Andy Entwistle,CEO The British Motor Show: ‘I Will Reinvent Motor Shows!’

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!

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Muscle cars, Classics & PopBangColour at Bicester Heritage

Video coverage with cool cars and great people at Bicester Classic Car Event

I was back out as part of the MotorOverload team recently at the Classic Car Drive In Weekend at Bicester Heritage. An automotive festival, it was packed with spectacular cars, specialist car clubs, motor sports demonstrations, and even drive-in cinema.

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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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The Crazy Categories of Concourse of Elegance 2020

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.

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Interview Syeed (Sy) Ali – Founder of Drivers Union

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

Ineos Grenadier Walkaround!

This is the spiritual successor to the old Land Rover Defender, I get a guided tour

This is the car many reckon will be the true spiritual successor to the veteran Land Rover Defender, a proper body-on-frame off-roader powered by BMW diesel and petrol engines and highly adaptable.

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Aston Martin Victor Walkaround!

I chat to Aston Martin about the extraordinary new Victor

Taking the world by storm with a surprise reveal on Friday, yesterday I checked out the sensational and spectacularly cool Aston Martin Victor at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court.

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Afro Classics Monthly Meet in Peckham!

#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.

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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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