My Classic 1989 E30 BMW 325i SE

Ongoing BLOG, video reports & Instagram posts

Follow #BCGBMWE30 on social media Bookmark this page to follow my ongoing series with this car – everything that happens with the ownership of this BMW – one that I’ve owned for the second time. I used to own a blue one just like this back in the 1990s, and it was one of my most missed cars.

How to replace the Antenna (Aerial) surround (grommit) on a 1989 BMW E30 325i SE. In a previous video, I traced the leaking of rainwater into the boot of my E30 to a brittle and cracked old aerial surround around the electric aerial. I ordered a new one, and in this video I show exactly how I replaced it.

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I Was Tested on Cars on Behind The Wheel Life Podcast!

Honoured to have been invited to appear on the inaugural Behind The Wheel Life In-Person podcast

We end up chatting about: Why as parents, we should be more supportive of our kids’ creative aspirations; How the automotive journalism industry has evolved; What it’s REALLY like to be a motoring journalist, behind the scenes; What does it take to succeed in the motoring journalism space; PLUS, we have our first ever, “Star on a very reasonably priced sofa” quiz. How many questions do I get right in 3 minutes? 😲🤦🏽‍♂️ Watch now to find out.

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Did I win?!

Newspress Auto Industry Media Awards 2022 Vlog

Did I win? Check out my Vlog from the Newspress Live Event and 2022 Automotive Media Industry Awards. I was shortlisted for the Best Video of 2021 category. Newspress said about me: “…knowledgeable and likeably geeky approach. He drifts between thoughtfully produced and erratically esoteric!” Went up there in my 1989 BMW E30 325i SE two-door coupe – and that became something of an adventure itself! Watch this and don’t forget to follow #BCGBMWE30 #NewspressAwards

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Behind-the-Scenes Filming a Car Review

Funny VLOG by Daughter [while filming the Toyota Aygo X]

Check out this hilarious Vlog by daughter Leena Sheikh (@Leena_Amani on Instagram) behind-the-scenes while filming the Toyota Aygo X review (review coming soon – makes sure you subscribe and switch on notifications!). Son Junaid (https://www.instagram.com/junji4real/) was filming the video. You can see the total lack of respect for poor dad in action, the utter Micky-taking and frankly my exasperation when things don’t go to plan. Hope you enjoy this video – please do like, comment, and share! #BCGToyotaAygoX

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Ford Mustang GT Convertible – long term test

See how I get on with the Stang – bookmark & Keep checking this page for updates

Got the Ford Mustang GT Convertible in on long-term test – make sure you following #BCGFordMustang and subscribing to this channel (switch on notifications) to see how I get on with it! #BCGLongTermer

18 Jun 2022 – Ford Mustang Long Term Test – Report 7 – FINAL REPORT!

The Ford Mustang has left the building. Okay it was never actually IN the building, it was in the car park outside, and if you’ve recognised that I’ve borrowed that from the famous line ‘Elvis has left the building’ it is of course, very deliberate. Because the gaping whole it’s left in its wake, does indeed feel like space vacated by the presence of a true rock star. Big, brash, the great sounds it made, the sheer magnetism and the charisma of the Mustang, are perfect analogies to the King of Rock and Roll. 

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2022 Bromley Pageant of Motoring

Videos and images from the Bromley Pageant of Motoring – 12 June 2022, Norman Park, London

Took the BCG BMW E30 to the amazing Bromley Pageant of Motoring at Norman Park in Bromley where it’s been held for 40 years, although it the last couple of years were missed due to the pandemic. It’s now back, bigger and better than ever, complete with One Make Parking (where I displayed the E30), car clubs, a packed trade area, autojumble, live action arena including The Tigers Motorcycle Display Team, the smallest car in the world and more, together with a funfair and inflatables. Here’s an extensive walkaround video of the event.

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Stop ULEZ Expansion To M25 in London!

From September 2023 non-ULEZ-compliant cars will have to pay £12.50 a day

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, has proposed plans to expand the ULEZ – Ultra Low Emission Zone – to cover the whole of Greater London right up to the M25. Here’s why its impact will be limited, how it will hurt the poorest the most, why it will kill classic car culture in London, and how to stop it. Urgent action is needed now. This is serious. Share and circulate this video and most importantly tell London’s authorities what you think – do it now, don’t delay! https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/cleanair?fbclid=IwAR3UHrpGe1qbc5ejyhbL948WyD4yewTOF6-5LzmBSSayYKgO98gNJZx1fJY

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