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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shinjuku

340 posts

28 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.
I’m all for a bit of Clarkson. It’s better than “chaos” at a dealership when leasing your nth sports car with tweens everywhere. Just my opinion, obv.

You gave that TT a lot of praise today; I wanted a bit more negativity, but maybe it is that good...

I like how you aren’t pushing “luxury” goods like watches, sponsorship deals, useless stuff that I don’t want to sit through. Once someone starts ‘selling’ me something in a YT video, I’ll 9/10 close the video.

jayemm89

2,365 posts

77 months

Wednesday 6th November
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I did a BOTB video on Monday, that's likely to be the only real sponsor thing (barring my ongoing tie up with Pendle Lease) - one video out of 12 a month isn't bad. I don't like American channels in particular who peddle products that are entirely unrelated to cars. I'd feel disingenous selling a watch, I haven't worn one for nearly four years (got bored of the comments about where I wore my watch in early videos!)

The TT genuinely surprised me, I expected I would hate it. I do have a review coming out soon of an Audi which most definitely isn't positive, proof if it were needed that I won't praise a product that doesn't deserve it. Currently working hard to make the next two months fairly epic in terms of content - I have some amazing stuff lined up, really proud of what's coming to the channel

LanceRS

1,454 posts

84 months

Wednesday 6th November
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ReaperCushions said:
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.
And let’s face it, it’s not Clarkson any harm.

I do feel compelled to ask, where was James wearing his watch?

jayemm89

2,365 posts

77 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Reasonably high up on my right wrist. If you want to see, you'll have to go all the way back to my Evora vs 355 video.

A video which still gets the odd comment, telling me how I could do it better. From people who haven't noticed it was my third video.

InitialDave

5,819 posts

66 months

Wednesday 6th November
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LanceRS said:
I do feel compelled to ask, where was James wearing his watch?
You've seen Pulp Fiction, yes?

jayemm89

2,365 posts

77 months

Wednesday 6th November
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I'm not sure he was *wearing* that one

Smacko

53 posts

22 months

Thursday 7th November
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What’s going on with sideways sid? Changed his name YouTube name To Sid North and deleted all videos on the Mclaren?

spadgm

112 posts

152 months

Thursday 7th November
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Smacko said:
What’s going on with sideways sid? Changed his name YouTube name To Sid North and deleted all videos on the Mclaren?
You could say his channel has gone south...... getmecoat

jayemm89

2,365 posts

77 months

Thursday 7th November
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Looks to me like he is going for a bit of a rebrand - although he has now uploaded a Civic review which I suspect is from before the new look, as it doesn't have the same feel or production as the C63 vid.


washingitagain

172 posts

4 months

Thursday 7th November
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jayemm89 said:
Looks to me like he is going for a bit of a rebrand - although he has now uploaded a Civic review which I suspect is from before the new look, as it doesn't have the same feel or production as the C63 vid.
Although if he's trying to be a proper journalist he should have tried to connect his phone to the car properly as it's a piece of cake to get it to stream Spotify so he shouldn't imply it doesn't work well without actually trying.

DjSki

931 posts

142 months

Thursday 7th November
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Hey chaps,

I have been left behind a bit my the new youtube generation stuff (I am 40 something) but based on this thread thought and I would have a look at some of the guys mentioned on here to get myself up to speed, had a good look over the last week or so. Will take all the good car content I can get......

As you lot have suggested there really is a spread of quality, seeming with some of the quite awful guys having quite a lot of viewers....surprisingly. I suppose this is because a lot of the channels are really just entertainment, and not really for us car geeks.

Really liked "Cars with Luke", obvious honest guy, no awkward/cheesy/OTT/fake smiles to camera, real car fan with a great locations and photography.

Like JayEmm and his genuine car guy chats to camera....not sure about those shirts though J....

STG, Schmee and Harrys Garage are OK/worth a look.

TGE, Archie, Seb D, Emma W, Blondie all cringe/appalling entertainment type channels flogging various rubbish and talking the same. Those Sentinel "keys" are shxt eh!





johnwilliams77

5,809 posts

50 months

Thursday 7th November
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DjSki said:
Hey chaps,

I have been left behind a bit my the new youtube generation stuff (I am 40 something) but based on this thread thought and I would have a look at some of the guys mentioned on here to get myself up to speed, had a good look over the last week or so. Will take all the good car content I can get......

As you lot have suggested there really is a spread of quality, seeming with some of the quite awful guys having quite a lot of viewers....surprisingly. I suppose this is because a lot of the channels are really just entertainment, and not really for us car geeks.

Really liked "Cars with Luke", obvious honest guy, no awkward/cheesy/OTT/fake smiles to camera, real car fan with a great locations and photography.

Like JayEmm and his genuine car guy chats to camera....not sure about those shirts though J....

STG, Schmee and Harrys Garage are OK/worth a look.

TGE, Archie, Seb D, Emma W, Blondie all cringe/appalling entertainment type channels flogging various rubbish and talking the same. Those Sentinel "keys" are shxt eh!
Who is schmee?

RobDown

3,663 posts

75 months

Thursday 7th November
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johnwilliams77 said:
Who is schmee?
Was he a character in Peter Pan?

toon10

4,409 posts

104 months

Thursday 7th November
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johnwilliams77 said:
Who is schmee?
[clarkson mode] It's not the Shmee but his German cousin, Schmee [/clarkson mode]

Edited by toon10 on Thursday 7th November 16:44

lewishollings

199 posts

33 months

Thursday 7th November
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lemmingjames said:
Wasnt the original 1 series compared to looking like a boot?
Most probably! I have a 1 series and must admit it's not the best looking car I've ever owned but the straight six, rwd combo in a hatchback is a winner for me!

Japveesix

3,668 posts

115 months

Thursday 7th November
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DjSki said:
TGE, Archie, Seb D, Emma W, Blondie all cringe/appalling entertainment type channels flogging various rubbish and talking the same. Those Sentinel "keys" are shxt eh!
Yup. Lucky morons who managed to get on the YouTube car vlogging/blagging bandwagon at just the right time.

I get that TGE has some natural charisma and confidence thatnappeals to 'lads' but the constant stupid "chaos" "bedlam" etc whilst talking about doing his weekly shop or having a poo is amazingly annoying.

Emma and Blondie are both attractive blondes, not remotely my type at all, but know sod all about cars and mostly get freebies based on being female.

Archie is a child with no discernable redeeming qualities.

Seb is a horrible, lying, money-grabbing, coat-tail riding, daddies money, weasel-esq annoying little st who can't present anything without mumbling and repeating himself.

johnwilliams77

5,809 posts

50 months

Thursday 7th November
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Japveesix said:
Seb is a horrible, lying, money-grabbing, coat-tail riding, daddies money, weasel-esq annoying little st who can't present anything without mumbling and repeating himself.
Now now, don't hold back, what do you really think of him?

Japveesix

3,668 posts

115 months

Thursday 7th November
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johnwilliams77 said:
Now now, don't hold back, what do you really think of him?
I suppose he's ok, not my cup of tea though (sorry if that sounds mean).

johnwilliams77

5,809 posts

50 months

Thursday 7th November
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Japveesix said:
I suppose he's ok, not my cup of tea though (sorry if that sounds mean).
Sounds like you have some anger issues

Court_S

1,487 posts

124 months

Thursday 7th 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.
I enjoy it. They don’t take themselves too seriously and a lot of it is quite entertaining. The buying cheap car challenges is normally quite good fun.

I ended up really enjoying the series with the Mazda RX8.
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