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General Category => Off Topic => Topic started by: peteracs on October 09, 2020, 10:04:38 AM

Title: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: peteracs on October 09, 2020, 10:04:38 AM
Hi All

I am sort of addicted to YouTube especially after the recent lockdown, so thought I would start a thread for my favourite car based ones with a brief what and why.

M539 restorations - German guy who takes unloved BMWs and brings back to life, good humour, very knowledgeable on BMs, really well produced videos and nothing more than you or me could do given the time and money. (

Bad Obsession Motorsport - probably does not need much introduction but they have three projects now, Binky, Escargot and the race Citroen C1. Again really great mix of humour and well produced videos, skill level well beyond me and most others! (

Retropowercars - most famous probably for the Mk1 escort they did for Gordon Murray, there is a series of videos on it, but have started a weekly uncut series of videos on current projects and their status. Leaves you wishing you had the money to commission them to restore a car for you... (

Those are my starter for 10, please add to the thread if you have any recommendations.


Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: Nigel on October 09, 2020, 11:18:15 AM
Great idea Peter. Same as you, also addicted!

My subs are, in no order: My favourites:

Building Tally Ho, a wooden boat, by Leo Sampson...binged from the beginning during furlough!
Car Wizard.....mechanical reviews and talk, no spanners, one of the more honest.
Binky and the other two projects
VinWiki.....some really great car stories
Jonny Smith....... now called The Late Brake reviews.
Jim IT expert on scammers, best of the bunch.
Tavarish..... salvage rebuilder....he's doing a Mclaren right now. He's a bit loud, but quite engaging.
Cruising the Cut.....cruising and living on a narrowboat, very well narrated and produced.
Big stories
Number 27.......a likeable Brit who spanners on an old 308 amongst others.
Arthur Tussik.....a body repairer, old school leading features a lot. No speech, just ok music.
Diagnose Dan......Dutch chap speaking English, shows extreme logic on finding mostly, electrical faults. Detailed.
DriveTribe.......a mix, apparently owned by Clarkson, Hammond and May.

And occasionally:
Hoovies Garage...mad yank
Jay Leno......
Samcrac......nutty yank
AutomatricsMTrack.....searching for stolen stuff, not posted for a while.

I'll stop there in case it gets embarrassing.....

Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: peteracs on October 09, 2020, 03:22:04 PM
And I thought I was bad......

Not seen most of those, so some more time will be spent.....



Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: smithymc on October 10, 2020, 03:48:10 PM
For me:-

Itchy Boots - ( engaging Dutch girl travelling the world solo on a motorbike- not 'biker' biased at all and beautifully shot. Presently in Scandinavia having been booted out of Peru in Coronavirus scare. Makes Ewan McGregor/Charlie Boorman look like the posh softies they are with their support teams.

Hub Nut- I am sure I am not alone on this one- Brummie collector and reviewer of unloved cars- I like to watch him spannering as it makes me look quite competent!. Have thought about letting him loose in the Lime, but then thought better of it.

Bad Obsession Motorsport- although I am well behind.

The Doghouse- Midlander tinkering with bikes in a shed. A bit custom for my tastes.

Michael Waller- Geordie tinkering with bikes in a shed- big shed. (

Random one for old hippies:-

Dave Simpson- ( Lincolnshire-based guitar-obsessed 'unusual' chap, very open about his demons but a hell of a guitar player.



Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: WestonTB on October 14, 2020, 07:59:29 PM
Hi guys,

My addictions , ( ( ( (

Davide Cironi is a legend ,finally someone has catalogued Italian Genius. Interviews with Stroppa, Gandini, Dallara et all are superb.

Harrys garage may need no intro but the Fulvia Sport is highly relevant.

Neil at Italia Auto's knows how to de-mystify things and Colin Byrne is up there with Black Nickhurst ant tother bloke' with deaths horse.

Also nearly forgot... check out Erik Comas Stratos... the Senna connection is poignant to say the least.

I love youtube  :) 

Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: donaldb7 on August 06, 2021, 08:14:21 PM
One to add to this:

Jethro Bronner - South African guy, mainly focussed on Alfa’s but some lovely camera work and some technical videos too

Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: peteracs on January 21, 2022, 06:09:10 PM
Hi All

Not sure how I cam across these guys, but definitely will not be taking the Beta anywhere near this area. Been interesting watching the builds for these sand/rock crawling cars, amazing where they can be made to go.

Fab Rats

Matts of road recovery


Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: Nigel on January 21, 2022, 11:16:00 PM

I don't know why I have a TV licence these days as You Tube is my
99.9% watch time.

Peter, those two you mentioned have been on my sub list for a while.
Matt has a likable persona, and his cohorts are great too, especially Lizzie!

Another I found is Steve Lehto, a Michigan lawyer and car nut, who talks about the more interesting
legal-type news stories from around the world, but mostly US, 2 per day. Some of his subject matter
persuades me not to bother visiting the US, let alone live there. Amusing, factual, engaging.

Being familiar with the area, I really enjoyed Itchy Boots tour of Southern Africa.

Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: unclejam on August 24, 2022, 10:28:20 PM
At the risk of blowing my own horn - if you like an Alfa too, you might want to check out my channel:

I’ve featured some great classics and also some newer cars such as the 8C but shortly to add a vid about my Lancia!   ;)
Hope you enjoy.

Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: Nigel on December 19, 2022, 11:03:24 PM
I subscribed to GrandThriftAuto a while back after
enjoying his review of Gerhards Beta.

Now, after watching a couple more, I thoroughly recommend.
In this latest, he's discussing the AR Princess, and gives a lovely nod to
those Aussies who habitually stuck 'huge' engines into otherwise mundane 70's cars. (

Title: Re: Favourite YouTube channels
Post by: mangocrazy on December 25, 2022, 10:51:41 PM
The 14th (and possibly final) episode of Harry's Garage's restoration of his Lancia Fulvia Zagato is now up on Youtube: (