News: MOUNTUNE POWER KITS UNLEASH NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE FOR FOCUS RS

Big news for the inhabitants of Essex as Ford have confirmed to MotorMartin that the performance of the Ford Focus RS can now be let loose with two new upgrade packages from mountune, the m400R and m400X. Each brings the … Continue reading News: MOUNTUNE POWER KITS UNLEASH NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE FOR FOCUS RS

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News: MOUNTUNE LAUNCHES ALL NEW POWER UPGRADE KIT FOR FOCUS ST DIESEL

God bless the mean streets of Essex I say. Growing up in Chipping Ongar and completing secondary school at Brentwood County High gives you an insight into the mindset enjoyed by fast Ford fans worldwide. And now, out in the car park of MotorMartin Towers, is our own #MotorMartinClassics 1999 Ford Cougar 2.5 Automatic, a clear sign as to where some of our loyalties lean towards. News then that owners of Ford’s high-performance diesel, the Focus ST diesel, can now unlock even more performance with the launch of mountune’s m460D power upgrade kit has been greeted with a fair degree … Continue reading News: MOUNTUNE LAUNCHES ALL NEW POWER UPGRADE KIT FOR FOCUS ST DIESEL

News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING

After discussions up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers regarding the importance of the Ford Focus to UK buyers it has been decided to publish the following news from Ford in full. Enjoy: The all-new Ford Focus has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP – one of the first vehicles to be awarded the highest rating under new, more stringent Euro NCAP testing protocols. Focus delivers sophisticated features designed to help prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident, including Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection – commended by … Continue reading News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING

News: FORD FOCUS RS BOWS OUT WITH JUST 50 EXAMPLES OF HERITAGE EDITION FOR UK MARKET

Important news Fast Ford fans as Ford UK have announced to MotorMartin a limited run of 50 Heritage Edition Focus RS models, exclusive to the UK market, before production stops altogether on 6th April 2018. Following the announcement of the “RS Red Edition” in December, just 50 RS Heritage Edition models will be produced in a unique “Tief Orange” (“Deep Orange”) body colour, marking 50 years of the Escort nameplate in the UK and commemorating the most iconic model of its line, the RS. In addition, Ford say, to the Deep Orange exterior colour, the Heritage Edition features grey brake … Continue reading News: FORD FOCUS RS BOWS OUT WITH JUST 50 EXAMPLES OF HERITAGE EDITION FOR UK MARKET

News: NEW FORD FOCUS RS RED EDITION ANNOUNCED FOR CHRISTMAS

Late last year Ford bequeathed that the incredible looking Focus RS Red Edition was to be unveiled just before Christmas, so they did. The RS Red Edition, MotorMartin has been informed, will be a limited production run of just 300 cars in the festive colour scheme. In addition to its Race Red exterior, the Red Edition features grey brake callipers behind black-cast alloy wheels and the RS Edition’s trademark contrasting black roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler. Awesome indeed. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the Focus RS Red Edition features a front mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential (LSD), providing even … Continue reading News: NEW FORD FOCUS RS RED EDITION ANNOUNCED FOR CHRISTMAS

What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

In parts 1 and 2 of this ongoing series I’ve previously looked at the surprising array of cars on offer for both £200 and £500 and noted something of the issues involved when buying at the less monied end of the spectrum, indeed, the range of vehicles on offer really should mean that there’s something for everyone, even in the bargain bucket. Yet it really does depend on your motives and expectations as for me, part of the fun is in the search, after all, for £200 and £500 you really can’t afford to set your heart on one particular … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

News: FORD INTRODUCES FOCUS RS EDITION TO DELIVER EVEN MORE FUN

There has been much excitement up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers ever since rumours started about a new Focus RS and the direction that it may take, from complete flights of fancy through to a subtle refreshment of the truly stunning original.  And so here we are with Ford confirming to MotorMartin that the new Ford Focus RS Edition, which features a mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential (LSD), is now available to order from a bargain £35,795, providing even more traction and driving appeal for performance driving enthusiasts. Excellent news. The Focus RS Edition, Ford say, features unique styling, … Continue reading News: FORD INTRODUCES FOCUS RS EDITION TO DELIVER EVEN MORE FUN

What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace

One of the reasons for the popularity of MotorMartin is the desire to put forward opinions regarding ‘real life’ motoring, after all, we have surely all thought about our top 10 favourite cars that we’d have in our dream garage that will be built one day and I’d guess that some of those cars may be coming in at around the £100K mark. Certainly the first car on my list would be the all new Ford GT, a car that you needed to apply for and that’s if you have the many, many pounds with which to complete the purchase. … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace

News: SIERRA RS500 NAMED THE ‘ULTIMATE COSWORTH’ ON ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Over the last couple of years there have been many Ford based conversations over at MotorMartin Towers focusing on the merits of the various Escorts, Sierras, Fiestas and such like with the general consensus being that they are sadly missed out on the highways and byways of this green and pleasant land of ours. Indeed, the conversations usually end with a quick check on EBay and a trawl through the classifieds to see if any of these iconic Fords are within reach. And then recently news arrived up on the top floor of the Towers that one of the most … Continue reading News: SIERRA RS500 NAMED THE ‘ULTIMATE COSWORTH’ ON ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

News: FORDS AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE…

There were plenty of Fords and lots of awards at the weekend, as the Classic Ford Show – backed by headline sponsors EBC Brakes and Lancaster Insurance – continued to go from strength-to-strength. Now in its 13th year, the famous Santa Pod Raceway was filled with classic Fords of all ages and models, with over 10,000 classic Ford fans making the pilgrimage to worship some of the Blue Oval’s all-time classics, with thanks to event sponsors Burton Power, Goodridge, Sytec, Valet Pro, Lancaster Insurance and EBC Brakes. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that among the 1,200-plus cars on display were … Continue reading News: FORDS AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE…