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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Excerpt: The Camelball Run

A peek at some passages from a novel I’m working on – for more check out my Patreon!

1.1 Supercar Sheikha

The tall statuesque girl stood majestically by the side of the road. A blowing shamal pressed the thin almost sheer black robe against her body, revealing her voluptuous contours, crevices and peaks and implanting a suggestion, in the minds of those that might already be predisposed to such illicit fantasies (in other words they have a dirty mind), that she was perhaps devoid of any additional garments beneath. The chiffon veil masking the lower part of her face tantalisingly stretched over a full pair of lips perfectly formed into just enough of a parted pout that it was sensual and not laughable. Between that and the billowing head scarf, all that was revealed of her face were dark jewel-like eyes shining fiercely and framed by perfectly contoured eyebrows.

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Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

Conversation with John (Yahya) Gardiner, Ford Comms Director

11062020 ‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – In this episode I speak to John Gardiner who has been at Ford Motor Company for 30 years and currently has two jobs – Executive Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Ford of Britain & Ireland, and Corporate Communications, Ford of Europe.

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Meet My Arch Rival!!

02062020 #BCGDaily ‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Damien Reid

When I moved to Dubai in 2006 as editor of Car Middle East, Damien Reid was editor of Autocar Middle East, but from fierce professional rivarly emerged a fast personal friendship. It’s great to catch up with one of the most respected and prolific car journalists in the Middle East, to hear some great behind-the-scenes stories of what really went on with PR, car manufacturers and magazine publishing in Dubai, and get his considered take on the state of motor racing during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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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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Ian Cox: Kalashnikovs to Karaoke, confessions of a Dubai Pro Driver!

Handling drives, DJ-ings and the occasional ding in Dubai – latest episode of Browncarguy & Buddies

In the latest in my series where I catch up with friends and colleagues from around the world, I chat to Ian Cox who’s been in the United Arab Emirates for over a decade and is a man of many talents – a DJ, Quiz host, Karaoke entertainer, and pro-driver involved with track days and car manufacturer drive events on road and track for VIPs, tourists and of course the media.

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This may be the last thing I ever write

That headline though. A bit much? Morosely melodramatic? Potentially true?!

I’ve often said I’ll never retire; I’ll just keep making content until I drop dead. Trouble is that that might happen sooner than I had anticipated. There I go again with the drama! But after reading the next paragraph, you may find my sympathy-trolling justified.

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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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