Riding in Jinnah Rolls-Royce on 75th Pakistan Independence Day

Jinnah Rolls Royce leads Classic Car Rally on 75th Pakistan Independence Day 14 Aug 2022

An epic classic car rally – I join the “Freedom Drive” – a line-up of dozens of stunning classic cars, including the actual Rolls-Royce that took MA Jinnah (Quaid-E-Azam) and Lord Mountbatten to the signing of the Declaration of Independence of Pakistan on 14th August 1947 – 75 years ago. I ride in it ahead of the parade from Frere House to Nishan-E-Pakistan in Karachi, on 14 August 2022. What an incredible privilege and honour!

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Classic Karachi Cab

A tribute to a taxi

Not a single plain straight panel on it, a bazillion miles over terrain that would defeat a modern SUV, on an odometer that’s probably long since given up clocking along with the rest of the instrumentation; still tackling this evening’s thunderous rain and treacherous flooding like a trooper, this ancient Datsun Sunny taxi, having long over-baked in the fierce South Asian sun, welds upon welds, constituting a hotchpotch of mix and match cannibalised and recrafted parts, keeps plying its unrelenting trade on the thankless streets of Karachi. This isn’t a classic, it’s a beaten-up and hardened old warrior that refuses to die. Salute. 

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Exclusive: Brown Car Guy Karachi Classic Car Meet

with Pakistan Cafe Racers and Antique Cars Museum Pakistan Online

Exclusive coverage of a special Karachi Classic Car Meet in association with Pakistan Cafe Racers and Antiques Car Museum of Pakistan (Online) at Do Darya – featuring some of the country’s top car enthusiasts and collectors. Featuring is Karim Chapra with an ex-pop star Alamgir MG, Razi Nayyer with an ex-former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jaguar XJ, plus a former British Consul 1956 Austin Vanden Plas Princess owned by Shoaib Qureshi founder of the Museum and Cafe Racers, who organised this event.

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Past, Present & Future of the Car Industry in Pakistan 2022

Interview with Motor Industry Exec & Author Murtaza Mandviwalla

I meet with third-generation car industry executive, Murtaza Mandviwalla, Chairman of Mandviwalla Motors and author of a new book, ‘Steering the Pakistani Wheel’ which chronicles the first 100 years of cars and motoring in Pakistan, the extraordinary but failed attempts at a home-grown car industry, the present trends and the future. This fascinating podcast/interview provides an in-depth look at the automotive scene from a business as well as a cultural perspective. 

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Pakistan’s FIRST Ever ONLINE Classic Car Museum Launched 2022

Interview: Founder Shoaib Qureshi

Check out my interview with classic car collector, Shoaib Qureshi, founder of the Online Antique Car Museum, launched earlier this year, while we were out in his little Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster. #BCGPakistan #BrownCarGuyTravels

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Karachi Car Culture

Jay Leno’s Pakistani Twin, Bandits and Unimogs plus the world’s highest classic car rally!

It’s Jay Leno! That’s not actually true. But it is his Pakistani doppelganger. Not only is the similarity uncanny, but like the famed American TV host, comedian and voracious car collector, Mohsin Ikram too, is hilarious company and a full-on car guy! He is also a walking-talking classic car encyclopaedia, owner, restorer and a founder of the FIVA-approved Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan. 

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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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Pakistan’s First Online Antique Cars Museum Launched

Up to 100 unique and rare vintage and classic cars featured

Pakistan’s first online antique cars museum has been launched at an exclusive private event at the Quaid e Azam House Museum in Karachi, former home of Pakistan’s founder, M. A. Jinnah. Among a spectacular display of classic cars, Shoaib Qureshy, founder of the virtual museum, Antique Cars Pakistan, explained that it was “Pakistan’s first online museum intended to showcase the very best antique cars in the country”. 

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Karachi karting circuit inspired by the UAE opens after decade of delays

The realisation of one man’s long-held dream opens doors for Pakistan’s racing talent – read on The National!

Read this story now on The National – see my video of the track below

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