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!

Latest Brown Car Guy Update 30042020 #BCGDaily – BrownCarGuy & Buddies

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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The Right Stuff – Ford Mustang in the UAE

In the 55th year of Mustang, I’m reminded of a feature I did on the 50th anniversary

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, and I’m reminded of a feature I did for Motoring Middle East on the 50th anniversary – featuring an 1965 Ford Mustang owned by the lead pilot of the UAE aerobatic team! The full version was published on 27 April 2014:

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