Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/3/18 11:23 p.m.

So I've had a YouTube channel for a long time, mostly just to share autocross videos with friends. I decided that it was high time to really make a good channel on all things cars big and small, so I changed it up!

My first attempt at a video is already live, where I show how to fix the deformed rear wing on the new Hot Wheels Mazda 787B Circuit Racer casting.

I plan on doing some regular features: 

  • "Miniatures Monday" where we play with die casts and slot cars
  • "Tech Tip Tuesday" will usually be an ~1 minute Tech Tip video, alternating between toy cars and real car
  • "Throwback Thursday" will be history lessons on totally obscure car things
  • "Project Car Files" will be regular updates on my project car builds. Expect some Cobra content, the cheap Bronco 4x4 truck, Mazda5 Mafia updates, and a brand-new car for the season.
  • "Sunday Sunday Sunday!!" will be event reviews. I'll take you drag racing, autocrossing, TNiA, drifting, and anything else car I can find to film/participate in. 

We'll see how it goes and how much I can keep up with. My computer processing power is pretty low for this kind of thing apparently, and my cheap camera is just that - cheap. So we'll see if it gets popular enough to warrant upgrades.

Until then, enjoy the backlog of autocross videos and the Javelin build!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/4/18 12:34 a.m.

I just noticed that both of my new uploads are in 4K! 

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill PowerDork
12/4/18 1:12 a.m.

How odd!  I just subscribed to a youtube channel called "Plays with cars"...

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/4/18 1:56 a.m.
Hungary Bill said:

How odd!  I just subscribed to a youtube channel called "Plays with cars"...

Thank you! I shall reward you with my first feature video - Miniatures Mondays where I jazz up a $1 Hot Wheels car.

MazdaFace
MazdaFace Dork
12/4/18 4:55 a.m.

That's awesome! I'll probably be subscribed by lunch 

Floating Doc
Floating Doc Dork
12/4/18 8:58 a.m.

Subscribed. Good luck with your channel. BTW, with luck, we'll be Mazda 5 owners later today.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/4/18 9:25 a.m.
Floating Doc said:

Subscribed. Good luck with your channel. BTW, with luck, we'll be Mazda 5 owners later today.

Welcome to the mafia! Let me know if you want a video on mine. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/4/18 7:32 p.m.

So I have put up 3 new videos so far:

Let me know what kind of content, both big and little, you'd like to see. I have the Mazda5, Cobra, Bronco, and a new autocross project car here, but it's just wrenching season around here for another couple of months. I have plastic scale models, slot cars, and die-casts for the little stuff. It's supposed to be nice out tomorrow, so it'd be a good day to film something with the big cars.

P3PPY
P3PPY Reader
12/5/18 12:49 p.m.

How about explain with video how to steer with the throttle. :)

 I was in over my head on that thread pretttty quick

DocV
DocV Reader
12/5/18 1:29 p.m.

I love it.  Good luck with the channel.  I think a bunch of us have similar/related interests— I can’t go through Walmart without passing by the hot wheels.  Tamiya scale rally cars are my new obsession.  The world (and YouTube) needs more automotive content.

barefootskater
barefootskater HalfDork
12/5/18 1:42 p.m.

Sub'd. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/5/18 1:43 p.m.
P3PPY said:

How about explain with video how to steer with the throttle. :)

 I was in over my head on that thread pretttty quick

The Cobra would be perfect for that and I live by a drift track. Hmmm... 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/5/18 7:11 p.m.

Intro to the Mazda5 and Cobra video is up!

Enjoy!

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
12/5/18 8:11 p.m.

Subscribed

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/5/18 9:47 p.m.
dean1484 said:

Subscribed

Thank you!

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UltraDork
12/6/18 8:13 a.m.

Subscribed laugh

Madhatr
Madhatr Reader
12/6/18 5:06 p.m.

Subscribed.

Editing that much content will be an undertaking, but good luck and have fun!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/6/18 5:16 p.m.
Madhatr said:

Subscribed.

Editing that much content will be an undertaking, but good luck and have fun!

Thank you!

I'm trying to keep from doing too much editing and just shooting the videos "raw". There's innumerable highly-polished and produced channels on YouTube already. I'm just a regular person filming by myself and I'm okay with it looking like that. All of the grassroots types channels that I used to follow now have production teams and have moved waaaay upmarket with whole shops of cars.

Fitzauto
Fitzauto Dork
12/6/18 5:44 p.m.

Sub’d! Gotta support fellow car youtubers

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/7/18 8:58 a.m.

It's time for Flashback Friday Episode 1 from two weeks ago when I pulled my first wheelie. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/10/18 10:47 a.m.

Today we introduce the $500 5.0 Bronco project in another episode of Project Cars.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/10/18 2:40 p.m.

It's Miniatures Monday, and that means more content! We found a screaming deal over the weekend on some slot cars!

trigun7469
trigun7469 SuperDork
12/10/18 3:22 p.m.

subscribed

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/10/18 5:01 p.m.
trigun7469 said:

subscribed

Thank you! You are #49 already!

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