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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Cost of Living Impact on Cars and Driving

How is the cost of living crisis impacting motorists?

The cost of living crisis is having an impact on cars and motorists, affecting 70% of drivers motoring habits, according to a Kwik fit survey. Over 33% one-third have cut down on non-essential car journeys those driving petrol or diesel cars are twice as likely to have cut down compared to drivers of electric cars or hybrids.

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Concours, The Quail, Royal Range Rovers & Chevy Station Wagons

Podcast with Mathias Doutreleau

Check out my chat with dear friend Mathias Doutreleau who is Founder and Chairman of the Concours d’Elegance Suisse and has created automotive events around the world including the Middle East, Far East and The Quail in California. We talk about his classic ex-Royal Range Rover and he recalls his father’s humungous station wagon they used to cruise around France in and the extremely rare and unique classic Rolls-Royce that still lives in the family. Passionate, insightful and inspirational, if you care for classic cars and automotive events, this is podcast is a must! Find him: https://www.concoursdelegancesuisse.com/ https://www.projectautomobile.com/

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The Bentley Man Promoting Mental Heath at Car Shows!

Mike Turlin travels to car shows in his white and gold Bentley to promote mental health

Meet The Bentley Man Mike Turlin, who travels all over the UK to events with his gold and white Bentley to promote mental health. He gets people to open up and talk. As a mental health patient himself, who attempted multiple suicide attempts, Mike also provides guidance, help and resources to help people tackle stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, devoting 50% of his time, energy and personal income to helping others.

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I got COVID-19

No, God no! How can pizza taste so horrid?

We leave letters lying on the floor mat for a couple of days before touching them. Coming back from shopping involves up to an hour of anti-bac wiping and washing, right down to the last piece of fruit and vegetable. Outside: face masks on, sanitisers on standby, and proximity alert wound up to maximum – ‘hey, back off buddy!’ shouts my imaginary proxy self upon infringement, deliberate or otherwise, of my immediate two-metre surround space. In reality I usually just turn away and step back.

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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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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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