5 TV SHOWS ON NETFLIX FOR MOTORHEADS

When it comes to Netflix, I think most of us motor-heads would agree there aren’t enough shows about cars. In recent years though, we’ve seen a lot more come out, only to be canceled or taken off the streaming platform.

Below we have compiled a list of the current crop of car related shows for your viewing pleasure. These are our 5 favourite automotive shows on Netflix available right now. Note: this list applies to Netflix customers in Australia.

So if you’re a fan of all things powered by the internal combustion engine, settle in, grab a snack and check out these automotive related shows on Netflix.

5.) WEST COAST CUSTOMS

Rated G | 6 Seasons

West Coast Customs is a TV series starring Ryan Friedlinghaus, Hunter Clancey, and Ish Jimenez. Chronicling the a car-customizing shop in Corona, Cal., and their clients’ project vehicles.

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4.) PAUL HOLLYWOOD'S BIG CONTINENTAL ROAD TRIP

Rated M | 1 Season

“The Great British Bake Off” judge and classic car enthusiast Paul Hollywood embarks on a road trip around Europe, visiting a number of countries that have a proud automotive history. Hollywood puts his knowledge and driving skills to the test as he takes to the streets in a fine selection of iconic four-wheeled vehicles, including a notable journey through the Italian capital Rome in a colourful Lamborghini. Throughout the show, Hollywood is joined by a number of guests, and he also learns more about the art of car manufacturing.

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3.) MONSTER GARAGE

Rated PG | 1 Season

Jesse James, a noted builder of custom motorcycles in Southern California, assembles a crew and takes ordinary vehicles (like a VW New Beetle or a Lincoln stretch limousine) and converts them in five days into extraordinary machines that do things that the manufacturer never intended them to do (like convert the VW into a swamp boat or the limo into a fire truck.)

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2.) TOP GEAR

Rated M | 8 Seasons

This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers’ claims. The long-running show travels to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of doing. Celebrity guests appear on some episodes to help test the vehicles. Things don’t always go as planned, though, with broken bones and mechanical mishaps sometimes part of the experiments.

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1.) FASTEST CAR

MA 15+ | 1 Season

“Fastest Car” tries to find out if tricked-out “sleeper” cars can keep up with exotic supercars that are known for their speed. The sleeper cars are built and modified by true gearheads before being put to the test against the supercars that are piloted by drivers who put their street cred on the line in the automotive battles. In each episode, three souped-up cars that have been lovingly labored on go head-to-head with one of the world’s most sought-after vehicles. Among the matchups featured on the series are a 2011 Pontiac minivan going against a Porsche GT3.

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TOP 9 YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR CAR ENTHUSIASTS

With less TV being consumed than ever before, it’s no longer about what TV channels you’re watching, but about what Youtube channels you are subscribed to. As car guys, we are always looking for ways to consume anything automotive related and with no shortage of automotive videos online, the best way to find them is on YouTube.

Here, We have compiled our list of 9 Youtube channels you should be watching. There’s far too many to mention, but these are some of our favourites. This list will have at least one channel that is right for you, check them out below.

9.) PETROLICIOUS

Petrolicious creates quality, original videos and articles for classic car enthusiasts. They celebrate the inventions, the personalities, and the aesthetics that ignite our collective lust for great machines. They are fans and fanatics, collectors and racers. Seeking to inform, entertain, and inspire our community of aficionados and pique the interest of those who have been missing out.

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8.) THAT DUDE IN BLUE

Automotive Youtuber and vlogger David Patterson is a simple dude who loves life, cars and video games. He wants to share his automotive world with you, so join the most open minded car community in the world and subscribe.

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7.) MONKEY LONDON

A unique insight into the world of drifting, fast cars, racing & riding in the UK.

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6.) GEARS AND GASOLINE

Gears and Gasoline is a channel focused around the modification scene in the car industry. Things relating to modifications, and the people behind the cars.

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5.) THE SMOKING TIRE

The Smoking Tire, hosted by Matt Farah, is the premier destination for automotive video reviews and adventures. No Hollywood, no bosses, no bullshit. From their brains to your eyes and ears, this is The Smoking Tire.

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4.) 1320VIDEO

1320Video provides the best street car videos around the United States. They bring the world features and highlights from street races all over the world, Streetcar Takeover, Chicago’s King of the Streets, Texas Invitational, Import vs Domestics and a tons of no-prep races.

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3.) MIGHTY CAR MODS

Mighty Car Mods is an independent automotive series created by a couple of friends, Marty and Moog who started filming videos on Marty’s mum’s driveway in 2007. They’ve come a long way since then but still have an unwavering focus to show their viewers fantastic automotive projects that they can do themselves at home.

The MCM boys make cars, and they make movies. In fact they do it all, including the music, editing, and automotive with some help from their friends along the way.

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2.) DONUT MEDIA

Donut is at the centre of digital media for the next generation of automotive enthusiasts. They are drivers, drifters, and car enthusiasts.

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1.) HOONIGAN

Hoonigan is a motorsport-lifestyle brand with a penchant for automotive debauchery. The company is dedicated to creating authentic products for the rebellious gear head. Its name, a portmanteau (Look it up, yo!), is the combination of “hooligan” and “hoon,” the Australian term for screwing about in cars. The official YouTube page of Hoonigan, contains awesome hoonage, caught on tape.

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RIDE ALONG IN THE RP CUSTOMS 4-ROTOR RX3

I always have my camera ready. The reason being, you never know when you are going to have to capture a truly memorable moment… Like the time I had the chance to ride in the infamous SAVANA Rx3 coupe and tick off one of my bucket list items; taking a ride in a 26B powered street car.

The chance came, one day, when I was at RP CUSTOMS sorting out some issues with my Rx2. I wanted the Rx2 to be in perfect working order because I was going to sell it and then begin putting all my focus into building my RB26 powered S14. That’s when I noticed SAVANA sitting quietly in the workshop.

Now, SAVANA is not your average Rx3. Powered by a 550hp naturally aspirated 26B power plant, an engine setup usually associated with the Le Mans 787B and Mad Mike. The guys at RP CUSTOMS were nice enough to take me for a ride along, so I could experience what a 4-rotor Rx3, that revs to 12,000 RPM, felt like on the road.

As the engine was fired up, my camera was already recording. I was about to see first-hand if all the hype surrounding this 4-Rotor was real.

Needless to say SAVANA lived up to the hype. The raw power that the car produces, needs to be experienced in person, as it throws you back into your seat and leaves you breathless. Mix that power in with an engine sound that is, usually only, reserved for race cars and you have a truly remarkable street car.

Full feature on this car in the coming months.


OUR RB26 POWERED S14 GETS SOME FAT RUBBER

We are all about the performance of your car. We understand that speed is king, but that is nothing unless you have the right tyres to help unleash that power onto the road. So, we went and visited the guys at Prestige Tyre and Auto Service. They fitted a set of brand new Achilles 123s tyres, on the TE37SL rims, of the RB26 powered Nissan S14… and we couldn’t be happier!

Thanks to the team at Prestige Tyre and Auto Service for treating the TE37SL’s like royalty. Check out the video below to see the new tyres being fitted to the RB-8055.


RAREST ROSE X SNOW FOAM X SILVIA REPUBLIC

The ‘hang…’ A familiar term in all societies, in which a group of like-minded people come together to share their stories, their interests and their hobbies. We got the amazing opportunity to be part of the Silvia Republic community, a group people who share their love of Nissan 200’s, 180’s and Silvia’s.

Rarest Roses organised the day out, in conjunction with Snow Foam and Silvia Republic, to capture the moment like-minded guys and girls came together to showcase their outstanding cars.

Check out the photos and videos of the day and relive the moment the Silvia Republic community came together.

Steven Fam from Rarest Rose put together this awesome video of the day, enjoy!


SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN OUR 583WHP S15

One Saturday night a group of guys, led by our RB26 powered S15, wanted to know what would happen when a group of iconic Japanese performance cars came together. What ensued was a night of cruising, boosting and highway runs, as we made our way from Sydney to Wollongong. Check out the video below to see highlights of the night.


TOP 10 MOVIES FOR HARDCORE CAR ENTHUSIASTS

Movies about cars do not (necessarily) rely on the ‘traditional script’ to portray the story to the viewer. Why? Because they know that the journey of every car lover, enthusiast and tuner is different. They know that car is not just an extension of who they are, but it is what their life revolves around.

Here, We have compiled our list of the top 10 car movies ever made. So, as you sit at home, with a big-bucket of buttered popcorn to either watch for the first time or re-watch these all-time classics, we leave you with the words of Memphis Raines… “Remember: The car is you, you are the car. Okay? Let’s ride!”

10.) Vanishing Point, 1971

Amphetamine-popping Kowalski (Barry Newman) attempts to drive a race car from Denver to San Francisco in order to win a bet. As the police become informed of his crazy endeavor, Kowalski struggles to avoid the cops with the help of a blind radio disco jockey who calls himself Super Soul (Cleavon Little).

9.) Love the Beast, 2009

A documentary concerning the thespian’s deep-seated love of Eric Bana’s classic sports car. Nicknamed “The Beast,” the vehicle in question is a Ford GT Falcon Coupe that Bana received secondhand from his father and has rebuilt on multiple occasions. The film explores Bana’s ongoing, 25-year+ love affair with the auto, finds him discussing the nature of this relationship with celebrity psychoanalyst Dr. Phil McGraw, and documents racing in the famous 5-day Targa Tasmania Rally.

8.) Bullitt, 1968

Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother Johnny (Pat Renella), who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

7.) Death Proof, 2007

Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. Death Proof finds a group of ladies out on the town pitted against a mysterious figured named Stuntman Mike (Russell), whose vintage automobile has been partially modified to withstand even the most extreme auto collision. 

6.) The Italian Job, 1969

Michael Caine is Charlie Croker, a stylish robber and skirt-chaser just out of British prison. Shunning rehabilitation for recidivism, Croker takes over “The Italian Job,” a complicated plan to hijack gold bullion from Italy — right from underneath the noses of the Italian Police and the Mafia.

5.) Senna, 2010

Spanning his years as a Formula One racing driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, Senna explores the life and work of the triple world champion, his physical and spiritual achievements on the track, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained.

4.) Rush, 2013

Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless and legendary 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth of The Avengers, Thor) and his disciplined Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl)

3.) Drive, 2011

Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).

2.) Gone in Sixty Seconds, 2000

Randall “Memphis” Raines (Nicolas Cage) can steal practically any car that crosses his path. While he has done well in his life of crime, he knows that there’s a short future in theft, and he wants to get out of the business. But his retirement plans are interrupted when his younger brother Kip (Giovanni Ribisi) gets in trouble with a dangerous crime boss. To get his brother out of harm’s way, Randall agrees to a profitable but risky scheme to steal 50 luxury cars in one night.

1.) Fast and the Furious, 2001

Los Angeles police officer Brian O’Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.