Whether you’re a modified car expert or a novice, there is a wealth of knowledge out there on modified cars for you to learn. And when it comes to finding reliable sources of knowledge about modified cars, these influencers are the ones you should turn to.
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Adam LZ is perhaps the most well known influencer on this list. His social channels are full of modified cars and extreme sports, whether he is riding around in his 2015 Mini Cooper S (Full bolt on), 2008 BMW 335i Single Turbo, 1995 Mazda Miata, 1989 Nissan 240SX (Built SR20DET), 1992 “Sil80” Nissan 240SX (1JZ VVTI), 2017 Mustang GT350, 2017 F250 Powerstroke or his 1999 Nissan Silvia Project (S15).
His two million YouTube subscribers and his hundreds of thousands of Instagram and Twitter followers are accustomed to seeing him and his wife going on adventures in his sport cars, show cars and American cars.
Boosted (Sean Barrett)
Sean Barrett – better known as Boosted – is one of the flag bearers in the UK for modified car influencers and the car culture in general. Boosted’s social channels are full of information, whether it’s showcasing new cars, vlogging at shows or building cars.
He’s often showing off his latest modified car or most recent project to his thousands of followers. His “abnormal love for everything to do with cars” has seen him rack up nearly 17.5 million views on YouTube alone. He’s a popular guy!
Gianni Lamanuzzi – ‘Status Error’
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More cars of, @automek! One of thee cleanest #JDM #EP3’s i’ve ever witnessed and it’s got a big controversial #turbo bolted to it! I’m sure that will annoy a lot of purists, but I personally think it’s awesome! I dream of the day I can own a fast #Honda! #HondaCivic #TypeR #CivicTypeR
Status Error is a unique influencer in that he runs a clothing company aimed at car lovers. But his channels offer a lot more than “salesy” posts. In fact, the majority of his Instagram feed is looking at a full spectrum of beautiful modified cars.
Jamie Balmer – ‘FYD’
Over 110,000 people have subscribed to FYD’s YouTube channel and it’s not hard to see why. His entertaining videos can be artsy, but they’re fun to watch as he rips cars apart and rebuilds them with fully decked spec. You can also follow the progress of his projects in instalments. Jamie also runs FYD Apparel, a clothing line that is recognised by enthusiasts across the country! (www.fydapparel.com)
If you’re just starting out, Gingium is a great place to start learning. Find out about modified cars, or start creating your own with help from this channel.
His videos range from beginners guides to the more complex processes of building and modifying cars. What makes his YouTube channel even greater is that he doesn’t stick to just one type of car. He mods an array of vehicles from vans to wide bodied vehicles. Basically, if it has a steering wheel Gingium will do his best to improve it.
Monky London’s channel ranges from discussing modifications, driving in the UK and drifting. What makes this channel in particular different to others is that it includes his girlfriend Georgie’s perspective. She’s just as, if not more, interested in cars than he is.
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I bought my Aston Martin Vanquish Volante for the summer of 2017 and to take on both the Where’s Shmee eurotour and @fuelfaction DUE in Italy. It could not have served the purpose better – believe me not much tops an Aston V12 grand tourer with the roof down! (87 TB returns on Wednesday 27th June at 10:00 UK time) #87tbiscomingback #AstonMartin #Vanquish #Shmeemobile #Shmee150
While Shmee150 may be better known for his travel vlogs featuring some of the world’s most glamorous cars like his McLaren 675LT Spider, Aston Martin Vantage GT8, Mercedes-AMG GT R and Porsche 911 GT3. He also varies his content to include modifications to his collection.
If you’re looking for an influencer who you can live vicariously through, then Shmee150 is the one for you. While you may not be able to afford his expensive cars, you can certainly sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
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