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This time on the best of YouTube: crash, bang, gallop!

Isle of Man TT

Looking for the best car and bike YouTube videos?

We love YouTube and all it offers car and bike 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 and subscribe here and don't forget to hit the notification bell to be informed when we upload new content.

Here’s another of our latest videos, with info on components that cause your engine stop-start system to stop working:

Let's get into this month’s video highlights…

Mat Armstrong

Rebuilding a Cheap BMW M5 Competition

Would you buy a car that's previously been written off and repaired? Maybe you already own one? You'll see cars for sale recorded in categories S, C, D and N, with S and C referring to more serious (structural) damage than D and N (non-structural).

But would you buy a wrecked car and do it up yourself? YouTube is awash with 'wrecks to riches' videos but Mat Armstrong tends to focus on high-performance cars and supercars. This video is the first in his (so far) eight-part playlist showing his repair efforts with a BMW M5 Competition.

There are some heart-in-mouth moments with this car and it's not hard to see why Mat has such a strong YouTube following.

Grand Thrift Auto

Metal fabrication for beginners – rusty car parts

While we're on the subject of repairing cars, what do you do if you own something considerably older and can't get hold of body parts? You could pay a metal fabricator to do it or you could make it yourself, which is what Martin is doing here for his 1989 Honda Accord Aerodeck.

As the channel name suggests, Martin doesn't spend big bucks on his repairs, but he does do things properly. Hence this project requiring the use of 3D design software (it's free) and a bead roller (not free but probably cheaper than you might imagine), among other things.

Martin Ward

Isle of Man TT top speed moments 

It's that time of the year when unhinged people flock to a small island in the Irish Sea and fling themselves round the street circuit at speeds in excess of 200mph. It's impressive enough when viewed on the TV or Youtube but there's no substitute for watching it in the flesh.

Martin's video is a compilation of footage from over the years, and won't fail to get you in the mood for this annual madathon.

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