Not too long ago, I discovered another really cool channel on YouTube! Me being the Corvette guy that I am, the Corvette in the thumbnail caught my eye. As I watched a few videos, I became more and more interested in the channel. The creator of the channel was making videos on his likes, and dislikes of his corvette. The transparency is what really caught my attention. He did videos on the purchase of his corvette. He was transparent about the cost and financing of his purchase. I felt that this added a lot of value to YouTube viewers. Being so intrigued, we reached out to “Mr. Cars, Costs, and Technology” for a Q & A session.
What inspired you to create your YouTube channel?
I’ve always had a passion for cars and videography/photography. YouTube seemed like the perfect outlet with the best of both worlds.
We know that you are a Corvette guy, so what do you like most about Corvettes?
Corvettes have always caught my attention even as a child. They’re like America’s automotive superheros. Corvettes offer an incredible experience and performance that’s actually attainable for an average person.
How much did saving and planning play a part in the purchase of your Corvettes?
Financial planning and saving played a huge part in the purchase of both of my Corvettes. At my age the odds were stacked against me to own a car like this. It was imperative that I research every cost involved
from the sticker price to the maintenance and insurance premiums. Taking a disciplined approach to savings was the only way for me to purchase my Corvettes without putting my other financial goals at risk.
How long was the savings/planning period, before purchasing your first Vette? What about the second?
Saving to purchase my home was the most challenging obstacle within the last 5 years. Once that process was complete, I never changed my spending habits which allowed me to save up for my first Corvette very quickly.
The first Corvette took about 2 years after purchasing the house. There was a roughly 2 year gap between the first Vette (C6) and the second one (C7). Luckily I was able to
use the equity from the first Corvette to expedite the process of purchasing the second one.
What was your first car?
A 1998 Ford Expedition.
What is your dream car?
It’s hard to decide on just one, but currently my dream car is the rumored C8 mid-engine Corvette. If I had to choose one that is currently available it would be the Koenigsegg One:1 .
Favorite driving music?
I like a little bit of everything, but believe it or not I’m a Christmas music fanatic. Outside of the few months that I can enjoy Christmas music I prefer the sound of my Corvette.
Where did you get your love of cars from?
I raced motocross as a kid, so I had a passion for engines and speed at a very early age. As I got older, cars began to open doors for me that dirt bikes could not. I still love that sport though and follow it closely.
They say that cars represent traits of the owner…What traits does your car have that represent you?
I would say consistent, practical, and made in America!
What do you think will be your next car purchase?
Lets say you have a dream 3 car garage? What vehicles would we find in it?
2018 Corvette ZR1
2018 Ford F150 Raptor
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Are you a YouTube fan like I am? YouTube can be a great source of entertainment and a great learning resource as well. You can find out just about anything on YouTube from instructions on how to fix a flat tire to a product review on the latest tech gadget. Also, you can find great fitness information and inspiration on this video-sharing website. Below, I have listed my top 5 favorite fitness YouTubers along with their channel names and why I follow them (no particular order):
1. Damien Patrick: Damien Patrick
In my opinion, Damien has one of the best fitness channels on YouTube. He is knowledgeable, his advice is sound, and his training tips and workouts are awesome. This is what I consider a no frills channel. There is not a lot of fluff just good solid fitness content.
2. Chris Jones: PumpChasers and Physiques of Greatness
I have been following Chris for a few years now. I like how he takes his viewers through his daily life. He documents his bulking and cutting cycles and lets his viewers know exactly what he is doing to make changes to his physique. Chris comes across very genuine and appreciative of his followers. He is a funny guy and his rhymes (see earlier videos from Physiques of Greatness) are awesome!
3. Chelsea Karabin: ChelseaLifts
I discovered Chelsea’s channel through a collaboration that she did with Chris Jones. Chelsea, having several certifications in fitness, has a vast knowledge of the human body. Her tips and techniques are sound as well. Her earlier videos have more fitness content. I also follow this channel because of her entrepreneurial spirit and journey.
4. Brandon Carter: Brandon Carter
I don’t just follow this channel because his last name is Carter, but it helps. j/k. Brandon is a formal personal trainer, and he has solid advice to give on tips to gain muscle mass and stay lean. I like Brandon’s earlier videos best. His content was more fitness based, which is why I watch the channel, and his later
videos have a lot to do with motivation, which I can see that it is helpful to a lot of people. Brandon’s videos on intermittent fasting are great, too. I was introduced to the concept through his videos. I will share my experiences with intermittent fasting in another post.
5. Keith and Kevin Hodge: TheHodgetwins, TwinMuscleWorkout, askhodgetwins, Hodgetwins Top 10, and Hodgetwins Vlogs. Their videos were probably one of the first fitness Youtube videos that I ever watched. As you can see, they have multiple channels. Twinmuscle is my favorite because it has the most fitness content. They let you know what has and is working for them in improving their physiques. The comedic value of this channel is priceless. You will learn something and be thoroughly entertained at the same time.
Elliott Hulse: Elliott Hulse
Dani Reardon: LilMonstar
Hudson and Brandon White: BuffDudes
Dana Linn Bailey: Dana Linn Bailey
DISCLAIMER: Some of these channels contain vulgar language, which I do not advocate. However, I have found that the fitness content is in practical and valuable.