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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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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Reuters PhotoJourno Jorge Ferrari: Caught escaping Kuwait & how Maradona saved him!

See my latest BrownCarGuy & Buddies interview with UAE’s leading motoring and motorsports photographer

‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Jorge Ferrari is one of the leading photographers in the UAE, but he’s been based in the region as far back at 1986 in Kuwait, where he found himself caught up in the invasion by Iraq. Ever the professional, his pictures were the first seen by the world from inside occupied Kuwait as he was shooting for Reuters.

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Mitch Perera: Dubai Custom Car Legend talks…. EVs?!!

In the latest episode of BrownCarGuy & Buddies I talk to the UAE’s leading custom car guy

Muscle Car Mitch Perera, is known for V8 muscle cars, feasome off-road trucks, building cool custom cars, being a SEMA veteran and his love of the great outdoors. But after all these decades in the UAE, has the sun finally got to him as he talks Electric Vehicles?! Plus is he the only person on the planet that doesn’t like the new Ford Bronco?

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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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I know Supercar Blondie but I’m the real Car Girl!

She rides bikes and drives too fast, is a radio and TV star and can kick ass if she wants to!

Great to catch up with the all-action Wonder Woman of motoring in the UAE – Alix Capper Murdoch Atkinson. She’s in the military, she does stunt driving, she races cars and bikes, she’s a radio DJ, has done TV and live shows (with me) and raises loads of cats. She also manages to name drop quite a bit in this video from her time in Dubai from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Jackie Chan and working alongside Alex Hirschi AKA Supercar Blondie. Plus that time she deliberately crashed a Range Rover into a Taxi in Dubai!

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I drove Ferrari F40 for Jeremy Clarkson’s Motorworld & hated it!

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Continuing the series – ‘BrownCarGuy & Buddies’ in this episode I chat with Fraser Martin – a Scotsman who’s lived in the Gulf for over four decades and has been involved in just about every aspect of automotive and motoring in the Middle East, from instructing, to testing, to car development and motoring journalism.

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Suzuki stories | Brown Car Guy 12032020

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My features ‘7 Best Suzukis Ever made’ was recently posted on DriveTribe – link below – here are my greatest memories of Suzukis since I started out in motoring journalist. Includes Alto, Swift, Vitara and Jimny.

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