News: FROM FIRST ITALIAN GRAND PRIX WINNER TO LAST FOUR-CYLINDER FERRARI: CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE REVEALS WORLD-CLASS LINE-UP

Concours of Elegance has revealed to #MotorMartinClassics the list of spectacular cars which will appear at Hampton Court Palace in just over a month’s time. Taking place from 31 August – 2 September, this celebration of automotive elegance, style and passion will feature more than 60 of the rarest and most exclusive cars ever produced. From iconic pre-1900 automobiles to limited edition sports and supercars of the 21st century, each of the Concours of Elegance cars has a remarkable story to tell. Here are just eight of the highlights: 1913 Renault Type DP Coupé Chauffeur This striking 95-year-old car is … Continue reading News: FROM FIRST ITALIAN GRAND PRIX WINNER TO LAST FOUR-CYLINDER FERRARI: CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE REVEALS WORLD-CLASS LINE-UP

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News: ONE OF THE LAST-EVER FORD CAPRIS DRIVES INTO SANDOWN PARK FOR BARONS SALE

MotorMartin will always highlight the plight of Ford’s timeless Capri, in whatever form the story takes as it is, quite simply, MotorMartin’s all time favourite car. Indeed a happy few years with a white mark III 2.0 Laser in the late nineties will always be looked back upon with love and regret. Here then is the latest Capri news from MotorMartin. Enjoy: Ford’s famous advertising slogan for the Capri said it was ‘The car you’ve always promised yourself’. Now classic car fans have the chance to fulfil that promise, as one of the last Capris ever made is going under … Continue reading News: ONE OF THE LAST-EVER FORD CAPRIS DRIVES INTO SANDOWN PARK FOR BARONS SALE

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 Battersea Evolution in the heart of the capital, the impressive 1933 aero-engined racer will go on display and captivate crowds with its staggering, record-breaking past.  With 24 litres to call upon, the Napier-Railton was a winner straight out of the box when it first hit … Continue reading News: NAPIER-RAILTON SPECIAL TO GO ON DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW 2017

News: CHARGING BACK TO THE FUTURE

MotorMartin has looked at the history of electric cars before when discussing the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at http://motormartin.com/2016/04/24/mitsubishi-outlander-phev-are-friends-electric/ where a timeline was presented that showed how electric cars have progressed from 1834 to 1908. Incredibly, many of the ideas that we think of as new and innovative even now, were first invented and used over 100 years ago. Luckily enough for us, we now have two incredibly rare, electric classic cars from 1906 and 1907, which are set to be auctioned on June 11, and most definitely illustrate that there really is nothing new in this world In 2009, Boris Johnson … Continue reading News: CHARGING BACK TO THE FUTURE