News: OFFICIAL McLAREN F1 CERTIFICATION SERVICE ANNOUNCED AS McLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONS REVEALS F1 GTR ‘25R’ RESTORATION

McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars, have today introduced a new service to authenticate the heritage of iconic McLaren F1 supercars. Excellent news. The first F1 to be approved for certification, is the renowned ‘25R’ 1997 F1 GTR Longtail. Which, after a full restoration to ‘as new’ condition by McLaren… Read More News: OFFICIAL McLAREN F1 CERTIFICATION SERVICE ANNOUNCED AS McLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONS REVEALS F1 GTR ‘25R’ RESTORATION

News: GULF AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY JOIN FORCES FOR ANOTHER LUBRICANT INDUSTRY FIRST WITH THE ’68 HERITAGE EDITION FORD GT

This doesn’t even need discussing. Read, look at the pictures and fall in love all over again. Gulf have explained to MotorMartin recently that they are extremely proud in 2018 to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win, with the legendary Ford GT40, and, as a fitting climax to these celebrations,… Read More News: GULF AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY JOIN FORCES FOR ANOTHER LUBRICANT INDUSTRY FIRST WITH THE ’68 HERITAGE EDITION FORD GT

News: RM SOTHEBY’S AND ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH $21,455.000 LOT

Aston Martin today announced to MotorMartin the formation of a new partnership with RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. The new partnership, they say, got off to the best possible start earlier today when the beautiful 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype went under the auctioneer’s gavel at Pebble… Read More News: RM SOTHEBY’S AND ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH $21,455.000 LOT

News: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: THE SURPRISING STORY OF THE TWO FACTORY-BUILT RACING BUGATTI EB110S

Rather unsurprisingly, today, the name Bugatti brings to mind the Veyron, the Chiron, and the new ‘Divo’ to be unveiled in Monterey on 24 August. But in the late 1980s, everyone was talking about the extravagant new supercar, the EB110, brainchild of wealthy businessman Romano Artioli – and the vast, state-of-the-art factory being built to… Read More News: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: THE SURPRISING STORY OF THE TWO FACTORY-BUILT RACING BUGATTI EB110S

News: HONDA ENDURANCE RACING SETS SIGHTS ON 8 HOURS OF SLOVAKIA RING PODIUM

Fresh off the back of a second-place finish at the Le Mans 24 Heures Motos, the Honda Endurance Racing team arrived at the third round of the FIM Endurance World Championship in Slovakia last weekend (10-12 May), with the podium firmly in its sights. The 8-hour race took place place at the Slovakia Ring, situated… Read More News: HONDA ENDURANCE RACING SETS SIGHTS ON 8 HOURS OF SLOVAKIA RING PODIUM

News: ASTON MARTIN RACING CONFIRMS TWO-CAR GTE PRO ASSAULT ON 2018/19 FIA WEC

Aston Martin Racing has confirmed to #MotorMartinRacing that it will race two brand new Vantage GTEs in the GTE Pro category of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season. In a revised driver line-up, three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Darren Turner (GB) joins Danish pairing and former GTE Pro champions Nicki Thiim… Read More News: ASTON MARTIN RACING CONFIRMS TWO-CAR GTE PRO ASSAULT ON 2018/19 FIA WEC

News: VANTAGE GTE: THE BIRTH OF A CHAMPION

Aston Martin have shared with all us fans up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that they have recently released a specially-commissioned film, documenting the birth of the Vantage GTE, Aston Martin Racing’s brand-new challenger. Following the Vantage GTE from initial concept to launch, the nine-minute film above shows what it takes to build… Read More News: VANTAGE GTE: THE BIRTH OF A CHAMPION

News: 2018 ASTON MARTIN RACING VANTAGE GTE

Earlier today, Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage to MotorMartin, explaining that it is their dynamic successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history and that yesterday, in an unprecedented synchronised launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the… Read More News: 2018 ASTON MARTIN RACING VANTAGE GTE

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: 6506 APPLY TO OWN ALL-NEW FORD GT IN A MONTH; ALMOST 200,000 CONFIGURE FORD GT OF THEIR DREAMS

With all of the excitement generated by the news, earlier this year, that Ford were to enter 2 cars into the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship and 4 cars in the legendary 25H Le Mans http://motormartin.com/2016/03/18/news-ford-unveils-strong-international-line-up-of-drivers-to-tackle-the-ultimate/ it was perhaps inevitable that the availability of the road going Ford GT would cause quite a stir amongst the many… Read More News: 6506 APPLY TO OWN ALL-NEW FORD GT IN A MONTH; ALMOST 200,000 CONFIGURE FORD GT OF THEIR DREAMS

News: FORD UNVEILS STRONG INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP OF DRIVERS TO TACKLE THE ULTIMATE 

As excitement continues to build for Ford’s competitive return to the FIA WEC, MotorMartin has been told that Ford Chip Ganassi Racing been busy assembling a talented team of racing drivers from across the globe. The team are now ready for their return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, 50 years on from taking outright… Read More News: FORD UNVEILS STRONG INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP OF DRIVERS TO TACKLE THE ULTIMATE 

News: FOUR-CAR LE MANS ENTRY ACCEPTED FOR FORD 50 YEARS ON FROM HISTORIC VICTORY

MotorMartin is extremely pleased to be able to announce that the organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), today confirmed that all four Ford GTs have received a place on the prestigious entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours. For those of us keen to see the… Read More News: FOUR-CAR LE MANS ENTRY ACCEPTED FOR FORD 50 YEARS ON FROM HISTORIC VICTORY

News: 924 GT RACE CAR DRIVEN IN 1980 LE MANS 24 HOURS BY TONY DRON AND ANDY ROUSE

Fantastic news for fans of Porsche, classic race cars from the 80s and Le Mans as Porsche’s 1980 Le Mans racer has been reunited with its British driver line-up at Silverstone prior to beginning its restoration by Porsche Classic Centre Partners. Thirty-five years since it last turned a wheel in anger, a significant Porsche race… Read More News: 924 GT RACE CAR DRIVEN IN 1980 LE MANS 24 HOURS BY TONY DRON AND ANDY ROUSE

News: MORE POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT THAN EVER BEFORE: AUDI R18 CELEBRATES WORLD PREMIERE IN MUNICH

At the end of a fascinating 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, you could forgive Audi if all it wanted to do was to take a few weeks off and contemplate a year that has seen the young upstarts from Porsche reach the top step of the podium in all of the final six races. In… Read More News: MORE POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT THAN EVER BEFORE: AUDI R18 CELEBRATES WORLD PREMIERE IN MUNICH