Shmee150 FAQ

It’s probably no surprise that the various Shmee-inboxes get loaded with tonnes of messages on a daily basis, so as hard as I try to respond to everyone, it’s a difficult task! To make life easier for you, I have made a short list of frequently asked questions which you can find below.


General

Hereby a number of general frequently asked questions about Shmee150 and me:

Where did the name ‘Shmee150’ come from?

Shmee was a name I started using for websites back in the days of 28k dial-up internet when I was around 9-10 years old, it stuck and has stayed with me around websites, online computer games and all sorts since.

The 150 was added upon discovering a website where shock-horror ‘Shmee’ was already taken! As with most private YouTube channels, it was never originally intended to become what it is now, so the name hasn’t changed through to today!

What is ’87 TB’?

The number plate on my car is 87 TB, not only does the plate look symmetrical and very smart on the car, but my initials are TB for Tim Burton and unsurprisingly 87 is my year of birth. I think most people who watch my YouTube videos think I’m younger than that, which is no bad thing!

What camera do you use?

You can read all about my gear (cameras, laptop and mobile phone) on a special page. You can find the page right here!

What is your job?

You will find the answer on the About Shmee150 page and via the two videos linked on the About page.

Where are you going this year?

You will find the answer on the ShmeeCalendar page.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever driven?

The top speed was 203 mph in a Lamborghini Aventador at The 200 mph Challenge run by Best of the Best. You will find the video here!

Where do you live?

I upload videos from around the world as I’m regularly travelling to places like Paris, Monaco, the USA or the Middle-East, but I’m based in London, in the heart of the car-spotting area of Knightsbridge.

What got you into cars?

My Grandfather has always been an enthusiast and was a rally co-driver. He also got into supercar rallies as seen below with my cousin in his Noble M12 GTO at age 82! He passed the bug to my father who in turn passed it to me. I also watched another cousin taking part in the 2002 and 2004 Gumball 3000 supercar rallies, which sparked the desire to do this kind of thing myself!

What’s your dream car?

I am hugely enthusiastic about the McLaren P1 hypercar, everything about it just clicks together and right now it would be my ultimate lottery winning purchase. Having previously owned an Aston Martin, the One-77 also sits high in my list of mega expensive toys to dream about.

Who’s your favourite racing car driver?

Lewis Hamilton, not only does he get to race in F1 but he has a Pagani Zonda 760 LH tucked away in his Monaco garage!

Why did you buy the McLaren 675LT, Porsche Cayman GT4 and/or Ferrari FF?

There are a lot of reasons why I bought the three Shmeemobiles, the McLaren 675LT, Porsche Cayman GT4 and/or Ferrari FF. You will find them in the following video, in which I explain all the details behind the three purchases.

Why am I not posting car spotting videos this year?

Check the following video and the item about carspotting right here for a clear answer to that question!

Why did you buy so many cars around June 2016?

Check the following item for the answer to this question!

Why don’t you do charity donations instead of buying all those cars?

Check the following item for the answer to this question!

Your dad must be paying for all those cars, clearly daddy’s money?

Check the following item for the answer to this question!

Are manufacturers paying for my cars?

Check the following item for the answer to this question!

You are just buying cars to flip them, aren’t you?

Check the following item for the answer to this question!

Why did you not buy a hypercar, but instead a whole collection of cars?

Check the following YouTube video for the answer to this question!

How much does it cost to own a Ferrari?

Check the following YouTube video for the answer to this question!

Why do all my number plates say SH**MEE?

Check the following YouTube video for the answer to this question!

How do you get a supercar?

Check the following YouTube video for the answer to this question!