News: VANDEN PLAS PROTOTYPE GETS FIRST OUTING AT THE NEC

As regular readers will know there are a fair few classic car fans up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers with a surprising number of staff also supporting those marques served poorly by history (and reliability!) The following news, shared by the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, was very well received then as… Read More News: VANDEN PLAS PROTOTYPE GETS FIRST OUTING AT THE NEC

News: RELIVE JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LEGENDS WITH NEW CLASSIC DRIVE EXPERIENCE AT EASTNOR

We all love a classic car or motorcycle up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers so when Jaguar Land Rover got in touch recently to talk about their own 4ange of Classics there were quite audible intakes of breath. Jaguar Land Rover Classic have shared with MotorMartin that they have launched a brand… Read More News: RELIVE JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LEGENDS WITH NEW CLASSIC DRIVE EXPERIENCE AT EASTNOR

News: STUNNING KIA STINGER GRAN TURISMO TO COST FROM £31,995

Kia have let it be known to MotorMartin that their stunning Kia Stinger, the company’s first gran turismo and first rear-wheel-drive car in the UK, will cost from £31,995 when it goes on sale on January 1 next year. With pent-up demand reaching fever pitch, Kia is releasing pricing and specification details as the order… Read More News: STUNNING KIA STINGER GRAN TURISMO TO COST FROM £31,995

News: SUZUKI LAUNCHES NEW 3% HIRE PURCHASE DEAL ACROSS SMALL BIKE RANGE

Suzuki have confirmed to MotorMartin recently that they have launched a new hire purchase finance deal on their excellent range of small bikes, which means the new GSX-R125 can be ridden away from as little as £89.28 per month over 36 months, with no final balloon payment and a deposit of £1,000. A bargain. However,… Read More News: SUZUKI LAUNCHES NEW 3% HIRE PURCHASE DEAL ACROSS SMALL BIKE RANGE

News: WATCH FORD GT CRUISE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD – WITH A DETOUR TO SET NEW TIME AT WORLD’S MOST NORTHERLY CIRCUIT

Ford have once again provided us, the public, with a very important service by asking the question “Could this be the perfect road trip – a stately promenade of the ultimate coast road, followed by a record-breaking blast around a very special circuit, unfamiliar to all but the biggest racing fans?” And in MotorMartin’s opinion,… Read More News: WATCH FORD GT CRUISE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD – WITH A DETOUR TO SET NEW TIME AT WORLD’S MOST NORTHERLY CIRCUIT

News: NEWBIE RIDERS: TIPS FROM IAM ROADSMART

As a lover of all things motoring it was a surprise that MotorCycle news articles were not present from the start of MotorMartin and yet, like the two wheeled content of the MotorMartin garage, two wheeled news is increasing at quite some pace. One such news article that arrived recently up on the top floor… Read More News: NEWBIE RIDERS: TIPS FROM IAM ROADSMART

News: ALL-NEW COMPACT-SUV HERALDS STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR MG

Regular readers will know that MotorMartin has been following the resurgence of MG Motor UK for quite some time now, testing both the MG6 and the excellent MG3 over the course of the last couple of years whilst the new MG GS SUV will be arriving at MotorMartin Towers in early December and is a… Read More News: ALL-NEW COMPACT-SUV HERALDS STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR MG

News: IGNIS CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE NORTHERN GROUP OF MOTORING WRITERS.

Suzuki have shared with MotorMartin that they are very pleased to announce that the Ignis has won an important award, this time as the 2017 Car of the Year from the Northern Group of Motoring Writers. The region’s 31 pre-eminent motoring journalists placed the car at the top of the poll from a longlist that… Read More News: IGNIS CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE NORTHERN GROUP OF MOTORING WRITERS.

News: ASTON MARTIN AND RED BULL RACING FORGE STRONGER INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have confirmed to MotorMartin recently that they are to further strengthen their Innovation Partnership by announcing that the Iconic Formula One team will compete as ‘Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’ from 2018. The successful partnership, that has already produced the sold-out Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, will yield future products… Read More News: ASTON MARTIN AND RED BULL RACING FORGE STRONGER INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP

News: AUDI QUATTRO SMASHES RECORD AT CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS’ SEPTEMBER SALE

Another day and another auction to take the attention of most of the top floor of MotorMartin Towers which is no real surprise for regular readers. What will catch the attention however is the incredible prices that the best cars on offer managed to achieve. No doubt due to the diligence and professionalism of those… Read More News: AUDI QUATTRO SMASHES RECORD AT CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS’ SEPTEMBER SALE

News: BERLIN CALLING: OVER 55 CARS SET TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS INAUGURAL AUCTION AT MOTORWORLD CLASSICS

Friends of MotorMartin, Coys of Kensington, have announced another of their popular international auctions when Over 55 classic and sports cars are going under the hammer at Coys’ inaugural auction at MOTORWORLD Classics in Berlin on October 7th.  The annually held exhibition attracts an exciting mix of classic cars, young-timers, connoisseur-cars, motorbikes and curiosities to… Read More News: BERLIN CALLING: OVER 55 CARS SET TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS INAUGURAL AUCTION AT MOTORWORLD CLASSICS

What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

So here we are, following on from MotorMartin’s £200, £500 and £1000 bargain buying guides, we arrive at the serious money. Enjoy. £1500 can be classed as a lot of money depending on the situation that you find yourself in, especially if you’ve saved up to buy a car. Perhaps it’s your first car, maybe… Read More What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

News: PARKERS AWARD KIA’S APPROVED USED CAR PROGRAME TOP HONOURS

It’s always great to be able to report on good news so when it became clear that Kia’s Approved Used Car Programme had received yet another top accolade for its innovative approach to used cars, then MotorMartin was duty bound to find out more. Kia are clearly very pleased with the self and have shared… Read More News: PARKERS AWARD KIA’S APPROVED USED CAR PROGRAME TOP HONOURS

News: SUZUKI TO UNVEIL SV650X AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW NEXT MONTH

Suzuki Motor Corporation have confirmed to MotorMartin recently that they are to unveil their SV650X at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, which takes place from 27 October to 5 November, a rather fantastic looking evolution of the SV650 Rally concept shown at last year’s event. The original concept, Suzuki say, was designed to pay homage… Read More News: SUZUKI TO UNVEIL SV650X AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW NEXT MONTH

News: VOLVO CARS’ ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGY RECOGNISED BY UNITED NATIONS

It seems like every manufacturer is finally getting on board with the realisation that fossil fuels are finite and so different solutions need to be sought if we are to continue to enjoy cars and the experiences that they can give and yet some are further along this road than others which will soon become… Read More News: VOLVO CARS’ ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGY RECOGNISED BY UNITED NATIONS

News: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 WINS THE BRITISH GT CHAMPIONSHIP

We love a British racing success story up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and we love all things Bentley so the news that #31 Bentley Continental GT3 of Seb Morris (GB) and Rick Parfitt Jr (GB) has won the 2017 British GT Championship thanks to a fourth place finish for the Team… Read More News: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 WINS THE BRITISH GT CHAMPIONSHIP

News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2017

It’s that time again where friends of MotorMartin, Mycarcheck.com, have released their choices for used car and used bike of the month. And a quick glance at the results below show what quite astounding choices have been made. Used car of the month:   Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid (2014-) Used bike of the month: Triumph Speed… Read More News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2017

News: ALL-NEW MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATION ANNOUNCED

Mitsubishi have recently confirmed to MotorMartin tha following details regarding their all new SUV, The Eclipse Cross. The decision has therefore been taken to publish the following from Mitsubishi in full. Enjoy. The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be available to UK customers from £21,275 OTR when it goes on sale in January 2018. Developed… Read More News: ALL-NEW MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATION ANNOUNCED

News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS TO UNVEIL e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT AT 45TH TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Mitsubishi Motors have just confirmed to MotorMartin that they will give an exciting insight into the brand’s future direction with the world premiere of the Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show and us here on the top floor of the Towers cannot wait. Incorporating the very latest technology from the manufacturer, the… Read More News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS TO UNVEIL e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT AT 45TH TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Tour of Wales by BMW R1200GS – Ep1: The M56 to Betws-y-coed: TheMissendenFlyer

Checkout the latest YouTube review from the excellent Missenden Flyer, a hugely popular and experienced motorcycle reviewer creating quite a reputation on YouTube. I urge you to head on over to his YouTube channel at https://m.youtube.com/user/TheMissendenFlyer to subscribe. You know it makes sense. Tour of Wales by BMW R1200GS – Ep1: The M56 to Betws-y-coed… Read More Tour of Wales by BMW R1200GS – Ep1: The M56 to Betws-y-coed: TheMissendenFlyer