News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

The following news item landed on the #MotorMartinRacing desk just the other day and has been reproduced below in full for the benefit of MotorMartin’s readership. Enjoy: Series organiser, TOCA, has announced a capacity 32-car entry for the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at its annual Season Launch event at Donington Park yesterday (27 March). An unprecedented 17 race-winners headlines one of the strongest line-ups in the series’ illustrious 60-year history, as the best tin-top drivers in the country battle it out for the most coveted crown in UK motor sport. Four manufacturer-backed teams are joined by a … Continue reading News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

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News: VAUXHALL REVEALS THE ULTIMATE SUV

Vauxhall have confirmed to MotorMartin recently that following on from the successful launch of the all-new Grandland X SUV at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Vauxhall has introduced a new top-of-the-range variant to the line-up. The new Ultimate trim level, which is also available on the popular Mokka X and Crossland X models, has a high level of equipment as standard and debuts the new 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel (177PS) engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Grandland X, Vauxhall say, already offers a selection of ultra-modern assistance and comfort features regardless of trim. OnStar, Dual Zone Climate Control, Lane Departure … Continue reading News: VAUXHALL REVEALS THE ULTIMATE SUV

News: VIVA ROCKS THIS CHRISTMAS WITH VAUXHALL

Vauxhall have shared with MotorMartin recently details regarding their new variation on the popular VIVA model. Featuring a raised ride height with body cladding, a robust new interior and the latest connectivity including OnStar and R 4.0 IntelliLink, Vauxhall’s rugged VIVA ROCKS is available to order now priced from £11,530 on-the-road. The new model, Vauxhall say, features many design cues typically found on larger SUV models, such as an increased ride height that enables better visibility and improved response to uneven surfaces – such as country lanes or potholes. Ideally suited to city conditions, VIVA ROCKS gives occupants excellent connectivity, … Continue reading News: VIVA ROCKS THIS CHRISTMAS WITH VAUXHALL

News: VAUXHALL RETAINS TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL NORTH WEST 200

In what can only be classed as great news, Northern Ireland’s International North West 200 motorcycle race, Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event, is to have the support of Vauxhall for the 2018 event. This is the company’s sixth consecutive year as title sponsor. “Vauxhall is delighted to return as title sponsor for a sixth year,” shared Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall’s Marketing Director with MotorMartin. “We are very much looking forward to reaching out to thousands of motorcycle fans through our sponsorship of this great event.” It’s been explained to MotorMartin how the securing of the car giant’s continued sponsorship is a … Continue reading News: VAUXHALL RETAINS TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL NORTH WEST 200

News: RARE, RALLY-BRED OPEL MANTA 400 FOR AUCTION AT CCA

A rare, rally-bred 1984 Opel Manta 400 in show standard condition will be offered for sale at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) December Sale taking place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 2nd December. It’s been explained to MotorMartin by friends of the Towers, Classic Car Auctions’, that this particular car was built as one of only 245 examples made to homologate the model for Group B rallying and imported into the UK by Tony Fall, Opel Motorsport Team Manager at the time. After World Rally Championship success with Walter Rohrl in the earlier Ascona 400 model, Fall had hoped to … Continue reading News: RARE, RALLY-BRED OPEL MANTA 400 FOR AUCTION AT CCA

News: ALL-NEW VAUXHALL INSIGNIA GSI IS FASTEST-EVER VAUXHALL AT ‘RING

Returning from the cold, fans of Vauxhall have finally got something to shout about with the return of the GSi moniker, a badge not seen on anything since the 1999 Vectra 2.5 GSi. And now we have received news up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that Vauxhall’s all-new Insignia GSi has already demonstrated its exceptional performance levels at one of the world’s most challenging race circuits, Germany’s Nürburgring. Vauxhall having confirmed to MotorMartin that, sitting 10mm closer to the road than the rest of the Insignia range, and taking 160kg off the previous Insignia VXR, the GSi is … Continue reading News: ALL-NEW VAUXHALL INSIGNIA GSI IS FASTEST-EVER VAUXHALL AT ‘RING

News: VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X

Vauxhall have shared with MotorMartin recently that their all new SUV, the Grandland X, alongside it’s sporty design and rugged looks, has elevated seating for five people, generous luggage space, good all-round visibility and a raft of safety technologies. At 4.48 metres long, it is the largest SUV in Vauxhall’s range, offering even more cabin space than the 20 centimetre-shorter Mokka X and Crossland X.  The new model, Vauxhall say, will be a genuine contender in the booming SUV segment and is aimed at retail and true fleet customers, with a 75:25 split in favour of the former. True … Continue reading News: VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X

News: VAUXHALL INSIGNIA COUNTRY TOURER

With a few of the all new Isignia becoming visible on the roads of this green and pleasant land of ours recently, it’s no real surprise to receive news that further editions are planned. The latest addition to the all-new Insignia range, Vauxhall have confirmed is their all-wheel drive Insignia Country Tourer which is on sale now priced from £25,635 on-the-road. Vauxhall have confirmed to MotorMartin that their Country Tourer is more spacious and considerably lighter than its predecessor, thanks to an all-new architecture, and comes with a wide range of innovative technologies. With all-round black protective cladding and silver … Continue reading News: VAUXHALL INSIGNIA COUNTRY TOURER

What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

So here we are, following on from MotorMartin’s £200, £500 and £1000 bargain buying guides, we arrive at the serious money. Enjoy. £1500 can be classed as a lot of money depending on the situation that you find yourself in, especially if you’ve saved up to buy a car. Perhaps it’s your first car, maybe it’s a runaround or perhaps it’s a second car for a partner or to keep the main car in good order. Whatever the reason, there are a great many cars out there at this price point and you’ll need to keep your wits about you. … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace

One of the reasons for the popularity of MotorMartin is the desire to put forward opinions regarding ‘real life’ motoring, after all, we have surely all thought about our top 10 favourite cars that we’d have in our dream garage that will be built one day and I’d guess that some of those cars may be coming in at around the £100K mark. Certainly the first car on my list would be the all new Ford GT, a car that you needed to apply for and that’s if you have the many, many pounds with which to complete the purchase. … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace