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 Iโ€™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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Petrolicious: Drive Racially?! This is NOT okay.

Anti-BLM comments could indicate a deeper malady AMONG automotive elite

The automotive internet is in a justified furore over a comment apparently made by Petrolicious founder, Afshin Behnia on his Facebook page. I’ve found what purports to be a screen grab – you’ll notice I’m using my words carefully because I did not see the post myself and it appears to have been subsequently deleted. In any case it’s gone viral. In it he appears to describe the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement as ‘domestic terrorism’.

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That 4 Series & Thor’s Hammer

05062020 #BCGBulletin update

Looking at the new cars out this week – the all-new BMW 4 Series with THAT GRILLE and Hyundai’s redesigned Santa Fe, which could be Thor’s new ride. Plus car sale in the UK crashed in May, but look like they might rocket in June. And I can’t not talk about #BlackLivesMatter and how BAME people are impacted by COVID-19.

Was the virtual blackout enough?

#BlackOutTuesday was phenomenal, but it’s hardly adequate when #BlackLivesMatter

There was a blackout on the web yesterday – around 30 million black squares posted on #BlackOutTuesday to saturate social media with one crucial message: #BlackLivesMatter.

It was surreal and heart-warming,  and sent out a much-needed message of solidarity that was unprecedented in its scope and sentiment.

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