Rant: Race Disparities Report not a Rude Awakening, Just Damn Rude!
Thump! The sound of a government-commissioned 258-page report on racism in the UK hitting tables yesterday. Smack! The sound of a slap landing on the poker faces of the perpetrators of this piece of pernicious propaganda. Well, the slap didn’t happen, but it should have, repeatedly. It would have been deserved, repeatedly.Continue reading “Govt Race Report Thinks Racism Doesn’t Exist – WTF?!”
Valentines day research data confirms high incidence of amorous activity with automobiles
As many as 55% of drivers surveyed by Auto Trader admitted to getting ‘intimate’ in their cars and giving the suspension a bit of a workout. Bizarrely, when broken down by gender, this rose to 61% of men – hang on, were they alone?Continue reading “Love & Cars – More than Half of you have been up to Sexy Shenanigans in your Motor”
Original Top Gear Host on Today’s TG & Covering the Hunt-Lauda Rush Era
‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Sue Baker was one of the original hosts of Top Gear, appearing on 100 programmes over 11 years from 1980 to 1991. She also raced, co-drove with Michele Mouton (in a short-wheelbase Audi Quattro Sport rally car), Derek Bell and others, as well as covering the legendary James Hunt vs Niki Lauda era in Formula 1.Continue reading “Sue Baker interview on BCG & Buddies!”
An incredible person with an epic life story!
Meet David Gittens, the first black supercar designer – he created and built the Ikenga GT supercar over half a century ago – that’s after being a staff photographer on Car & Driver in 1958!Continue reading “David Gittens on Ikenga GT – the spiritual Supercar”
Looking at the extraordinary black people that played a part in automotive and motor racing history
Welcome to my latest Bulletin video, and being this is Black History Month in the UK, I thought I’d look at black automotive history. The trouble is, you do have to go digging to find it, and some is perhaps more contemporary than historical, but there are significant events and people stretching right back to the earliest days of mass motoring to talk about.Continue reading “Black Automotive History (for Black History Month)”
Interview with the Boss of the British Motor Show
Andy Entwistle is the CEO of The British Motor Show. With a massive reboot originally planned for this year, but now delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19, he promises to completely reinvent Motor Shows. And with over 20 years experience in the automotive industry, involved in all aspects from car sales, customer service, online retailing, media content, events and managing the London Motor Show, he is well equipped and well placed to do so. But he’s not entirely without issues, he has a habit, a compulsive and expensive one, somethine he still hasn’t sought help for… he is a serial car buyer. Andy has owned over 150 cars including a Porsche 993 (911) widebody, a Clio Williams and a Nissan Elgrand. He opens up about it in this video!Continue reading “Andy Entwistle,CEO The British Motor Show: ‘I Will Reinvent Motor Shows!’”
BCG & Buddies video: JDM & muscle cars to hanging with stars at MEFCC
‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Arafaat Ali Khan is a happy chappy – always has been as you’ll see from the advert he appeared in when he was less than three years old – aww… adorable! Still is, let’s be honest!Continue reading “Arafaat Ali Khan”
The YouTube star reveals exclusive plans for his next visit to Dubai!
At Salon Prive yesterday I caught up with Shmee150 and managed to get quick chat with him. He talks about the show, his car collection, his approach to making car content, and exclusively reveals what he plans to do on his next visit to Dubai!
Great convo in my latest BrownCarGuy & Buddies series
‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Syeed Ali (known to some as Sy) has degrees in marketing and law, is a filmaker and content creator, but is best known for having created a succession of London’s leading car clubs, including founding The Drivers Union, one of the biggest supercar clubs.Continue reading “Syeed Ali: From Ford Capri owner to Supercar Club Founder!”