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TheStradman explains why he took a break from YouTube

Published: 10/Jan/2020 16:52 Updated: 12/Jan/2020 13:14

by Matt Porter

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Popular car YouTuber Stradman has addressed fans who wondered why he had stopped posting YouTube videos for almost three weeks during the festive period and into the new year.

The American is one of the most popular automotive-based YouTubers in the world, with his channel currently sitting at 2.28million subscribers, while his videos often hit the one million mark in terms of views as fans of supercars flock to his channel to see what he’s driving.

TheStradman boasts an impressive car collection, including a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Corvette, and a fully-specced out Ford Focus RS, and is often seen renting out supercars like Ferraris to speed around in and give his review of the vehicle to his loyal subscribers.

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The YouTuber has an ultra-impressive assortment of cars.

The YouTuber often posts new videos multiple times a week, meaning his fans have a constant update on what he’s doing with his vehicles, and which car he is currently driving around. For fans of the channel though, there was a noticeable gap over the festive period, with no videos uploaded at all, and no explanation as to where he had gone.

Of course, with Christmas and New Year’s taking place, many may have thought that he had decided to take time off to spend with his family, or was using the end of the year for some much-need rest and relaxation, but in his January 9 video, TheStradman revealed that he had actually been out of commission with a pretty serious illness.

“The last two weeks have not been very good for me,” he told his viewers. “I’ve been basically been in beds for the last two weeks miserable. I can’t actually hear out of my right ear, my ear is popping like crazy. I’ve taken more medications in the last two weeks than I have in my entire life. It’s been a slow start to 2020, I’ve had pneumonia.”

The good news for fans of the YouTuber is that he’s finally on the mend, and was back out driving the Ferrari 430 Challenge, a monster that the American has to wear earphones while driving so as to not damage his hearing.

TheStradman also confirmed he has some major plans in motion for 2020, and even teased the appearance of a celebrity on his channel in the near future.

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YouTuber reveals “harsh reality” of owning insane supercar collection

Published: 25/Nov/2020 17:01

by Kieran Bicknell

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TheStradman’s crazy car collection is the envy of any petrolhead, but it turns out there’s a darker side to supercar ownership. In his November 24 video, he reveals just how much he pays for his cars, as well as the upkeep on his fleet, which totals to a staggering amount of money.

From sleeping in his Audi TT to owning a Bugatti Veyron, it’s fair to say YouTuber James ‘TheStradman’ has had an incredible rise to ‘the top’ of his career. But, owning numerous supercars (and one hypercar) doesn’t come cheap, as he has now revealed.

Right from the first video of his Bugatti Veyron ownership series, he has said he wants to be as ‘open and transparent’ as possible with viewers. Given the insane costs of owning a hypercar, James has certainly delivered on his promise, even going as far as breaking down an incredible $30,000 service bill for his subscribers.

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TheStradman recently revealed his new-look Bugatti Veyron.

TheStradman reveals insane cost of supercar ownership

Straight away in the video, Stradman gets to the question on everyone’s lips: How much does the Bugatti Veyron cost to own? Well, it turns out that per month, the car costs him $4,765, and he cannot miss a single payment.

This is a lot of money, but given that his housemate Burlacher – who has far fewer followers – revealed he makes nearly $40k/year on YouTube, we imagine TheStradman is making enough to cover the payments, and then some.

With many viewers expecting that TheStradman paid north of $1m for his Veyron, he reveals that the overall price was in fact far less. In total, he paid only $880,000 for the Veyron, which he said will come as “no surprise” for his viewers to learn that it is financed.

Perhaps even more shocking is the amount that he put down – a total of $550,000. We know that he’s sold a lot of cars recently, but that’s still an incredibly large down payment for a car, even if it is a Veyron! James also admits that had he paid for the car outright, he would’ve been “financially wrecked” which is why he put it on finance.

While the Bugatti is sensibly financed, TheStradman revealed that he is the complete and outright owner of both his Lamborghini Aventadors, having paid off their finance agreements. Therefore, it is only a matter of time before the Veyron is also paid off. With his continued success and impressive viewing figures, hopefully, for him, it will be sooner rather than later.