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 exhilarating RS to a new level of performance, delivering substantially more torque and power to… Read More News: MOUNTUNE POWER KITS UNLEASH NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE FOR FOCUS RS
Honda UK have shared with MotorMartin recently the news that they are celebrating another successful year at the Company Car Today Top 100 (CCT100) Awards, with their Civic achieving first place in the ‘Lower Medium Car of the Year’ category, for the second year running. For those that don’t know, the CCT100 is a definitive… Read More News: HONDA CIVIC IS TRIUMPHANT AT THE CCT100 AWARDS
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… Read More News: MOUNTUNE LAUNCHES ALL NEW POWER UPGRADE KIT FOR FOCUS ST DIESEL
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… Read More News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING
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… Read More News: FORD FOCUS RS BOWS OUT WITH JUST 50 EXAMPLES OF HERITAGE EDITION FOR UK MARKET
As regular readers will already know, MotorMartin loves a classic and preferably from the late 80s onwards which means that the following news regarding Blind Date, Nokia reissues and a Tamagotchi revival – means that it’s clear that the 1990s are back with a bang. The bad news though is that the cars that got… Read More News: FROM DOT-COM TO DOT-GONE – WHY THE CARS WE GREW UP WITH IN THE 1990s ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION
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… Read More What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game
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… Read More News: FORD INTRODUCES FOCUS RS EDITION TO DELIVER EVEN MORE FUN
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… Read More What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace
We love a classic car auction up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, especially when those classics are a little newer than most and so the following news that for modern classic performance icons, with exceptionally low mileage, are set to thrill sports car enthusiasts when offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at… Read More News: LOW MILEAGE LOTS LINE-UP AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE
If ever a car could be described as boring or plain then the Ford Focus RS RX is certainly not the one. Outrageous, extraordinary, incredible, all of these adjectives can most definitely be attributed to the Focus and now, just in case, Ford have given the RS across to their performance department to make absolutely… Read More News: FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES FORD FOCUS RS RX DEVELOPMENT VIDEO SERIES
The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. In the beginning there was a road and it was good, but too empty. ‘What shall we fill this with?’ came the question. And the answer? It was… Read More Ford Focus 2013 Pros and Cons: Shine A Light
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… Read More News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE
In a continuation from http://motormartin.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/news-all-new-ford-focus-rs-pioneers-innovative-awd-and-performance-technologies-for-ultimate-driving-enjoyment-part-1/ we open Part 2 with Ford sharing with MotorMartin a little more of the technology present in the all new RS Focus. Advanced performance technologies Ford have spent a long time making sure that the Focus RS offers advanced performance and driver assistance technologies to help ensure that its extreme… Read More News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS PIONEERS INNOVATIVE AWD AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTIMATE DRIVING ENJOYMENT Part 2
Exciting news on the future of the new Ford Focus RS was shared with the automotive press and public in Frankfurt, Germany, 16 September, 2015 – where it was announced that the all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, making the high-performance hatchback the fastest accelerating RS model ever. The Focus RS will… Read More News: FORD REVEALS ALL-NEW FOCUS RS SPRINTS TO 62MPH IN 4.7 SECONDS AND HITS 165MPH
Before the advent of the car travelling around the country was difficult, not impossible, but time consuming and dangerous. Early cart sharing schemes were a disaster, backseat drivers would offer hints and tips to the horses who would generally do what they wanted anyway. Maps were rare and if you could read one, warned of… Read More MK1.5 Ford Focus Zetec: The long and winding road.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven…… This could go on for hours, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve etc. Every journey in a Mk 1 or 1.5 Ford Focus, (check out Mk1.5 Ford Focus Zetec: An introduction. For part 1.) reinforces the fact that between 1998 and 2004 Ford sold rather a lot of MK1 Focus’… Read More MK1.5 Ford Focus Zetec: Chipping Ongar and back, an odyssey.
On the 16 September 1998, The Union Jack dress worn by the Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, sold at Sotheby’s for £41,320, an astonishing sum for a piece of contemporary pop memorabilia. Whilst this momentous event had stolen the world’s attention a smaller, yet no less significant event had occurred. There has been much love for the Original Ford… Read More Mk1.5 Ford Focus Zetec: An introduction.