News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: JANUARY 2019

We haven’t looked at Mycarcheck.com’s monthly valuations for a while as quite frankly, it’s been an extremely hectic start to the year up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers. With that in mind it was time to turn that … Continue reading News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: JANUARY 2019

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News: 160 CLASSIC CARS FOR AUCTION AT CCA’S FESTIVE DECEMBER SALE

Warwickshire-based auction house and friends of MotorMartin, Classic Car Auctions (CCA), will present 160 classic cars spanning 72 years of motoring history at its festive December Sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 2nd December. Bidders, Classic Car Auctions say, will be spoilt for choice with the huge variety of quality ‘everyman’ classics on offer, including 17 BMWs, 14 Fords, 12 Mercedes-Benz, 11 Jaguars, eight Volkswagens, seven Triumphs and even a Porsche tractor. Among the highlight lots in the auction, two modern classics with motorsport heritage are expected to draw bidders from far and wide. The homologation specials that … Continue reading News: 160 CLASSIC CARS FOR AUCTION AT CCA’S FESTIVE DECEMBER SALE

News: INTRODUCING THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND REFINED ABARTH EVER BUILT, AND THE RETURN OF THE REVERED ‘SPIDER’ BADGE

Abarth UK have shared with MotorMartin recently how they marked their first appearance at Salon QP as Automobile Partner with displays of the limited edition 695 Rivale – the result of a collaboration with luxury yacht builder Riva – and the stunning two-seater roadster, the 124 spider. Salon QP ran from 2–4 November, with Abarth’s finest nestled among many exquisite timepieces from around 70 of the world’s leading watchmakers at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Abarth 695 Rivale It’s been shared with MotorMartin how Riva’s successes in the twenties and thirties and Abarth’s in the fifties and sixties were the foundations … Continue reading News: INTRODUCING THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND REFINED ABARTH EVER BUILT, AND THE RETURN OF THE REVERED ‘SPIDER’ BADGE

News: TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 765 WINS 2017 AUTO TRADER BEST BIKE AWARD

Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, has named the Triumph Street Triple 765 ‘Bike of the Year’ in its 2017 Best Bike Awards. Experts from Auto Trader Bikes have Explained to Motor that they have have ridden hundreds of miles, testing every new bike on sale in the UK to shortlist 12 category winners, as well as whittling down the entrants to find the overall Best Bike of 2017. So far this year there’s been nearly 20 million visits to Auto Trader Bikes, contributing to 36 million searches for new and used motorcycles. With 86% of these visitors … Continue reading News: TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 765 WINS 2017 AUTO TRADER BEST BIKE AWARD

News: TWO NEW TRIUMPH BIKES LAUNCHED ON AVON TYRES

In more good news for fans of Triumph and their impressive modern classic range, Avon Tyres’ acclaimed Cobra tyres have been selected as the original equipment (OE) fitment tyres for two stylish new bikes launched by Triumph Motorcycles. The British manufacturer unveiled the two new motorcycles, the Triumph Speedmaster and Triumph Bobber Black, at an event last Tuesday. A bespoke version of Avon’s Cobra product was specially designed and selected as the OE fit for the original Bobber when it was launched last October. Triumph have explained to MotorMartin that in their opinion the Bonneville Speedmaster is sure to be … Continue reading News: TWO NEW TRIUMPH BIKES LAUNCHED ON AVON TYRES

News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2017

It’s that time again where friends of MotorMartin, Mycarcheck.com, have released their choices for used car and used bike of the month. And a quick glance at the results below show what quite astounding choices have been made. Used car of the month:   Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid (2014-) Used bike of the month: Triumph Speed Triple 1050 R (2012-16) For those that don’t know, Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market and choose a car and bike of the month which is published on MotorMartin and elsewhere in the analogue and digital press. Vehicle valuation manager … Continue reading News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2017

Triumph TT600: Love Her Madly

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under the I Love Motorbikes banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. I think it’s fair to say that on launch the all new Triumph 2000 TT600 was not universally adored, in fact, despite the handling and brakes being praised through the roof the engine, more specifically the gaping chasm below 4000rpm where traditional midrange power usually lurks, was slated by all of the professional reviewers.  Perhaps Triumph had bitten off more than they could chew? After all, this was their first attempt at … Continue reading Triumph TT600: Love Her Madly

News: ABARTH 124 SPIDER LEADS THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER SALES LEAP

MotorMartin has been rather looking forward to this car for quite some time now, especially as it looks just so damn good, improving upon the already superb looking, all new Mazda MX-5 upon which it shares its DNA. As is often the way, with the dust hardly having settled from the recent good news regarding the plethora of sales successes raised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers lit up like the proverbial Christmas tree when Abarth came calling. Once the valves, gears and ticker tape had … Continue reading News: ABARTH 124 SPIDER LEADS THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER SALES LEAP

News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: MARCH 2016

So MotorMartin was sifting through the motoring news arriving at MotorMartin Towers this week when the following news turned up. Now I haven’t heard of My Car Check before but I shall certainly be having a look at their website https://www.mycarcheck.com as it turns out that their valuation experts reveal significant trends in the UK market and choose a car and bike of the month… Head of Valuation Services at My Car Check, Gavin Amos, shared with MotorMartin the following: “The Honda Civic is often overlooked in favour of the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra, but it drives well, competes in … Continue reading News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: MARCH 2016