Post Opulence Rolls-Royce & Post-Pandemic VW + how Mr Fusion & Atomic batteries could save the world!

28072020 #BCGBulletin – an open letter from the Boss of Rolls-Royce, what Volkswagen thinks the future of transport will look like, plus Star Trek, Back to the Future and Batman!

  • All-new Rolls-Royce Ghost is on the way – and the CEO has written an open letter but ‘post-opulence’.
  • Volkswagen gives its insights into what a post-COVID-19 world of transport might look like.
  • A new Institute in the UK will dream up new innovations in motoring and engineering.
  • Lorries that think they’re trams – is that a good idea?

Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

Conversation with John (Yahya) Gardiner, Ford Comms Director

11062020 ‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – In this episode I speak to John Gardiner who has been at Ford Motor Company for 30 years and currently has two jobs – Executive Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Ford of Britain & Ireland, and Corporate Communications, Ford of Europe.

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That 4 Series & Thor’s Hammer

05062020 #BCGBulletin update

Looking at the new cars out this week – the all-new BMW 4 Series with THAT GRILLE and Hyundai’s redesigned Santa Fe, which could be Thor’s new ride. Plus car sale in the UK crashed in May, but look like they might rocket in June. And I can’t not talk about #BlackLivesMatter and how BAME people are impacted by COVID-19.

Secrets of an Automotive PR Professional

Catching up with a PR buddy from Dubai

In this video I catch up with PR professional, good friend and supporter Tom Conway-Gordon. Having worked both in the UK and Dubai, I got to know Tom from the Chevrolet Camaro launch a decade ago. He worked on the huge General Motors Middle East account and also on the very important Daimler Mercedes-Benz account for the region.

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Kevin Haggarthy – Cars Post COVID-19

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Kevin Haggarthy is a pioneer of motoring journalism in the UK: the first black motoring journalist, a motor industry consultant, race and high performance driving instructor, serial classic-car owner and a presenter of the Pulling Power car show on TV in the early 2000s.

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Car sales in the UK plummet 97.3% in April

Coronavirus killed car sales, but could there be a bounce-back?

New car sales in the UK crashed a staggering 97.3 in the month of April as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. Only 4321 cars were sold, compared to 156,743 in April 2019. The only time fewer cars were sold in a single month was during World War II.

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Global Vehicle Sales Down 39% in March

UK car manufacturing falls by 37.6% and could cost £8.2bn

Can manufacturing in the UK fell by 37.6% in March according to figures  from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 78,767 vehicles left factories that mostly proceeded to shut down due to COVID-19 Coronavirus as lockdown was announced on March 23rd.

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Coronavirus Could Make Cars Cool Again!

There is hope for the car industry!

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Some interesting surveys out this week seem to point to one conclusion – cars will be back in favour again once this lockdown lifts!

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