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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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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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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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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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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Andy Entwistle,CEO The British Motor Show: ‘I Will Reinvent Motor Shows!’

Interview with the Boss of the British Motor Show

Andy Entwistle is the CEO of The British Motor Show. With a massive reboot originally planned for this year, but now delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19, he promises to completely reinvent Motor Shows. And with over 20 years experience in the automotive industry, involved in all aspects from car sales, customer service, online retailing, media content, events and managing the London Motor Show, he is well equipped and well placed to do so. But he’s not entirely without issues, he has a habit, a compulsive and expensive one, somethine he still hasn’t sought help for… he is a serial car buyer. Andy has owned over 150 cars including a Porsche 993 (911) widebody, a Clio Williams and a Nissan Elgrand. He opens up about it in this video!

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