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Modeling to McLarens: Behind the wheel with Lindsay Brewer

Published: 14/Jul/2020 22:11 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 9:28

by Will Collette

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Will Collette is an automotive YouTuber, photographer, and influencer manager. He works with many of the biggest names of the motoring scene, including the likes of Stradman, DDE, Life Of Palos, and many more. Each week, he’ll take you behind the scenes of the shoots of some of the biggest automotive influencers.

We begin with Lindsay Brewer, the model and racing driver, who has recently been sharing her passion for cars more regularly with her 1.2m followers on Instagram.

I met Lindsay when walking around Sunset GT, one of LA’s finest car meets. Sponsored by O’Gara Coach, it’s known for showcasing some of the world’s rarest vehicles and you can expect to spot everything from the record breaking Koenigsegg to a one-off Pagani.

We were both checking out a Chiron at the top of a Beverly Hills parking lot when we met. I recognized her as I was already following her on Instagram and was aware of her fashion and lifestyle shoots. However, after chatting for a few minutes, I found out that she had a real passion for all things automotive.

Lindsay Brewer poses on the street with her car.

“I love these types of events, but I don’t know how I can share all this with my followers,” explained Lindsay.

She already had a proven background in automotive racing, but she just wanted to showcase it with her fanbase. A year later, as her new manager, I am helping her do just that.

“I’ve been karting ever since I was a kid,” she says. “My dad always had me around cars. This isn’t something new, everyone is just seeing it for the first time.”

Lindsay with her fancy ride

 

Lindsay had tired of holding back her true passion – kicking ass on the race track. She is currently training for GT4 for McLaren, and you can find her turning and burning behind the wheel of her Gintani tuned BMW on the streets of Los Angeles, or hitting the apex on tracks like Thermal Club.

Now, before you think she’s another Supercar Blondie, understand that she’s not. While Alex has grown an impressively large audience surrounding herself with the world’s rarest vehicles, Lindsay will be more of a track monster. Lindsay doesn’t claim to know all the fun facts car nerds like to rattle off at the meets, but she does hold a level of respect on the track.

I’ve personally been in the car while she’s driving, and I can say that she moves terrifyingly fast in the canyons. She’s familiar with everything her BMW can do, and god forbid she asks me to ride along when she upgrades to a faster ride.

Lindsay Brewer poses with her cars as the sunsets

We recently took a cruise through Angeles Crest, a famous canyon run in LA, with some car friends. Lindsay let the tires skid as she went 90 on a hairpin, parked at the top of the mountain and checked her reflection to literally fix her hairpin. Also, in the rear-view mirror were the Lamborghini SVJ and the 2020 GT500 she absolutely left in the dust.

What can we expect from the LA based driver? Well, she’s dropped a few hints to this racing lifestyle in the past, but plans to go all in on the automotive lifestyle in these upcoming months.

If you love supercars, car meets, exclusive shows and racing, you can follow her on Instagram @lindsaymariebrewer and subscribe to Lindsay Brewer on YouTube. She’ll be doing more rallies near LA, car shoots and vlogs on her YouTube channel, and definitely some racing in the fall.

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TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
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Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.