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James May absolutely roasts YouTubers for the cars they drive

Published: 9/Mar/2020 4:30 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 14:42

by David Purcell


The Grand Tour’s James May knows a fair bit about the vehicle industry and after being exposed to some of the cars top YouTubers are driving around in right now, it’s fair to say he wasn’t impressed. 

The former Top Gear co-host has enjoyed tremendous success in reviewing different inventions in the past, whether that’s top of the range vehicles in his TV shows or something more simple like breaking down the world’s best toys in Toy Stories. Clearly, he’s got a good eye for what works and what doesn’t.

Now, during a video uploaded to the DRIVETRIBE YouTube channel on March 8, the successful presenter and journalist went through different content creators one by one and looked at the cars they had bought – including The Stradman, Mr JWW and more. Some left him reeling off a scathing review of their selections, while others saw him scratching his head.

James May was very critical of a few cars YouTube stars are driving around in.

May has reviewed some of the world’s most popular classic vehicles in the past, but this time it was all about seeing what his verdict was on the stars of the future – people who create content online and get paid for it.

While there were many names included in the list, his most brutal roasting was definitely targeted at Adam LZ with a little tongue-in-cheek comment. Adam has over 2.74 million subscribers on YouTube and regularly posts video on the platform drifting around in new cars, some of which are part of his personal collection.

May said: “Oh yes, Adam LZ’s Nissan 370Z. Now, he’s put a twin turbo something or other in this and I think it develops something like 850 or 900 horse power he claims. Has he been put on the lie detector? Does he know it’s true?”

He added: “I think it’s nearly killed him a couple of times. It looks like it should kill him. It looks like he might be grateful for it actually. Yeah, but no. The bonnet doesn’t fit, the hood I should say, never have your engine exposed.”

The former Top Gear man was slightly kinder with other content creators, though, but not all. He described Seen Through Glass’ Ferrari 360 as one of those made by the manufacturer that really looks good in red, while describing Supercars of London’s Lamborghini Murcielago as “too fat and too big.”

James May has been quite vocal about his concerns on many things in the car industry of late, including electric vehicles, which he says he’s a huge advocate of because they are helping the environment. However, battery issues – he believes – may he holding them back.

He never held back his views on any of these YouTuber cars, though, in a revealing video. Will any of the creators respond by picking a car he actually likes in the future or perhaps even have him on their channel? We’ll have to wait and see.


Cadillac backs TSM in car company’s very first esports partnership

Published: 11/Jan/2021 18:55

by Virginia Glaze


Popular esports and entertainment organization Team SoloMid — more commonly known as TSM — has announced a partnership with luxury auto brand Cadillac in the car company’s first-ever esports venture.

On January 11, TSM announced its exclusive partnership with Cadillac, marking the very first time the esteemed automotive company has entered such a business venture with competitive gaming groups.

The initiative kicked has off with a special TSM jersey featuring the Cadillac logo — a swanky fit that the organization flexed in a tweet revealing their latest money move.

That’s not all; according to TSM’s press release, their newfound partnership will also include some very special features for their fans, such as “access to exclusive streaming events, custom video and social media content, and experiential events and activations at the brand new, state-of-the-art TSM Performance Center.”

It looks like there’s a lot to be excited for, and even Cadillac is jazzed to be part of the proceedings, according to GM’s Manager of Emerging Media and Partnerships, Bryan Steele.

“Cadillac is excited to enter the esports space as part of the TSM family,” Steele said of the development. “Whether on the road, or on the Rift, our organizations place an incredibly high value on innovation and craftsmanship. Given our shared values, and the pedigree of Cadillac and TSM, it was a natural fit to team up with one of the most decorated esports teams in the world.”

While TSM might be Cadillac’s first esports partnership, this isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has gotten involved with an esports group; in November 2020, Chinese car brand Haval partnered with Epic Esports Events for their EPIC League Dota 2 initiative.

Just a month prior to Haval’s own initiative, Mazda entered a deal with Hellraisers. Other auto brands similarly involved with esports include Honda with Riot Games’ LCS and Team Liquid, McLaren with DragonX, Audi with Astralis Group, and Kia with the LEC.

It seems that more and more car companies are looking to get in on the action that competitive gaming brings. Who knows — it would be really cool to see a special TSM-wrapped Cadillac someday.