My Life, My Car

“Odd Motoring Habits I Observe on Nigerian Roads” – Engr Akin-George Fashola, Director, Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Unit

Engineer Akin-George Fashola, Director, Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Unit, a department under the Ministry of Transport, studied Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Design. For over two decades,  he worked in the automotive industry in the United States of America, United Kingdom and Japan after which he joined the Lagos State Ministry of Transport in 2014. In this interview with Rotimi Asher, ...

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Unmasked: Man Behind some World’s Most Iconic Car Designs 

A stunning new feature-length documentary, Chasing Perfect, reveals the untold story of Frank Stephenson, the man behind some of the world’s most iconic car designs.  Responsible for the shape of the MINI, Fiat 500, Ferrari FXX, McLaren P1 and more, Stephenson reveals the inspiration and meticulous creative process behind each, giving viewers a unique insight into his quest for ‘perfect’ design. Richly ...

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“New BMW Z4 is Cool and Dangerous,” Says Brooklyn Beckham

He loves analogue black-and-white photography and tattoos – clearly, Brooklyn Beckham is as difficult to pigeonhole as the new BMW Z4, which combines the classic vehicle concept of the roadster with cutting-edge technology. And there’s one thing the two particularly have in common: they are always keen to cause a stir. BMW brought them together in Coachella Valley near Palm Springs ...

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VW Beetle Owner of 51 Years Reunite With ‘Annie’ After Once-In-A-Lifetime Restoration

Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, Calif.-a red 1967 model she quickly named “Annie.” Ever since, Annie has been Kathleen’s daily transportation, racking up more than 350,000 miles over 51 years, or enough to circle the globe 14 times, and Kathleen, now 73, still drives Annie to work.  After hearing about Kathleen and Annie’s special ...

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70 Years On: Retired Land Rover Employee’s Emotional Reunion with Series I Land Rover 

Thanks to a chance encounter this summer, Land Rover has fulfilled a lifelong dream of retired employee Dorothy Peters to go off-road in the vehicle she worked with 70 years ago. Solihull-born Dorothy joined the service department at the Lode Lane factory in July 1946 at the age of 15, working alongside the first Series Land Rovers to be built ...

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“How I Bought a Made-in-Nigeria car with N2,800”-Otunba Femi Pedro, former Deputy Governor, Lagos State of Nigeria

Although Otunba Femi Pedro, Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, has a deep passion for automobiles made in Nigeria, he is a lover of aesthetic and luxury cars. He once had a dream car, a luxury brand, which he could not acquire until he was Managing Director of First Atlantic bank (defunct). At the recent unveiling of Peugeot 3008 held ...

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“When My Future Racing Career Was At Risk…The Turning Points” – Mercedes-Benz Racing Driver, Lucas Auer

Quick on the track and yet very easy-going at the same time – that’s how people in the DTM see Tyrolean all-rounder Lucas Auer, 23-year-old, Mercedes-Benz racing driver. In this interview, Lucas talks about two major low points of his life, which eventually spurred him up towards a successful racing career…have a ball… Q: Lucas, you have not always had ...

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Football Manager, Mourinho Makes Surprise Visit to Jaguar Production Line

…Becomes 100,000th Jaguar F-PACE Customer José Mourinho made a surprise visit to Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in Solihull, UK, to watch employees build his new car: the 100,000th F-PACE. Mourinho wore bespoke Jaguar overalls and made his way directly to the factory floor to oversee the production of his car and helped the team as it moved along the production ...

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