David Gittens on Ikenga GT – the spiritual Supercar

An incredible person with an epic life story!

Meet David Gittens, the first black supercar designer – he created and built the Ikenga GT supercar over half a century ago – that’s after being a staff photographer on Car & Driver in 1958!

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Black Automotive History (for Black History Month)

Looking at the extraordinary black people that played a part in automotive and motor racing history

Welcome to my latest Bulletin video, and being this is Black History Month in the UK, I thought I’d look at black automotive history. The trouble is, you do have to go digging to find it, and some is perhaps more contemporary than historical, but there are significant events and people stretching right back to the earliest days of mass motoring to talk about.

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How I fixed the Nissan Z Proto. Bugatti sold? Plus Jeep to brighten your day!

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18092020 #BCGBulletin – Check out how I fixed the new Nissan Z Proto. Plus shock news of Bugatti being sold to Rimac via Porsche, and Jeep have the right idea, let’s all buy bright coloured cars to cheer ourselves up during these rotten days.

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Maserati MC20 – How have they got it so wrong?

15092020 #BCGBulletin in which I discuss what makes supercars ‘right’

The Maserati MC20 supercar is a very important car for the luxury and performance Italian Marque, especially after its divorce from Ferrari and an effective downgrading of family group sibling Alfa Romeo. So comes what should be yet another exciting new sportscar from a famed Italian company, penned by a cool and successful designer so, well… meh?

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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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Jim Murray Jones: Secrets of the Automotive Digital Media Evolution

Jim’s experienced includes DriveTrive, Autotrader, PistonHeads, WhatCar? and more!

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Automotive media started to embrace digital platforms in the UK in the 90s, Jim Murray Jones has been at the centre of it since day one – AutoTrader, Exchange & Mart, SunMotors, Sunday Times Driving, Autocar, WhatCar?, PistonHeads and DriveTribe to name a few of the organisations he’s worked at.

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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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What is going on with the UK’s used car market?

Whilst most areas of the economy are suffering, the used car market is buoyant

The second quarter sales of used cars in the UK is down 48.9% – almost half compared to last year with only 1m cars sold – this is according to SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Having said that the overall decline for the year is 28.7% – that’s 2.9m sold compared to about 4m by this time last year.

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Post-Lockdown Demand: Bring Back Small Coupes!

What kind of cars do people want post-pandemic?

Post-pandemic, post-lockdown, used car sales and values are surging and car ownership increasing. What kind of cars do we want now? Smaller to beat congestion, cheaper as we’re all broke, and cars with style and character, because we’re not quite dead yet! Bring back small coupes – like we had in the 1980s. Bring back the Toyota MR2, maybe even the Sera, and the Fiat X1/9, oh and the Suzuki Cappucino, and the both the Honda CRX and Beat – what else? Tell me in the comments below!

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