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    Chandan Basu Mallik: Bob Lutz, Murray Walker, Horacio Pagani & the first British-Asian Car Journo

    Chandan Basu Mallik: Bob Lutz, Murray Walker, Horacio Pagani & the first British-Asian Car Journo

    '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.   

    Some great stories and anecdotes here including experiences with Bob Lutz, Murray Walker and Horacio Pagani. And as a model car collector - with the oldest one in his collection aged at over 100 years, during lockdown, he's taken to crafting and building his own scale models from scratch.  

    Video https://youtu.be/ws_CDr2ajrw

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    https://www.facebook.com/chandan56mallik 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandan-mallik-45113615/  

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    • 44 min
    Jim Murray Jones: Secrets of the Digital Automotive Media Revolution

    Jim Murray Jones: Secrets of the Digital Automotive Media Revolution

    'Brown Car Guy & Buddies' - Automotive media started to embrace digital platforms in the UK in the 90s, Jim Murray Jones has been at the centre of it since day one - AutoTrader, Exchange & Mart, SunMotors, Sunday Times Driving, Autocar, WhatCar?, PistonHeads and DriveTribe to name a few of the organisations he's worked at.   

    As he now moves into the arena of live motoring events, having joined the team behind the all-new British Motor Show to relaunch in 2021, he reveals the secrets and behind-the-scenes shenanigan of how the online automotive scene evolved in the UK, and how Motor Shows will morph into experiential activations in future.   

    Plus we talk about his own two modern classics - both featuring pop-up lights!   

    Watch video at https://youtu.be/PG4mxuURu0k

    Find him at 

    www.thebritishmotorshow.live 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmurrayjones/ 

    https://drivetribe.com/u/V1FdPHw0ggnQTLYRGayoQf?iid=M0hA2LCgSxad7MtO_WNS-Q  

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    • 42 min
    From LJK Setright to BrownCarGuy via Car Mag & Motoring Middle East

    From LJK Setright to BrownCarGuy via Car Mag & Motoring Middle East

    How to beat the odds! Here's my story - going from the late great legendary motoring journalist, LJK Setright, to BrownCarGuy, via Car Magazine, Motoring Middle East, Parkers Price Guide website and more, including Saudi Gazette & Arab News becoming Saudi Arabia's first motoring journalist along the way. It's about highs and lows, achievements and disappointments, and the controversial undertones of prejudice and unfairness presenting a constant battle and struggle.   

    Would really love to hear you experiences, of these brands, of your own struggles and your thoughts on this video commentary in general! Comment below.   

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    • 21 min
    Reuters Photo Journalist Jorge Ferrari: Caught escaping Kuwait & how Maradona saved him!

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

    '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.   

    He talks about how his big escape plan failed miserably and he was caught and saved, in a manner, only by Maradona.   

    He later moved to the UAE and went on to shoot motoring and motorsports, extreme sports and other events, meeting some of the biggest names in the sporting world along the way. I met him in Dubai in 2006, we became good friends and I worked regularly with him on car shoots and events.   Plus he gives some great advice and tips on how to be a great photographer.   

    Find him at 

    https://www.instagram.com/jorgeferrari_photos/ 

    https://www.facebook.com/FerrariPhotos/  

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    • 40 min
    Abdulla Jaafari: from Illegal Street Racing in Amman to Shooting Supercars in Dubai (+Drifting)

    Abdulla Jaafari: from Illegal Street Racing in Amman to Shooting Supercars in Dubai (+Drifting)

    Abdulla Jaafari: from Illegal Street Racing in Amman to Shooting Supercars in Dubai (+Drifting)  

    'Brown Car Guy & Buddies' - Abdulla Jaafari has gone from covering illegal street racing / drifting on the strees of Amman, Jordan, to shooting the Pininfarina Battista in Dubai. Plus dune drag with the Mercedes AMG G-Class 4x4 Squared - a video that's got him nearly 8 million views on YouTube, and of course drifting... lots and lots of drifting. In fact I first met him at a drift event at Umm Al Quwain, where he was covering Jordan's drift king, Ahmad Daham.  

    Jaafari says he is "an automotive content creator - which means that I spend most of my time either behind a computer screen, a camera or a steering wheel, and the best part is that this is how I make a living!   

    "Worked as a journalist, a photographer, a presenter, a host, an accidental influencer (Oh god..), and thankfully, I was always surrounded by cars."  

    Find him at https://www.instagram.com/abdullajaafari  

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    • 40 min
    Exclusive Interview: Gordan Murray T50 Supercar!

    Exclusive Interview: Gordan Murray T50 Supercar!

    Exclusive interview with car design legend Gordon Murray on his new supercar, the amazing T.50 from Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA), the true successor to the iconic McLaren F1. 

    Lamenting that no one had appeared to create a true follow-up to the F1, and to mark his own 50th year in the business, Murray set out to create not only modern-day F1, but what he claims will be the definitive and last great ‘analogue’ supercar.   

    The T.50, created under his own brand Gordon Murray Automotive is as extraordinary as its illustrious forebear with three abreast seating in a car that’s smaller than Porsche 911. It will have a totally unique and bespoke 3.9-litre V12 engine that revs to a record-breaking 12,100rpm and produces 660bhp. All this in a car weighing less than a ton at 986kg.   

    To keep it planted and to ensure standard-setting ride and handling dynamics, the T.50 will have the most advanced and effective aerodynamics ever seen on a road car thanks to a unique show-stopping huge 400mm rear-mounted fan.   

    The car features sensational scissor (or dihedral as described by Murray) doors, and gullwing rear compartment lids to show off the incredible Cosworth developed power unit and luggage space. Like the F1, it has a central, very driver-focussed driver position, with passenger seats flanked on each side.  

    Most astonishingly of all, the T.50 comes not with an automatic or flappy paddle gearbox but an actual H-pattern 6-speed manual transmission nestled in a narrow floor-mounted console. The steering too is only assisted at parking speeds and on the move reverts back to being purely mechanical.   

    Only 100 will ever be made with a pre-tax price tag of £2.36 million each, and production of will begin at Gordon Murray Automotive’s UK production facility in January 2022 – with a year of testing and development to take place between now and then. Most of the cars are already spoken for, but apparently there is some availability and there will be a Middle East sales and service office in Abu Dhabi.   Please subscribe to my channel for more videos like this - and make sure you hit the bell icon to switch on notifications.   

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    • 49 min

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