Automotive Vloggers (Vol. 4)

Automotive Vloggers (Vol. 4)

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thegreenhell

8,404 posts

183 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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DonBarracuda said:
IMO Phill doesn't come across to me that he is... blah blah
Gary29 said:
Ricky has just got himself a 720S, seems fighting with Chavs in a muddy field is quite lucrative.
Is this the Eastenders thread? Who are these people you're talking about? I wish people would stick to using social meeja names and not deviate into using real names as if we all know who's who in this sordid world.

BFleming

2,805 posts

107 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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honda_exige said:
Davey S2 said:
I recall him slagging off a manual 997 GT3.2 for having a crap gear change compared with a PDK 991 GT3. The man's an arse.
Having come across him on a trackday in his 991 GT3RS he can't drive for st either.
I've said this before too. Gearchanges aside, he hacks at the steering wheel like he's on Colin McRae Rally, getting cars very unbalanced because he thinks he's making "minor corrections". He will definitely end up in a barrier on the Nurburgring at some stage, assuming he ever returns from the States.

Gary29

3,279 posts

63 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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honda_exige said:
He's pumping his competitions, 3000 tickets @ £12 is £36k, give away a 59 plate M3 worth worth 20k so £16k gross profit. Couple of those a month and you're laughing.

https://llfgames.com/index.php/product/bmw-e92-m3-...
Amazes me that he can get 3000 people to part with £12 twice a month. It sounds like a good business model if you can sell the tickets.

Lord_Howit_Hertz

1,701 posts

181 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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SVJBalboni said:
You don't daily drive SV's and SVJ's unless you're Rana and you don't give a F about resale.
What's the story with this Rana guy? Apologies if its been covered before, but recently he crops up when watching Youtube and seems to be buying cars daily, he must have (as well as the two SV's) 3 Merc AMG GT R's, Bentley, Merc Jeeps, he seems to constantly be unveiling cars?

I did try a little googling about him, and there was some chat a year or two back about a big Euro Millions win?

I'm not being nosey, just curious to see if there is a story out there that's all.

Gary29

3,279 posts

63 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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thegreenhell said:
Is this the Eastenders thread? Who are these people you're talking about? I wish people would stick to using social meeja names and not deviate into using real names as if we all know who's who in this sordid world.
I dunno who Phill is to be fair? But I thought Ricky (Living Life Fast) was ubiquitous on here, apologies.

maz8062

1,436 posts

179 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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DonBarracuda said:
IMO Phill doesn't come across to me that he is trying to be IG famous, hindsight is a wonderful thing. He probably could have sold those cars sooner if we weren't still in lockdown with no actual idea when life will return to normal. These are real life problems, I for one am glad he is being open about his woes (hardly seems like the type of thing someone trying to give followers the impression he leads an IG lifestyle would do).

I find it really interesting that he sold his cars to get the McLaren, I'm really glad he is but after everything that happened in the past I want to know the psychology behind this desire.


Edited by DonBarracuda on Wednesday 3rd March 10:03
I think the man is not financially savvy and it appears that he is trying to live a life that is way beyond his means. He may be a wealthy individual but he’ll not stay wealthy for long if he continues along the road that he is on. I predict bankruptcy.

He’s taken a bath on practically every car that he has bought, yet the man is going for more with the DBX and 765 LT. Where’s the logic in that? Finance companies only refuse credit when they think an applicant is over extended and cannot afford the debt.

That said, I think the chap is a fantastic guy with a refreshing honesty, perhaps too honest at times. He should also realise that his videos for the most part are just him sitting in a car and chatting. Barely does one get to see the cars in detail. Phil is the star of the channel not the cars - he could buy cheaper cars and still attract views.

Good luck to him, I think he’s going to need it.

DonBarracuda

346 posts

6 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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thegreenhell said:
Is this the Eastenders thread? Who are these people you're talking about? I wish people would stick to using social meeja names and not deviate into using real names as if we all know who's who in this sordid world.
My apologies, I find it weird calling people by their handles when you know their real names. I was referring to MoreThanCars on Youtube aka PhilDixon89 on instagram aka Phil Dixon IRL

honda_exige

2,639 posts

170 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Thought I'd watch a couple DMO vids to see if the driving had improved.

Nope.

One of his crew borrowed his Golf R and wrote it off within 2 min of leaving. Interesting to note what side of the road the Golf appears to be on. Not a moment's sympathy expressed for the poor sap in the other car.


Kev_Mk3

2,015 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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honda_exige said:
DomesticM said:
Well this sums up the DMO fan base nicely. Made a comment about the video where DMO and Mist were doing over 200mph on the M1 while stoned and this gem came to his rescue.

Poor Connor rofl
Connor the self proclaimed gypsie king from his profile. Poor brainwashed boy

DonBarracuda said:
KJH said:
DMO will turn Robert`s Apex Hotel into party central?
Sounds like a great idea for a horror movie like Shaun of the Dead.
Apex has already said they are not welcome.

I doubt most will leave Amsterdam

AyBee

9,459 posts

166 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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DonBarracuda said:
IMO Phill doesn't come across to me that he is trying to be IG famous
Really? He comes across to me as exactly that, which is a shame because he's obviously done well in a previous life.

Bathroom_Security

2,222 posts

81 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Gary29 said:
Ricky has just got himself a 720S, seems fighting with Chavs in a muddy field is quite lucrative.
Dont want to sound jealous here or like I'm blaming others for my own failings because thats rather pathetic, but how on earth does Ricky go from barely being able to afford an M3, to having a 720s in a short space of time. To clarify that he blatantly couldn't afford the upkeep of an E92 not so long ago

Same for DMO really, I'm sure he wasnt that well off recently and again in a short space of time has seemingly ridiculous amounts of money floating about - Lamborghini, multiple Hondas, plus that white guy that films/manages stuff for him apparently has a C63 courtesy of DMO, after crashing his Golf R

None of it makes sense, I find it fascinating that YouTube can afford an income like that

DuncanM

4,226 posts

243 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Just watched my first couple of Misha Charoudin videos and really enjoyed them.

It was the Kubica M4 lap of the ring, then this video explaining the aftermath.

https://youtu.be/SxK0N_Vn_Gk

honda_exige

2,639 posts

170 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Bathroom_Security said:
Dont want to sound jealous here or like I'm blaming others for my own failings because thats rather pathetic, but how on earth does Ricky go from barely being able to afford an M3, to having a 720s in a short space of time. To clarify that he blatantly couldn't afford the upkeep of an E92 not so long ago

Same for DMO really, I'm sure he wasnt that well off recently and again in a short space of time has seemingly ridiculous amounts of money floating about - Lamborghini, multiple Hondas, plus that white guy that films/manages stuff for him apparently has a C63 courtesy of DMO, after crashing his Golf R

None of it makes sense, I find it fascinating that YouTube can afford an income like that
As above, assuming not dodgy then DMO has money coming in from selling sweets to idiots and £800k from fools buying £2400 tickets to 3 nights in a hotel driving London to Germany.

LLF has the competition website.

DomesticM

223 posts

38 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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DuncanM said:
Just watched my first couple of Misha Charoudin videos and really enjoyed them.

It was the Kubica M4 lap of the ring, then this video explaining the aftermath.

https://youtu.be/SxK0N_Vn_Gk
Those two videos show just how fast and competent he is behind the wheel. Everyone who has made comments about how he isn’t fast enough for F1 and that he’s a slow driver need to watch that. You know it’s fast when it looks fast on camera!

The Rotrex Kid

23,866 posts

124 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Bathroom_Security said:
Gary29 said:
Ricky has just got himself a 720S, seems fighting with Chavs in a muddy field is quite lucrative.
Dont want to sound jealous here or like I'm blaming others for my own failings because thats rather pathetic, but how on earth does Ricky go from barely being able to afford an M3, to having a 720s in a short space of time. To clarify that he blatantly couldn't afford the upkeep of an E92 not so long ago

Same for DMO really, I'm sure he wasnt that well off recently and again in a short space of time has seemingly ridiculous amounts of money floating about - Lamborghini, multiple Hondas, plus that white guy that films/manages stuff for him apparently has a C63 courtesy of DMO, after crashing his Golf R

None of it makes sense, I find it fascinating that YouTube can afford an income like that
DMO has 2 lambos rofl

Obviously.


Meridius

1,515 posts

116 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Bathroom_Security said:
None of it makes sense, I find it fascinating that YouTube can afford an income like that
Youtube, sponsorships, social media paid posts, car 'gambling' competition thing, whatever other stuff they are shilling on the side/fingers in pies, probably getting deals on the cars in return for marketing (notice the videos are essentially an advert...). That DMO Deejay guy actually seemed to already be doing quite well for himself as a DJ, seems to have a nice house in Surrey and was driving AMG or a Bentley or something even before youtube took off.

But like a lot of people, they are probably also living on the limits of expenditure to keep the whole thing going.

MisterBigglesworth

64 posts

12 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Build a platform of impressionable young punters who think you are their aspirational role model / mate.
Build trust by making them think you are some altruistic passionate members of their community
Get a bunch of white label commodity product providers who drop ship, or build courses, vapourware, etc. Throw up a squarespace store front with no identification beyond the brand name with payments handled by a us processor third party like stripe and revenue piped into an offshore bank account
Create a expensive looking packaging / brand around a cheap product & Drop’ your product in limited batches to promote FOMO and artificial hype to cover the fact you are extracting an extortionate rent, promote a groupthink mentality amongst your inner tribe who bully anyone who questions your rip off antics.
Increase the ‘drop’s to cash in on the artificial demand and soak as much revenue out of it as possible.
Rinse & repeat

These guys are all following the same playbook promoted by the ‘marketing’ courses gurus. They aren’t business geniuses they are simply the modern day salesman selling st at a premium covered in glitter & patter.

In terms of profitability of this model then do the math - if you run a retail unit on most highstreets you are in for 100k plus in rent and overheads vs a 25 quid website. 25k in and 3k a month Aventador starts to look cheap vs a quarters rent deposit, a quarter rent up front, legal fees, fit out costs and the need to account for VAT and tax....



MisterBigglesworth

64 posts

12 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Btw. Pretty much anyone on this board with 10k starting capital and a decent ability to sell could be in a Lamborghini in 12 months.

If you want to learn more I have a simple to follow course that is available for a limited time at 80 percent discount to the first 10 lucky victims....

DonBarracuda

346 posts

6 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MisterBigglesworth said:
Btw. Pretty much anyone on this board with 10k starting capital and a decent ability to sell could be in a Lamborghini in 12 months.

If you want to learn more I have a simple to follow course that is available for a limited time at 80 percent discount to the first 10 lucky victims....

DuncanM

4,226 posts

243 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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DomesticM said:
Those two videos show just how fast and competent he is behind the wheel. Everyone who has made comments about how he isn’t fast enough for F1 and that he’s a slow driver need to watch that. You know it’s fast when it looks fast on camera!
Superb to watch wasn't it? Kubica was a fan favourite from memory? smile