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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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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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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Abdulla Jaafari: from Illegal Street Racing in Amman to Shooting Supercars in Dubai (+Drifting)

Check out my latest edition of BrownCarGuy & Buddies!

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Abdulla Jaafari has gone from covering illegal street racing / drifting on the strees of Amman, Jordan, to shooting the Pininfarina Battista in Dubai. Plus dune drag with the Mercedes AMG G-Class 4×4 Squared – a video that’s got him nearly 8 million views on YouTube, and of course drifting… lots and lots of drifting. In fact I first met him at a drift event at Umm Al Quwain, where he was coverinng Jordan’s drift king, Ahmad Daham. https://www.instagram.com/abdullajaafari

Cars, Ice Cream Vans, Horses & did she ever buy that Honda Accord?

27052020 #BCGDaily ‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’

Hilarious chat with former Dubai Eye radio host, Podcaster/YouTuber and full-time university lecturer – the Jeep-driving, Hawaiian-shirt wearing, irrepressibly energetic Canadian – Prof James Piecowye.

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Getting Car-Inspirational with FarrukhTalks Podcast

Am I inspirational and motivational? Find out in this chat

20052020 #BCGDaily ‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’

Another episode in which I catch up with a friend – but this one is different. Farrukh Ahmed, based in the UAE, is himself a podcaster – check out FarrukhTalks! So he took the lead on this one, and turned the spotlight on me! We covered more of my journey as a Brown Car Guy and the obstacles in the career path I obstinately choose, plus overcoming shyness and advice for those looking to follow in our footsteps.

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It’s Not Easy being a Brown Car Guy!

Very special and hilarious episode about the trauma, trials & tribulations of being a #BrownCarGuy

A very special, and hilarious, episode in which I talk about the unique challenges, particularly for me, in being a car guy as a brown or Asian person, and then on top of that, to actually (through blind determination and ignoring all the naysayers) choose to forge a career in automotive and motoring media and journalism, and still be struggling with that choice to the present day. I reveal funny episodes involving a Ferrari F40 and Samosas and ponder what I’d look like in other professions.

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