News: HERE THEY COME! FULL RANGE OF ALL-NEW FIESTA MODELS TO SUCCEED UK’S TOP-SELLING CAR ROLL OFF ASSEMBLY LINE

Only the other day, on a staff day out to that Jewell on the North East Coast that is Scarborough, it was as if the Gods were shining down as we were greeted by a display of late eighties and early nineties classic cars lined up on the promenade. Pick of the bunch was debated… Read More News: HERE THEY COME! FULL RANGE OF ALL-NEW FIESTA MODELS TO SUCCEED UK’S TOP-SELLING CAR ROLL OFF ASSEMBLY LINE

News: FORD INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER CAN HELP PUT THE BRAKES ON INCURRING NEWLY RAISED SPEEDING FINES

It’s certainly the case that breaking the speed limit can be costly – with escalating fines, driving bans, and a significant role in some road accidents. New legislation introduced this week will dramatically change the way speeding fines are calculated, with offending drivers facing penalties of up to 175 per cent of their weekly wage.… Read More News: FORD INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER CAN HELP PUT THE BRAKES ON INCURRING NEWLY RAISED SPEEDING FINES

News: FORD AIMING HIGH FOR WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT SPA

With the racing season finally arriving a few weeks ago and the Silverstone opener reaching it’s conclusion, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team travels to Spa, Belgium, next week for the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, leading both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Championships following a season-opening victory for the #67… Read More News: FORD AIMING HIGH FOR WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT SPA

News: FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES FORD FOCUS RS RX DEVELOPMENT VIDEO SERIES

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

News: FORD CUSTOMER ADVICE ON NEW ROAD TAX GOES INTO OVERDRIVE

It’s come as no surprise to MotorMartin that sooner or later the Government were going to re-evaluate and then change the current Road Tax brackets, especially as we’ve all been encouraged to buy more efficient and economical Petrol and diesel cars for some time now. And yet, is it quite right that after years of… Read More News: FORD CUSTOMER ADVICE ON NEW ROAD TAX GOES INTO OVERDRIVE

Ford Focus 2013 Pros and Cons: Shine A Light

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

Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: New Star In The Sky

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. The new Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270 has been causing quite a stir of late, combining as it does, a phenomenal engine worthy of the GTi moniker with… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: New Star In The Sky

Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: Surfing On A Rocket

The new Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270 has been causing quite a stir of late, combining as it does, a phenomenal engine worthy of the GTi moniker and all of the practicality and style that a thoroughly modern five door hatchback has to offer. If ever there were a car that does it all, whilst… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi THP 270: Surfing On A Rocket

News: JENSON BUTTON’S FORD GT FOR SALE

A piece posted on MotorMartin a few short months ago titled, 2005 Ford GT40, The Blue Collar SuperCar: Save Me, I’m Yours looked at the history and journey from Ford’s original, world famous 1960s race cars, to the stunning rebirth of the GT40 in the early 2000s and got those of us based here at the… Read More News: JENSON BUTTON’S FORD GT FOR SALE

News: FORD SALES HIT RECORD FAST START IN JANUARY, BEATING A BUOYANT UK MARKET

Another month and another report of excellent sales has arrived up on the top floor here at MotorMartin Towers, indeed it will soon become time to install a direct hotline from Ford straight through if these sales continue. Ford have therefore shared with MotorMartin that their total UK sales exceeded 30,000 and led the industry… Read More News: FORD SALES HIT RECORD FAST START IN JANUARY, BEATING A BUOYANT UK MARKET

News: FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING READY TO TAKE ON ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA

For a relatively new team and car combination, the success enjoyed by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing was really quite staggering, culminating in some quite staggering achievements which will be detailed a little later. MotorMartin has been following the all new Ford GT and it’s racing derivative since the start of last season’s FIA World Endurance… Read More News: FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING READY TO TAKE ON ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA

News: FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Unfortunately for MotorMartin the opportunity to own the all new Ford GT40 has probably already passed but that hasn’t stopped the top floor of MotorMartin Towers being excited to see that the first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line. An event that heralds the beginning of production of… Read More News: FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

2005 Ford GT40, The Blue Collar SuperCar: Save Me, I’m Yours

The following is a re-edit of a piece written by MotorMartin and posted on MotorMartin’s sister site, Blacktopmedia.co.uk and TheJunkYard on Drivetribe, a new motoring tribe run by the experienced motoring journalist and friend of MotorMartin, Tony Yates, perhaps better known by his Twitter name of @Xinterceptor.  It’s really a little too obvious to start… Read More 2005 Ford GT40, The Blue Collar SuperCar: Save Me, I’m Yours

News: TIME-WARP, UNREGISTERED FORD GRANADA SCORPIO FOR SALE

There are times in everyone’s life when the desire to own the vehicles that were out of reach as a youth, whether their initial cost was prohibitively expensive or the sky high insurance premiums proved a bridge too far, becomes a reality due to the changing fortunes that aging brings. And it’s this position that… Read More News: TIME-WARP, UNREGISTERED FORD GRANADA SCORPIO FOR SALE

News: NEW FORD KA+ AND FOCUS ST WIN CARBUYER 2017 AWARDS

It’s award season at present for the motoring manufacturers, whereby worthy winners of all sorts of categories are announced by a wide variety of judges. Some of the awards are clearly more desirable than others but all winners, you would assume, are proud of their achievements. Now MotorMartin loves a Ford, what with an aching… Read More News: NEW FORD KA+ AND FOCUS ST WIN CARBUYER 2017 AWARDS

News: FORD PERFORMANCE REVEALS ALL-NEW, GLOBAL, MUSTANG GT4 TURNKEY RACE CAR AT 2016 SEMA SHOW

MotorMartin has been following the upward trajectory of the all new Ford Mustang since it debuted way back in 2015 and us U.K. fans have still not fully recovered from the fact that Ford UK finally felt that we had earned the right to a RHD model after approximately 50 years or so. We’re still extremely grateful though Ford!… Read More News: FORD PERFORMANCE REVEALS ALL-NEW, GLOBAL, MUSTANG GT4 TURNKEY RACE CAR AT 2016 SEMA SHOW

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

News: END OF THE ROAD FOR RED LIGHTS? FORD TRIALS TECHNOLOGY TO HELP DRIVERS ‘RIDE THE GREEN WAVE’

As the move into a technologically advanced future based around the promises that science fiction movies were making back in the early to mid eighties continues at a pace few of us would have imagined a few short years ago. It should come as no real surprise then to learn that Ford are also investing… Read More News: END OF THE ROAD FOR RED LIGHTS? FORD TRIALS TECHNOLOGY TO HELP DRIVERS ‘RIDE THE GREEN WAVE’

News: FORD MUSTANG SAVVY: BEST FUEL ECONOMY LEAP EVER IN ANNUAL MPG MARATHON FOR 5.0-LITRE V8

A short while ago now, MotorMartin was relaxing in the rather opulent new surroundings of the refurbished middle floors of MotorMartin Towers, browsing through the latest news from Ford UK, when a particular story stood out causing a certain amount of intrigue. The story suggested that in this years MPG Marathon, Ford UK had entered… Read More News: FORD MUSTANG SAVVY: BEST FUEL ECONOMY LEAP EVER IN ANNUAL MPG MARATHON FOR 5.0-LITRE V8