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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23 Top Cars of 2020

This crazy Year’s Key Motors and my Best Drives of 2020

If there’s one thing people came to realise again in this crazy year, it’s that cars are good. If you’re stuck in a pandemic and fear the public transport network is too risky to use, plus ubers are icky because eew – other people have been in there before you, coughing and breathing all over the upholstery – then guess what: it’s great to have your own car.

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New Petrol/Diesel Car Sales Ban 2030 – Your Questions Answered!

The ICE car sales ban has been brought forward again less than a year since it was last moved from 2040 to 2035!

Soon this might be your only option when it comes to new cars

A proposed ban for the sale of brand new cars featuring Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) running on either petrol or diesel, was originally mooted for 2040. In February it was brought forward to 2035 after experts revealed Britain would not meet net zero emission targets committed too. Apparently it still wasn’t enough, because now it’s moved to 2030 – just nine years from now. What will it mean for you the motorist?

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Raising Speed Limits Could Save Lives

According to research from Car Lease Special Offers a third of motorists want a higher speed limit

Research released by Car Lease Special Offers indicates that raising speed limits could save lives and that a third of British motorists are in favour of increasing the motorway limit to 80mph, and some would even approve of Germany’s Autobahn-style derestricted highways.

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Sue Baker interview on BCG & Buddies!

Original Top Gear Host on Today’s TG & Covering the Hunt-Lauda Rush Era

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Sue Baker was one of the original hosts of Top Gear, appearing on 100 programmes over 11 years from 1980 to 1991. She also raced, co-drove with Michele Mouton (in a short-wheelbase Audi Quattro Sport rally car), Derek Bell and others, as well as covering the legendary James Hunt vs Niki Lauda era in Formula 1.

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Car Design – Is Ugly The New Black?

An opinion – 2020: Good, Bad & Ugly! Define Modern Car Design

22112020 #BCGBulletin – Car Design of 2020 – is Ugly the new Black? Or are there good, bad and ugly designs? Why are cars made ugly, what is good design, do styles mature with age, do they grow on you, do I need new glasses? And who are these two popping heads?

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Mohamed Ali Humaid – UAE Car Culture, from V8 to EV

Latest in the BCG & Buddies – I catch up with someone who’s been following me since Car ME days

Emirati Mohamed Ali Humaid has been following my work since 2006 and I first met him when he won a model Ford GT in a Car Middle East magazine competition.

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Why 2030 ICE New Car Sales Ban Won’t Work in the UK

It’s unfeasible and unviable. in this video I explain why

18112020 #BCGBulletin – Petrol and Diesel (ICE) new car sales to be banned in Britain from 2030 – today the government has confirmed what the news announced a few days ago when I recorded this video. Hybrid cars will be allowed to continue to 2035, but otherwise manufacturer can only sell electric cars – this is supposed to happen in a mere 9 years.

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Should You Buy A Car During Lockdown 2?

Can you buy a car in lockdown? Should you? Should you wait? Will prices go up?

In the first lockdown I correctly predicted that there would be a car sales boom, particularly for used cars, post-lockdown, due to pent-up demand, but more crucially in light of research and data that indicated more people wanted to have their own cars and avoid using public transport due to fears over COVID 19.

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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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