One thing I like more than watching car content on YouTube, is watching Build Threads readers output their own car content on YouTube! Geoffrey contacted me recently to share his newly started channel with me. He’s about to undertake a huge restoration of an Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1300. It’s a big job, but he’s got almost all the required panels to bring it back to life. I’m looking forward to watching not only the progression of the car, but Geoffrey’s channel and the production skills he’ll no doubt amass along the way.
The latest channel to be added to my list of subscriptions is Salt City Euros. These young dudes by the name of Nico and Max have a penchant for E30 BMWs and some serious skills in the filming and editing departments. I’m looking forward to following the progress on their projects, especially the wagon!
Jeff is just a regular Aussie bloke; a guy who wants to tinker with cars in his shed and share his progress with whoever wants to see it. I don’t know his work background but he seems to be the kind of guy who can do a bit of everything, and he’s giving it a red hot go with a 1974 Porsche rebuild. There are no delusions of grandeur, no merch to sell, no special effects, no swearing and no trash talking for minutes on end. That’s what I love about this channel, the build, and Jeff. It’s just a refreshingly down-to-earth viewing experience in a booming YouTube market full of people who seem to love the sound of their own voice more than they do working on cars. Go Jeff! I’ll be sure to keep adding videos as they are released.
Merry Christmas everyone! With it being the holiday season, things might slow down around here a little bit more than usual. I’ve been enjoying some much needed R&R, but that hasn’t stopped me reading and viewing some cool content for my own pleasure, because what else would I do on my holidays? So I thought I’d throw together a quick post to showcase a whole bunch of videos I’ve been watching lately from Eastwood, Fifth Gear, MotorHead Magazine, Luke Huxham, The Motorhood (over 10 episodes!), The Fab Forums, Roadkill, Dirt Every Day, Hot Rod Garage, Speed Academy, B is for Build, Red Bull/Mad Mike, Monster Energy/Vaughn Gitten Jnr/Daigo Saito, Project Synchro, Adam Carolla, That Dude in Blue, Giaco Whatever, Brain Dead Media, and Mighty Car Mods. Phew! Finally got there in the end.
See you in the new year!
A little while back I received an email from a member of the Clarion Builds project about advertising on this very site (more info here if you’re interested). Well their first project car is now complete, and don’t I feel like an idiot for sleeping on this, especially when it was introduced to me at the project’s inception! It’s great to see a big company whose main game isn’t restoration getting in on the subculture we love so much; tearing cars down and building them back up. Corporate-backed promotional vehicles generally used to be based on modern cars with a body kit and wheels (maybe some light engine work too), but lately the act of classic car restoration seems to be in the spotlight, and I’m damn happy to see it. I recently saw a video on my YouTube feed of Chris Forsberg driving this very car, which made me go back to the channel and realise there’s a heap of videos of the build process that I missed. I tip my hat to Clarion and their Clarion Builds project, and I can’t wait to see how the next car (Honda NSX!!) turns out. Apart from the 16 videos posted below, you can see an image gallery of the project here.
It’s like someone went and made a channel specifically for us! So far the series has videos detailing how to make a time attack roll cage and a tube frame front end, amongst other various fabrication topics. The complete Part 1 instalment of the tube frame front end video looks to be a paid video, but at over 2 hours long and less than a couple of bucks it sure does appear to be great value for money.
Check out the channel HERE.
I’m not the biggest Fast & Furious franchise fan. I mean, I liked the first one when it came out, but I was already a car-obsessed teen at that point, so it’s not like it changed my life or started my obsession. I enjoyed the summer vibes of the second instalment, but by the time the third one came around it started to get lost on me, and I didn’t even bother with 4 onwards. But when I heard that Sung Kang had bought his own s30z project to build up, I thought “hey, this is kind of cool!”, a Hollywood actor buying a shitty old Datsun, not too dissimilar to mine, who’ll be building it up just as he wanted. When I noticed the build transformed from a “car guy passion project” into a “Workshop x Media Partner x SEMA” build, I went “okay, this is still kinda cool, but not as cool as it was before”. But I digress! I shouldn’t have let my narrow mind get the better of me before actually watching the start of the series. Once I sat down to view the first video, I realised there really is a hell of a lot of passion being poured into this, from everyone involved, including the owners, the builders, and the creatives putting this series together for us. I’ll be updating this post when each new video comes out, so keep checking back.
Click here for more videos.
If you miss the old Roadkill (pre Dodge sponsorship days), then you’re going to love Dirt Every Day. While I’m not really into off-roading, I absolutely LOVE this channel. Fred is a down to earth guy who hosts his own series videos on the MotorTrend channel, which is why he’s allowed to poke fun at Finnegan and Freiburger (and their newfound viral popularity) whenever he so chooses. In this episode, he starts transforming a Plymouth Road Runner into a turbo diesel powered off road warrior.
In my never ending quest to replace traditional television with YouTube, I stumbled across this new channel thanks to The Garage Journal forums. It’s called Jimbo’s Garage, and it’s all about, you guessed it, Jimbo’s Garage! Jimbo is the owner of a construction company who has quite the home shop setup going on. His channel has everything from additions and renovations to the garage, tool reviews, and even a little Honda 600 project that he unearths after 10 years in storage. Check it out, you might get some ideas for your own garage, I know I have.
Back in December I made a What I’m Watching post about Jay Leno’s Garage and their projects that were currently in-progress. It was a great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at Big Dog Garage, and catch a glimpse of the cars in various states of undress, learning interesting tidbits about them along the way. Well it appears this could be a regular thing, as His Holy Denimness has just released another one of these interesting videos.