Cars

Parker of Vehicle Virgins calls out Alex Choi and Daily Driven Exotics

Published: 11/Feb/2020 18:11

by David Purcell

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Popular car YouTubers Parker Nirenstrein, Alex Choi and Damon Fryer have sparked a huge bust-up on social media, with legal proceedings potentially underway for serious accusations made in the public domain.

All three YouTubers produce regular supercar content for their audiences. Choi’s channel has over 595,000 subscribers, Nirenstein’s Vehicle Virgins has around 2.2 million, and DailyDrivenExotics –owned by Fryer – has over 2.2 million as well.

Choi and Nirenstein have worked together on a number of projects over the years, both featuring in each other’s video content – particularly in the early days of their growth on YouTube.

However, unearthed animosity that used to exist between the two has resurfaced. Regular viewers who thought they had squashed their beef from 2017 – where Choi was accused of being arrogant – might have been shocked to see the pair going at it on Instagram on February 9. Accusations raised included reckless driving on Choi’s behalf, Nirenstein apparently taking drugs before drives, among other serious allegations.

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Parker Nirenstein has over 350,000 followers on his Vehicle Virgins Instagram account as well.
 

Vehicle Virgins had previously uploaded a video to YouTube, explaining how Alex Choi “tried to kill him” after driving recklessly in an electric golf kart – which he said was not clickbait.

In a post to Instagram on February 9, Nirenstein said: “2 months ago at Racewars, Alex Choi asked to give me a ride to my car in an electric golf kart. I was riding behind the kart on the trailer seat (where people are supposed to sit) and he decided to start going recklessly fast. Immediately I told him to slow down but he didn’t listen, hit a turn way too quickly and flipped the entire kart.”

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Vehicle Virgins has accused Alex Choi of trying to kill him in a YouTube video.

Following the accident, he claims to have suffered a severely sprained ankle, had his camera broken and damaged his clothing – claiming that he should have been compensated for what happened.

That was followed up with messages between Nirenstein, Choi and Damon Fryer about whether or not this should turn into a legal challenge in the future. After that, several potentially detrimental pieces of material were made public – or threatened for release – by Nirenstein.

Damon Fryer, who runs the popular DailyDrivenExotics YouTube channel, joked about crashing cars in videos after ‘sipping syrup’ before driving. He said: “I don’t think that’s safe for driving? Maybe that’s why you always crash? What a role model. You are 42 with a wife and kids.”

Vehicle Virgins later released a tape which he said features Alex and Damon using racial slurs “aggressively,” posted to his Instagram.

Following on from this, Nirenstein has challenged Fryer to a simultaneous drugs test to prove that he is clean. In another Instagram story post, he said: “I’m not scared. I’ve been sober for a while now man. Sure I drink, but you’re insinuating to fans I’m doing heroin, crack and lost my mind.”

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Here are some of the posts Vehicle Virgins directed at Daily Driven Exotics, after they hinted about drug use.

Vehicle Virgins also threatened to reveal details about tax evasion and more crash footage, involving Damon Fryer.

Now that previous issues between Choi and Nirenstein have reared their head on social media, if these posts are anything to go by, there’s no doubt that we’re going to see a lot more controversial and bold posts made on both sides moving forward – especially if at least one of these YouTube stars decides to legally challenge the material posted to the public.

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Vehicle Virgins threatened to release even more material on Instagram.

With private messages, theft accusations, drug test challenges, potential evidence of racial slurs and a high chance of more public outings to come, it’s difficult to predict what this bust-up will bring about next. There’s a lot to unpack already.

Entertainment

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.

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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.