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

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… Read More 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… Read More 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,”… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace

News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW INSIGNIA GSI AHEAD OF FRANKFURT DEBUT

It’s not often that a new Vauxhall gets the pulse racing but we might now be in luck as with its debut set for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Vauxhall has released first pics of the all-new Insignia GSi, which will deliver high levels of performance through all-wheel drive, a new chassis and Brembo brakes,… Read More News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW INSIGNIA GSI AHEAD OF FRANKFURT DEBUT

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

What Can You Buy For £1000? Take Me Away

In parts 1 and 2 of this ongoing series I’ve previously looked at the surprising array of cars on offer for both £200 and £500 and noted something of the issues involved when buying at the less monied end of the spectrum, indeed, the range of vehicles on offer really should mean that there’s something… Read More What Can You Buy For £1000? Take Me Away

News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW MODEL OFFENSIVE IN ‘FIVE-STAR’ YEAR

Vauxhall have informed MotorMartin that they are confidently preparing for a ground-breaking 2017, with a total of five major product launches that will add further variety to its range – already one of the largest in the UK – while at the same time entering new market segments. What a year to come for Vauxhall… Read More News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW MODEL OFFENSIVE IN ‘FIVE-STAR’ YEAR

News: VAUXHALL REVEALS TWO-YEAR ‘LABOUR OF LOVE’ AT NEC

There’s just something with classic cars and motorbikes that stirs the soul in a way that more modern vehicles just fail to do, despite their technological superiority. Maybe it’s that desire to recreate a time or experience from our youth that is the driving factor, that pull of nostalgia, those sepia tinted roads of the… Read More News: VAUXHALL REVEALS TWO-YEAR ‘LABOUR OF LOVE’ AT NEC

News: VAUXHALL ASTRA SCOOPS TOP HONOURS AT CAR TECH AWARDS

Vauxhall have recently let it be known to MotorMartin that their all-new Astra has been recognised for its outstanding range of advanced technology features, picking up a handful of accolades at the Car Tech Awards and that this latest victory confirms the all-new Astra’s position as one of the top new models on the market. In fact,… Read More News: VAUXHALL ASTRA SCOOPS TOP HONOURS AT CAR TECH AWARDS

News: VAUXHALL OFFERS £500 FREE FUEL THIS SEPTEMBER

It’s most certainly that time of the year when deals are being offered by all to entice and encourage footfall into dealerships up and down this green and pleasant land that we call home and MotorMartin thoroughly enjoys sifting through the detritus to highlight those deals that offer you, the consumer, a genuine saving.  One… Read More News: VAUXHALL OFFERS £500 FREE FUEL THIS SEPTEMBER

News: MORRIS ITAL NOW RARER THAN A JAVAN RHINO

Now it is certainly not MotorMartin’s intention to shock and/horrify but I feel that this latest news item to arrive at a shocked MotorMartin Towers has the potential to create feelings of unease, panic and dismay. In which order only you will know but please, take a moment to prepare yourself before continuing. ClassicLine, a… Read More News: MORRIS ITAL NOW RARER THAN A JAVAN RHINO

News: VAUXHALL ASTRA SPORTS TOURER NAMED BEST ESTATE CAR AT TELEGRAPH CARS AWARDS

Vauxhall are currently celebrating another award for their extremely well received all-new Astra, which has unsurprisingly claimed another accolade, with the Sports Tourer model being named as Best Estate Car at the 2016 Telegraph Cars Awards. The award recognises the Astra Sports Tourer as the best estate car driven by the Telegraph’s experienced road test… Read More News: VAUXHALL ASTRA SPORTS TOURER NAMED BEST ESTATE CAR AT TELEGRAPH CARS AWARDS

News: VAUXHALL ASTRA NAMED COMPACT FAMILY CAR OF THE YEAR AT AUTO EXPRESS NEW CAR AWARDS

Vauxhall are riding the crest of a wave with their all-new Astra as it continues to review extremely well in the press and digital media. Hardened journalists and the general public alike are united in their appreciation of this mid size, family hatchback and it’s therefore no surprise to MotorMartin to see that the Astra… Read More News: VAUXHALL ASTRA NAMED COMPACT FAMILY CAR OF THE YEAR AT AUTO EXPRESS NEW CAR AWARDS