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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Greshamst

801 posts

67 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Really got to fix that echo in here

johnwilliams77

5,788 posts

50 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Greshamst said:
Really got to fix that echo in here
It's OK - he needs to plug his mate despite it being mentioned 3/4 times already.

I used to like Sid until that whole mclaren pram episode.

jamesth32

5 posts

1 month

Wednesday 6th November
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My first ever post on here hello 😁

So my thoughts on some YouTubers this year are:

STG round the world trip got boring real quick

SOL absolute garbage channel now used to be good 4 years ago...

TGE and Archie you either love them or hate them I personally think they are great

Shmee’s tour of America has been great and really fits in with the US Lifestyle

Started watching more Hoovies Garage too and Doug De Muro

Tried to get back into watching Salomondrin but just can’t...

Carwow do good videos also

Supercar Blondie hit and miss

johnwilliams77

5,788 posts

50 months

Wednesday 6th November
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jamesth32 said:
My first ever post on here hello ??

So my thoughts on some YouTubers this year are:

STG round the world trip got boring real quick

SOL absolute garbage channel now used to be good 4 years ago...

TGE and Archie you either love them or hate them I personally think they are great

Shmee’s tour of America has been great and really fits in with the US Lifestyle

Started watching more Hoovies Garage too and Doug De Muro

Tried to get back into watching Salomondrin but just can’t...

Carwow do good videos also

Supercar Blondie hit and miss
Hi Tom, welcome back.

crosseyedlion

1,724 posts

145 months

Wednesday 6th November
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jon- said:
Sideways Sid seems to have renamed to Sid North, stopped drifting on the road, and put out a really good video on the C63.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp10UuMtT50
Its exactly what he needed to do. Much more watchable - its got to the point where I cringe a bit watching dangerous/juvinile driving on the roads. The c63 video was great and the image/name change should give him much more longevity.

ReaperCushions

3,766 posts

131 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Collective thoughts on the Car Throttle channel? I know its part of a wider social media company, but I really enjoyed watching some of their stuff recently.

The 'Mega Spec' Merc for 990 quid was great content (I am a frequenter of the barge thread after all) and the cheap sports car thing.

Has a whiff of old top gear about it with the three of them doing these challenges, which is no bad thing IMO.

johnwilliams77

5,788 posts

50 months

Wednesday 6th November
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ReaperCushions said:
Collective thoughts on the Car Throttle channel? I know its part of a wider social media company, but I really enjoyed watching some of their stuff recently.

The 'Mega Spec' Merc for 990 quid was great content (I am a frequenter of the barge thread after all) and the cheap sports car thing.

Has a whiff of old top gear about it with the three of them doing these challenges, which is no bad thing IMO.
enjoyed their old barge video

Goldfever4

47 posts

21 months

Wednesday 6th November
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ReaperCushions said:
Collective thoughts on the Car Throttle channel? I know its part of a wider social media company, but I really enjoyed watching some of their stuff recently.

The 'Mega Spec' Merc for 990 quid was great content (I am a frequenter of the barge thread after all) and the cheap sports car thing.

Has a whiff of old top gear about it with the three of them doing these challenges, which is no bad thing IMO.
Voiceovers are sometimes grating, but it's humble fun compared to some of the bigger, smug moneybags channels. I much prefer it to SOL / STG etc.

jamesth32

5 posts

1 month

Wednesday 6th November
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Chaos crisps cash hell

johnwilliams77 said:
Hi Tom, welcome back.

W00DY

11,705 posts

173 months

Wednesday 6th November
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ReaperCushions said:
Collective thoughts on the Car Throttle channel? I know its part of a wider social media company, but I really enjoyed watching some of their stuff recently.

The 'Mega Spec' Merc for 990 quid was great content (I am a frequenter of the barge thread after all) and the cheap sports car thing.

Has a whiff of old top gear about it with the three of them doing these challenges, which is no bad thing IMO.
When it's good, it's great, but when it's bad it's pretty terrible. Did anything happen to that Prelude that was getting K20 swapped?

InitialDave

5,749 posts

66 months

Wednesday 6th November
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I enjoy CarThrottle, it's good fun, harmless entertainment really.

If they continue to be successful, hopefully Alex will be able to afford treatment for his ongoing invisible lat syndrome.

TheAngryDog

9,410 posts

156 months

Wednesday 6th November
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f1nn said:
I’m thankful that these guys go to the time, effort and cost to make content for our entertainment.

If people don’t like certain Youtubers, you could always...oh I don’t know not watch their uploads.

Personally, I can’t get away with Shmee. I’ve no doubt he is a lovely guy, but the moment he announces “hi guys it’s Shmee” and gurns at the camera my heckles raise...it’s a big nope from me. It’s really easy though, I just don’t watch his videos. Clearly I’m in a minority, and the guy is obviously very passionate about what he does (and very successful) and I wish him and his channel well.

I’ve watched a few Arche Hamilton/TGE vids lately, and some of that is borderline for me. I like the individual personalities, but watching them turn up mob handed at a dealerships when one of them buys a car, one filming the other filming the other filming the other, the sales guys must think “not this st again” still, repeat business for them I suppose.

Jayemm is good, though I do wonder sometimes if his style of video is a bit mid 90’s Clarkson.

I have been enjoying the car guys recently. I think they strike a good balance of ownership experience and humour. It’s an easy watch.
Errr.....

johnwilliams77

5,788 posts

50 months

Wednesday 6th November
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TheAngryDog said:
f1nn said:
I’m thankful that these guys go to the time, effort and cost to make content for our entertainment.

If people don’t like certain Youtubers, you could always...oh I don’t know not watch their uploads.

Personally, I can’t get away with Shmee. I’ve no doubt he is a lovely guy, but the moment he announces “hi guys it’s Shmee” and gurns at the camera my heckles raise...it’s a big nope from me. It’s really easy though, I just don’t watch his videos. Clearly I’m in a minority, and the guy is obviously very passionate about what he does (and very successful) and I wish him and his channel well.

I’ve watched a few Arche Hamilton/TGE vids lately, and some of that is borderline for me. I like the individual personalities, but watching them turn up mob handed at a dealerships when one of them buys a car, one filming the other filming the other filming the other, the sales guys must think “not this st again” still, repeat business for them I suppose.

Jayemm is good, though I do wonder sometimes if his style of video is a bit mid 90’s Clarkson.

I have been enjoying the car guys recently. I think they strike a good balance of ownership experience and humour. It’s an easy watch.
Errr.....
In fairness, most of the opinion resonate pretty closely with a lot of the comments ive seen here. (this thread is not full of the typical shmee lover)

JaredVannett

826 posts

90 months

Wednesday 6th November
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F2 DDY said:
As I've said many many times. Honest, down to earth 'proper' petrolheads will weedle out the ste and let the cream of the crop rise to the top.

Worth your precious time:

Harry
Henry
Monkey
James
Sam (sometimes)
Pistonheads
carwow (sometimes)
Petrol Ped (sometimes)
Autocar
Petrolicious
Smith & Sniff
Fully Charged
The Car Guys (sometimes)

Not worth the steam off your ****:

Everyone else.

End.
ugh, no mention of HubNut ??




Butter Face

19,390 posts

107 months

Wednesday 6th November
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W00DY said:
ReaperCushions said:
Collective thoughts on the Car Throttle channel? I know its part of a wider social media company, but I really enjoyed watching some of their stuff recently.

The 'Mega Spec' Merc for 990 quid was great content (I am a frequenter of the barge thread after all) and the cheap sports car thing.

Has a whiff of old top gear about it with the three of them doing these challenges, which is no bad thing IMO.
When it's good, it's great, but when it's bad it's pretty terrible. Did anything happen to that Prelude that was getting K20 swapped?
The guy doing it and featured in the videos (HSUK) has been called out for selling fake products as genuine! He’s since disappeared off the face of the earth so I reckon that’s dead!

https://youtu.be/RRAoCOS15f4

W00DY

11,705 posts

173 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Butter Face said:
W00DY said:
ReaperCushions said:
Collective thoughts on the Car Throttle channel? I know its part of a wider social media company, but I really enjoyed watching some of their stuff recently.

The 'Mega Spec' Merc for 990 quid was great content (I am a frequenter of the barge thread after all) and the cheap sports car thing.

Has a whiff of old top gear about it with the three of them doing these challenges, which is no bad thing IMO.
When it's good, it's great, but when it's bad it's pretty terrible. Did anything happen to that Prelude that was getting K20 swapped?
The guy doing it and featured in the videos (HSUK) has been called out for selling fake products as genuine! He’s since disappeared off the face of the earth so I reckon that’s dead!

https://youtu.be/RRAoCOS15f4
Oh dear. He did have a whiff of the "wide boy" to him.

scottydoesntknow

228 posts

4 months

Wednesday 6th November
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f1nn said:
Jayemm is good, though I do wonder sometimes if his style of video is a bit mid 90’s Clarkson.
I watched Jay’s Tuscan review a few days ago. He straight up repeated a few Clarkson quotes/comments.

ReaperCushions

3,766 posts

131 months

Wednesday 6th November
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scottydoesntknow said:
f1nn said:
Jayemm is good, though I do wonder sometimes if his style of video is a bit mid 90’s Clarkson.
I watched Jay’s Tuscan review a few days ago. He straight up repeated a few Clarkson quotes/comments.
Perfect for all those sad old moaners in the Top Gear TV thread saying 'it's not like it used to be'.

jayemm89

2,353 posts

77 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Without my collection of Clarkson VHS tapes in the late 90s, I doubt I would be doing this now.

I do like to dish out the odd Clarksonism when appropriate. I'm going to get accused of copying Clarkson, whether I am or not.

ReaperCushions

3,766 posts

131 months

Wednesday 6th November
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jayemm89 said:
Without my collection of Clarkson VHS tapes in the late 90s, I doubt I would be doing this now.

I do like to dish out the odd Clarksonism when appropriate. I'm going to get accused of copying Clarkson, whether I am or not.
Roll with it dude, nothing wrong with being compared to him.