BCG Bulletin: News roundup and opinion on the latest from the car industry.
29092020 #BCGBulletin – That grille on the BMW M3 and M4 is the least of your concerns, plus how the post-opulent Ghost is anything but, new EVs from VW & Honda, sporty versions of the Peugeot 508 and Ford Puma.
18092020 #BCGBulletin – Check out how I fixed the new Nissan Z Proto. Plus shock news of Bugatti being sold to Rimac via Porsche, and Jeep have the right idea, let’s all buy bright coloured cars to cheer ourselves up during these rotten days.
15092020 #BCGBulletin in which I discuss what makes supercars ‘right’
The Maserati MC20 supercar is a very important car for the luxury and performance Italian Marque, especially after its divorce from Ferrari and an effective downgrading of family group sibling Alfa Romeo. So comes what should be yet another exciting new sportscar from a famed Italian company, penned by a cool and successful designer so, well… meh?
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
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.
Via Car Magazine and Motoring Middle East – beating the odds
A few days ago, Motoring Middle East, which is an automotive news media channel across YouTube and social media platforms, but based in Dubai, celebrated its 9th birthday. Why is that significant? Because in 2011, along with Imthishan Giado, I co-founded ‘MME’, as we came to call it.
Whilst most areas of the economy are suffering, the used car market is buoyant
The second quarter sales of used cars in the UK is down 48.9% – almost half compared to last year with only 1m cars sold – this is according to SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Having said that the overall decline for the year is 28.7% – that’s 2.9m sold compared to about 4m by this time last year.
Post-pandemic, post-lockdown, used car sales and values are surging and car ownership increasing. What kind of cars do we want now? Smaller to beat congestion, cheaper as we’re all broke, and cars with style and character, because we’re not quite dead yet! Bring back small coupes – like we had in the 1980s. Bring back the Toyota MR2, maybe even the Sera, and the Fiat X1/9, oh and the Suzuki Cappucino, and the both the Honda CRX and Beat – what else? Tell me in the comments below!
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?