Ford Focus 2013 Pros and Cons: Shine A Light

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. In the beginning there was a road and it was good, but too empty. ‘What shall we fill this with?’ came the question. And the answer? It was… Read More Ford Focus 2013 Pros and Cons: Shine A Light

Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: I Know What I Am

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. The Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport delivers a quite incredible 208bhp from its responsive, turbocharged 1.6L THP which, when combined with a tactile and responsive 6-speed manual… Read More Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: I Know What I Am

Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Handsome Devil

The Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport is the compact hatchback with which Peugeot hope to have created a modern icon that will compare and compete on equal terms with their own, legendary 205 GTi. And that is consistently the biggest problem for Peugeot, especially when that GTi badge is added. Look at the 206… Read More Peugeot 208 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Handsome Devil

Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: New Star In The Sky

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. The new Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270 has been causing quite a stir of late, combining as it does, a phenomenal engine worthy of the GTi moniker with… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: New Star In The Sky

Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: Surfing On A Rocket

The new Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270 has been causing quite a stir of late, combining as it does, a phenomenal engine worthy of the GTi moniker and all of the practicality and style that a thoroughly modern five door hatchback has to offer. If ever there were a car that does it all, whilst… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: Surfing On A Rocket

Peugeot 106 GTI: Point Me At The Sky

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. The Peugeot 106 can easily be seen as the forgotten GTI, a car overshadowed by many but bettered by few, a car rather cruelly ignored and consigned to… Read More Peugeot 106 GTI: Point Me At The Sky

Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

What follows is an expanded review from that posted previously under the title: Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Waltzing In The Moonlight as, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the 2008 is more than deserving of a little more flesh being added to the bones of the original piece to create a more thorough and… Read More Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

How To Replace One Icon With Another: Had I Known You Better Then.

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Here’s a quick quiz to get you thinking today. I was born in 1980 and soldiered on until 1991, there were once over 1.5 million of me but… Read More How To Replace One Icon With Another: Had I Known You Better Then.

Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Waltzing In The Moonlight

The Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 S&S takes all that is good about the traditional SUV and gives it a sporting slant, producing a crossover that compliments it’s off road styling with a black front grill and sporting features. I particularly like the Pearlescent white paint finish that provides a contrast to the… Read More Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s
: Waltzing In The Moonlight

Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H 2.2 DI-D 4WD Automatic: Fighting Fit

In part 1, Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H 2.2 DI-D 4WD Automatic: Underneath The Radar, MotorMartin waxed lyrical about Bradford in West Yorkshire whilst spending time admiring the handsome Mitsubishi ASX. We discovered how quickly Bradford grew from it’s origins as an industrial mill town into the modern, multicultural City that it is today and hopefully, rediscovered… Read More Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H 2.2 DI-D 4WD Automatic: Fighting Fit

Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H 2.2 DI-D 4WD Automatic: Underneath the Radar

With a new model just around the corner now that, quite unbelievably, 2017 is upon us, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to spend some time with the 2016 edition of Mitsubishi’s venerable crossover SUV.  ASX, Mitsubishi say, stands for Active Sports X-over, a more than accurate description and one which sets your expectations of… Read More Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H 2.2 DI-D 4WD Automatic: Underneath the Radar

Citroën DS to DS Automobiles: All I Need

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor I was in the fortunate position before Christmas to spend a week with the impressively styled DS4, a car reviewed on MotorMartin under the heading: DS4 Prestige THP… Read More Citroën DS to DS Automobiles: All I Need

Toyota C-HR 1.2 litre Turbo 6-speed manual, 1.8 litre Hybrid e-CVT: Cool Waves

The Toyota C-HR has been causing quite a stir since launch with respect to the rather incredible styling that Toyota have seen fit to adorn their all new SUV with and in MotorMartin’s opinion, is absolutely stunning. All of which made it a simple enough decision to take up the kind offer from Charles Clark… Read More Toyota C-HR 1.2 litre Turbo 6-speed manual, 1.8 litre Hybrid e-CVT: Cool Waves

Alfa Romeo Spider 1966-2005: Staring At The Stars

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor There can’t be many of us out there that have not seen, or are completely unaware of the classic coming of age movie, the Graduate, released in 1967,… Read More Alfa Romeo Spider 1966-2005: Staring At The Stars

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Glory Days

In part 1 of Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Love Is Easy, MotorMartin looked at the quite stunning styling that Volkswagen saw fit to adorn their latest Scirocco with and how, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the end result was a particular triumph for both old and new fans of… Read More Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Glory Days

Toyota C-HR: A Space Boy Dream

Relaxing in the opulent, marble covered reception area of MotorMartin Towers last week was interrupted by a very interesting phone call from the impressive Charles Clark Toyota based down in Wolverhampton and who can be contacted on 01902690044 and I’m certainly glad that they did. On the table was an offer to drive the all… Read More Toyota C-HR: A Space Boy Dream

Kia Picanto 1.0 Petrol ‘SR7’ 3dr: Good Day Sunshine

The following review was published in the 3rd Dec edition of the Warwickshire Advertiser, p37 and on MotorMartin’s sister site, Blacktopmedia.co.uk recently.  The Picanto SR7 is a good looking, City Car. Kia’s familiar ‘Tiger’ grill, large front fog lights, 14” steel wheels and bright yellow body work combine well together and when added to the strong… Read More Kia Picanto 1.0 Petrol ‘SR7’ 3dr: Good Day Sunshine

2005 Ford GT40, The Blue Collar SuperCar: Save Me, I’m Yours

The following is a re-edit of a piece written by MotorMartin and posted on MotorMartin’s sister site, Blacktopmedia.co.uk and TheJunkYard on Drivetribe, a new motoring tribe run by the experienced motoring journalist and friend of MotorMartin, Tony Yates, perhaps better known by his Twitter name of @Xinterceptor.  It’s really a little too obvious to start… Read More 2005 Ford GT40, The Blue Collar SuperCar: Save Me, I’m Yours

Honda S800. Keep Yourself Alive.

Back in 1967, if you wanted a two seater sports car that was affordable, reliable and good looking, your choices were really rather limited. There was plenty of excitement to be had if your wallet was large enough, but for the average man on the street, someone that actually wanted to get to where they… Read More Honda S800. Keep Yourself Alive.

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Love Is Easy

The Volkswagen Scirocco has been with us now since the summer of 2008, when upon launch, it caused quite a stir. European drivers had been calling for the return of the Scirocco name for quite some time and were overjoyed when Volkswagen finally realised that they had a potential hit on their hands, if they… Read More Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Love Is Easy