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Humphrey Bwayo

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Humphrey is a car enthusiast whose love and passion for automobiles extended into collecting, writing, driving, and working on cars. He grew up in the 90s—the height of the great East African Safari Rally and watched local legend Ian Duncan scoop titles in his Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD and Group A Subaru Legacy RS.

Humphrey’s first interaction with cars was with a BMW E36 M3 toy car he got for his 5th birthday. It was a short-lived love story after it crash-landed from the dining table as the young toddler enjoyed his favorite bowl of cereal.

He got his passion for cars from his Dad, who spent thousands of hours working on his old junky 1970 E20 Toyota Corolla a.k.a. “the old faithful.” Years later, he’d do the same with a series of lemons he’s owned throughout his adult life.

After Journalism School, he worked for a local News broadcaster but soon diverted into digital print. He’s had an extensive career writing and editing for websites like National Monitor, The Clever, Columbia Observer, Gadget Review, Hotcars, and TheDrive.

Now he’s found a home with what he believes is the best automotive team on the interwebs—autoevolution.com Today, he spends his time doing what he loves best: driving, talking, writing, and working on cars.
YouTuber Installs 1,000 HP LS Engine in Ford Ranger, More Disappointments
YouTuber Installs 1,000 HP LS Engine in Ford Ranger, More Disappointments

Two weeks ago, YouTuber Westen Champlin learned a hard lesson. Turbocharging your beater car with a $450 eBay turbo isn’t the wisest of ideas. Well, this week, he’s at it again. Champlin is amping the power in his beater, Ford Ranger, w...

 
Jay Leno Drives the American Ferrari, a 1964 Apollo GT, His Dream Car as a 14-Year Old
Jay Leno Drives the American Ferrari, a 1964 Apollo GT, His Dream Car as a 14-Year Old

Everyone wants to own a Ferrari so much that the car community has developed synonyms to achieving its greatness. You’ve probably heard of a poor man’s Ferrari, the MK II Toyota MR2, or the Pontiac Fiero kit cars, but did you know there...

 
700-HP Toyota GR Supra Takes On a 900-HP Audi TT RS, Gets Gapped by Several Cars
700-HP Toyota GR Supra Takes On a 900-HP Audi TT RS, Gets Gapped by Several Cars

There’s nothing like a good old German versus Japanese drag race – err, sorry, German versus German (the GR Supra is technically a BMW). On a recent episode of This Vs That, the folks at Hoonigan paired a 900-hp (912-ps) Audi TT RS agai...

 
You Had One Job: Greensmith Angry at WRC Safari Marshalls for Not Assisting After Roll
You Had One Job: Greensmith Angry at WRC Safari Marshalls for Not Assisting After Roll

If you’ve ever gotten stuck in an elevator or behind locked doors, you understand the mounting pressure to get out. During the 2022 WRC Safari Rally, M-Sport rally driver Gus Greensmith and his co-driver Jonas Andersson found themselves in a ...

 
GR Yaris Tames African Boonies With a 1-2-3-4 Finish, Rovanpera Wins 2022 WRC Safari Rally
GR Yaris Tames African Boonies With a 1-2-3-4 Finish, Rovanpera Wins 2022 WRC Safari Rally

When Toyota unveiled the GR Yaris in September 2020, in Tokyo, Japan, they said their ultimate goal was “to ensure the performance demanded by the extreme world of WRC is delivered to all drivers.” In June 2022, Toyota relived their 199...

 
Famous YouTuber Drives the Hennessey Venom F5, Says It Feels Like a P*ssed Off Lotus Elise
Famous YouTuber Drives the Hennessey Venom F5, Says It Feels Like a P*ssed Off Lotus Elise

Getting 1,000 hp out of a road car is effortless these days. Tuners do it all the time. But getting that kind of power to perfection is the ultimate reward. Hennessey Performance seems to have cracked that code, and their most iconic release, the H...

 
Mazda MX-5 Gets Jaguar V6 Engine, Becomes a Speed Demon
Mazda MX-5 Gets Jaguar V6 Engine, Becomes a Speed Demon

Unlike the Honda Civic, there’s a reason the Mazda MX-5 will never feature on the sh*tbox leaderboard. It does exactly what it was made for. The MX-5 is perhaps one of the most driver-focused car in the industry, and the awards speak for them...

 
YouTubers Take Out the 2022 Subaru WRX, Love the Fun Factor, Hate the Plastic Face
YouTubers Take Out the 2022 Subaru WRX, Love the Fun Factor, Hate the Plastic Face

Let’s face it. EVs, SUVs, and crossovers are the center of attention in the automotive industry. Rally-inspired sport compact cars like the new Subaru WRX don’t excite the masses as they used to a decade ago. If anything, its design tea...

 
Toyota Gazoo Racing Still Leading WRC Safari Rally, Hyundai Motorsport Neuville Closing In
Toyota Gazoo Racing Still Leading WRC Safari Rally, Hyundai Motorsport Neuville Closing In

No one said the 2022 WRC Safari Rally would be easy. The crews knew it from day one. If you thought Friday’s mishaps were twisted, Saturday was a whole new ball game for the drivers. Like a scene straight out of Mad Max, crews were plowing th...

 
GR Yaris Unrelenting Despite Torrid Rally Tracks, Rovanpera Clinches Late Lead On Open Day
GR Yaris Unrelenting Despite Torrid Rally Tracks, Rovanpera Clinches Late Lead On Open Day

The 2022 WRC Safari Rally opening leg on Friday had a dramatic start. As anticipated, the torrid tracks of the Kenyan boonies lead to a series of mishaps across the board. The top spot was a free-for-all affair, frequently changing hands among Toyo...

 
Sebastien Loeb Fastest on WRC Safari Rally Friday Morning Opener, Ogier Still on the Lead
Sebastien Loeb Fastest on WRC Safari Rally Friday Morning Opener, Ogier Still on the Lead

The 2022 WRC Safari Rally officially kicked off on Thursday in Nairobi city. Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb gave an impressive performance at the super special two-on-two event before retiring north of the city, where the leg officially started...

 
2022 WRC Safari Rally Kenya -  Everything You Need Know
2022 WRC Safari Rally Kenya - Everything You Need Know

The 2022 WRC Safari Rally is back in Kenya for the 69th season. The four-day event kicked off today at the KICC (Kenyatta International Conference Center) at the heart of Nairobi, City, in the presence of Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. The W...

 
2022 WRC Safari Rally Kicks Off Today, Eyes on Rovanpera After Successful Shakedown Sprint
2022 WRC Safari Rally Kicks Off Today, Eyes on Rovanpera After Successful Shakedown Sprint

The 2022 WRC Safari Rally, also known as the Safari Rally Kenya, kicks off on Thursday for a four-day off-road action-packed safari into the Kenyan wilderness. This year will be the 69th running of the famous Safari Rally, and the event is the sixt...

 
What Do You Call a Mazda MX-5 Miata With a Trunk Full of Meat, Meat-Yata?
What Do You Call a Mazda MX-5 Miata With a Trunk Full of Meat, Meat-Yata?

They say "one man's meat is another man's poison." But a recent post on Reddit proved "one man's Miata is another man's Meat-Yata?" A Redditor posted an interesting picture of a Miata with a trunk full of mea...

 
Beverly Hills Celebrated Father's Day in Style, Manny Khoshbin's Bugatti Scoops Award
Beverly Hills Celebrated Father's Day in Style, Manny Khoshbin's Bugatti Scoops Award

Car enthusiast dads around Beverly Hills, California, got a special treat over the weekend after philanthropist Bruce Meyer hosted the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance. The event, currently in its 27th year, attracts more than 50,000 spectators...

 
Barn Find Hunter Stumbles Upon a Mother Lode of Rare Classic Cars in a Virginia Warehouse
Barn Find Hunter Stumbles Upon a Mother Lode of Rare Classic Cars in a Virginia Warehouse

Looking for old classic cars hidden in the rough is like mining for gold. You've hit the mother lode if you stumble upon a hidden barn full of classics. Tom Cotter of Hagerty recently traveled to Elkton, Virginia, to see a classic builder and ...

 
YouTubers Drive Electrified Genesis G80, Claim It Could Be Better Than the BMW i4
YouTubers Drive Electrified Genesis G80, Claim It Could Be Better Than the BMW i4

Genesis got a lot of what the car community was wishing by heart with the Electrified G80. “Convert existing ICE models into electric without changing the looks into futuristic EV styling.” The Electrified G80 sedan is a close clone to ...

 
Watch This 1997 RX-7 Scream at 9,000 RPM, Hits 1,272-HP on the Dyno
Watch This 1997 RX-7 Scream at 9,000 RPM, Hits 1,272-HP on the Dyno

We all know the ICEs will soon wave their last goodbyes. Still, it’s pretty impressive to see a few high-powered 90s legends working their way up the horsepower board as Tesla fanboys patiently wait for Elon to pull a rabbit out of his magic ...

 
YouTuber Drives a Supercharged MK1 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Approves the Extra Bump in Power
YouTuber Drives a Supercharged MK1 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Approves the Extra Bump in Power

The idea of a supercharged MK1 Mazda Miata is enough to infuriate purists. The Japanese roadster has won acclaim for being its era's perfect driver's car. It's one of a few cars that purely relies on the driver's input. But what...

 
YouTuber Buys Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s Old Ford Mustang RTR, Shreds Tires Right After
YouTuber Buys Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s Old Ford Mustang RTR, Shreds Tires Right After

If you know anything about Formula Drift, you’ve heard about Vaughn Gittin Jr., a self-taught American professional Drift Champion popular for his Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D racer. He sold his old Formula Drift car to Garrett Mitchell, a.k.a C...

 

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