New Book on the History of the Automobile in Pakistan

Extraordinary first book that chronicles car culture and history in the 75-year-old country

There’s a new book out, authored by Murtaza Y Mandviwalla, that charts the history of the car and motoring in Pakistan. Titled ‘Steering the Pakistan Wheel’ it chronicles the 100 plus years of the car industry but particularly its impact on Pakistan and its own 75-year history. The book is said to be full of exciting stories, honest reflections and current challenges.

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Motul-Made Car Revealed at Silverstone Classic 2021

Plus new oil for 80s/90s cars & much more!

Check out full video of a comprehensive press briefing from Motul including unveiling of a Motul-produced car, the Motul GBS Zero, as well as a new range of oils specifically for 1980s and 1990s classic and modern classic cars to join their existing range of products for classic cars. Also information on bio-cleaning and support for motorsports as well as everything else Motul is up to and it’s plans for the UK! This was at the Silverstone Classic yesterday. Fascinating stuff!

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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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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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Hyperdrive – is this the future of motor racing?

Forget all the other reviews of this new Netflix series – read this now!

I’d seen a couple of scathing reviews of Hyperdrive, the new motor racing competition show on Netflix, and been almost entirely put off. Nonetheless, when it popped up on my home screen, I thought I’d take a sneak peak anyway – that peak lasted the full 10 episodes. I was absolutely hooked!

All the naysayers are wrong, here’s why. Don’t worry – there are no spoilers ahead (you’ll thank me for that!).

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