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 […]

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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 […]

Retro Cars

ENHANCING AN ICON: PEUGEOT UK APPRENTICES RENOVATE 205 GTI WITH APLOMB

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Whilst writing for BlackTopMedia recently, reminiscing about the iconic Peugeot 205 GTi and its impact on a rather more youthful MotorMartin, it seemed rather appropriate that Peugeot chose that moment to get in contact with the news that back in 2013, PEUGEOT UK set its apprentices a challenge to develop their skills and to gain […]

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The Road of Death, in Bolivia.

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Have you checked you car recently. A friend of mine asked me the other day what I thought would be the worst car to breakdown in. This got me thinking. If I had all the money in the world, what car would I not want to breakdown in? A Bentley, an Aston Martin or maybe […]

New Cars

DS4 Crossback BlueHDi 180

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The New DS4 is a decent looking car and is available in two distinct body styles. The one you are looking at here is called the ‘Crossback’ which I would say is the better looking out of the two. DS Automobiles say that the DS4 embodies the spirit of avant-garde in being luxurious, beautifully finished and inspiring […]

Retro Cars

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 […]