News: BMH STEPPING UP ITS SUPPORT FOR THE CLASSIC MINI IN THE CAR’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

This has arrived straight from the desk of MotorMartinClassics and is straight from British Motor Heritage. Mini fans, start your engines: Already a major supporter of the classic Mini, British Motor Heritage (BMH) is increasing its related activities throughout 2019 … Continue reading News: BMH STEPPING UP ITS SUPPORT FOR THE CLASSIC MINI IN THE CAR’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

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News: LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 70 YEARS WITH LARGEST EVER PARADE OF VEHICLES ON GOODWOOD HILL

There was rather a collective sharp intake of breath from the #MotorMartinClassics desk just the other day when news arrived regarding some rather special Land Rovers, (aren’t they all?) In what should be of interest to the latent Land Rover owner in us all, a convoy of 70 rare and important Land Rovers stole the show at Goodwood Festival of Speed recently as part of a record parade up the famous Goodwood Hill, celebrating 70 years of Land Rover. It’s been shared with MotorMartin that the largest ever batch of vehicles to drive up the famous hill were led by … Continue reading News: LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 70 YEARS WITH LARGEST EVER PARADE OF VEHICLES ON GOODWOOD HILL

News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

Rather unsurprisingly, the Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar offers a unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity. Prof. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, shared with MotorMartin that: “The Range Rover Velar is an outstanding, superior SUV. Compelling modernity, eye-catching design, innovative Touch Pro Duo infotainment technology and a clear focus on sustainability ­– what a combination. This product speaks for itself.” “F-TYPE, … Continue reading News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

News: LAND ROVER’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY BEGINS WITH RESTORATION OF ‘MISSING’ ORIGINAL 4X4

As regular readers will already know, the all new #MotorMartinClassics desk is here to celebrate all that is great and good about the world of Classic Motoring and is currently in charge of sorting out MotorMartin’s recently acquired Ford Cougar. It came as somewhat of a relief then to be able to focus on something completely different. And you can’t get further away from a late 90s coupé than a 1948 Land Rover. Land Rover have shared with #MotorMartinClassics that they will mark their 70th anniversary with a series of events and celebrations in 2018, beginning with the restoration of … Continue reading News: LAND ROVER’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY BEGINS WITH RESTORATION OF ‘MISSING’ ORIGINAL 4X4

News: RELIVE JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LEGENDS WITH NEW CLASSIC DRIVE EXPERIENCE AT EASTNOR

We all love a classic car or motorcycle up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers so when Jaguar Land Rover got in touch recently to talk about their own 4ange of Classics there were quite audible intakes of breath. Jaguar Land Rover Classic have shared with MotorMartin that they have launched a brand new Classic Drive event at Eastnor Castle, which allows guests to experience the terrain where Land Rover honed many of its legendary all-terrain vehicles and to get behind the wheel of some of the most beautiful Jaguars ever made! Superb. Based at the spectacular 5000-acre … Continue reading News: RELIVE JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LEGENDS WITH NEW CLASSIC DRIVE EXPERIENCE AT EASTNOR

News: AUTOCAR LAUNCHES PUBLIC POLL TO FIND THE WORLD’S MOST REVOLUTIONARY CAR

It’s a conversation that we’ve all had at one time or another, whether it be in the pub, the beer garden, tap room or the newly refurbished board room here at the Towers, it has to be said that the gold gilding is an especially nice touch, but back to the business in hand. The question of which car has done the most to revolutionise the world of motoring is certainly an interesting one as it is so subjective. After all, if we were all of the same opinion then MotorMartin’s desire to one day own a Reliant Robin would … Continue reading News: AUTOCAR LAUNCHES PUBLIC POLL TO FIND THE WORLD’S MOST REVOLUTIONARY CAR

News: NORTH AMERICA AND CHINA SALES HELP JAGUAR LAND ROVER ACHIEVE STRONG GLOBAL RESULTS IN JANUARY

With such a strong range of cars being produced by Jaguar Land Rover at the moment, it really is no surprise to anyone here at MotorMartin Towers that this has translated into strong sales across North America and China and helped Jaguar Land Rover achieve its strongest global January sales to date, selling 47,693 vehicles, up 4% year-on-year. Great news then for British manufacturing. The month’s performance was driven by improved sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Range Rover Sport and the Jaguar F-PACE. Jaguar Land Rover have explained to MotorMartin that they have delivered solid retail sales … Continue reading News: NORTH AMERICA AND CHINA SALES HELP JAGUAR LAND ROVER ACHIEVE STRONG GLOBAL RESULTS IN JANUARY

News: LEGENDARY AFRICAN EXPEDITION RANGE ROVER ARRIVES AT JD CLASSICS

It’s often been said that at the end of time there will be just two things standing, Cockroaches and an old Range Rover, and you know what? That’s probably not that far from the truth as Range Rovers, and Cockroaches for that matter, were always built to last. News then that a 1973 Range Rover driven on an epic 14,000-mile, five-month expedition from Johannesburg to Somerset is on-sale now at JD Classics was not so much of a surprise more a heartwarming ode to the longevity that was built into these old classics right from the word go.  JD Classics … Continue reading News: LEGENDARY AFRICAN EXPEDITION RANGE ROVER ARRIVES AT JD CLASSICS

News: RANGE ROVER EVOQUE HITS FIVE YEARS OF UK PRODUCTION

MotorMartin had the pleasure of a long weekend with the rather excellent Range Rover Evoque SE tech ED4 2WD recently which had been kindly loaned by the Swansway Group, who can be contacted on 01270 419061. Land Rover have created a remarkable vehicle in the Evoque, the mix of style, technology and ability is just about perfect and so when MotorMartin read the following news report it wasn’t really any surprise. Land Rover have informed MotorMartin that the world’s most recognisable and luxurious compact SUV, the Range Rover Evoque, reached a historic milestone recently as it celebrated its fifth year of production … Continue reading News: RANGE ROVER EVOQUE HITS FIVE YEARS OF UK PRODUCTION

Range Rover Evoque SE Tech ED4 2WD: Drive All Night.

In part 1 posted last week http://motormartin.com/2016/05/24/range-rover-evoque-se-tech-ed4-2wd-everytime-look/, MotorMartin discussed the fantastic service received from the Swansway Group http://www.swanswaygarages.com/ 01270 419061 with the loan of their Range Rover Evoque and looked at the phenomenal styling that carried across from the original 2011 concept car shown at various events around the World to universal acclaim. Indeed so impressed was MotorMartin that the Evoque’s YouTube review was produced and posted very quickly after the original article. Unheard of here in MotorMartin Towers. So what is it that makes this newly refreshed SUV from Land Rover quite so special and why should a car such as this … Continue reading Range Rover Evoque SE Tech ED4 2WD: Drive All Night.