The Cars that could’ve been the Stars – plus a Fridge!

Check out the alternative timeline movie and TV posters

In some classic movies and TV shows, the cars became as big, if not bigger, icons than the human stars. Now we can’t imagine those films without the famous cars – well actually Bristol Street Motors can. It’s dug out the vehicles that might originally have featured, and created posters revealing the would-be alternatives. Some of the cars are quite surprising, but none moreso than the fridge!

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Ford Road Trip – Tracking Lawrence Across Arabia

(plus we raid a train & take Aqaba & Petra!) #FBF

#FlashBackFriday to Vlog and review of Ford vehicles during a road trip across Jordan in 2016 for Motoring Middle East. Tracing Lawrence of Arabia’s route, we saw the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, raided a train, ate food cooked in the ground, stormed Aqaba and finally got to the wonders of Petra!

What an absolutely epic trip that was! This is a must-watch. Read the full text of the original feature below:

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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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Neville Darukhanawalla – from Scooter Boy to Ram Head

The Amazing Journey from selling old mags in India to PR for FCA in Dubai

In this episode I chat to my good buddy, Neville Darukhanawalla. A self-confessed automotive buff, Neville Jal Darukhanawalla has been associated with cars and bikes since his school days in the late 1980s. A two-time national champion, racing scooters in his native India, he has raced in different forms of motorcycle sport – road racing, motocross, rallies, flat track, trials and what have you. A massive fan of Formula One and MotoGP – in fact, of all forms on motor racing, he believes that racing improves the breed.

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Petrolicious: Drive Racially?! This is NOT okay.

Anti-BLM comments could indicate a deeper malady AMONG automotive elite

The automotive internet is in a justified furore over a comment apparently made by Petrolicious founder, Afshin Behnia on his Facebook page. I’ve found what purports to be a screen grab – you’ll notice I’m using my words carefully because I did not see the post myself and it appears to have been subsequently deleted. In any case it’s gone viral. In it he appears to describe the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement as ‘domestic terrorism’.

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Father’s Day Gifts 2020

Perfect for the PetrolHead Pater!

No doubt it’s already in your diary, and if it isn’t, why not? (that’s as much a message to my kids as anyone!) June 21st is the third Sunday in the sixth month, which makes it Father’s Day in UK, USA and most (but admittedly not all) countries around the world.

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5 things I’ve learned in Lockdown. No, a new language isn’t one of them

Epiphanic Lockdown Revelations: we’re all idiots, we’re all amazing and… no, we’re all still just idiots

Have you gained superior wisdomfrom this virus experience, even though it’s not quite over and everyone’s utterly confused right now? Why the confusion? What tabloid have you been on? Read on…

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Cars, Ice Cream Vans, Horses & did she ever buy that Honda Accord?

27052020 #BCGDaily ‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’

Hilarious chat with former Dubai Eye radio host, Podcaster/YouTuber and full-time university lecturer – the Jeep-driving, Hawaiian-shirt wearing, irrepressibly energetic Canadian – Prof James Piecowye.

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7 Cars for Eid

Money-no-object what seven cars would you treat yourself too for Eid?

Money-no-object what seven cars would you treat yourself too for Eid?

Eid is a week away, so I’ve been thinking fantasy Eid gifts – and after a month of fasting, that too under lockdown conditions, I believe they’re well-deserved. Being a petrolhead, they’ve got to be cars, and being a fantasy there doesn’t need to be any budgetary restrictions, and being Eid, let’s make it seven. Here’s mine, what would be yours?

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Ian Cox: Kalashnikovs to Karaoke, confessions of a Dubai Pro Driver!

Handling drives, DJ-ings and the occasional ding in Dubai – latest episode of Browncarguy & Buddies

In the latest in my series where I catch up with friends and colleagues from around the world, I chat to Ian Cox who’s been in the United Arab Emirates for over a decade and is a man of many talents – a DJ, Quiz host, Karaoke entertainer, and pro-driver involved with track days and car manufacturer drive events on road and track for VIPs, tourists and of course the media.

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