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

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

News: STRONG COMEBACK FOR DAVIES, 3RD IN RACE 1 AT BURIRAM; DIFFICULT RACE FOR MELANDRI, 8TH

Race 1 of the second round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, held at Buriram (Thailand), was characterised, Ducati say, by opposite fates for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team. Chaz Davies sealed a fantastic third place coming back from ninth position on the grid, while Marco Melandri was forced to settle for 8th on the… Read More News: STRONG COMEBACK FOR DAVIES, 3RD IN RACE 1 AT BURIRAM; DIFFICULT RACE FOR MELANDRI, 8TH

News: STUNNING TOP TEN FOR TRIPLE M ROOKIES IN THAILAND

The all-new Triple M Honda World Superbike Team have shared with MotorMartin how they secured their best finish to date thanks to a tenth place for their American rider PJ Jacobsen in race two at a hot and steamy Buriram in Thailand recently. Following on from 17th place in race one, when PJ finished ahead of… Read More News: STUNNING TOP TEN FOR TRIPLE M ROOKIES IN THAILAND

News: CAMIER CHARGES TO FOURTH PLACE IN EPIC RACE 1 BATTLE IN THAILAND

In what was a hard fought battle out on the track, Leon Camier narrowly missed out on a debut podium with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team, the Briton claiming a hard-fought fourth place in Race 1 of the Thai WorldSBK round after a stellar qualifying performance saw him start on the front row. Honda… Read More News: CAMIER CHARGES TO FOURTH PLACE IN EPIC RACE 1 BATTLE IN THAILAND

News: MG, MADE IN ABINGDON – ECHOES FROM THE SHOPFLOOR

Here’s one for all you long time MG fans out there or perhaps you’ve just purchased a b4and new MG3, MG GS or MG ZS and want to know a little more about the famous octagonal badge. Either way, the following book from Bob Frampton will most definitely be of interest. MG was a home-grown… Read More News: MG, MADE IN ABINGDON – ECHOES FROM THE SHOPFLOOR

News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

MINI have informed MotorMartin recently that with the world premiere of an extraordinary car at the New York International Auto Show (March 30 to April 8, 2018), MINI will once again demonstrate its appetite for purely electric driving with a new take on an icon. The classic Mini Electric, they say, combines the historic look of… Read More News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

The following news item landed on the #MotorMartinRacing desk just the other day and has been reproduced below in full for the benefit of MotorMartin’s readership. Enjoy: Series organiser, TOCA, has announced a capacity 32-car entry for the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at its annual Season Launch event at Donington Park yesterday… Read More News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

Rather unsurprisingly, the Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar offers a unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity. Prof. Dr… Read More News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

News: ROLLS-ROYCE TAKES BESPOKE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH ‘WRAITH LUMINARY COLLECTION’

With MotorMartin’s love of all things Roll-Royce, it seems only fair to allow them to speak for themselves with regards to their new Wraith Luminary Collection so here goes. Just take in the details and imagine: Oxford English Dictionary definition Luminary: 1) A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular… Read More News: ROLLS-ROYCE TAKES BESPOKE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH ‘WRAITH LUMINARY COLLECTION’

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: 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