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Shmee150 reveals why he’s not driving his beloved McLaren 675LT Spider

Published: 3/Jan/2020 3:34 Updated: 3/Jan/2020 9:50

by Andrew Amos

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Tim ‘Shmee150’ Burton has plenty of beasts to choose from in his garage, but one of them won’t be seeing the road for a while, with the YouTuber explaining why he’s not driving his McLaren 675LT Spider in a recent video.

Shmee150’s car collection is the envy of motoring enthusiasts around the world. The UK YouTuber has plenty of motors sitting in his garage, including an Aston Martin Vantage GT8, a Mercedes AMG GTR Pro, and a Ford GT.

While he takes pleasure in taking them out for a spin, there’s one car that will be staying inside the garage for a while — his McLaren 675LT Spider.

YouTube: Shmee150Shmee took possession of his McLaren 675GT Spider back in 2016.

The YouTuber mentioned in a December 31 video there were some problems with the car in its routine service back in mid-2019 that have kept it off the road.

“I took delivery of this car back in July 2016, that means it’s now about three-and-a-half years old,” he said. “At three years it went back to McLaren to have a full service, an MOT [test], to have a full complete checkover, to extend the warranty, and unfortunately a few little niggles were found.”

Most of them were cosmetic, with some damage to the paintwork on the front wings and the bonnet. The panels had “a small bit of rust” on them, which took quite the process to fix up.

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“They had to take them all apart, get them repainted, assemble them, and then take them back to Topaz to have them re-PPF’d (paint protection film). It’s been quite a long process.”

He mentioned that, while not “particularly impressed” with the defects, that wasn’t the reason it was sitting at home. There’s a much more severe fault on his hands, one that could risk his life.

“At the moment, the airbags are not connected because unfortunately, in transport back to me, the battery died,” he said. “Because the battery died, the electronics all disconnected, and as a result, it means I’d be driving without airbags.

“It’s not a particularly hard thing to fix, it just needs a computer plugged in to reset them, but it does mean that I’m not going to drive a car like this without airbags on.”

YouTube: Shmee150While there’s no actual issue with the airbags themselves, they won’t deploy in an accident, says Shmee.

The broken airbags, coupled with poor weather conditions around where he lives, has forced Shmee to shelve the $400,000 beast for now. He did show off its roaring engine though, starting it up in his garage to show that it still runs perfectly fine. 

With another trip back to the dealer expected for his McLaren, it might still be a few months yet before we see Shmee back out on the road with one of his favorite prized possessions.

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Guy Fieri’s impressive car collection is as on-brand as you’d expect

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:26 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:57

by Kieran Bicknell

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Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is known for his wacky fashion sense as much as his incredible culinary skills. But, he is also a massive petrolhead, with a very unusual car collection.

The first thing you’ll notice about Guy Fieri’s car collection is that it’s just as wacky as he is. Immediately, you’ll realize there is a distinct yellow theme running throughout, with the majority of his vehicles being painted in the sunshine shade.

Yellow-ness aside, however, the cars in his collection are certainly impressive. From Jeeps to classic V8 muscle ones, Fieri has a vehicle for all situations – so long as it’s acceptable for it to be bright yellow.

Guy Fieri Corvette
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Guy’s car collection has a strong yellow theme running through it.

Guy Fieri’s classic car collection

Guy is a massive classic car fan, and that’s evident from the moment you see his striking collection.

One of the coolest ones in his garage is his 1969 Chevrolet Corvette. With its exaggerated, bulging arches and drop-top roof, it looks menacing even in the prerequisite yellow paintwork.

His 1976 Jeep CJ-5 may not be the coolest car, but it might be one of his most iconic. Finished in bright yellow with flame decals down the side, this is a vehicle that’ll get noticed wherever Guy takes it.

A self-confessed Chevrolet lover, Guy has a number of cars from the iconic American brand in his collection. Alongside these, he has a number of other awesome and sometimes obscure classics. Here’s the full list:

  • ’69 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Jeep CJ-5
  • Chevrolet Chevelle
  • CSX Cobra
  • ’96 Chevrolet Impala
  • The iconic red Chevrolet Camaro used on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
  • Pontiac Firebird
  • Custom Chevrolet C10 truck
Lamborghini Gallardo yellow
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Guy owns a bright yellow Lamborghini Gallardo similar to this one.

Guy Fieri’s supercars

It’s not just classics in Fieri’s impressive collection. While a number of his supercars are – you guessed it – bright yellow, that doesn’t make them any less cool.

Opting for a convertible version of the Lamborghini Gallardo no doubt helps keep Fieri’s iconic frosted tips upright at all times, thanks to the impressive performance from the V10 engine.

Alongside the Gallardo, Guy also has a number of other supercars in his collection. While they aren’t all bright yellow, they are all certainly cool enough for Fieri:

  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
  • Aston Martin DB9
  • 2007 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Of course, he owns a number of ‘standard’ cars too, perfect for getting around without any attention. In his fleet, he has a number of trucks including an ’04 GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Kodiak, and even a Cadillac Escalade.

Since a lot of his vehicles are classics, it’s impossible to put a price on Fieri’s impressive collection. Regardless of the cost, though, we can all appreciate the sheer coolness (and yellow-ness) of his collection.