News: LEICHTBAU TO PACK A PUNCH AT AUCTION

Friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions have shared news with us up here in the Towers that they have consigned a rare, limited edition 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Leichtbau to their upcoming May Sale, taking place on 13th May at Silverstone circuit. The highly collectible car is, according to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, chassis… Read More News: LEICHTBAU TO PACK A PUNCH AT AUCTION

News: H.R. OWEN LISTS ANOTHER ULTRA-RARE ASTON MARTIN AS VANTAGE GT8 GOES ON SALE AT ASTON MARTIN CHELTENHAM

As regular readers will already know, MotorMartin is a big fan of all things Aston Martin and so news that leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen have welcomed an extremely rare Aston Martin to its Cheltenham showroom – a limited-edition Vantage GT8, has been met with excitement over here on the top floor of the… Read More News: H.R. OWEN LISTS ANOTHER ULTRA-RARE ASTON MARTIN AS VANTAGE GT8 GOES ON SALE AT ASTON MARTIN CHELTENHAM

News: ONE-MILLIONTH MAZDA MX-5 RETURNS TO JAPAN AFTER ITS WORLD TOUR

If a car were like a Hollywood SuperStar then surely the Mazda MX-5 is the Kevin Bacon of motoring, after all, we’re supposed to be able to link anyone to Kevin in only 6 moves and similarly, we are all only six moves away from someone who has driven or been in a MX-5. So… Read More News: ONE-MILLIONTH MAZDA MX-5 RETURNS TO JAPAN AFTER ITS WORLD TOUR

News: MG MOTOR UK EXPANDS NATIONAL NETWORK WITH TYNESIDE DEALER APPOINTMENT

MG Motor UK have shared the following news recently with MotorMartin as they have further expanded their national dealer network with the appointment of Henson Motor Group. Trading under the name ‘Newcastle MG’, the Benton-based business is widely regarded as one of the UK’s fastest-growing new and used car supermarkets. Taking on the MG franchise from March… Read More News: MG MOTOR UK EXPANDS NATIONAL NETWORK WITH TYNESIDE DEALER APPOINTMENT

News: NEW FILM: ASTON MARTIN DNA UNLEASHED AT NEW ST ATHAN PLANT

There’s just something about Aston Martin that transcends barriers. After all, it’s not just a brand known to fans of the motorcar but is often highly placed in ‘brands of the year’ competitions as it has a badge to yearn for. Perhaps one of the few truly global brands, what with their iconic front grill… Read More News: NEW FILM: ASTON MARTIN DNA UNLEASHED AT NEW ST ATHAN PLANT

News: FORD INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER CAN HELP PUT THE BRAKES ON INCURRING NEWLY RAISED SPEEDING FINES

It’s certainly the case that breaking the speed limit can be costly – with escalating fines, driving bans, and a significant role in some road accidents. New legislation introduced this week will dramatically change the way speeding fines are calculated, with offending drivers facing penalties of up to 175 per cent of their weekly wage.… Read More News: FORD INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER CAN HELP PUT THE BRAKES ON INCURRING NEWLY RAISED SPEEDING FINES

News: BONHAMS ANNOUNCES 18TH ANNUAL ASTON MARTIN SALE

MotorMartin has long desired an Aston Martin which means that interest in the marque is permanently high over here at the Towers and any Aston Martin news often takes precedence over some of the lesser known brands. Bearing that in mind, news that the the 18th annual Aston Martin Sale was being held by International… Read More News: BONHAMS ANNOUNCES 18TH ANNUAL ASTON MARTIN SALE

News: FORD AIMING HIGH FOR WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT SPA

With the racing season finally arriving a few weeks ago and the Silverstone opener reaching it’s conclusion, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team travels to Spa, Belgium, next week for the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, leading both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Championships following a season-opening victory for the #67… Read More News: FORD AIMING HIGH FOR WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT SPA

News: FIAT 500 MIRROR: REFLECTING THE NEED TO BE CONNECTED

Let’s start with a little modern history. In 2007, Fiat released their reinterpretation of the original Fiat 500, with some notable changes like the rear-mounted engine being scrapped for an engine in the front, in line with most modern cars. The 2007 Fiat 500 was based heavily on the Fiat Panda, keeping many of the… Read More News: FIAT 500 MIRROR: REFLECTING THE NEED TO BE CONNECTED

News: NAPIER-RAILTON SPECIAL TO GO ON DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW 2017

The Confused.com London Motor Show 2017 is gearing up to welcome a true speed icon of British automotive history, the Napier-Railton Special and that fact alone was enough to pique the interest of those of the classic car fans here at MotorMartin Towers. It’s recently been explained to MotorMartin that from 4-7 May 2017 at… Read More News: NAPIER-RAILTON SPECIAL TO GO ON DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW 2017

News: NEW 800BHP SUTTON CS800 MUSTANG UNLEASHED

Exciting news has just reached MotorMartin Towers that the new Sutton CS800 Mustang was recently revealed at the 2017 Top Marques show in Monaco, establishing a new pinnacle for the Sutton Bespoke Mustang tuning programme. Based on the 5.0-litre V8 model, the CS800 boasts a high-performance supercharger system that increases the engine’s power output to… Read More News: NEW 800BHP SUTTON CS800 MUSTANG UNLEASHED

News: ORIGINAL MINI NAMED AS BEST BRITISH-BUILT CAR OF ALL TIME

There’s nothing those of us working on the new mezzanine level here at MotorMartin Towers love more than a long running debate over favourite cars and motorbikes and it would appear that we’re not alone with this as news has reached the Towers that Britain’s most influential car bosses have teamed up with Auto Express… Read More News: ORIGINAL MINI NAMED AS BEST BRITISH-BUILT CAR OF ALL TIME

News: MG MOTOR UNVEILS VISION OF THE FUTURE WITH E-MOTION CONCEPT CAR

It’s no real surprise to MotorMartin that those clever folk over at MG and their parent company SAIC Motor have a number of rather special ideas in the pipeline, after all, with that much design and engineering talent available, the bigger question should be, why have we not seen anything this special before?  MG Motor… Read More News: MG MOTOR UNVEILS VISION OF THE FUTURE WITH E-MOTION CONCEPT CAR

News: NEW HYUNDAI SANTA FE ENDURANCE: UNLEASH YOUR INNER EXPLORER WITH NEW LIMITED EDITION MODEL

Hyundai Motor UK have shared with MotorMartin news regarding the launch of a highly-equipped SUV perfect for those who consider every drive an expedition – the Sante Fe Endurance Edition.  Sitting at the top of Hyundai’s range, it celebrates a recent history-making drive by Patrick Bergel, the Great Grandson of legendary polar explorer, Sir Ernest… Read More News: NEW HYUNDAI SANTA FE ENDURANCE: UNLEASH YOUR INNER EXPLORER WITH NEW LIMITED EDITION MODEL

News: FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES FORD FOCUS RS RX DEVELOPMENT VIDEO SERIES

If ever a car could be described as boring or plain then the Ford Focus RS RX is certainly not the one. Outrageous, extraordinary, incredible, all of these adjectives can most definitely be attributed to the Focus and now, just in case, Ford have given the RS across to their performance department to make absolutely… Read More News: FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES FORD FOCUS RS RX DEVELOPMENT VIDEO SERIES

News: A RACING START: T L DARBY MAKES A FAST START TO RETAILING WITH MG MOTOR UK

As has been described previously here on MotorMartin, it’s good to see that MG Motor UK are still pressing ahead with expanding their dealer network across this green and pleasant land of ours and with continued expansion into the harder to reach corners, MG are making sure that they’re accessible to all potential customers.  And… Read More News: A RACING START: T L DARBY MAKES A FAST START TO RETAILING WITH MG MOTOR UK

News: FIAT LAUNCHES STYLISH FULLBACK CROSS

With Pick-Ups becoming more and more popular with the car buying public, rather than just those who enjoy manual labour, it’s exactly the right time for Fiat to get in on the act and so the Fiat Fullback Cross – a stylish new version of the brand’s pick-up – has made its debut at the… Read More News: FIAT LAUNCHES STYLISH FULLBACK CROSS

News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV DRIVES RECORD MITSUBISHI MOTORS USED SALES

MotorMartin is certainly a big fan of the Outlander PHEV, with a recent test posted under the title, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX5h: Electric Boogaloo which showed just how strong a performer this outstanding SUV is on the highways and byways of this green and pleasant land of ours, so the following news, direct from Mitsubishi to us… Read More News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV DRIVES RECORD MITSUBISHI MOTORS USED SALES

News: FERRARI’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS GET UNDERWAY WITH RE-ENACTMENT OF 125 S DRIVING THROUGH THE MARANELLO GATES

Just a few short weeks ago, Ferrari were up celebrating a rather important anniversary of theirs and due to the significance of the original event It was decided that MotorMartin should take a back seat and allow Ferrari themselves to take up the story. Indeed, Ferrari have kindly shared the following short film with MotorMartin… Read More News: FERRARI’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS GET UNDERWAY WITH RE-ENACTMENT OF 125 S DRIVING THROUGH THE MARANELLO GATES

News: LONDON MORGAN THE LATEST BIG NAME ON 2017 LONDON MOTOR SHOW EXHIBITOR LIST

MotorMartin has been a big fan of the Morgan three wheeler since it’s launch, a car that continues to look and feel so different from everything else on the road today. Indeed, following one through the twists and turns of West Yorkshire, just above Otley, was a delight, surrounded as we were by the deep… Read More News: LONDON MORGAN THE LATEST BIG NAME ON 2017 LONDON MOTOR SHOW EXHIBITOR LIST