New Cars

Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC EX Manual #HondaHappening

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Since 1997 over 750,000 CR-Vs have been sold and it’s already one of the most popular compact SUV’s in the world. Those figures are not to be sniffed at either, because as I found out in my recent test, the CR-V is a brilliant machine. Engine: The1.6 Litre i-DTEC (160PS) with 350Nm of torque is […]

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Lexus GSF – A wolf in wolfs clothing

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In a world that is becoming increasingly sanitised and restrictive, the Lexus GSF is one of a handful of rebellious cars sticking two fingers up at the do-gooders. This is a good looking car. It’s not some tarted up pretender, this is a real, seasoned contender. Parked, quietly poised, it looks lean, fit and ready […]

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Subaru WRX STI: The Happiest Days Of Our Lives

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MotorMartin has spoken before about the good folk down at Nathaniel Cars, Bridgend, a dealership that holds franchises for Subaru, Mitsubishi and MG whilst also offering a wide range of quality used cars on site. Pretty much something for everyone then. The pleasing thing for MotorMartin with regards to Nathaniel Cars, is the excellent customer […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]