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.
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!
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!
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.
Forget all this pre-war/post-war stuff, this is how you break down a concours!
On Saturday I attended my second Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court – and it was as glorious and spectacular as last year’s with a sensational turn out of cars and remarkably good attendance too, despite the Covid concerns.
Syeed (Sy) Ali is the founder of popular Supercar Owners Club, Drivers Union, and has been involved in car culture in London for decades. I caught up with him at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court yesterday and asked him about Drivers Union. Find him at www.TheDriversUnion.com
#BCGEvents – nice to get out and cover car events, especially cool car meets like this
Met up with Kevin Haggarthy to attend the Afro Classics Register monthly meet up and drive from Pekham to Blackheath yesterday. Eclectic mix of cars – and characters! Great music, good fun, fun day! See pictures below.