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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1000 Subs!! Thank you!

Onwards with Patreon – here’s how

1000 subscribers to my YouTube channel – thank you so much for helping me hit this milestone in such a short time. Big plans for the future of BrownCarGuy across all my platforms coming soon. Also in this video I explain what Patreon is plus how and why you should sponsor my content from as little as £2.40 a month! https://www.patreon.com/shahzadsheikh

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The Crazy Categories of Concourse of Elegance 2020

Forget all this pre-war/post-war stuff, this is how you break down a concours!

On Saturday I attended my second Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court – and it was as glorious and spectacular as last year’s with a sensational turn out of cars and remarkably good attendance too, despite the Covid concerns.

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Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition Review

There simply isn’t a cooler brand new car on sale right now

I never miss an opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of the most evocative and iconic nameplates in automotive history – a Ford Mustang. For well over half a century this has been the coolest ride on the block, it features in more movies and TV shows – not to mention – social media posts – than any other car. From Nicholas Cage’s Eleanor in Gone in 60 Seconds, to Will Smith’s Shelby in I Am Legend, to James Bond’s Mach 1 in Diamonds are Forever.

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Interview Syeed (Sy) Ali – Founder of Drivers Union

Syeed (Sy) Ali is the founder of popular Supercar Owners Club, Drivers Union, and has been involved in car culture in London for decades. I caught up with him at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court yesterday and asked him about Drivers Union. Find him at www.TheDriversUnion.com

Ineos Grenadier Walkaround!

This is the spiritual successor to the old Land Rover Defender, I get a guided tour

This is the car many reckon will be the true spiritual successor to the veteran Land Rover Defender, a proper body-on-frame off-roader powered by BMW diesel and petrol engines and highly adaptable.

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Aston Martin Victor Walkaround!

I chat to Aston Martin about the extraordinary new Victor

Taking the world by storm with a surprise reveal on Friday, yesterday I checked out the sensational and spectacularly cool Aston Martin Victor at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court.

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Jim Murray Jones: Secrets of the Automotive Digital Media Evolution

Jim’s experienced includes DriveTrive, Autotrader, PistonHeads, WhatCar? and more!

‘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.

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You Won’t Believe The Classic Cars I Found in the Sharjah – #FBF Video

Yes a Lamborghini Urraco, Mercedes, Porsche, a couple of Opel GTs and a 2CV

#FlashBackFriday – Some of our most popular vides on the Motoring Middle East YouTube channel were when we just went out to search for interesting cars abandoned or for sale at random. This was a popular video when I went to then new (2016) Sharjah used car complex and managed to find a couple of Opel GTs, a 2CV and even a Lamborghini Urraco along with some other classics. I did a Facebook live (incorporated into this video) at the time, and I believe that was ripped and circulated going viral in the Middle East and South East for a while. Originally posted on https://www.youtube.com/MotoringMiddleEast