Retro Cars

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 […]

New Cars

Ford Ranger to the Rescue

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A few weeks ago I went on a climbing and camping weekend in the Peak District with my wife and two children and we were having a great time messing about in all the mud and doing crazy things like attempting to climb Kinder Scout – which I have to say is roughly an eight […]

New Cars

#FordFrenzy: Ford Mustang Savvy, Best Fuel Economy Leap Ever In Annual MPG Marathon For 5.0 Litre-V8

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A few short weeks ago, BlackTopMedia’s own Tony Yates had the pleasure of testing Ford’s all new, UK spec Mustang on our pot holed, British roads and came away from the experience extremely impressed with the 5.0 Litre V8, indeed his musings on his time the the Mustang can be viewed here and MotorMartin certainly recommends that […]

Retro Cars

#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 […]

Retro Cars

#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 […]

New Cars

#FordFrenzy: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost 125PS. 6K Fun

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Up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, there’s often a heated debate regarding Ford’s recent output and whether or not there’s a comparable car on offer that can give you that late eighties excitement gained from a fuel injected XR designated Escort or Fiesta whilst maintaining the massive advances in safety, style and efficiency […]

New Cars

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 […]

Sidelines

Our mate Nick goes racing in Mini SuperTwos.

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Our mate Nick aka @tintops on twitter, has been going ’round in circles down at arena Essex. He’s a good lad and we are very happy to support him. In return, he has agreed to drop us updates on his motor racing adventures. Here’s his latest from Mini Super Twos. Enjoy; I’ve always considered short […]

Motorcycles

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI: Life In The Slow Lane

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Ask anyone over a certain age about the halcyon days of British Motorcycle manufacturing and you’ll find the same names cropping up over and over again. B.S.A, Triumph, Norton, A.J.S and Matchless. The big boys with their mighty singles and twin cylinder machines dominating the home and world markets and cleaning up in the early […]