Retro Cars

Honda Jazz, Second Hand Delight: #HondaHappening

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The Honda Jazz, now into it’s third generation, is perhaps the Honda, above all others, that defines everything good and right about their cars in the public’s eyes as it is said to represent the last word in practicality and reliability. Owners can’t get enough of the Jazz as the car works it’s charms over a […]

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Honda Civic Type R: A Brief History #HondaHappening

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There are certain initials that are used by the major car manufacturers around the world that signify, to us mere mortals at least, that what we’re looking at is really something rather special. MotorMartin has already spoken of the superb Peugeot 205 GTI on BlackTopMedia in an article that can be read about here which briefly […]

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Skull & Pistons Garage #fordfrenzy

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Seeing as it’s ford week here at BlackTopMedia, i thought i’d talk about some friends of our who love their old school Fords and have some wicked stuff in their portfolio. The guys i’m talking about are Skull and Pistons Garage (S & PG). Full of rock ‘n roll attitude and style, S & PG […]

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#Fordfrenzy My Old XR3i

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In 1990 I was 16. I’d just read The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger and On The Road by Jack Kerouac and thought of myself as some kind of deep, misunderstood, Bohemian journeyman. So, i thought I’d go on a hitchhiking road trip to find myself or something. With my bag packed […]

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#FordFrenzy: 2005 Ford GT40, The Blue Collar SuperCar 

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It’s really a little too obvious to start a story such as this by referencing the classic late sixties battles between Ford and Ferrari but there really is no other way, culminating as it did with those famous Le Mans victories for Ford in the four years from 1966-1969. Indeed, perhaps surprisingly, three designations of […]

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Focus RS 2.3 EcoBoost – Blows You Away

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I don’t know about you, but I remember the good old Fords from my day, like the Ford Escort RS1600i and the bonking mad Escort RS Turbo Mk1. I myself had an Mk1 Escort Mexico for about three years. It broke down all the time – and every morning I was greeted by the smell […]

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The Peugeot 205 GTi: Party Hard

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On the mean streets of Chipping Ongar in Essex back in the late eighties, there always appeared to be a number of fast and furious hot hatches racing up and down the high street, whilst looking quite unbelievably cool to a young MotorMartin gazing on from the sidelines and dreaming of better days. From Ford […]

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Customer Service – Love your customers!

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Customer service; the assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services I’ve spent quite a few years in the motor trade in various roles. I started in the ‘90’s as a junior car sales person and worked for various dealers, representing various marques over the […]