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    Favorite YouTube Channels / recomendations?

    I've been watching a lot more YouTube episode styled content on my TV lately than regular TV shows. I was an avid fan of Roadkill and enjoyed a bit of Dirt Every Day before those shows left YouTube for MotorTrend. I did a search and it's been a few years since I've seen anyone list out some recommended YouTube channels.

    Here are the ones I've been enjoying recently.

    Cleetus Mcfarland https://www.youtube.com/user/GARRETTmitch - Uploads videos every ~2 days. Team of 3 people whose full time jobs are the channel. Probably the fastest growing automotive focused channel. Mostly focused on drag racing cars but the volume and quality of the content this channel produces is incredible. I don't love everything but once I got into the channel I've found I really enjoy it. For example he was able to compete in Rocky Mountain Race Week, win his class, and upload a quality video every single day of the competition.

    Finnegan's Garage https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1I...gGiuHFLJqHbG_g - Uploads videos monthly. Roadkill host Mike Finnegan's personal channel. Lots of interesting stuff on his channel with most videos including some type of tech tip or insight into fabrication or mechanical stuff. If you like ramp trucks, this one is for you!

    Bad Obsession Motorsport https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHv...B7NyU5tIiEZHBg - Uploads video's sporadically. The most entertaining fabrication channel I've watched. These guys are 5+ years into the worlds most over engineered and fabricated AWD Classic Mini build. Very high quality fabrication and high quality video production. If you haven't watched their "Project Binky" mini build then you are in for a binge watching treat.

    Mighty Car Mods https://www.youtube.com/user/mightycarmods - Uploads at least weekly sometimes multiple times a week. Do I have to explain this one? Probably the longest running YouTube series on modifying all kinds of cars. These guys are based in Australia and love Japanese cars but have done a little of everything.

    The Fabrication Series https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcx...rjTVSSUkzZ2Jlg - Uploads multiple times a month. Great "how to" series on all aspects of fabrication. I enjoyed the roll cage series a lot when considering doing my own roll cage build.

    Hoonigan https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHoonigans/videos - uploads every few days. Probably another one I don't really have to explain. But these guys have all kinds of "shows" within the Hoonigan universe and cover everything from builds to the dumbest (mostly in a good way) car shenanigans you can think of. The masterminds behind the Gymkhana series with Ken Block.




    Watching some of these shows has even inspired me to try and create some of my own episodic content focused on autocross and track events with pro touring cars.
    AutoXandTrack https://www.youtube.com/c/autoxandtrack - Uploading 1-2 times a month. Recently switched from posting lap videos to episodes. I'll be focusing on maintaining and building the two channel cars (67 Mustang track car and 68 pro touring Camaro) and attending autocross and track events.

    What other channels do you guys like? I'm interested in content that I can sit on my couch and watch instead of a TV show. Aka entertaining with more than just a video of fastest lap or a 2 minute walk around of a car.
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    Autocross and track blog about running autocross and track events with pro touring cars


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    I don’t think I have anything to add but thanks for posting this. Some good stuff!

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    I got hooked on this guy's enthusiasm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSv...ThqIrloZjWwNVg
    https://www.pro-touringf-body.com "doing what they say can't be done"

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    The Skid Factory, featuring Turbo Yoda and some other guys often seen in Mighty Car Mods https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFU...Jpt58XBIh4RtNA

    I also suggest searching classic Motor Week retro reviews, good for a laugh! https://www.youtube.com/user/Motorweek

    Nick ~
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    Thought I'd add another channel I've found to be entertaining.

    Vice Grip Garage - https://www.youtube.com/user/jaymz03ss This guy is from Minnesota and has a great dry sense of humor. Most of his videos are buying old cars that haven't run in multiple decades sight unseen off the internet. He shows up with a toolbox and a few spare items and tries to make the thing drive away from the seller's (usually) field. Kind of like some of the road kill episodes but more of one man show and less silly hi-jinks.

    My own channel has steadily been growing in subscribers and views. In addition to the longer episodes I launched a shorter second series called "In the Paddock" to showcase some of the cool cars I see being driven hard at the events I attend.

    Here was the first video
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    Autocross and track blog about running autocross and track events with pro touring cars

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    Tom's turbo garage, goonzquad, vehcor
    Spinnin'my tires in life's fast lane

    Ryan Austin
    On twitter @raustinss
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    Andrew Borodin turned me on to This Old Tony. Not car-related, but machinist-related. Turning, milling, welding, etc. Lots of cool fabrication, and well made videos.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/featony
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    John Parsons



    II Much Fabrication's Blog -- New products, Fabrication sequences, etc.

    II Much Fabrication's Current Build -- LS9-powered 69 Camaro

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    When I saw the topic I knew I had to put This Old Tony on the list (but JP beat me to it).

    Also enjoying B is for Build, AvE, and The Fab Forums.

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    I’m a GM guy personally but Foxcast Media is pretty cool.

    They do a lot of neat work with Coyote swapped Fox Body Mustangs.

    https://youtu.be/aAuYME_bR_w

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    Grind Hard Plumbing Co is super hot right now and they are doing fun stuff with clever fab work.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiv...iBzEOfKhRoN12Q

    B is For Build is always a good one.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl4...A2MlxmZorKOV7w

    Street Bandito is usually pretty good especially on his how-to style vids for Carbon Fiber.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAC...Bbfy7hD4oQzpbA

    And never forget Rob Dahm. Regular guy that is learning as he goes building some great rotary power cars.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/emerciv

    I recently got hooked on Historic Sportscar Racing since I LOVE the old Trans Am cars being beat on in the present day.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/historicsportscars

    Yeah so I might be addicted...
    '95 F-150 track ready street beast
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    Loving all the new suggestions! Can't wait to check these out.
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    Autocross and track blog about running autocross and track events with pro touring cars

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    I guess I'll jump in with my list:

    Bad Obsession Motorsports
    https://www.youtube.com/user/badobsessionmsport/videos
    I always watch their videos twice. You always miss some of the humour the first time.

    Sampson Boat Company
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-...7nmphUA/videos
    Yeah, I know. It's a boat. But the guy is building something and the craftsmanship is impeccable.

    Acorn to Arabella
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAi...uuUo0VA/videos
    Another boat. This time it's two guys and a dog using wood from the family property.

    The Fabrication Series
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcx...kzZ2Jlg/videos
    He has forgotten more about fabrication than I'll ever know.

    Fireball Tool
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVv...nRhxJmg/videos
    103 mph. go cart belt sander that eats other belt sanders. 'Nuff said.

    Schwartz Performance
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkr...able_polymer=1
    I don't think these guys need an introduction.

    Ken
    If there is a hard way to do something, I'll find it!
    My other car is a Vega.

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    No whistlindiesel?

    Lol
    My half a$$ed build thread.https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...elle-6-0-4L60E

    Tighten it till it strips & back it off a quarter turn.

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    Lucky's Garage Show (Lucky Costa from Hot Rod Garage show and Overhaulin' a long time ago). Fun project updates a few times per week, including some great videos showing common fabrication repairs and some things that no one else would think of making a video of that have been helpful. Works on customer car projects as well as his own personal car/truck projects that fit this space.

    Allison Customs Project Car TV (Jeff Allison) Very extensive video documentation of Jerem's 66 Chevelle build (has pro-touring.com thread here as well) which is one of the most extreme GM A-Body PT builds I've seen yet (top 5 for sure). Lots of great custom fab work and cool stuff.

    Both seem like really nice guys and put out helpful tips for us DIY'ers.
    Chris Johnson

    '66 Chevelle Malibu

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    This is pretty cool. It's just a used car lot that specialize in classic/vintage cars.
    Look for the videos titled "Test Drive".
    Kinda fun "driving" some cool cars, even if it's a virtual test drive.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvc...B1F7X8g/videos