New Isuzu D Max XTR Launched at CV Show

Isuzu UK had a few surprises up their sleeve for this weeks Comercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

At 10.30 am all the national press gathered to see the unveiling of not only the new Isuzu DMax XTR double cab pickup but also the limited edition Isuzu D Max Arctic Truck AT35 “Safir”.

The New Model XTR is an addition to the range and willslot in between the Blade and Arctic Truck models to complete the Isuzu D Max Adventure Range. Specification includes XTR Body Kit, Side Steps, Alloy wheels and upgraded Leather interior including steering wheel. The technical upgrades include Uprated suspension that increases the ground clearance to 250mm without compromising on vehicle handling and stability. Brakes have also been upgraded with the addition of Vented and Slotted Geomet coated discs with Kevlar ceramic pads.

Production of the D Max XTR starts in late June and is available to order from now.

Give Will and Josh a call on 01756 797652 for further details

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A very long standing customer of hours made a special visit to the showroom last week. John and Anne Lambert of Landy Pressure washers, Skipton were looking through their old paper work and came across an old invoice from 1968. John’s father bought a new Toyota Corolla from John Midgley when they owned Airedale Autos in Silsden. The dealership on Howden Road in Silsden was one of the very first Toyota dealerships in the country and is now owned by well know motorgroup, RRG. Thanks John and Anne for making the effort to drop this in and I hope you are enjoying your new Mitsubishi ASX.


John celebrated his 70th birthday last week with the help of a cake modelled in the shape of his favourite Toyota Corolla rally car, kindly baked by our kind customer; Jessica Berry. Thanks Jess it was gorgeous!


Thanks to Sarah Quinton for sending through this photo she found in her archives.

This is of the Midgley’s VW site, Cornmill garage on Halifax road in Keighley. Owned by Grandad Jack and his brother before they sold it to Alwyn and Ian Briggs in the early 60’s. The business whent full circle as John ended up owning White Rose Volkswagen Skipton in the early 90’s.


Take a look at our new addition to the MTec family.

Based on the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian. Subtle upgrades include Black Alloy wheels, BF Goodrich All Terrain tyres, Adventurer II colour coded fibre glass canopy and Gearmate Gun drawers. Call in to the showroom and take a look first hand. A big thank you to James and the gang at Coniston 4×4 for taking these fantastic photos.

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Congratulations to Josh Snowden on receiving his award at the Isuzu UK conference held at Madame Tussaud’s last week in London. “Josh has worked hard ever since starting for Midgley Motor Cars last summer. He has spent hours learning the product specification and which models best suite his customers needs, to be singled out as the best Pickup Proffessional in the UK is fantastic, his award is well deserved”. Said Will Midgley MD of Midgley Isuzu.


Josh trying his best to deal Charlie on a new D Max!!


The new 2019 Isuzu D-Max MTec is starting to take shape.

The spec will include the new 200Bhp/400NM torque power upgared releases this year. 32″ wheel and tyre upgrade and Utilty wheel arch extensions with lift kit. We will keep you updated with more details soon.


We have now taken delivery of our last order of BF Goodrich tyres for what could be the next 2 months. If you need or are thinking about All terrain tyres please give us a call as there seems to be a national shortage.


New project revs up for action at Grassington Primary School

Wednesday 16th January 2019

A new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project crossed the start line at Grassington Primary School this week.

The ‘Primary F1 Wharfedale’ project is an exciting way of introducing pupils to ideas of design and engineering by conceiving, constructing Formula 1-style racing cars from cardboard.

It is based on the Brighouse education engineering company, Denford Ltd’s ‘Primary STEM Project’, that they have recently launched, as a way of introducing Year 5 and 6 children to the world of racing so that they might be interested to take part in the international ‘F1 in Schools’ competition for 11-19 year olds.

The ‘Primary F1 Wharfedale’ project, being led by Grassington Primary School teaching assistant, Stuart Willis, is being run as a series of after-school clubs in which children will design their own racing car, based on a standard chassis, aiming to make it as aerodynamic as possible. Children are working in teams of up to four and will race their cars against each other.

In addition to Grassington Primary School, Mr Willis will also run the club over the coming months in the other schools of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation – Burnsall, Cracoe & Rylstone and Kettlewell. He will also visit Threshfield and Boyle & Petyt Primary Schools to deliver the activities. At the end of the project, in June, the Year 5 and 6 pupils from all six schools will have an ‘End of Project Race Day’, kindly hosted by Upper Wharfedale School, at which all of the teams will race against each other and there will be a final Primary F1 Wharfedale Champion for 2018-19.

The project could not run without the help of staff from Upper Wharfedale School, who are helping by sharing their knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, it has only been possible to purchase the necessary equipment thanks to sponsorship and grants from Midgley Motor Cars in Skipton and Threshfield, Cracoe & Rylstone Community Fund, BOSS (Bellas Office Supplies & Stationary) and Eddie B. Webster & Sons Ltd from Cracoe.

Mr Willis said, ‘The project is a fantastic opportunity for the children who attend the schools in Upper Wharfedale. It will provide so many learning opportunities, from the science of aerodynamics and engineering principles of testing and improving to more general skills such as teamwork, communication skills and independent working, but above all, it should be great fun for the children!’