Are these Vloggers just a scam? SOL or Shmee etc? (Vol 3)

Are these Vloggers just a scam? SOL or Shmee etc? (Vol 3)

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RobDown

3,800 posts

83 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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ReaperCushions said:
I've been deciding whos I will watch. Anyone who's watched a lot of them care to guide me as to the best one?
For the DBX I’d watch the CarWoW video. Very comprehensive, well presented with the added bonus that he actually got to start the car up and give it a few revs so you get a feel for the sound.

InitialDave

6,769 posts

74 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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JayEmm's made a video giving some background on the reality of starting a YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/5bAPXGqvBGk


MJK 24

5,492 posts

191 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Beefmeister said:
Seb seems to be going all out after a bit of time off. He bought the manual R8 V10 Plus that was on Collecting Cars, then got that weird Jannarelly sports car thing on loan for a bit and I know he’s announcing another supercar he’s bought today, and it’s a cracker.

I’ve always been very dismissive of him, but have met him a few times this year since Geneva and he really is a very lovely kid. Seems he went off the rails a bit for a while (as did Parker VV) but back on track now. I wish him all the best.
He was filming at Pagani when I visited the museum in September. I didn’t speak to him but my people watching skills observed someone who’s very polite and courteous. Diligently worked away with his assistant for a couple of hours filming and photographing.

WarrenB

872 posts

73 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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MJK 24 said:
Beefmeister said:
Seb seems to be going all out after a bit of time off. He bought the manual R8 V10 Plus that was on Collecting Cars, then got that weird Jannarelly sports car thing on loan for a bit and I know he’s announcing another supercar he’s bought today, and it’s a cracker.

I’ve always been very dismissive of him, but have met him a few times this year since Geneva and he really is a very lovely kid. Seems he went off the rails a bit for a while (as did Parker VV) but back on track now. I wish him all the best.
He was filming at Pagani when I visited the museum in September. I didn’t speak to him but my people watching skills observed someone who’s very polite and courteous. Diligently worked away with his assistant for a couple of hours filming and photographing.
Have to admit I was expecting some sort of clickbait, or stretching the term 'supercar' when he first announced his third car... How wrong was I!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX_I_aZulMo&t=...

For those who don't want to watch...

It's a Ferrari 430 Scud

Beefmeister

15,741 posts

185 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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WarrenB said:
Have to admit I was expecting some sort of clickbait, or stretching the term 'supercar' when he first announced his third car... How wrong was I!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX_I_aZulMo&t=...

For those who don't want to watch...

It's a Ferrari 430 Scud
Yep, that alongside the R8 is a pretty killer combo.

CoolHands

10,972 posts

150 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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WarrenB said:
MJK 24 said:
Beefmeister said:
Seb seems to be going all out after a bit of time off. He bought the manual R8 V10 Plus that was on Collecting Cars, then got that weird Jannarelly sports car thing on loan for a bit and I know he’s announcing another supercar he’s bought today, and it’s a cracker.

I’ve always been very dismissive of him, but have met him a few times this year since Geneva and he really is a very lovely kid. Seems he went off the rails a bit for a while (as did Parker VV) but back on track now. I wish him all the best.
He was filming at Pagani when I visited the museum in September. I didn’t speak to him but my people watching skills observed someone who’s very polite and courteous. Diligently worked away with his assistant for a couple of hours filming and photographing.
Have to admit I was expecting some sort of clickbait, or stretching the term 'supercar' when he first announced his third car... How wrong was I!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX_I_aZulMo&t=...

For those who don't want to watch...

It's a Ferrari 430 Scud
it’s all still pretty knobby though, isn’t it. Some rich a-level kid picking up a ferrari? It’s mildly interesting to see around the car, but why these people have so many subscribers and views, I don’t know.

jayemm89

2,728 posts

85 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Going from a Lotus Exige, which he seemingly couldn't sell, to buying two supercars in a month. Seb's having a good time.

The choice of the second one is pretty unexpected too.

J4CKO

30,724 posts

155 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Just got into Harrys Garage, seen some of his before but its so easy to watch, his Silver Shadow eBay purchase and subsequent trip to the arctic circle.

Love how he doesnt just gravitate to high end supercars, bit of everything, always interesting stuff, got loads left to watch.

Beefmeister

15,741 posts

185 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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jayemm89 said:
Going from a Lotus Exige, which he seemingly couldn't sell, to buying two supercars in a month. Seb's having a good time.

The choice of the second one is pretty unexpected too.
I’ve no idea where the sudden ability to splurge £200k on two cars has come from, I didn’t ask. But I’m glad he did - both the manual R8 and a Capristo equipped Scud are very interesting and very cool cars.

InitialDave

6,769 posts

74 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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J4CKO said:
Just got into Harrys Garage, seen some of his before but its so easy to watch, his Silver Shadow eBay purchase and subsequent trip to the arctic circle.

Love how he doesnt just gravitate to high end supercars, bit of everything, always interesting stuff, got loads left to watch.
Check his farm channel out too.

I'm eager to find out about that drainage problem in the lower field...

johnwilliams77

7,808 posts

58 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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InitialDave said:
JayEmm's made a video giving some background on the reality of starting a YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/5bAPXGqvBGk
Really good > much more transparent than some of the other attempts at 'transparency'!

Edit: I hate to say this but I watched a few mins of Seb's other video on the jannrelly - that case is awesome....i hate to say it....kudos.

Edited by johnwilliams77 on Saturday 23 November 07:56

LanceRS

1,544 posts

92 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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Seb*s Ferrari collection video popped up on my suggested list last night and with nothing better to do, I clicked on it expecting to watch briefly before fast forwarding to find out what it was.
I was pleasantly surprised to find something that was genuinely good to watch and actually did so in its entirety.
It was made like a proper short film, grown up music, normal speaking voice (mostly) and even a grown up car.
If this is how his content is going forward, I shall find myself watching more. Does anyone know if this is a carryover from the French channel?

johnwilliams77

7,808 posts

58 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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LanceRS said:
Seb*s Ferrari collection video popped up on my suggested list last night and with nothing better to do, I clicked on it expecting to watch briefly before fast forwarding to find out what it was.
I was pleasantly surprised to find something that was genuinely good to watch and actually did so in its entirety.
It was made like a proper short film, grown up music, normal speaking voice (mostly) and even a grown up car.
If this is how his content is going forward, I shall find myself watching more. Does anyone know if this is a carryover from the French channel?
I felt the same plus the same with sid, despite them both (one more than other) becoming increasingly irritating. Expect huge amounts of chrun and st in the coming days/weeks due to ad sense increasing what they payout in lead up to xmas. I expect a lot of videos will involve a lot of clicking off after 20 secs / skipping through them.

AlexNJ89

298 posts

34 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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Real shame that STG is cutting drive the world short and getting rid of the 911. Right decision I think as it was getting a bit samey.

johnwilliams77

7,808 posts

58 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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AlexNJ89 said:
Real shame that STG is cutting drive the world short and getting rid of the 911. Right decision I think as it was getting a bit samey.
Perhaps he never got enough people to fund his holiday + keep a ferrari at home

dazmanultra

240 posts

47 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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AlexNJ89 said:
Real shame that STG is cutting drive the world short and getting rid of the 911. Right decision I think as it was getting a bit samey.
Yeah for whatever reason it's not quite worked out. It was a great idea, but perhaps the execution has been flawed. He keeps visiting different people with admittedly awesome car collections, but there's only so many crazy supercar garages I want to see. The content I enjoyed from the trip was mainly where he was able to combine the car content with travel, showing great roads and where he was staying etc. As it's gone on he seems to jump from place to place and there's no real continuity as a journey. It's been a bit aimless and without direction I suppose.

cayman-black

9,375 posts

171 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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WarrenB said:
MJK 24 said:
Beefmeister said:
Seb seems to be going all out after a bit of time off. He bought the manual R8 V10 Plus that was on Collecting Cars, then got that weird Jannarelly sports car thing on loan for a bit and I know he’s announcing another supercar he’s bought today, and it’s a cracker.

I’ve always been very dismissive of him, but have met him a few times this year since Geneva and he really is a very lovely kid. Seems he went off the rails a bit for a while (as did Parker VV) but back on track now. I wish him all the best.
He was filming at Pagani when I visited the museum in September. I didn’t speak to him but my people watching skills observed someone who’s very polite and courteous. Diligently worked away with his assistant for a couple of hours filming and photographing.
Have to admit I was expecting some sort of clickbait, or stretching the term 'supercar' when he first announced his third car... How wrong was I!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX_I_aZulMo&t=...

For those who don't want to watch...

It's a Ferrari 430 Scud
Wow that's just beautiful, when i saw the cover i thought 430 normal but no its a Scuderia, wow.

AlexNJ89

298 posts

34 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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dazmanultra said:
Yeah for whatever reason it's not quite worked out. It was a great idea, but perhaps the execution has been flawed. He keeps visiting different people with admittedly awesome car collections, but there's only so many crazy supercar garages I want to see. The content I enjoyed from the trip was mainly where he was able to combine the car content with travel, showing great roads and where he was staying etc. As it's gone on he seems to jump from place to place and there's no real continuity as a journey. It's been a bit aimless and without direction I suppose.
Agreed, in hindsight I think he needed another vlogger alongside him to help him with the content and mix in more interesting videos such as when him, Paul and Seb did a Pizza challenge where they would see if they could cook a pizza quicker than Sam could drive to Italy and pick one up and get back.

johnwilliams77

7,808 posts

58 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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AlexNJ89 said:
Agreed, in hindsight I think he needed another vlogger alongside him to help him with the content and mix in more interesting videos such as when him, Paul and Seb did a Pizza challenge where they would see if they could cook a pizza quicker than Sam could drive to Italy and pick one up and get back.
Yeah, that's truly riveting, edge of seat stuff.

Beefmeister

15,741 posts

185 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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Looks like Formula E are getting desperate. Every man and his dog out at the race in Saudi, they’ve even paid for ‘Lord’ Aleem to go!

Not knocking the guys who are there, I’d go if I was invited out to Saudi Arabia business class for the weekend! (Well, not this weekend as I’ve moved house).

But for FE to invite Aleem along, christ they’re really desperate for coverage.

Edited by Beefmeister on Saturday 23 November 18:31