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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Sudhir ‘Banzai’ Matai – Double Apex Auto

BCG & Buddies Interview – Cars, Clothes and Clashes on Track!

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Meet Sudhir ‘Banzai’ Matai founder of Double Apex Auto, which is not only a motoring media outlet, but also a petrolhead gear clothes line which you can order directly from his website. Sudhir is from Cape Town in South Africa and has been a car journalist for over two decades, but also a racing driver of some significant success.

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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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Land Rover Defender 90 P400 & P300 On and Off-Road Review

Driving the new Defender 90 in top and entry spec on road, track off road!

Here’s the first review of the new Land Rover Defender 90. I know what you’re thinking, surely the new Defender has been out a while already? Indeed, and with some success. The Defender 110 clocked up 4500 sales in July, one of the best months ever for the company – under pressure from the pandemic and slowing export sales – but that’s the four-door long-wheel base version. The two-door edition was delayed.

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I Drive Stunt Car Defender 110 from 007 Bond Movie – No Time To Die

Standard suspension and drivetrain on Land Rovers that did the big jumps!

27102020 #BCGBulletin – I drive one of the actual Land Rover Defender 110 stunt vehicles used in the crazy action sequences in the next 007 James Bond movie, No Time To Die – urged to go faster by stunt coordinator Lee Morrison and listen to stunt girl Jess Hawkins describe what it was like to do the big jump in Defender with standard drivetrain and suspension!

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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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Pop-Up Motor Show at Festival Place Basingstoke until 24 December 2020

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!

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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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Partha Srinivasan

How to get the First 1000 Subs for your YouTube Channel on Cars!

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – the multi-faceted Partha Srinivasan is not only a car and motorbike guy, but a PR and marketing professional as well as a tech-head, consultant and my personal digital media guru! It’s thanks to his guidance and road map that I achieved 1000 subscribers on this very YouTube Channel in less than nine months.

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