virtual to reality in just a few mouse clicks. Audi have shared with MotorMartin that devotees excited by the e-tron quattro concept – an SUV which is the first to carry the genes of Vorsprung durch Technik into the era of fully electric mobility – can not only now view the prototype’s recent Geneva… Read More News: ‘ADD TO BASKET’ – AUDI UK READY TO ACCEPT ONLINE E-TRON DEPOSITS

News: AUTOFARM TO RESTORE RARE PORSCHE TREASURE

Exciting times over at the #MotorMartinClassics desk as news has arrived that after tracking down and acquiring the last ever right-hand drive 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7, leading independent Porsche specialist Autofarm has found a new owner for this unique vehicle and started work on the restoration. Amazing. The ‘Trinidad RS’ as it is now… Read More News: AUTOFARM TO RESTORE RARE PORSCHE TREASURE

News: UK’S RAREST CLASSICS FOR AUCTION WITH CCA

As regular readers already know, here at MotorMartin Towers we absolutely love a classic car auction, news then that Classic Car Auctions (CCA) are holding one of there spectacular classic sales certainly raised temperatures and stopped work recently. Classic Car Auctions (CCA) have shared with #MotorMartinClassics that they will offer enthusiasts the chance to own… Read More News: UK’S RAREST CLASSICS FOR AUCTION WITH CCA

News: RETURN TO PUNTA DEL ESTE FOR DS VIRGIN RACING

DS Virgin Racing and the all-electric Formula E Championship concludes its Latin America tour with a return to the Punta del Este E-Prix, taking place on the streets of the Uruguayan city on Saturday 17 March and #MotorMartinRacing can’t wait. The race, which previously appeared in the Formula E calendar during Season One and Two,… Read More News: RETURN TO PUNTA DEL ESTE FOR DS VIRGIN RACING