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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Pakistan Independence Day & its Greatest Cars!

To mark Pakistan’s  73rd Independence Day – I pick the nation’s most important cars

In honour of Pakistan’s 73rd Independence day, I thought I’d pick the 10 most important cars for Pakistan’s motorists and car enthusiasts – to do this I enlisted the help of a few friends – so shout-out and thanks to Mohsin Ikram,  Muhammad Arsalan Bela, Shahzad Majid, Shamy Khuhro, Reza Adil, Ali Adil, Farrukh Ahmed, Shaheer Hakki, and Danish Ali – yep the famous YouTube comedian, he’s a car guy too!

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Pakistan’s Jay Leno and the $1.9m Ferrari that got away!

Latest Brown Car Guy Update 11042020 #BCGDaily

In a new series semi-formally titled ‘Brown Car Guy and Buddies’ I try to catch up with people online during this virtually global lockdown and talk cars and stuff.

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Indian & Pakistani Dramas – why are the cars blanked out?

Latest Brown Car Guy Update 23022020 #BCGDaily

Why are car badges and names digitally hidden in Indian and Pakistani dramas and TV serials? Having had a short break from BCG Daily due to all the London Classic Car Show content, and whilst out shooting the review of the Isuzu D-Max XTR, my thoughts turned to something that bothered me last night at my mother’s place as she was watching Asian drama serials on TV. There’s a new trend of them blanking out the car manufacturer names and badges from the cars featured in the drama shows. Why?!

2020 – Enjoy a year of diversity, not divisiveness

Let’s come together and not fall apart, as we face a hopeful new decade

When I was growing up in Islington in the 1970s, my brown skin steadily thickening in response to regular racist abuse of some kind or another, I was always inwardly overly ecstatic whenever I had the rather rare opportunity to interact with another brown person (who was not a relative or family friend). ‘Brother from another mother!’ my inner voice would cry out in barely restrained rejoice.

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2012 Kuwait Concours D’Elegance

Originally published 15 February 2012 on Motoring Middle East

In 2012 Motoring Middle East flew over to Kuwait for a few days to cover the extraordinary Kuwait Concours D’Elegance. Check out our amazing coverage republished here.

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Flashback – London Motor Show 1995

Found my old coverage of the 1995 London Motor Show

Found this in my old files – it was a proofing copy of coverage I did of the 1995 London Motor Show for a fledgling but short-lived Pakistani car magazine – β€˜Motoring’ by Tausif Agha published in Karachi.

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