10 YouTube channels to follow if you like modified cars

The car modification scene has been around for almost as long as cars have been around. If you don’t like the design or the driving feel of your car, there are plenty of mods you can buy and make your car stand out and feel more like your own. However, undertaking such a project can be a daunting task for even the most experienced auto mechanics.

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Luckily, YouTube has many fantastic creators creating content about car modifications. These great people teach gearheads how to do some tasks they might come across during the whole car modification process and also show them completed projects to give them inspiration. Let’s explore 10 must-have YouTube channels for car modification enthusiasts.

ten Hoonigan

Most gearheads have at least heard of rally driver Ken Block. Block wasn’t hugely successful as a professional rally driver, but his stunt work made him a legend.

Block now builds high-performance custom cars and pushes them to the limit for his Gymkhana YouTube series, which he shares on the Hoonigan channel. Over the years, many incredible custom cars have been featured on the Hoonigan Channel, including the outrageous 1,400 horsepower Hoonicorn Mustang.

9 Rich reconstructions

In 2016, Rich Benoit and his friend Carl Hewitt created Rich Rebuilds, a YouTube channel focused on building custom cars and giving wrecked cars new life. As Benoit’s influence grew, he became one of the biggest critics of Tesla’s repair policies because he couldn’t get parts to repair his Model S.

After numerous failed attempts to obtain spare parts from Tesla, Benoit decided to get rid of the problematic electric drivetrain from his Model S and replace it with a GM V8 engine. It ended up being one of Benoit’s biggest decisions, as it earned him a ton of publicity and even got his build – dubbed the Tesla V8 – at the 2021 SEMA Show.

8 Accelerator

Throtl is a California-based company that aims to be the one-stop-shop for all car modification needs. Throtl aims to make the parts buying process simple, fun and affordable for gearheads so they can easily build their dream car.

One of the main marketing strategies employed by Throtl is its YouTube channel. Through the channel, Throttle shows potential customers how its parts can be used to turn any car into a beast. One of the recent projects the Throtl chain has completed is the world’s first Hellcat Redeye swapped Viper.

seven Officially gassed

Officially Gassed is a UK-based channel founded in 2018. The channel features all kinds of automotive content, but the videos with the most views usually involve modified car reviews and drag racing with modified cars.

One of the best videos ever posted on the Officially Gassed channel involved a drag race between two JDM icons – a 900hp Toyota Supra Mk4 versus an 800hp Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R.

6 Powerful car mods

Mighty Car Mods is a popular channel created in 2007 by Blair Joscelyn aka MOOG and Martin Mulholland. The channel centers around the entire process of buying, modifying, then battling or testing cars of varying levels of modification budgets.

MCM’s first video (How to Pimp Your Car for $500) premiered in 2008 and showed gearheads how to perform basic upgrades and modifications on MOOG’s Daihatsu Cuore. The channel has grown significantly since then and now has nearly 4 million subscribers, thanks in large part to the relatable nature of the hosts as car enthusiasts, not to mention their humorous nature.

5 Garage Gas Monkey and Richard Rawlings

We’ve covered Richard Rawlings and the cars he built many times before. Rawlings was the star of fast and strong – a Discovery Channel reality show in which Rawlings finds old drummers and restores them for profit.

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When fast and strong ceased airing on the Discovery Channel in 2020, Rawlings moved all of its content to its YouTube channel. On the channel, Rawlings and the team at Gas Monkey Garage build custom vehicles while giving us several glimpses of Rawlings’ incredible collection of cars.

4 Matt Armstrong

Mat Armstrong is a British automotive YouTuber known for his ability to breathe new life into old or damaged cars. Armstrong was a professional BMX con artist, but when he suffered a terrible shoulder injury at the BMX World Championships, he decided to return to his first love: working on old cars.

Mat started his YouTube channel in 2013, and since then he has been restoring cars and showing his viewers the whole trip.

3 Garage Vice Grip

Vice Grip Garage is a car modification YouTube channel created by Derek Bieri, a gearhead and entrepreneur who runs car repair and modification shops in Minnesota. Bieri launched the channel in 2009 and amassed 1.3 million subscribers during that time.

Vice Grip Garage only works on US cars and usually posts videos on custom builds, rescues, and guides on how to perform various tasks during the repair and modification process.

2 West Coast Customs

If you watched a lot of TV in the 2000s, you were probably an MTV fan. pimp my ride To display. On the show, the host – played by rapper Xzibit – would scour the country for fan cars in need of love, take them to the West Coast Customs store and customize them in the fan’s name for free.

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While the show was canceled over a decade ago, West Coast Customs still stands tall under the direction of Ryan Friedlinghaus and continues to build incredible custom cars and post videos of the process on West Coast’s YouTube channel. Customs.

1 Adam L.Z.

Adam Lizotte-Zeisler – or Adam LZ – is an American automotive vlogger and YouTuber who started his YouTube career about a decade ago as a BMX rider. Apart from his love for cycling, Adam also loves cars and usually posts videos of him modifying cars on his YouTube channel.

Adam is particularly interested in building some of the best drift cars, as he is a professional drift driver for the Formula Drift Championship.

Raymond T. Helms