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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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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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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Arafaat Ali Khan

BCG & Buddies video: JDM & muscle cars to hanging with stars at MEFCC

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Arafaat Ali Khan is a happy chappy – always has been as you’ll see from the advert he appeared in when he was less than three years old – aww… adorable! Still is, let’s be honest!

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Syeed Ali: From Ford Capri owner to Supercar Club Founder!

Great convo in my latest BrownCarGuy & Buddies series

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Syeed Ali (known to some as Sy) has degrees in marketing and law, is a filmaker and content creator, but is best known for having created a succession of London’s leading car clubs, including founding The Drivers Union, one of the biggest supercar clubs.

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Chandan Basu Mallik

Bob Lutz, Murray Walker, Horacio Pagani & the first British-Asian Car Journalist

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Catching up with Chandan Basu Mallik in Calcutta, India – I knew him in Dubai where he headed up and/or wrote for several major automotive publications during his near two decades in the Middle East, including Autocar, F1 and Wheels. As a fellow British-Asian, he beat me to his first car review by a couple of years.

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Jim Murray Jones: Secrets of the Automotive Digital Media Evolution

Jim’s experienced includes DriveTrive, Autotrader, PistonHeads, WhatCar? and more!

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Automotive media started to embrace digital platforms in the UK in the 90s, Jim Murray Jones has been at the centre of it since day one – AutoTrader, Exchange & Mart, SunMotors, Sunday Times Driving, Autocar, WhatCar?, PistonHeads and DriveTribe to name a few of the organisations he’s worked at.

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