Shmee150 http://shmee150.com Living the Supercar Dream Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:09:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Why Don’t I Own a Lamborghini? Shmee150 Q&A http://shmee150.com/why-dont-i-own-a-lamborghini-shmee150-qa/ http://shmee150.com/why-dont-i-own-a-lamborghini-shmee150-qa/#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:09:57 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9973 Why Don’t I Own a Lamborghini? Shmee150 Q&A

I pitched for you guys to fire questions at me on social media, and you did so in your thousands from many asking about my future cars to some very serious and detailed requests. So, here are a selection of answers to them!

I mentioned the painting of my Sparco helmets by Helmade, if you want to give that a go you can do so here: https://www.helmade.com/en/helmets/he...

01:54 Why don't you own a Lamborghini? (Many)

02:38 Do you think you will pull out on the Ford GT if technology advances too far in other cars, before you get the chance to own yours? (@liamsheridan97)

03:52 When will you take the Aston on a track day? (@g_loveridge)

04:38 Are you doing more racing this year? (Many)

05:29 When will you take a picture of the 675LT coupe with the 675LT Spyder? (@asilxmn)

06:04 Any cars you had the opportunity to buy but didn't and regretted it? (@melris)

06:52 What do you think about the upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4RS? (@garbaciov)

07:40 Would you ever try to set up your own car event/meet up? (@josh__jackson__)

07:54 What will you see yourself like in 5 years? (Car wise) will there be a hyper car and if so what would your dream hyper car be? (@ronanxwilliams)

08:48 As paul has sold his AMG, do you think he should buy a McLaren? (@cardhelleg_97)

09:12 What makes a car special for you and why? (@c00n3y_)

09:59 Any special roadtrips in 2017? (@bordas458)

10:36 Any plans to bring content from somewhere off the beaten track this year? Europe, USA, and the Middle East seem to be the only places on the hit list for many YouTubers. (@robconway_)

11:58 If you weren't interested in cars, what would be your main interest? (@charlie_besley99)

12:34 Why do you keep buying cars, why don't you buy a nice house with a big garage? (@ti.ml)

13:44 How many cars have you owned in your whole lifetime? (@fuzzter1)

14:16 Why do you always say cheers at the end of your video??? (@tomwalliss_)

15:34 If you could combine elements (engine, gearbox, styling, handling, spirit, feel, road presence) of all the cars you've driven to create your ultimate car what would they be and why? (@bingobenno)

16:40 Are you getting a P14? (Many)

18:18. What has been the most fun car you have ever owned and the most fun car you have ever driven (@tomlawrence96)

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Why Don’t I Own a Lamborghini? Shmee150 Q&A

I pitched for you guys to fire questions at me on social media, and you did so in your thousands from many asking about my future cars to some very serious and detailed requests. So, here are a selection of answers to them! I mentioned the painting of my Sparco helmets by Helmade, if you want to give that a go you can do so here: https://www.helmade.com/en/helmets/he... 01:54 Why don't you own a Lamborghini? (Many) 02:38 Do you think you will pull out on the Ford GT if technology advances too far in other cars, before you get the chance to own yours? (@liamsheridan97) 03:52 When will you take the Aston on a track day? (@g_loveridge) 04:38 Are you doing more racing this year? (Many) 05:29 When will you take a picture of the 675LT coupe with the 675LT Spyder? (@asilxmn) 06:04 Any cars you had the opportunity to buy but didn't and regretted it? (@melris) 06:52 What do you think about the upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4RS? (@garbaciov) 07:40 Would you ever try to set up your own car event/meet up? (@josh__jackson__) 07:54 What will you see yourself like in 5 years? (Car wise) will there be a hyper car and if so what would your dream hyper car be? (@ronanxwilliams) 08:48 As paul has sold his AMG, do you think he should buy a McLaren? (@cardhelleg_97) 09:12 What makes a car special for you and why? (@c00n3y_) 09:59 Any special roadtrips in 2017? (@bordas458) 10:36 Any plans to bring content from somewhere off the beaten track this year? Europe, USA, and the Middle East seem to be the only places on the hit list for many YouTubers. (@robconway_) 11:58 If you weren't interested in cars, what would be your main interest? (@charlie_besley99) 12:34 Why do you keep buying cars, why don't you buy a nice house with a big garage? (@ti.ml) 13:44 How many cars have you owned in your whole lifetime? (@fuzzter1) 14:16 Why do you always say cheers at the end of your video??? (@tomwalliss_) 15:34 If you could combine elements (engine, gearbox, styling, handling, spirit, feel, road presence) of all the cars you've driven to create your ultimate car what would they be and why? (@bingobenno) 16:40 Are you getting a P14? (Many) 18:18. What has been the most fun car you have ever owned and the most fun car you have ever driven (@tomlawrence96)

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What Could Replace My Ferrari FF? http://shmee150.com/what-could-replace-my-ferrari-ff/ http://shmee150.com/what-could-replace-my-ferrari-ff/#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:05:25 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9970 What Could Replace My Ferrari FF?

I don't intend my Ferrari FF to go anytime soon, but after a spontaneous 1,000 mile trip to Scotland it has got me thinking about what could replace it when the time comes.

It's a tough one, the only real option in the segment is Ferrari's own GTC4lusso but that comes at a great cost and will likely depreciate by a heavy sum. The GTC4lusso T with the V8 would be more cost effectively and not much less powerful but most likely follows a similar storyline. Alternatives include Aston Martin and Bentley's SUVs but they don't have quite the same driving dynamics; a Rolls-Royce Wraith, or perhaps you have some further ideas?

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What Could Replace My Ferrari FF?

I don't intend my Ferrari FF to go anytime soon, but after a spontaneous 1,000 mile trip to Scotland it has got me thinking about what could replace it when the time comes. It's a tough one, the only real option in the segment is Ferrari's own GTC4lusso but that comes at a great cost and will likely depreciate by a heavy sum. The GTC4lusso T with the V8 would be more cost effectively and not much less powerful but most likely follows a similar storyline. Alternatives include Aston Martin and Bentley's SUVs but they don't have quite the same driving dynamics; a Rolls-Royce Wraith, or perhaps you have some further ideas?

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My Car Collection Together For the FIRST TIME! http://shmee150.com/my-car-collection-together-for-the-first-time/ http://shmee150.com/my-car-collection-together-for-the-first-time/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:05:15 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9967 My Car Collection Together For the FIRST TIME!

For the first time I have assembled my current car collection together in full. It may sound simple, but moving them all around and finding the space to do it alone is no easy task, however with the GT8 arriving I wanted to take the opportunity to get some photos and as such it had to be done.

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My Car Collection Together For the FIRST TIME!

For the first time I have assembled my current car collection together in full. It may sound simple, but moving them all around and finding the space to do it alone is no easy task, however with the GT8 arriving I wanted to take the opportunity to get some photos and as such it had to be done.

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Have I Farted in My Aston Martin GT8? http://shmee150.com/have-i-farted-in-my-aston-martin-gt8/ http://shmee150.com/have-i-farted-in-my-aston-martin-gt8/#respond Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:03:36 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9964 Have I Farted in My Aston Martin GT8?

This video must be blamed on BlackPanthaa, who first posed this question live at Autosport; have I farted in my Aston Martin GT8? After asking on his video, it seemed to become a thing in the comments so here we have my attempt at an answer... until it went wrong.

I tried to buy a Whoopee Cushion that I could stage under my driver's seat and have an attempt at being funny (yes, I know I'm not very good at it), but in typical fashion something went wrong... It's a sign that the car really doesn't want to be farted in!

Thanks BlackPanthaa: http://www.youtube.com/blackpanthaa

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Have I Farted in My Aston Martin GT8?

This video must be blamed on BlackPanthaa, who first posed this question live at Autosport; have I farted in my Aston Martin GT8? After asking on his video, it seemed to become a thing in the comments so here we have my attempt at an answer... until it went wrong. I tried to buy a Whoopee Cushion that I could stage under my driver's seat and have an attempt at being funny (yes, I know I'm not very good at it), but in typical fashion something went wrong... It's a sign that the car really doesn't want to be farted in! Thanks BlackPanthaa: http://www.youtube.com/blackpanthaa

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Vauxhall Maloo VXR8 LSA – Does a 550hp Ute Make Sense? http://shmee150.com/vauxhall-maloo-vxr8-lsa-does-a-550hp-ute-make-sense/ http://shmee150.com/vauxhall-maloo-vxr8-lsa-does-a-550hp-ute-make-sense/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:08:33 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9946 Vauxhall Maloo VXR8 LSA – Does a 550hp Ute Make Sense?

Sometimes something unusual comes along, and in this case it's the Vauxhall Maloo VXR8 LSA - a pick-up 'ute' with 544PS and a 6.2l V8! Originating from the Australian Holden HSV Maloo, the car is on sale in the UK in limited numbers and really is unique in its field.

With a huge storage area that's set for 540kg of goods, it still manages to get to 62mph in 4.6 seconds and to a top speed of 155mph, meanwhile with a crackling V8 doing its thing. In the UK it is officially classed as a 'Commercial Vehicle', meaning it can be bought with the VAT removed through a company.

While visiting the Vauxhall Heritage Centre to take the new car out for a drive, it's also an opportunity to have a look around some older gems.

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Vauxhall Maloo VXR8 LSA – Does a 550hp Ute Make Sense?

Sometimes something unusual comes along, and in this case it's the Vauxhall Maloo VXR8 LSA - a pick-up 'ute' with 544PS and a 6.2l V8! Originating from the Australian Holden HSV Maloo, the car is on sale in the UK in limited numbers and really is unique in its field. With a huge storage area that's set for 540kg of goods, it still manages to get to 62mph in 4.6 seconds and to a top speed of 155mph, meanwhile with a crackling V8 doing its thing. In the UK it is officially classed as a 'Commercial Vehicle', meaning it can be bought with the VAT removed through a company. While visiting the Vauxhall Heritage Centre to take the new car out for a drive, it's also an opportunity to have a look around some older gems.

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Am I Doing the Gumball 3000? [Fuel For Thought] http://shmee150.com/am-i-doing-the-gumball-3000-fuel-for-thought/ http://shmee150.com/am-i-doing-the-gumball-3000-fuel-for-thought/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:03:34 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9943 Am I Doing the Gumball 3000? [Fuel For Thought]

It's been a big re-occuring question recently, will I be taking part in the 2017 Gumball 3000 rally from Riga to Mykonos. As well as that specific question I wanted to discuss a bit about what's coming up over the year ahead in terms of events and car rallies. Spoiler below!

Long story short, no I will not be on Gumball because there is a scheduling conflict with the Goodwood Festival of Speed which sadly means it's not possible for me to attend both. After 5 years on the trot it's time to take a break however I can announce that I will be doing this year's Streetgasm rally starting in Amsterdam in June: http://streetgasm.com

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Am I Doing the Gumball 3000? [Fuel For Thought]

It's been a big re-occuring question recently, will I be taking part in the 2017 Gumball 3000 rally from Riga to Mykonos. As well as that specific question I wanted to discuss a bit about what's coming up over the year ahead in terms of events and car rallies. Spoiler below! Long story short, no I will not be on Gumball because there is a scheduling conflict with the Goodwood Festival of Speed which sadly means it's not possible for me to attend both. After 5 years on the trot it's time to take a break however I can announce that I will be doing this year's Streetgasm rally starting in Amsterdam in June: http://streetgasm.com

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Bringing the GT8 and 675LT Home! http://shmee150.com/bringing-the-gt8-and-675lt-home/ http://shmee150.com/bringing-the-gt8-and-675lt-home/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:07:02 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9940 Bringing the GT8 and 675LT Home!

After a fantastic Autosport show, it's time to bring the cars home - in the case of the Vantage GT8 it is quite literally for the first time! Both the LT Spider and Aston Martin board the All Transports Ltd truck from the NEC to head back to join the FF, Focus RS and Mini at home in my garage. A first for all the cars being together too.

It's been fun with MrJWW joining in the activities at Autosport too but that's it for this year. Thank you to everyone who came along, hope you enjoyed the show!

Check James at: http://www.youtube.com/mrjww

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Bringing the GT8 and 675LT Home!

After a fantastic Autosport show, it's time to bring the cars home - in the case of the Vantage GT8 it is quite literally for the first time! Both the LT Spider and Aston Martin board the All Transports Ltd truck from the NEC to head back to join the FF, Focus RS and Mini at home in my garage. A first for all the cars being together too. It's been fun with MrJWW joining in the activities at Autosport too but that's it for this year. Thank you to everyone who came along, hope you enjoyed the show! Check James at: http://www.youtube.com/mrjww

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The £1.5m Jaguar! http://shmee150.com/the-1-5m-jaguar/ http://shmee150.com/the-1-5m-jaguar/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:09:50 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9937 The £1.5m Jaguar!

The most expensive Jaguars ever built; the six 'missing' Lightweight E-Types complete the originally intended set of 18. Built to the standards of 1963 using original manufacturer techniques and methods, the new cars have the 3.8l straight-six from the XK with 340bhp and a dry weight of 960kg. Built by Jaguar's Heritage department they came in with a price tag of £1.5 million, one of which is owned by Stratstone UK and can be seen here.

Stratstone use the car to show it at events and put it on display, allowing people to visit and view it. They even have a website dedicated to this specific car: http://www.stratstone.com/jaguar/e-type/

During my time at Autosport I wanted to still bring you content while I'm busy presenting the live shows so here's a video I had shot in advance.

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The £1.5m Jaguar!

The most expensive Jaguars ever built; the six 'missing' Lightweight E-Types complete the originally intended set of 18. Built to the standards of 1963 using original manufacturer techniques and methods, the new cars have the 3.8l straight-six from the XK with 340bhp and a dry weight of 960kg. Built by Jaguar's Heritage department they came in with a price tag of £1.5 million, one of which is owned by Stratstone UK and can be seen here. Stratstone use the car to show it at events and put it on display, allowing people to visit and view it. They even have a website dedicated to this specific car: http://www.stratstone.com/jaguar/e-type/ During my time at Autosport I wanted to still bring you content while I'm busy presenting the live shows so here's a video I had shot in advance.

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Driving My McLaren 675LT in a Live Show! http://shmee150.com/driving-my-mclaren-675lt-in-a-live-show/ http://shmee150.com/driving-my-mclaren-675lt-in-a-live-show/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:09:06 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9934 Driving My McLaren 675LT in a Live Show!

This is a first for me, being part of the presenting team at the Autosport Performance Car Show; a live action arena where I drive the 675LT Spider amongst other cars out in front of the crowd.

It's such an exciting show and I hope those of you who have been down have enjoyed it!

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Driving My McLaren 675LT in a Live Show!

This is a first for me, being part of the presenting team at the Autosport Performance Car Show; a live action arena where I drive the 675LT Spider amongst other cars out in front of the crowd. It's such an exciting show and I hope those of you who have been down have enjoyed it!

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Why is the Ford GT Stuck in a Corner!? http://shmee150.com/why-is-the-ford-gt-stuck-in-a-corner/ http://shmee150.com/why-is-the-ford-gt-stuck-in-a-corner/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:10:19 +0000 http://shmee150.com/?p=9931 Why is the Ford GT Stuck in a Corner!?

It's Autosport! Let's go for a quick look around some of the highlights in the exhibition part of the show before we get tomorrow to sneaking a peak behind the scenes at the Live Action Arena; where I'm joining the presenting team.

There is a lot to see, and far more than I've captured on camera however I am taken by surprise that a car as awesome as the new Ford GT is squeezed away in the corner!

For more information on the show, check this blog post on my website: http://shmee150.com/shmee150-autospor...

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Why is the Ford GT Stuck in a Corner!?

It's Autosport! Let's go for a quick look around some of the highlights in the exhibition part of the show before we get tomorrow to sneaking a peak behind the scenes at the Live Action Arena; where I'm joining the presenting team. There is a lot to see, and far more than I've captured on camera however I am taken by surprise that a car as awesome as the new Ford GT is squeezed away in the corner! For more information on the show, check this blog post on my website: http://shmee150.com/shmee150-autospor...

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