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

Thursday 7th November
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Japveesix said:
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.
QFT

Let’s go down Dub Customs and get a chaos wrap yo. It was all timing, and fair play to them, but they won’t be able to stick around much longer with this “business model”. Because TGE is a finance guy in London he has the income, but the views will drop off.

They’re not anger issues if you’re voicing them biggrin

egor110

11,988 posts

150 months

Thursday 7th November
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Court_S said:
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.
It helped the mechanics were a good laugh and really clicked with the presenter

F2 DDY

88 posts

10 months

Friday 8th 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!
I refer to my earlier comments.

spadgm

112 posts

152 months

Friday 8th November
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Glad someone mentioned "Cars with Luke"
Well shot vids and some really nice cars on this channel.

lawrywild

36 posts

9 months

Friday 8th November
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I found this guy's channel "Track Day" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-9IhqrFTkc53Dx1H...

The guy is into cinematic style filming etc so he's got some great camera work. His channel is pretty small atm so not a big selection of cars but the content is good and it should grow.

jamesth32

9 posts

1 month

Friday 8th November
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Archie collected a Black SVR from Saxtons 4x4 after saying the last one he had he struggled to fill it up and was meant to be a public collection and nobody turned up biggrin

shinjuku

340 posts

28 months

Friday 8th November
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jamesth32 said:
Archie collected a Black SVR from Saxtons 4x4 after saying the last one he had he struggled to fill it up and was meant to be a public collection and nobody turned up biggrin
“Public collection”. Jesus Christ.

scottydoesntknow

253 posts

4 months

Friday 8th November
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Interesting video about the YouTube game and channel lifecycles.

https://youtu.be/fHsa9DqmId8

Edited by scottydoesntknow on Friday 8th November 20:04

Court_S

1,491 posts

124 months

Friday 8th November
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jamesth32 said:
Archie collected a Black SVR from Saxtons 4x4 after saying the last one he had he struggled to fill it up and was meant to be a public collection and nobody turned up biggrin
That literally sounds like the worst thing ever.

I’ve had two band new cars (other than companies ones) and both times I was adamant that there was a little fuss as possible and certainly no ‘sheet of cringe’ as another PHer referred to it as. I just wanted to check the cars out in peace, sign the paperwork and ps off.

easytiger123

1,937 posts

156 months

Friday 8th November
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Court_S said:
jamesth32 said:
Archie collected a Black SVR from Saxtons 4x4 after saying the last one he had he struggled to fill it up and was meant to be a public collection and nobody turned up biggrin
That literally sounds like the worst thing ever.

I’ve had two band new cars (other than companies ones) and both times I was adamant that there was a little fuss as possible and certainly no ‘sheet of cringe’ as another PHer referred to it as. I just wanted to check the cars out in peace, sign the paperwork and ps off.
Oh come on. Surely there was a part of you that wanted that chipmunk music playing as the dealer pulled the dust sheet off the car and a crowd of 15yr old boys with cameraphones snapped away at you between their marathon wking sessions at their parents' house?

shinjuku

340 posts

28 months

Friday 8th November
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easytiger123 said:
Oh come on. Surely there was a part of you that wanted that chipmunk music playing as the dealer pulled the dust sheet off the car and a crowd of 15yr old boys with cameraphones snapped away at you between their marathon wking sessions at their parents' house?
rofl

DjSki

931 posts

142 months

Friday 8th November
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Court_S said:
‘sheet of cringe’
Brilliant!


WarrenB

614 posts

65 months

Friday 8th November
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I wonder what Sam will do after DTW? From a view count/subscriber point of view it doesn't appear to be doing too well, even admitted it was disappointing in his last podcast. HubNut has got nearly half the views as Sams latest videos!

Court_S

1,491 posts

124 months

Friday 8th November
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easytiger123 said:
Oh come on. Surely there was a part of you that wanted that chipmunk music playing as the dealer pulled the dust sheet off the car and a crowd of 15yr old boys with cameraphones snapped away at you between their marathon wking sessions at their parents' house?
hehe I can’t imagine anything worse.

Some people seem to love this sort of stuff. I think it’s awful.

The Li-ion King

1,162 posts

11 months

Friday 8th November
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shinjuku said:
jamesth32 said:
Archie collected a Black SVR from Saxtons 4x4 after saying the last one he had he struggled to fill it up and was meant to be a public collection and nobody turned up biggrin
“Public collection”. Jesus Christ.
I guess for most of his audience they would either be at an After School Club or mum has told them they can't go to a dealership in Chelmsford after dusk to watch someone collect a car rolleyes Most of the comments in his video were along the same lines of "why another thirsty SVR?"

Conveniently Tony from Gravelwood's taken the yellow Mercedes A35 AMG and 'driven it home'...

Edited by The Li-ion King on Friday 8th November 22:53

TCS1

502 posts

82 months

Saturday 9th November
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WarrenB said:
I wonder what Sam will do after DTW? From a view count/subscriber point of view it doesn't appear to be doing too well, even admitted it was disappointing in his last podcast. HubNut has got nearly half the views as Sams latest videos!
DTW comes across as a really good holiday for Sam and his partner. He's not driven the world, he's played his stops very safe, everything about it is just safe, and a bit boring from my point of view. Then while he's doing it, other people are creating their content, sometimes the same stuff, and the environment is very competitive. I think his channel will stall now a bit like Paul's as DTW was his opportunity to really grow his channel and for whatever reasons its not worked out.

janesmith1950

3,966 posts

42 months

Saturday 9th November
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DjSki said:
Court_S said:
‘sheet of cringe’
Brilliant!
About 10 years ago I bought an absolutely boggo C1 for white goods commute duty.

I wasn't amused when I turned up to collect and it was sat in the showroom under a bright red satin sheet.

It was like a waiter bringing out a plate covered by a silver dome, to arrive at your table and carefully reveal a lone fish finger.

mickk

25,077 posts

189 months

Saturday 9th November
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When my wife picked up her Seat Leon thing they had it covered, my response of 'You have to be kidding me' didn't go down well.

shinjuku

340 posts

28 months

Saturday 9th November
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TCS1 said:
DTW comes across as a really good holiday for Sam and his partner. He's not driven the world, he's played his stops very safe, everything about it is just safe, and a bit boring from my point of view.
Agreed. I'd more interesting watching Harry's drives down to Morocco or wherever. The most thrilling world tour I've witnessed was simply a photographer with his girlfriend, on bicycles. An amazing and real challenge. A thrilling read. Unfortunately his blog doesn't seem live any more, but it was about a decade ago or so, but his photographs are here: https://www.nicolasmarino.com/en/welcome

I don't really want to watch a Toff drive around parts of the US etc. I just got extremely bored. There's no content. I was never a big follower of all these videos anyway. I only saw Schmee when he had a car I wanted, and then they all seemed to be friends, STG, SOL etc, so i saw a few of their trips and discussions on cars, such as STG and his Ftype... but when people have a car for such a short time, I have nothing to learn from that. It's much more rewarding to follow someone's journey with a car.

I enjoy Jayemm as his manner is genuine and he always has something new to say, so I learn something from watching his vids. They are nicely shot, but I mostly prefer the raw, older stuff as it's so authentic. Like when a take is a tiny bit too long and the presenter just stares at you. But that's my sense of humour and why I like David Lynch's work. Also, Jayemm, please do not include the perfectly described "chipmunk music" in your videos. And don't start leasing cars out of your arse. The Evora was cool, the E92 is cool, just talking about what you have is cool, not renting something for a month and wrapping, doing exhaust, etc then onto the next.

Dynamic Space Wizard

675 posts

51 months

Saturday 9th November
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shinjuku said:
Schmee
schinjuku

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