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The best car vids on YouTube

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Looking for the best car videos on YouTube?

We love YouTube and all it offers car fans here at Haynes. In fact we've got our own channel that's chock-full of step-by-step videos that'll help you carry out popular maintenance jobs on various models. Check it out here and don't forget to subscribe and hit the notification bell to be informed when we upload new content.

Once you've done that, take a look at these videos from some of our favourite YouTube channels... and bookmark this page because we'll be updating it regularly with new content.



Austin Rover - Metro Advert 

You may not have heard of Murray Walker if you're not a fan of Formula One. Murray was a Brit motorsport commentator (and not just for F1) for decades, and his recent passing saddened all of us here at Haynes.

Murray attended the opening of the Haynes International Motor Museum by Sir Richard Noble and returned on numerous occasions, including to open another exhibition hall in the late 90’s. His passion for motorsport burned strong and that's what made him a legend.

Murray was also always game for a laugh, as demonstrated in these amusing old TV ads for Austin Rover, starring here alongside racing driver Nigel Mansell and Monty Python supremo Eric Idle!


Robert Mitchell

Inside the Blown Toyota GR Yaris Engine

Unless you've been living under a rock being examined by the Perseverance rover on Mars for the past few months, it probably hasn't escaped your attention that Toyota has rediscovered its road car mojo with the GR Yaris.

This universally acclaimed homologation of the Gazoo Racing WRC team's car was developed with input from various World Rally Championship drivers and has had glowing reviews from magazines such as Wheels, which said: "Yaris breaks away, goes gonzo, finds greatness."

As we all know, Toyota is famed for its reliability, and even though most examples of the GR Yaris are likely to get a good thrashing from time to time, its turbocharged three-cylinder engine should be up to the task.

Unless your name is Robert Mitchell and you downchange from fifth to second (by mistake) while hooning round the Nurburgring. There's another video on his channel that shows what happened on the track but this one is arguably more interesting because it shows the engine out of the car and in pieces. Fascinating stuff!

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The Late Brake Show

My JDM classic Nissan Cedric ex Japanese taxi project car

The Late Brake Show is fronted by Jonny Smith, a bloke who also co-presents a TV car show in the UK called Fifth Gear that used to be shown on 7Mate.

Haynes has teamed up with The Late Brake Show's Project Car's playlist (the special Haynes discount can only be applied to the Haynes UK store), and this one for the iconic Nissan Cedric, is the first.

In this video Jonny shows you around the Cedric's quirks, such as automatic compressed air opening and closing rear door, electrically operated wing mirrors, taxi meter and receipt printer, rubber floors and hilarious antimacassar seat covers. The 'Jonny Cab' is currently all original, but Jonny is planning some custom touches that won't interrupt its authentic Eastern taxi roots.