News: ASTON MARTIN’S VEHICLE DYNAMICS TEAM READY TO MOVE UP A GEAR AT NEW SILVERSTONE BASE

It what can only be classed as good news for all involved, it’s come to MotorMartin’s attention that the Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) Vehicle Dynamics team has been handed the keys to their new home at Silverstone – The Home of British Motor Racing. Based alongside Silverstone’s Stowe Circuit, Aston Martin Silverstone will provide a permanent base for the British luxury carmaker’s test and development programmes, when it becomes fully operational in December. With such a busy time over at Aston at the moment, what with Aston Martin launching a completely new car every year plus multiple special editions, the … Continue reading News: ASTON MARTIN’S VEHICLE DYNAMICS TEAM READY TO MOVE UP A GEAR AT NEW SILVERSTONE BASE

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News: FAST FORDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE SEPTEMBER SALE

If there’s a marque to get tongues wagging over at MotorMartin Towers then it would have to be the blue oval, particularly from around 1989 onwards. Indeed, the MotorMartin Cougar 2.5 V6 is thoroughly enjoying its new life thrashing around on the highways and byways of West Yorkshire. News then that an incredible selection of fast Fords will be heading to auction at the September Sale, including a very special 2006 Ford GT, a restored 1972 Ford Escort RS1600 an incredibly rare 1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth Wolf RS500 and a 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4×4 with only 13,310 miles … Continue reading News: FAST FORDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE SEPTEMBER SALE

News: WEC CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE RESUMES AT SILVERSTONE

After what seems like an extraordinarily long period of time, the 2018-19 WEC Super Season finally resumes this weekend and because of this, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team have taken time from their busy schedule to explain to MotorMartin how they are ready to continue the fight for top honours in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Round 3 takes place at the world-famous Silverstone Circuit, just a few miles from Greatworth Park where the team is based, making this the home event. The team have shared with MotorMartin that they fully expect to be on the end of continued fierce … Continue reading News: WEC CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE RESUMES AT SILVERSTONE

News: READERS VOTE FOR THEIR FAVOURITE HOT HATCH OF ALL TIME AHEAD OF AUTOCAR AWARDS 2018

Autocar have let it be known to MotorMartin that they have called upon their readers to vote for their favourite hot hatch of all time ahead of the Autocar Awards, due to take place on the evening of 15 May at Silverstone. The Readers’ Champion award, Autocar say, gives their readers a voice in one of the most prestigious Awards in the automotive industry. This year, readers are being asked to vote for their favourite hot hatch of all time from a list of 31 ‘hot hatch heroes’ via this link: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/autocar-awards-readers-champion The voting list features an eclectic range of … Continue reading News: READERS VOTE FOR THEIR FAVOURITE HOT HATCH OF ALL TIME AHEAD OF AUTOCAR AWARDS 2018

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 and Marco Sørensen in #95 ‘Dane Train’ machine, while exciting new Aston Martin Racing signings Maxime Martin (B) and Alex Lynn (GB) will share the #97 entry with 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro winner Jonny Adam (GB). In addition to this, the ultra-successful … Continue reading News: ASTON MARTIN RACING CONFIRMS TWO-CAR GTE PRO ASSAULT ON 2018/19 FIA WEC

News: LOW MILEAGE LOTS LINE-UP AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE

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 the Silverstone Classic festival on 29th – 30th July at Silverstone circuit caused quite a stir. And much illicit checking of the sale lists. Without a shadow of a doubt and no surprise for the many fast Ford fans amongst us, the most remarkable in … Continue reading News: LOW MILEAGE LOTS LINE-UP AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE

News: £3.2 MILLION WORTH OF CLASSICS SOLD AT SILVERSTONE’S MAY SALE

MotorMartin is rapidly becoming the go to site for classic auction news with both Coys of Kensington and Silverstone Auctions regularly featuring in the news posted here from MotorMartin Towers. A short time ago, MotorMartin spoke about the rarity of the 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi that was to be featured in Silverstone Auction’s 20th May sale at http://motormartin.com/2016/05/12/news-rare-impreza-set-to-be-a-knockout-at-silverstone-auctions-may-sale/ and now comes one of MotorMartin’s favourite parts of any auction, finding out what the cars all sold for. Silverstone Auctions have therefore allowed MotorMartin access to their latest results.  Silverstone Auctions have shared with MotorMartin that, on their return to Silverstone circuit … Continue reading News: £3.2 MILLION WORTH OF CLASSICS SOLD AT SILVERSTONE’S MAY SALE

News: AUDI AIMS TO CONTINUE MAJOR SUCCESSES AT SPA

Round one of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone back on the 17th April, see https://motormartin.com/2016/04/14/news-season-opener-for-audi-at-silverstone/ for details, provided the viewer with 6 hours of Racing that provided thrills, spills and controversial decisions aplenty and reminded all us why Endurance racing is increasing in popularity year on year. And here we are on the brink of the second race of the season where Audi have informed MotorMartin about their great plans for round two of the FIA WEC on Saturday, May 7 as on the race track at Spa, Belgium, the premium brand with the Audi R18 is … Continue reading News: AUDI AIMS TO CONTINUE MAJOR SUCCESSES AT SPA

News: SEASON OPENER FOR AUDI AT SILVERSTONE

Regular readers of this site will be well aware of MotorMartin’s love of the WEC and about how much I’m looking forward to the start of the new season. Indeed www.motormartin.com has already posted stories relating to Audi’s 2016 WEC launch https://motormartin.com/2015/12/01/news-more-powerful-and-efficient-than-ever-before-audi-r18-celebrates-world-premiere-in-munich/ and Ford’s amazing 2016 return to Le Mans at https://motormartin.com/2016/02/12/news-four-car-le-mans-entry-accepted-for-ford-50-years-on-from-historic-victory/ and now, to brighten up a quiet day at the Towers, Audi have been in contact with MotorMartin to share the latest news regarding the first race of the 2016 season. So strap yourself in and get ready for the action. Audi have informed MotorMartin that they will … Continue reading News: SEASON OPENER FOR AUDI AT SILVERSTONE

News: TIN-TOP SUNDAY AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

Now Christmas is over and we’re motoring on into February, thoughts naturally turn towards filling your motoring diary with drives and events to while away the longer, lighter and warmer evenings. This summer’s Silverstone Classic is all set to break yet more records with its biggest ever line-up of spectacular touring car race action and MotorMartin will be there every step of the way, reporting on the thrills and spills for those not fortunate enough to get along. Can’t wait! For the first time in it’s history, the packed programme at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival will feature … Continue reading News: TIN-TOP SUNDAY AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC