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5 top UK car YouTubers you need to subscribe to

Published: 3/Aug/2020 18:17

by Kieran Bicknell

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Whilst the vast amount of videos and creators on YouTube is a wonderful thing, it can make it tricky to find channels with consistently high-quality content. To help you out, here are five UK-based YouTubers (in no particular order) that deserve a place on your subscription list.

Seen Through Glass

Fresh from a round-the-world trip documenting car culture across the planet, Sam – also known as SeenThroughGlass – is a UK-based vlogger, specializing in car culture and travel vlogs.

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Epic road trips, impossibly beautiful scenery, and outstanding cars are all standard fare on the STG YouTube channel.

Watching Sam’s incredible adventures and will have you wanting to hop in your car and drive until you can’t drive anymore, whilst his interviews and documentary-style episodes will have you learning about car cultures that you didn’t even know existed.

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For fans of: Road trips, VLOGs, and travel documentaries.

Mr JWW

If you like in-depth reviews, technical details, and the occasional supercar, then MR JWW is a YouTuber that you can’t afford to miss.

Currently building his own media headquarters known as ‘the bunker’; JWW gets to drive the greatest cars, travel across the world, and meet some of the most influential and well-known figures in the automotive world, sharing the experience with his viewers every step of the way.

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Alongside his reviews and behind-the-scenes videos, JWW also produces high-quality vlogss that show some of the most incredible road trips I’ve ever seen on YouTube, such as shipping his Ferrari 458 to Dubai and taking his F12tdf to the top of an active volcano!

For fans of: In-depth reviews, interviews, and adventures.

Becky Evans

Breaking just about every ‘car girl’ stereotype you can think of and having a whale of a time whilst doing it, Becky Evans is a drifter, reviewer, and presenter based in the UK.

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Perhaps best known for her partnership with energy drink and sports tycoons Red Bull for her ‘Drift Queen’ series, Becky also presents in-depth reviews (A girls guide to…) and owns a variety of BMWs, from her gorgeous resto-mod E21 to a bright yellow F80 M3.

Expect high production value, lots of BMWs, and plenty of drifting from Becky Evans.

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For fans of: Drifting, vlogs, and documentary series.

Sam Moores Photo

Moving away from the traditional vlogging format of YouTube is Sam Moores Photo. A professional automotive photographer by trade; Sam’s videos are of an incredibly high caliber, putting visual effects and quality at the forefront of the content.

With a mixture of tutorials, reviews, ‘living with,’ and adventure videos, Sam’s channel may not be the most regularly updated, but it is definitely one of the highest quality UK YouTube channels out there, with his videos being well worth the wait.

He also owns a blue Ferrari F40. With straight pipes. That’s reason enough to subscribe all by its self.

For fans of: Photography, tutorials, Ferraris.

ILB TV

America has Krispy, the UK has ILB TV. If you’re a fan of incredible cinematography, car culture and a healthy dose of behind-the-scenes vlogs, then you need to be subscribed to ILB TV.

Run by the same crew that is behind the ILB Drivers Club brand here in the UK, ILB hail from Ireland but travel to shows across Europe, taking in both the car culture and the scenery which results in videos that are more akin to feature films than YouTube showreels.

Grab the popcorn, find a comfy spot, and settle down for some of the finest feature-length automotive content to come from this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

For fans of: Car culture, feature-length films, and BTS vlogs.

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Shmee150 reveals ridiculous cost of insuring his Ford GT

Published: 14/Oct/2020 16:47

by Kieran Bicknell

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YouTuber and supercar collector extraordinaire Shmee150 is known for his incredible garage of exotic cars. In his October 13 video, he reveals some surprising news about the cost of living with his Ford GT supercar.

The Ford GT cost around $500,000 when new, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that the day-to-day maintenance costs would be astronomical too. According to owner Tim (Shmee150) however, they aren’t quite as bad as you expect.

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Given that the GT is build by Ford, its hardly surprising that it is often referred to as a ‘blue-collar supercar.’

Though, with its purchase price of half a million dollars, it’s hardly cheap.

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Shmee 150s Ford GT
YouTube: Shmee150
The Ford GT requires servicing annually, or every 5000 miles.

Being produced by Ford does have its advantages though, as Shmee explains in his video. Supercar ownership costs “vary hugely from one car to the next” according to Tim, and the GT is no exception.

Servicing for the Ford GT is on a very strict schedule of once per year or every 5000 miles. This means that drivers that make use of their GTs risk paying for several services each year, though thankfully the costs are impressively low.

Thanks to being a Ford product, servicing can be done at Ford dealerships rather than requiring specialist garages. Costing “around 500 bucks” per go, it’s a stark contrast to many supercars such as Ferraris and Porsches that run into four-figure prices for each service.

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The Ford GT also comes with an impressive three-year warranty package, and can have a majority of its minor work done at Ford dealerships as per its servicing requirements. This saves on shipping the car to-and-from specialists, which in itself is a costly part of typical supercar ownership.

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As Shmee says, for day-to-day life with the GT “there isn’t actually that much to worry about… because it’s a Ford. Most things [consumables] are quite reasonable.”

Unfortunately, that’s where the cheap ownership of the GT ends. Due to the incredible performance capabilities of the car, specific Michelin tires are required which came at a “heavier price” than Shmee expected.

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Insurance is a big kicker too. Tim admits that this is “by far the biggest cost for the car.” In his first year, he paid a staggering £10,000 ($13,000) for insurance on the GT. The second year wasn’t much better, coming down by £2000 to £8000/year ($10,400.)

So while day-to-day life with the Ford GT is probably much cheaper than many would expect, just getting it insured to drive on the roads costs a monumental amount; At least servicing is cheap!

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