Are these Vloggers just a scam? SOL or Shmee etc? (Vol 2)

Are these Vloggers just a scam? SOL or Shmee etc? (Vol 2)

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GiveItSomeWellie

2,711 posts

133 months

Friday 11th January
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DannyScene said:
Tbf you cant blame him for wanting to pursue McLaren after his brand new massively expensive 'hypercar' burst into flames with him and his wife sitting in it
st happens, move on to the next thing and be thankful you and your passengers were able to evacuate safely.

I don't see how filing a lawsuit for $$$ is going to solve the fact he's now scared to drive.

Smiljan

6,778 posts

134 months

Friday 11th January
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AstonV said:
jon- said:
He's put all his cars up for sale... scratchchin
Heard he is filing a lawsuit agsinst Mclaren for stress, he is scared to drive now.
Where did you see this?

DannyScene

5,050 posts

92 months

Friday 11th January
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GiveItSomeWellie said:
DannyScene said:
Tbf you cant blame him for wanting to pursue McLaren after his brand new massively expensive 'hypercar' burst into flames with him and his wife sitting in it
st happens, move on to the next thing and be thankful you and your passengers were able to evacuate safely.

I don't see how filing a lawsuit for $$$ is going to solve the fact he's now scared to drive.
Quite obviously the lawsuit won't solve that and I'm not sure anyone has suggested it will?

If I'd just spent the cash Alejandro had I'd be doing the same I reckon and at the very least I'd be wanting to know exactly what caused it

CooperS

3,586 posts

156 months

Friday 11th January
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DannyScene said:
GiveItSomeWellie said:
DannyScene said:
Tbf you cant blame him for wanting to pursue McLaren after his brand new massively expensive 'hypercar' burst into flames with him and his wife sitting in it
st happens, move on to the next thing and be thankful you and your passengers were able to evacuate safely.

I don't see how filing a lawsuit for $$$ is going to solve the fact he's now scared to drive.
Quite obviously the lawsuit won't solve that and I'm not sure anyone has suggested it will?

If I'd just spent the cash Alejandro had I'd be doing the same I reckon and at the very least I'd be wanting to know exactly what caused it
But isn't that what insurance is for? To cover the material loss.

What he will be filling a lawsuit is to cover his losses at not being unable to work.... i say work but that appears to be a landlord, a presenter of Youtube Vlogs and some small start up stuff......

I have come to dislike the guy and this just screams of someone taking an opportunity to make money.

Smiljan

6,778 posts

134 months

Friday 11th January
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Where are people getting this lawsuit crap from?
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jayemm89

2,180 posts

67 months

Friday 11th January
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It's America. He'll probably get the money for the "material" loss back from his insurer. You think they're gonna happily pay out a couple million? They'll be going after McLaren.

What he will probably sue McLaren for is some sort of endangerment or negligence. America is very vicious when it comes to car failures, for example the people who had GT3s catch fire were compensated over there much better than they were here.

I wouldn't be surprised if McLaren put a stop sale on Sennas (or US bound ones) unless they know something we don't.

JaredVannett

540 posts

80 months

Friday 11th January
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PorkRind said:
Llf-chavs and repeatedly asks questions the featured guy the same question over and over.
LLF may have a certain clientele... but I always find myself watching his newer videos. The cars he features are more 'obtainable' and so more interesting to me.

PorkRind said:
Doug demaro - he's ok but waffles on a a bit.
Doug's biggest issue is his delivery. The guy needs to really learn to take a breath and pause after his sentences instead of waffling on and on.
That aside, I agree his content is good.

PorkRind said:
Arxhie Hamilton seems. Like a spoilt brat but he's obviously from money and had an actual racing career.
He's pretty much the only vlogger I can't stand... absolute tt.

gashead1105

389 posts

90 months

Friday 11th January
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@jayemm89 - I got the impression from your most recent Fiesta ST video that, notwithstanding the interior improvements, you actually thought the last version was more fun. Current version being perhaps a better everyday car to live with, last one being more laugh out loud. Am I wrong?

Incidentally, once you live with the last ST for a week for so, the 'unfathomable' buttons become second nature...

Streetrod

6,347 posts

143 months

Friday 11th January
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It will be interesting to see what Salomondrins insurance pays out as he paid $500k over list to get that car from its original owner as Mclaren would not sell him one originally.

Plus, and please excuse my ignorance, but as the second owner can he still sue Mclaren and what for exactly? Cars break all the time and on occasion catch fire, speak to any Porsche or Lambo owner

jayemm89

2,180 posts

67 months

Friday 11th January
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gashead1105 said:
@jayemm89 - I got the impression from your most recent Fiesta ST video that, notwithstanding the interior improvements, you actually thought the last version was more fun. Current version being perhaps a better everyday car to live with, last one being more laugh out loud. Am I wrong?

Incidentally, once you live with the last ST for a week for so, the 'unfathomable' buttons become second nature...
I would need to A/B them however in my first video, as it was genuinely my first exposure to the car, my surprise comes across more clearly.

If you liked the first you'll like the new one, but it almost felt like a facelift and not a new model (mechanically it probably is just that)

AstonV

725 posts

43 months

Friday 11th January
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Smiljan said:
Where did you see this?
I don't have Instagram, but supposedly has posted he may.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c57Q6LCzYg8

AstonV

725 posts

43 months

Friday 11th January
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Streetrod said:
It will be interesting to see what Salomondrins insurance pays out as he paid $500k over list to get that car from its original owner as Mclaren would not sell him one originally.

Plus, and please excuse my ignorance, but as the second owner can he still sue Mclaren and what for exactly? Cars break all the time and on occasion catch fire, speak to any Porsche or Lambo owner
Sounds like he is suing over PTSD, doubt it will work. Selling all his cars, sounds more like he is in deep with no $.

Maybe the car was not insured or insurance doesn't want to pay out.

Lot of things not making sense here.

Burwood

10,670 posts

183 months

Friday 11th January
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Streetrod said:
It will be interesting to see what Salomondrins insurance pays out as he paid $500k over list to get that car from its original owner as Mclaren would not sell him one originally.

Plus, and please excuse my ignorance, but as the second owner can he still sue Mclaren and what for exactly? Cars break all the time and on occasion catch fire, speak to any Porsche or Lambo owner
Why would he sue McLaren? As you said, why? That's why you have insurance. The insurance company will deal with third parties. It's called Subrogation

The car was most likely financed, in which case it's standard to have full insurance for the price paid. If it was purchased outright only an idiot would insure it for RRP. All policies 'ask' what you paid. You can also have an agreed market value if you think it will go up.

Edited by Burwood on Friday 11th January 16:42

jon-

15,642 posts

153 months

Friday 11th January
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AstonV said:
Sounds like he is suing over PTSD, doubt it will work. Selling all his cars, sounds more like he is in deep with no $.

Maybe the car was not insured or insurance doesn't want to pay out.

Lot of things not making sense here.
The final sentence is all we can be sure of. He's been distancing himself from other yuotubers of late and getting very weird. Not sure how he could be out of money though as his YT income was crazy last time I heard figures.

jayemm89

2,180 posts

67 months

Friday 11th January
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jon- said:
The final sentence is all we can be sure of. He's been distancing himself from other yuotubers of late and getting very weird. Not sure how he could be out of money though as his YT income was crazy last time I heard figures.
I bet when Michael Jackson walked into an art gallery and casually bought ten million dollars worth of paintings nobody realised he was nearly broke either?

jas xjr

10,972 posts

176 months

Friday 11th January
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egor110 said:
Anyone seen stubhubs latest trilogy ?

Taken his 2cv from wales up to Scotland and up the highest pass then done tan hill on the way back to wales .

2cv's aren't my thing but his stuff does make a refreshing change to the normal vidoes of the same cars we see.
Do you mean hubnut? More my kind of videos than supercar ones

Smiljan

6,778 posts

134 months

Friday 11th January
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AstonV said:
Smiljan said:
Where did you see this?
I don't have Instagram, but supposedly has posted he may.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c57Q6LCzYg8
Nope, haven't seen him post that he's suing McLaren on Instagram (BTW you don't need to "have" Instagram, it's also a website https://www.instagram.com/salomondrin/?hl=en ) also that youtube video is speculation fuelling more speculation in the comments of the video. He doesn't say anything about suing McLaren.

I may have missed something but no evidence of a lawsuit so far.

ReaperCushions

3,438 posts

121 months

Friday 11th January
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GiveItSomeWellie said:
st happens, move on to the next thing and be thankful you and your passengers were able to evacuate safely.
Yes, you're right... it may be someone else's fault/negligence so why not just write off $1.5m+ and call it a day.... great idea.

If someone is at fault (Manufacturer for example) then they deserve a law suit.

johnwilliams77

4,982 posts

40 months

Friday 11th January
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waremark said:
Shmee featured the same car 3 years ago.
That's nice - you're his Dad, right?

Is there a part in Shmee's video which captures the utter love for hoon as 12:20?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZXbv6OqFXo&t=...

e46m3Mark

11,828 posts

110 months

Friday 11th January
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CooperS said:
DannyScene said:
GiveItSomeWellie said:
DannyScene said:
Tbf you cant blame him for wanting to pursue McLaren after his brand new massively expensive 'hypercar' burst into flames with him and his wife sitting in it
st happens, move on to the next thing and be thankful you and your passengers were able to evacuate safely.

I don't see how filing a lawsuit for $$$ is going to solve the fact he's now scared to drive.
Quite obviously the lawsuit won't solve that and I'm not sure anyone has suggested it will?

If I'd just spent the cash Alejandro had I'd be doing the same I reckon and at the very least I'd be wanting to know exactly what caused it
But isn't that what insurance is for? To cover the material loss.

What he will be filling a lawsuit is to cover his losses at not being unable to work.... i say work but that appears to be a landlord, a presenter of Youtube Vlogs and some small start up stuff......

I have come to dislike the guy and this just screams of someone taking an opportunity to make money.
Make money, or simply get what he's due? McLaren have a duty to make sure this isn't something that could happen again and litigation can help make sure any investigation is transparent and allays any fears other owners may have. Not to mention litigation is simply more prevalent in the US anyway.