News: ŠKODA CELEBRATES ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2020

ŠKODA have shared the following news with the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and we in turn are sharing it with you. Enjoy: ŠKODA celebrates its 125th birthday in 2020 and 115 years since the company launched its first car. Several of the brand’s historically important models are also celebrating jubilees in 2020. From modest… Read More News: ŠKODA CELEBRATES ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2020

News: GQ NAMES VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 ‘BEST FAMILY CAR’ AT THE 2020 GQ CAR AWARDS

It was no great surprise to hear recently that the Volkswagen ID.3 has picked up its second major accolade from British media, ahead of its official launch in the UK this summer, by being named ‘Best Family Car’ at the 2020 GQ Car Awards this week. The revolutionary electric hatchback, MotorMartin was told, scooped the… Read More News: GQ NAMES VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 ‘BEST FAMILY CAR’ AT THE 2020 GQ CAR AWARDS

News: VOLKSWAGEN AND TESCO FREE EV CHARGING NETWORK AMPS UP, AS OVER 100 STORES ROLLED OUT

The way things are shaping up I think it’s fair to say that 2020 is going to be an impressive year for EV sales and the rapidly (sic) improving infrastructure needed. Which is about time really. And now news has arrived stating that electric car owners could get more than 1,000 miles of free driving… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN AND TESCO FREE EV CHARGING NETWORK AMPS UP, AS OVER 100 STORES ROLLED OUT

News: FASTER THAN FORMULA 1: NEW RECORD FOR THE VOLKSWAGEN ID.R IN GOODWOOD

This is game-changing news. It’s been confirmed to MotorMartin that the first electric race car to beat Formula 1: The Volkswagen ID.R, has once again made motorsport history by setting a new all-time record at the ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’. Volkswagen have confirmed that Romain Dumas completed the 1.86-kilometre track in the south of England… Read More News: FASTER THAN FORMULA 1: NEW RECORD FOR THE VOLKSWAGEN ID.R IN GOODWOOD

News: VOLKSWAGEN CALIFORNIA 30 YEARS SPECIAL EDITION

As those heady endless days of summer disappear and we head inexorably into the darkness of late autumn, thoughts inevitably turn towards the summer to come and the undertaking of adventures as yet unknown. Historically, of course, camper vans were the living embodiment of the journeyman spirit, a way for the free thinkers amongst us… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN CALIFORNIA 30 YEARS SPECIAL EDITION

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: THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE I.D. FAMILY: THE I.D. R FOR PIKES PEAK

Volkswagen’s latest motorsport project has been named: I.D. R Pikes Peak is the title of the all-electric prototype racing car, with which Volkswagen will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24th June 2018 in Colorado, USA. The four-wheel drive sports car, Volkswagen say, combines its ambassadorial role for the future, electric I.D.… Read More News: THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE I.D. FAMILY: THE I.D. R FOR PIKES PEAK

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

News: VOLKSWAGEN AT THE BREMEN CLASSIC MOTORSHOW: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORRADO!

The Bremen Classic Motorshow traditionally marks the beginning of the new classic car season and this year was certainly no different with Volkswagen attending the small but impressive classic car show in the northern German city in its own right for the first time. It’s centrepiece was a sports coupé celebrating its 30th birthday this… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN AT THE BREMEN CLASSIC MOTORSHOW: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORRADO!