News: FORD EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO WRC WITH FORD PERFORMANCE SUPPORT FOR M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM IN 2018

Ford Motor Company have recently announced to #MotorMartinRacing a new agreement to supply extended technical and financial support to long-term motorsport partner M‑Sport – winner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles in 2017 with the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that, starting in 2018, the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team led by Malcolm Wilson OBE – one of the most successful names in motorsport – and based at Dovenby Hall, Cockermouth, will benefit from additional technical support from the global Ford Performance organisation at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, U.S., led by … Continue reading News: FORD EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO WRC WITH FORD PERFORMANCE SUPPORT FOR M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM IN 2018

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FORD FIESTA 1.0I TITANIUM E/BOOST 5DR S/S 100PS 6SP: Grand Affection

This all new Fiesta can best be described with one word, premium. Starting with that grille, it looks fantastic. Bold, slightly aggressive and surrounded with chrome you could lose yourself in. Building upon the front end of the previous edition Fiesta, the new car has matured beautifully, it’s distinctive LED daytime running lights giving it personality whilst the strong creases running along the side accentuate the sporting undercurrents. Other highlights include the LED rear lights, Power-foldable door mirrors with puddle lights and Rear privacy glass. This is a classy looking car. Step inside and the Fiesta displays it’s grown up … Continue reading FORD FIESTA 1.0I TITANIUM E/BOOST 5DR S/S 100PS 6SP: Grand Affection

FORD FIESTA 1.0I TITANIUM E/BOOST 5DR S/S 100PS 6SP: Fighting Fit

This time last year Ford were celebrating their all new Fiesta being named ‘Carbuyer Car of the Year’ in the UK’s most user-focused new car Awards and that the latest version of Ford’s iconic small hatchback had also scooped the ‘Best Small Car’ award at a ceremony in London’s West End. Not bad for a car recently out of the blocks boasting all new technology under the skin and in the cabin, after all, this was the car that Ford hoped would continue the Fiesta’s excellent relationship with car buyers from around the world. That’s not all, the legacy of … Continue reading FORD FIESTA 1.0I TITANIUM E/BOOST 5DR S/S 100PS 6SP: Fighting Fit

News: ELFYN EVANS STAYS WITH WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

The all new #MotorMartinRacing news department has just received the following FIA WRC: Fresh from his history-making victory on last month’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, comes confirmation that Welsh rally star Elfyn Evans will be promoted within the title winning M-Sport team for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship. Ending weeks of speculation, the report states that the Cumbrian-based outfit has announced that the 28-year-old from Dolgellau has been rewarded for an impressive 2017 season with elevation to one of its two front-line entries, as team mate to five-time World Champion Sébastien Ogier. And rightly so in MotorMartin’s opinion. Evans … Continue reading News: ELFYN EVANS STAYS WITH WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

News: DOUBLE AWARD WIN FOR FORD PERFORMANCE AT SCOTTISH CAR OF THE YEAR

As we all know, MotorMartin is a big fan of Fast Fords. Perhaps it’s the misspent youth amongst the environs of Essex or maybe it’s the idea that powerful and great looking cars are within reach of everyday folk, whatever it is, MotorMartin is certainly not alone on this one. When the ticker tape device up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers began chirruping recently it was with great excitement that the following good news from Ford, regarding two of MotorMartin’s current favourite cars, arrived ready for posting.  News then, that this year’s Ford Performance newcomers, the Focus RS … Continue reading News: DOUBLE AWARD WIN FOR FORD PERFORMANCE AT SCOTTISH CAR OF THE YEAR

News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE

20,000,000, that’s a heck of a large number and yet rather incredibly, Ford’s Bridgend Engine Plant (BEP) in Wales has just built its 20-millionth engine, 37 years after the first engine was built in September 1979.  Linda Cash, vice president of Manufacturing, Ford of Europe joined Bridgend Engine Plant manager, Ian Pearson, in marking the achievement sharing with MotorMartin that: “Bridgend has a proud record of high-quality engine production and I’m delighted to celebrate this significant milestone with the team that builds them.” “Today the plant builds a range of high-tech EcoBoost products, and we continue to invest in Bridgend, … Continue reading News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE

News: CLIVE SUTTON REVEALS HIGH-PERFORMANCE TUNING PACKAGES FOR FORD MUSTANG

As you all know from various @motormartin1 tweets and news posts, here at MotorMartin Towers we do love the Ford Mustang, even the slightly less desirable 1980s models have something for the Mustang fan in your life to salivate over. And the release of the brand new UK spec RHD models last year definitely have that undefinable something that has always picked out the Ford Mustang as being rather special. And now, if the 416bhp of the standard UK Mustang just isn’t enough (really?) you’re now in luck as the renowned supercar dealer Clive Sutton has revealed its Sutton Bespoke tuning … Continue reading News: CLIVE SUTTON REVEALS HIGH-PERFORMANCE TUNING PACKAGES FOR FORD MUSTANG

News: FIRST 1,000 FORD MUSTANGS DELIVERED TO UK CUSTOMERS

It was only the other day that MotorMartin noticed a black, 5.0L, V8 Mustang pulling in to the carpark at Canal Road Tescos, here in Bradford. And you know what? It looked and sounded absolutely amazing. Ford have clearly been planning the UK launch of the Mustang very carefully over the last 50 years to make sure that the European Mustang perfectly fits the roads over here. Chatting to the driver of the Mustang revealed that he was extremely pleased with his purchase and rather unsurprisingly, he spent time praising the engine and technology therein. Its safe to say that … Continue reading News: FIRST 1,000 FORD MUSTANGS DELIVERED TO UK CUSTOMERS