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Cars on YouTube: highlights from Haynes

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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 with new content.

 

Big Car

The Ford Granada/Scorpio

It's unlikely to have passed you by that, as well as selling manuals, we have a museum dedicated to all things car-related (we hope it'll be open again soon). Yes, we love everything automotive. Which is why Big Car's channel caught our eye.

Big Car explores the history of a variety of cars from the past 50 years - and this video on the Ford Consul/Granada/Scorpio is the channel's most popular.

Hoovie’s Garage

I bought the cheapest Rolls-Royce Phantom in the USA

You can probably see why Tyler Hoover calls Hoovie's Garage the dumbest automotive channel in all of YouTube just from the title of this video. Dumb at first glance, yes, but this savvy guy gets his hands on all sorts of exotic machinery, and just about everything has 'issues', usually mechanical and electrical but his Maybach’s problems are something else altogether.

Hoovie, as he's also known, sometimes gets his hands dirty but more often than not he leaves his 'hoopties' in the capable hands of car repair shops such as the Car Wizard's (we featured his YouTube Channel here a few weeks ago).

So while Hoovie isn't a true grease monkey and his channel is more entertainment than informing, it's still fascinating (and horrific) to find out what, exactly, is awry with his latest purchase and how much it's going to cost to put right. Fast forward to 15mins 40sec in this video to see how he manages to buy everything.

Great Idea

Old Soviet motorcycle full restoration

Great Idea says of this video: "I remember how as a child, my grandfather had a Ural with a cradle. The motorcycle seemed so huge and powerful, it rumbled throughout the village. We went to the river and fished, and as I sat in the Ural dreamed that when I grew up I'd have one of my own. This is a 1969 Ural M63, unused for years."

This beautifully filmed and edited video takes you through the full stunning restoration of this bike, from the moment the sidecar is first separated from the bike to when the beautifully repainted machine is driven out of the workshop. Sensational.

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