BrownCarGuy – Is It Racist?

In my latest Bulletin piece I tackle institutional racism in my own industry

Racism – I tell you what it is, how it’s done and where you can get some. Plus how to install it in your car. Actually none of that is true…. well most of it’s not true. But there will be a bit of race in this discourse, and I don’t mean on the track… or the road for that matter.

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Supercars & Classics at Salon Prive 2020

Check my video coverage and pics from this year’s Salon Prive show at Blenheim Palace

Watch till the end to see Bond’s DB5 take me by surprise by deploying the smoke screen!

Although known as a classic car concours d’elegance, the Salon Prive is also an opportunity for premium and boutique car makers to launch and showcase their latest products. So this year they even organisers put on a special day just for media and that’s when we were there.

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1000 Subs!! Thank you!

Onwards with Patreon – here’s how

1000 subscribers to my YouTube channel – thank you so much for helping me hit this milestone in such a short time. Big plans for the future of BrownCarGuy across all my platforms coming soon. Also in this video I explain what Patreon is plus how and why you should sponsor my content from as little as £2.40 a month! https://www.patreon.com/shahzadsheikh

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From LJK Setright to BrownCarGuy

Via Car Magazine and Motoring Middle East – beating the odds

A few days ago, Motoring Middle East, which is an automotive news media channel across YouTube and social media platforms, but based in Dubai, celebrated its 9th birthday. Why is that significant? Because in 2011, along with Imthishan Giado, I co-founded ‘MME’, as we came to call it.

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Neville Darukhanawalla – from Scooter Boy to Ram Head

The Amazing Journey from selling old mags in India to PR for FCA in Dubai

In this episode I chat to my good buddy, Neville Darukhanawalla. A self-confessed automotive buff, Neville Jal Darukhanawalla has been associated with cars and bikes since his school days in the late 1980s. A two-time national champion, racing scooters in his native India, he has raced in different forms of motorcycle sport – road racing, motocross, rallies, flat track, trials and what have you. A massive fan of Formula One and MotoGP – in fact, of all forms on motor racing, he believes that racing improves the breed.

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Should you buy… a Vector W8?

I team up with Imthishan Giado of Motoring Middle East to decide!

Kicking off a new series with Imthishan Giado of Motoring Middle East, in which we decide if you should buy a certain car. If the two of us both agree we’d buy it, you get the green light!

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5 things I’ve learned in Lockdown. No, a new language isn’t one of them

Epiphanic Lockdown Revelations: we’re all idiots, we’re all amazing and… no, we’re all still just idiots

Have you gained superior wisdomfrom this virus experience, even though it’s not quite over and everyone’s utterly confused right now? Why the confusion? What tabloid have you been on? Read on…

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The British Motor Show postponed – but there is some good news for car events

The rebooted Motor Show has moved to 2021, but a spin-off event is announced for Christmas. Plus Salon Privé is back on in September!

Back in November I covered – with some excitement I must admit – the launch of an all-new British Motor Show that was set to happen this August (see at this link) and as I said at the time, would include pretty much all the elements I would like to see in a modern-era motor show.

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This may be the last thing I ever write

That headline though. A bit much? Morosely melodramatic? Potentially true?!

I’ve often said I’ll never retire; I’ll just keep making content until I drop dead. Trouble is that that might happen sooner than I had anticipated. There I go again with the drama! But after reading the next paragraph, you may find my sympathy-trolling justified.

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It’s Not Easy being a Brown Car Guy!

Very special and hilarious episode about the trauma, trials & tribulations of being a #BrownCarGuy

A very special, and hilarious, episode in which I talk about the unique challenges, particularly for me, in being a car guy as a brown or Asian person, and then on top of that, to actually (through blind determination and ignoring all the naysayers) choose to forge a career in automotive and motoring media and journalism, and still be struggling with that choice to the present day. I reveal funny episodes involving a Ferrari F40 and Samosas and ponder what I’d look like in other professions.

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