Check out this neat little car show on till Christmas in a popular shopping mall
22102020 #BCGBulletin – Headed over to the Festival Place shopping mall over in Basingstoke to check out the British Motor Show Pop-Up Motor Show event there – free entry and it’s on till 24th December 2020 – plenty to see and do!
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!
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.
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.