Gallery and videos from 2021 Concours of Elegance

Check out all our vids and pics from the fabulous 2021 Concours at Hampton Court Palace

This was my third year attending the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court and it’s safe to say it’s become my favourite classic car event of the year now. The weather is always great, the variety and quality of cars is sensational, the setting is spectacular and quite simply all the best people come here!

This year I got to meet a childhood hero – the incredible Aston Martin Bulldog (now reborn) in person, got my first look at the brilliant Lotus Emira (and enjoyed a splendid lunch with the Lotus team) and found an unexpected star in the form of a hot-rodder classic Lancia Aurelia. Plus 95 British cars. Thanks so much to my buddy Reza Adil for all his help producing this content – see all our pics and videos:

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95 Great British Classic Cars

Epic display at 2021 Concours of Elegance [Plus Various ‘Distractions’]

In this video we look at the 95th Anniversary Display of British Cars (1926-2021). A line-up of 95 of the finest British cars to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday, the selection of cars chosen by David Lillywhite, Editorial Director of Magneto magazine. Along the way I constantly get distracted by other cars, and interview a few people! Join me for this epic walkaround the spectacular concours event. #BCGEvents

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Lotus Emira Walkaround

Interview with Matt Windle MD Group Lotus [2021 Concours of Elegance]

A walkaround and interview with Group Lotus MD Matt Windle of the brand new 2022 Lotus Emira at the 2021 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace yesterday. He explains the importance of this car, the future plans for Lotus, how he worked his way up to the top job from an apprentice and why Lotus is now finally in safe hands. Plus I get my first chance to sit in the Emira, see if I fit and explore the huge step up in interior comfort and quality. #BCGEvents #BCGLotusEmira

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7 Cars for Eid

Money-no-object what seven cars would you treat yourself too for Eid?

Money-no-object what seven cars would you treat yourself too for Eid?

Eid is a week away, so I’ve been thinking fantasy Eid gifts – and after a month of fasting, that too under lockdown conditions, I believe they’re well-deserved. Being a petrolhead, they’ve got to be cars, and being a fantasy there doesn’t need to be any budgetary restrictions, and being Eid, let’s make it seven. Here’s mine, what would be yours?

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Limited edition 1987 Lotus Esprit Turbo HC up for auction

This beauty is one of only 21 made with just 54k miles and no reserve

Check out this absolutely stunning 1987 Lotus Esprit Turbo HC up for sale with online classic car auctioneer, The Market. The auction runs till Monday 13th April at 7:30pm and there’s no reserve. It’s estimated to fetch £40,000-50,000.

I think I need to start a crowd fund to help me buy this!

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We’ll all be driving Geelys Soon! Here’s why

Geely means lucky and it is for Volvo, LEVC and Lotus – #BCGDaily 31032020

March 28th this year (2020) saw the 10th anniversary of Geely’s acquisition of storied Swedish car maker, Volvo. It bought the brand from Ford in 2010 for $1.8bn. The Chinese firm Geely, which itself was established in 1986 and only got into Automotive towards the end of the last century in 1997, then left Volvo to get on and do what it does best – build amazingly practical, solid and safe automobiles.

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Forget Supercars – get one of these!

Latest Brown Car Guy Update 16032020 #BCGDaily

Each week a new supercar or hypercar drops with ridiculous horsepower, shocking 0-60
times and absurd price tags – but just how relevant are they? Should manufacturers instead
be focussing on creating more accessible sports cars for those that really love driving and
could afford. Link to my latest DriveTribe feature I mentioned