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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jon-

15,807 posts

163 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Bubba Zanetti said:
I watch plenty of motor bike channels that as soon as they hit 60mph they blur the speedo yet keep throttle wide open.

Not hard to work out what's going on. OK - it's not crazy speeds but its easy 90-100 mph on NSL roads.

Fair enough open the taps and have fun when no one is around but filming it and making a very lazy attempt to hide the speeds is surely asking for trouble.
According to the tweets, they used a company which calculated speeds based on time spent between clearly identifiable landmarks. Blurring the speedo does nothing.

Quickmoose

3,861 posts

70 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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If they can retrospectively go back and apply this procedure, isn't the bibs' xmas party well and truly paid for?

E36Dan

7,066 posts

115 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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They used Google Earth Pro, don't you know. They said it enough times hehe

I guess you just have to build the evidence, and say to the judge, this fella was clearly going way above the speed limit.

Just because the speedo isn't showing, doesn't mean the speed can't be worked out. I guess the judge didn't take much convincing!

slowcars1

218 posts

28 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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E36Dan said:
That's crazy what has happened to Joe. It was always a fear of mine that something would make its way to the police. I find it hard to believe that nothing would have been reviewed.

I used to always kid myself that the police had better things to do, but I guess with the less of them you see on the streets, the more you see them on Facebook smile

Still, I don't think the penalty was that severe. It could have been worse.

Would be nice if Joe would come on and give the full story from start to finish, if he fancies type
I watch your videos Dan and as much as I enjoy your content there have been a couple of scenes in some videos where I thought you were being rather brave let's say on public roads. Personally I don't take the risk anymore, and for me I'd much rather watch you working on the cars and then going to a track day then risking what you have just to make some entertaining content on the road.

E36Dan

7,066 posts

115 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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slowcars1 said:
I watch your videos Dan and as much as I enjoy your content there have been a couple of scenes in some videos where I thought you were being rather brave let's say on public roads. Personally I don't take the risk anymore, and for me I'd much rather watch you working on the cars and then going to a track day then risking what you have just to make some entertaining content on the road.
I came to that conclusion a while ago so nuked everything with any dodgy road driving. I always thought it would be quite easy for someone to build up a case against me having a driving license.

Was kinda looking forward to the Daily Mail article though. I hope they do one on Joe for the lols, always funny how the DM reports on things.

ETA: The DM article is already up!

J4CKO

28,422 posts

147 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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E36Dan said:
slowcars1 said:
I watch your videos Dan and as much as I enjoy your content there have been a couple of scenes in some videos where I thought you were being rather brave let's say on public roads. Personally I don't take the risk anymore, and for me I'd much rather watch you working on the cars and then going to a track day then risking what you have just to make some entertaining content on the road.
I came to that conclusion a while ago so nuked everything with any dodgy road driving. I always thought it would be quite easy for someone to build up a case against me having a driving license.

Was kinda looking forward to the Daily Mail article though. I hope they do one on Joe for the lols, always funny how the DM reports on things.

ETA: The DM article is already up!
Only three comments so far, can almost hear the Block Capitals incoming, "More money than Sence", "SMALL WILLY", "My Kia Rio serves all my motoring needs and does 41 mpg, no need for such ridiculous cars", "Serves him right, hope he gets aids" etc,always a glimpse into the psyche of the embittered side of British culture the Daily Mail Comments section. The bloke from Slipknot used to sniff a dead crow in a jar to get him in the mood for their concerts and make him puke, I find a read of the DM comments section acts the same for me if I wake up free of hate and need some to get me through the day biggrin

Having a fast car though, you are going to give it a bit of an exercising now and again, there are enough cameras and stuff set up to catch you so probably best not installing your own and uploading the footage for plod to view.

I cant imagine many R8 owners dont exceed the speed limit on occasion, how many of us have done that kind of speed today already ?

But, critically, not posted it !








slowcars1

218 posts

28 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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I think the reality is there is a lot of sensationalism around road safety and speeding. It seems odd to me that we're so publicly naming and shaming people who are exceeding speed limits but not those who are driving around with 1.6mm of tread in the middle of winter, worn brake pads, broken suspension and so on.

Court_S

1,455 posts

124 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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J4CKO said:
Only three comments so far, can almost hear the Block Capitals incoming, "More money than Sence", "SMALL WILLY", "My Kia Rio serves all my motoring needs and does 41 mpg, no need for such ridiculous cars", "Serves him right, hope he gets aids" etc,always a glimpse into the psyche of the embittered side of British culture the Daily Mail Comments section. The bloke from Slipknot used to sniff a dead crow in a jar to get him in the mood for their concerts and make him puke, I find a read of the DM comments section acts the same for me if I wake up free of hate and need some to get me through the day biggrin

Having a fast car though, you are going to give it a bit of an exercising now and again, there are enough cameras and stuff set up to catch you so probably best not installing your own and uploading the footage for plod to view.

I cant imagine many R8 owners dont exceed the speed limit on occasion, how many of us have done that kind of speed today already ?

But, critically, not posted it !
I’m surprised that there are no demands for pitchforks from the Daily Fail readers too.

I’ve done plenty of things speed wise that were not big nor clever but as you say the difference is I’m not posting on social media.

Craig_89

143 posts

123 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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It was only a matter of time before the plod caught up with a YouTuber. I'm surprised it was Joe though as he seems one of the more sensible ones given the number of others who's driving is much worse.

I suspect this will just be the start of more people being caught out now there's a case law in favour of the police.

Joey Deacon

1,744 posts

123 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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E36Dan said:
slowcars1 said:
I watch your videos Dan and as much as I enjoy your content there have been a couple of scenes in some videos where I thought you were being rather brave let's say on public roads. Personally I don't take the risk anymore, and for me I'd much rather watch you working on the cars and then going to a track day then risking what you have just to make some entertaining content on the road.
I came to that conclusion a while ago so nuked everything with any dodgy road driving. I always thought it would be quite easy for someone to build up a case against me having a driving license.

Was kinda looking forward to the Daily Mail article though. I hope they do one on Joe for the lols, always funny how the DM reports on things.

ETA: The DM article is already up!
I noticed recently that you had deleted the majority of your non track videos, but can we have some update videos on the Audi and M3 please?

red_slr

9,406 posts

136 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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E36Dan said:
They used Google Earth Pro, don't you know. They said it enough times hehe

I guess you just have to build the evidence, and say to the judge, this fella was clearly going way above the speed limit.

Just because the speedo isn't showing, doesn't mean the speed can't be worked out. I guess the judge didn't take much convincing!
So now you just need to blur out everything except the car... then there is no landmarks for them to calculate the speed from biggrin

E36Dan

7,066 posts

115 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Joey Deacon said:
I noticed recently that you had deleted the majority of your non track videos, but can we have some update videos on the Audi and M3 please?
Having some time away from that land at the moment - possibly next year

1602Mark

12,851 posts

120 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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slowcars1

218 posts

28 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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E36Dan said:
Having some time away from that land at the moment - possibly next year
Good to see that you don't feel pressured to put out videos too, or if you did you've now said f**k it! Hope you enjoy your time off!

JaredVannett

828 posts

90 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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diff goes boom on RS6...

and guess who did it hehe ...skip to 14:00...

https://youtu.be/ia9NrhS_nOE?t=837

jayemm89

2,361 posts

77 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Oops.

Sten.

1,176 posts

81 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Feel a bit sorry for Joe, I enjoy his videos and he generally seems pretty sensible compared to many others. I'll be interested to see if he discusses it in a future video. He gets a lot of press cars and invites to launches, I wonder if this will damage things for him.

AaronEdgeworth

8 posts

16 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Quick note - so the conviction was for 65.8mph in a 50. The max recorded speed was 88mph in a single 50m zone. The 93.3 you see quoted was from the original expert report that hadn’t considered any editing etc. It was redone OVERNIGHT before a hearing (they had gone so deep I guess they couldn’t not double down) and presented new findings - and the conviction followed. It seems a bit of a witch hunt and, not having achieved a ban, they seem intent on painting it in the worst light possible. Almost 100mph it certainly wasn’t.

p1stonhead

20,613 posts

114 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Guesses on the speed at the start of this video?

These guys are fking idiots.

https://youtu.be/1LDtUKwLtjg

fridaypassion

4,610 posts

175 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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N what not