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

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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 a pair of highly collectible and exemplary 1987 Sierra RS Cosworths. A completely original 3-door example reading just 26,000 miles and a freshly restored ‘Concours condition’ are among the finest examples ever consigned by the auction house, estimated at £45,000 to £50,000 and £45,000 to … Continue reading News: COS YOU’RE WORTH IT – FAST FORD HEAVEN AT CCA SALE

Ford Cougar (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3d: Dreams Should Never Die

What we have here is an attempt to get to the bottom of the pull that classic cars have on the majority of us car fans. The dangers of purchasing the wrong car, the hidden problems behind shiny paintwork and the diversions from standard are all frustrations that buyers of new and nearly new vehicles manage to do without and strangely, don’t even miss these tribulations. The thing is though, with the more usual loan of a test car being seven days or less there is just no way that classic car owning can be replicated in such a short … Continue reading Ford Cougar (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3d: Dreams Should Never Die

News: FANTASTIC FORDS HEAD TO BEAULIEU FOR SIMPLY RALLY – SUNDAY APRIL 30TH

MotorMartin’s love of all things Ford, especially those Ford’s that could now be described as ‘classic’, is well known to regular readers and so news regarding the new 2017 show season has been eagerly anticipated for quite some time.  And here it is, if you can ignore the sound of celebrations emanating from MotorMartin Towers that is, the news. Whether you love Anglias and Cortinas, lust after Capris and Pumas, or have a thing for Focuses and Mondeos, a show of more than 1,500 vehicles is expected for Beaulieu’s Simply Ford on Sunday April 30th, an event that was extremely … Continue reading News: FANTASTIC FORDS HEAD TO BEAULIEU FOR SIMPLY RALLY – SUNDAY APRIL 30TH

News: SIMPLY FORD – RECORD NUMBER OF FORDS AT BEAULIEU RALLY

There seem to have been a number of Ford shows so far this year and MotorMartin has certainly reported on some superb Ford based days out in the run up towards the summer. There’s nothing better than a sunny day and a picnic, whilst being surrounded by both exotic and not so exotic, examples of the blue oval. You, the Anglia in the corner, move along… If you remember, last month MotorMartin reported on the preparations for this Simply Ford rally at https://motormartin.com/2016/04/30/news-more-than-800-fords-at-beaulieus-bank-holiday-weekend-rally/ as tickets had been selling fast and so I’m pleased to report that a record 1,350 Fords … Continue reading News: SIMPLY FORD – RECORD NUMBER OF FORDS AT BEAULIEU RALLY

Vauxhall Mokka: Are you sure you wouldn’t rather have a cup of tea?

There comes a time in a man or woman’s life when it suddenly dawns that you may never drive the latest Ferrari, visit the meandering curves of the Amazon, Surf on the Gold Coast or ride on a hover board (where are they Back To The Future 2? you promised!) Perhaps your focus has changed, houses, mortgages, children, jobs and so on, each means change. Each demands a commitment to a different lifestyle, the change can be slight, or it can be vast, that much is up to the individual or individuals involved. Change in circumstances, no matter how small, … Continue reading Vauxhall Mokka: Are you sure you wouldn’t rather have a cup of tea?