Autos & Vehicles
Now, the Autos and Vehicles category of YouTube came as a direct threat to mechanics everywhere. Why, you ask? Well, simply because the YouTubers earned their name and recognition on the platform by teaching us common folk how to fix our vehicles, rending a whole profession futile. They also educated the masses further about vehicles by listing their pros and cons, enabling their followers to be fully aware of a certain vehicle before investing their money in it. The category is also a hot destination for car enthusiasts. So, let’s jump into the Top 100 YouTubers in Autos and Vehicles.
Conceived by Andy Wilman and Jeremy Clarkson, this show is one of the most commercially successful programs by BBC. Based in Britain, it focuses on motor vehicles, especially cars; their content made of timed laps of prominent cars, different monitoring-based challenges, special races etc. Its episodes are broadcasted internationally in countries like North America, Europe, South-East Asia and many more.
Their YouTube channel is owned by BBC studios and was created in 2006. Since then, they religiously post 12 videos on average each month and have successfully managed to gather a net worth of $4.8 million. They have also amassed approximately 5.6 million subscribers on their YouTube channel.
An American magazine based on automotive content uses YouTube as a platform to compare different cars with each other. There are two different kinds of comparisons: “Regular”, where two or three vehicles are scrutinized and “Big Tests” where five to seven vehicles are compared against each other. “Head 2 Head” is a series on this channel where they upload their best comparison of the month.
Creating content on YouTube since 2006, they now have more than 6.2 million subscribers and a net worth of $1.9 million. On average, 17 new videos get posted on Motor Trend’s channel each month.
ChrisFix is an American, automotive DIY Youtuber since 2008. He has successfully helped a lot of people save their money by teaching them how to fix their cars step-by-step. The great thing about his content is that it is helpful for beginners as it is very detailed and the steps are easy to follow, and as well as experts who can learn something new from the many tips in Chris’s videos.
Chris’ channel has been very successful and its evidence lies in how his YouTube channel has 5.1 million subscribers and the fact that he has been able to generate a net worth of $1.6 million through ChrisFix. Usually, he uploads a new video after every 10 days.
Juca Viapri, a Vine phenomenon, was already popular and further establishing himself on social media, especially on Twitter before Vine was created. He belongs from Mexico and his name his name has been spotted on list of the most trending celebrities.
He created his YouTube account in 2014 though, where he has an audience of 5 million subscribers approximately. Through the channel, 27 year old Juca has also been able to earn himself a net worth of $1.6 million. On average, he posts 8 videos in a month and has also been involved with a new YouTube series called “Camino De Estupideges”.
36 year old Konstantin Zarutsky is the person running the YouTube channel AcademeG . Although he created the channel in 2010, his first review was not posted until 2013. His channel is Russian-based where he explores different cars, choosing to criticize on their flaws and critiquing them.
AcademeG did not gain much popularity until 2015 after the launch of Pontorezka project. Even in the beginning of 2016, he only had around 500 thousand subscribers. As of 2019 though, it has gained 3.7 million subscribers and successfully generated a net worth of $2.3 million. He posts approximately 5 videos each month.
Also a Russian YouTube channel, smotraTV is run by Eric Davidovich. He is also the founder of the auto-community known as “Smotra.ru”. Since 2009, Eric has successfully managed to capture the attention of car lovers, the evidence lying in his channel’s approximate subscriber count of 3.5 million. SmotraTV not only includes the reviews of different motor vehicles but also some conversations regarding life etc.
In 2010, after an incident among the participants of a motor rally in Russia, Smotra rapidly gained the public’s attention. Since then, they have amassed a net worth of $1.1 million through their YouTube channel where they post 4 videos monthly.
Although Moto Madness is based in Australia, their videos are submitted by people from all over the world. These different clips are then compiled and uploaded on this channel with titles such as “Bikers are awesome”, “Stupid, Crazy & Angry People Vs Bikers" etc. Viewers get to enjoy a lot of entertaining content where bikers seek thrill by being borderline reckless and even breaking laws.
Moto Madness was created in 2007 and has gathered a massive audience of 3.3 million subscribers. The owner earns a lot too through these compilations as this channel has generated a net worth of $3.8 million.
Born in Mexico, Alejandro migrated to United States with his best friend when he turned 19. Now at 34 years of age, he is an entrepreneur, a film producer and a YouTuber. On his channel, his videos are focused on different supercars, many of which he owns. After all, he is known for his exquisite collection of the most expensive models of cars.
His affluence is said to have partly influenced the growth of his subscribers who are now approximately 3.1 million in number. From Salomundo itself, Alejandro has been earned a net worth of $1.5 million, however, his other businesses are quite successful too.
Mighty Car Mods, formerly known as Mighty Mods, is run by a couple of friends, Marty and Moog. The YouTube series are based on automotive projects that they carry out at home, revolving around car-enthusiast culture and DIY car modifications. This journey stated when they recording videos in Marty’s mum’s driveways and joined YouTube in 2008. Now they post an average of 5 videos monthly.
Based in Australia, Marty and Moog have a net worth of $639,000. This can be credited to the 3.1 million subscribers they have currently which keep on growing. They keep their content infused with adventures and automotive Aussie humor as well which keeps the viewers entertained and their channel distinguished from other similar YouTubers.
Doug DeMuro is an American automotive author, columnist, and a reviewer, scrutinizing cars and offering his opinions on them. These vehicles are either chosen by him for a review or they have been suggested by others. He assesses the cars using his “DougScore” which is a unique way and based on multiple factors. The comedic nature of his videos is also one of the reasons why he rapidly rose to fame. Therefore, his eponymous YouTube channel has amassed over 3 million subscribers and has gathered a net worth of $3.3 million as well. On average, he posts 9 videos each month.
The person behind this channel is Brian Scotto, a 38 year old car fanatic. Based in America, he has successfully converted his passion for cars –stemming from his childhood– into a profession. Not only is he an automotive journalist for a magazine but also co-founded Hoonigan Industries with his friend, Ken Block.
Although Scott is quite renowned for his work on Gymkhana series, he caught the public attention after a web series called “Field Trip” was aired on TheHoonigans via YouTube. Since he created his channel in 2010, he has amassed more than 2.8 million subscribers. He also has a net worth of $1.2 million which has gathered through the automotive content he uploads on YouTube.
It is a Russin-based YouTube channel based on automotive content as well. The owner behind this channel, Ilya, has gathered a net worth $879,000 and amassed over 2.5 million subscribers. “Ilya Strekal” was created in 2013 and currently, 4 videos on average are uploaded each month on this channel.
In his videos, he is seen modifying different cars, changing their parts, testing them out. He is seen reviewing the vehicles as well. He not only shows the audience how he purchases cheap, outdated cars from domestic manufacturers but also how to tune them into a dream car. Moreover, Ilya also discusses the costs and features of repairing outdated cars so that the people viewing his videos know what they are getting into.
Based in America, Kyle Loftis films everything and anything regardless if the race is on street or track. Videos on this channel “1320video” exhibit not only the best street car content from United States but also highlight and features different global street races. As reveal by the owner Kyle, the name of the channel is derived from the fact that the traditional length of a drag race is 1320 feet.
He created a YouTube account in 2006 so that he can build a new audience and then send the traffic to his website where he also shared his videos. His business has grown massively since as he now has 2.5 million subscribers solely on his channel on YouTube. Furthermore, he has also earned a net worth of $1.4 million from 1320videos too.
On Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay reviews motorcycles, all kinds of cars (classic, vintage, sports, super cars etc.) and compares them against each other. Not only is the audience privy to him exercising his expertise on motor vehicles, they also see his passionate side. His work is distinctive; the evidence of it resting in the Primetime Emmy Award “Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Program” that he was won for his YouTube series.
Creating content since 2008, his audience constitutes of 2.5 million subscribers. He uploads a video every Sunday on his channel through which he has also successfully collected a net worth of $947,000.
The Russian channel “гараж 54” translated literally to “Garage 54” in English. Since 2013, it is run by an engineer “Vladislav Barashenkov” who along with his colleagues uses imagination to create content for his channel. It also comprises of car competitions, car reviews and repairs, car tuning etc. but most dominantly, cars are experimented in different conditions and surreal ways etc. Sometimes, the most important parts of the machines are replaced by random items, and then these modifications are checked and tested. What started with very simple and basic experiments has turned into something entirely bizarre.
Over the span of 6 years, it has gathered 2.1 million subscribers. The net worth generated through “Garage 54” approximates to $483,000. Additionally, they earn their revenue through their gift shop where the public can purchase handmade souvenirs such as stickers, frames and leather key chains.
Abbreviated as FFDP/5FDP, Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band. The group members include Zoltan Bathory, Ivan Moody, Jason Hook, Chris Kael and Charlie Engen. Altogether, they have won 2 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, one for “Best New Band” in 2009 and the other in 2010, for “Best Breakthrough Band”. Their second album called the, “War is the Answer” was also certified platinum by the RIAA which majorly increased their popularity and made them a success.
The band’s YouTube channel has 176 thousand subscribers through which they have generated an impressive net worth of $1.1 million. They post about 9 videos per month.
Adnan Ebrahim is the founder and CEO of Car Throttle, the largest car community in the world providing a cross-platform for automotive users. He founded it in 2009 when he was just a student unable to find a platform for young, millennial car enthusiasts like him. Now Car Throttle has become the largest car-based YouTube channel in the United Kingdom. It has 2.5 million subscribers and a net worth of $1.1 million that was generated solely from his YouTube channel.
The raving success of Adnan’s channel is recognized by many which is why he is sent many impressive vehicles for test drives. To date, he continues to influence many young car enthusiasts who aspire just to be like him.
Allan Medeiros, the person behind the channel “ALN1001” is a Brazilian YouTuber. He has been recently arrested in January 2019 for violating regulations of YouTube whereas his account is also being processed. He has not been posting many videos recently, regardless, the content of his videos has primarily centered on heavy bikes. It is obvious from his videos how passionate he is about bikes; he is seen riding them and taking them out on test drives. The biggest barrier the viewers encounter is that his videos are in his native language, limiting them only to those who can decipher his language while the general population cannot watch and enjoy them. Even then, his subscribers tally up to 2.5 million in number and has also earned a net worth of $143,000 through his channel.
An eponymous YouTube run by Scotty Kilmer is the reasons why many mechanics fear for their job. Scotty Kilmer, who has been a mechanic for the past 50 years now decided to share his knowledge with the general public; he provides tips for DIY car repair, reveals hidden secrets in different renowned cars, answers a series of questions and claims to review all cars honestly.
There’s a tools giveaway on each Monday so that people are encouraged to fix their own cars as well. Moreover, he tries his best to keep his content infused with humor so that viewers never have a moment of boredom. Dedicated to his channel since 2007, Scotty uploads a video every day. Successfully, he has amassed 2.4 million subscribers and a net worth of $4.8 million through his hard work.
With its headquarters based in London, United Kingdom, Carwow acts a platform which people can access to purchase new cars from franchise dealers. Carwow deems haggling as something from the past era which is why they have implemented a completely opposite method of where consumers choose the features and specifications they would require in a car. Then, different car deals forward their offers to these consumers.
Information on different cars is provided by Mat Watson on their YouTube channel where Mat gives an in-depth, detailed review on vehicles and also compares them against each other. From 2014 when they joined YouTube, they have sold over 20,000 cars. Furthermore, as of June 2019, they have 2.3 million subscribers and a net worth of $4.4 million.
Jason Fenske, the channel owner of “Engineering Explained” is mechanical engineer graduate from North Carolina State University. He harbors a keen passion for cars which is why it is also his aim to help other car-enthusiasts learn how different vehicles work. Therefore, the content of the videos is based on automotive engineering topics such as how certain car part functions etc. Usually, he posts about 6 videos in a month.
Originally, his content was going to be focused holistically on engineering –the proof lying within his explanations of turbine engines, jet skis, and scuba regulators still available of Engineering Explained– but then Jason’s attention shifted to generation of content that was automotive in nature. He created his account in 2011 and since then, a mass of 2.3 people have subscribed to his channel.
Primarily, content is created by this American company for car-enthusiasts. It firmly believes in promoting cars to pop-culture, therefore they fulfill their role by not only distributing but also creating car content across many social channels. Their YouTube channel is related to automotive and they upload multiple videos within a month, all related to supercharged racecars and supercars.
Donut Media is not just informative but entertaining as well. James Pumphery, the face behind the show, successfully combines the world of cars with his knack for humor. Since 2015, they have become a hot destination for automotive content and continue surging towards popularity. Currently, they have gathered 2.1 million subscribers and a net worth of $2.6 million, and they keep on influencing their audience.
Parker Nirenstein, the founder of “Vehicle Virgins” is an engineering student at the University of Michigan. His content is related to automobiles where he drives exotic, high-performance cars and then critiques them. Usually, he borrows cars from private owners or local dealers but during the course of time, manufacturers like Hyundai and Toyota send him latest cars so that he can use them for a test drive.
He records himself while driving different cars and then uploads an average of 15 videos each month. This way he has approximately 2.1 people following his channel. Indulging in this activity since 2012, he had generated enough revenue in 2016 to lease the latest model of Mercedes-Benz S-Class and purchase a slightly used Lamborghini Gallardo.
Found by Henry Ford in 1903, Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker company. The company has two divisions; one for commercial vehicles/automobiles and the other one for luxury cars. The Ford brand is used to sell commercial cars, however, the latter are sold under the Lincoln brand.
Their YouTube channel created in 2012, allows them to market their latest innovations and inventions, their updated plans, comparisons between two different cars to the general public. Recently, they also uploaded a video, giving a sneak peek of their factories to the YouTube audience. Numerous videos are uploaded in a month which also gives them an opportunity to showcase their vehicles while they are in action. Altogether, their YouTube channel has amassed 1.9 million subscribers and a generated a net worth of $2.1 million.
Launched in January 2012, /DRIVE constitutes of a web series dedicated to driving adventures, car reviews, an in-depth insight to the manufacturing of high-end cars. Hence, they claim to take the car lovers where they have always wanted to visit but never had an opportunity to. Immensely popular among car enthusiasts, they also showcase a variety of cars in action whether it is on race tracks, off roads etc.
Over the span of 7 years, this channel has 1.9 million people subscribing to its channel and has also generated a net worth of $203,000. Moreover, they continue to celebrate car culture and influencing anyone who is even mildly interested in cars.
The Thailand-based channel, “Layza Racing” focuses primarily on motorbikes. The face behind the videos belongs to Ade Reconle who has gained popularity though his adventure vlogs, moto-vlogging and racing motor bikes all over Thailand. Since 2011, the 29 year old YouTuber makes use of his native language, Thai, to communicate to the audience which also limits his videos to people who can speak and/or understand this language. Regardless, he has a notable number of subscribers going up to 1.9 million. In my opinion, his dedication in posting an average of 22 videos each month contributes largely to him fame.
It’s a leading online Motorsport and Automotive entertainment network which produces the largest Arabic content regarding cars. It includes exclusive coverage of very important global events, test drives and experiences of the latest model of cars, and any news related to motor vehicles. Predominantly, it caters majorly to the male demographic as it helps them keep up with news about events, car modifications etc. As of 2019, they have been active since approximately a decade and they continue to bring together fans and car enthusiasts together. Altogether the channel has 1.8 million people subscribing to their channel.
This is a Hindi channel which mainly focuses on teaching how to earn large amounts of money online. They claim to provide ways which are completely authentic. Similarly to other YouTube channels where YouTubers make use of their native channel rather than English, this Indian YouTuber also uses Hindi to communicate with his subscribers and viewers. This limits the audience of “Technical Sunil” to people who are aware of Hindi; unfortunately, the rest cannot benefit from his videos.
Technical Sunil was created just a couple of years back in 2017 and since then, has generated a net worth of $60,000 himself. The subscriber count of his channel is also 1.8 million.
Jean Pierre Kraemer, the YouTuber behind the channel “JP Performance” is one of the most popular German motorsport freak. He uses his channel as a platform to exhibit his best projects from his workshop and share different tuning tips etc. Through “JP Performance” a net worth of $201,000 has been earned, however, additionally he generates more revenue from selling different car parts, his own line of merchandise, and through selling burgers. He revealed how his passion was not just limited to automobile but extended towards cooking as well. In addition to this, although 38 year old Jean had been interested in improving equipment and machines from a young age, he did not join YouTube until 2012.
Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson’s “Top Gear”, JoRick started his own YouTube channel in 2013. Based in Russia, the theme of the videos initially was test drives of Russian cars, both modern and Soviet-manufactured. Moreover, there was also the use of obscene language, comments on alcohol, women and many other topics which JoRick believed would appeal to the male population and demand their attention. However, after a new law came out, he was forced to change the style of his releases. His content is also focused on car tuning where the process is discussed in quite detail. He uploads about 16 videos in a month and has gathered a subscriber count of 1.8 million.
This YouTube channel, TheStradman is run by a supercar lover, James. James residing in Park city, Utah joined YouTube on 26th July, 2012 and since then earned an audience of 1.7M subscribers and a net worth of $1.4M. In this channel James expresses his forever passion about his dream car, 2004 Ferrari Challenge Stradale, hence his channel named ‘Strad’man.
TheStradman creates on average 8 videos every month consisting of photos of cars and filming exotic cars like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pagani and others. Moreover, he self-owns a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo in Arancio Borealis. Quite evident from his videos, James travels a lot and has been to countries like China, Italy, Dubai and many more exploring the cars in different countries and doing vlogs.
Tim Burton, aka Shmee150 is a British YouTuber, who travels around the world to film the greatest and the most exclusive automobile content available. A large portion of his content is his Roadtrips across Europe, to different shows and events relating cars and has detailed insights about newly released cars in the shape of in-depth reviews.
Tim himself as the owner of a handful of exclusive cars, created his YouTube channel in July 2006, with a $1M net worth and 1.7M subscribers supporting in the expansion of his channel. Achieving success in creating 20 videos every month, he covers car-show events around the world while filming the most incredibly luxurious and high performance cars in existence.
40 years old Damon Fryer, a Canadian entrepreneur in Email marketing and headquartered in Western Canada created a YouTube channel on 23rd Jan, 2013 known as Daily Driven Exotics. On the account of this production, Fryer’s vision was to create a pretentious lifestyle brand that is a combination of action sports, exotic automobiles and popular culture.
This Canadian YouTube channel which has a net worth of $3.1M and 1.7M subscribers following them, succeeds in posting 25 new videos every month. Every video holds amazing automobile adventures encouraging the creation of a large, united supercar community. Fryer idealizes this community as the one which doesn’t just tuck their multifunctional, amazing machines in garage, but takes them to different ends of the world and enjoy their potential.
Zhekich Dubrovsky, a video blogger started his YouTube channel in March 2013 and shoots videos for his channel. He entertains his 1.6M subscribers mainly with content relating cars – extensive reviews, test drives, auto events and other related activities. With the net worth of $177,000, this YouTube channel has included video blogs that are devoted to interesting situations from life and other more fascinating topics. By watching some of the videos, a vague idea about what kinds of situations Zhekich finds interesting are for e.g. outbursts snapped at the burn-out cars, sports cars found in trash, cars forgotten in yards and covered in snow, ends to illegal races and so on so forth.
In English, “สายชิว บิดหมดปลอก ถอกหมดปลาย” literally translates to “chew twisted line, worn out all the ends”. Unsurprisingly, the name of the channel is as bizarre as its content. Although, the YouTuber primarily posts videos related to motor cycles, he is also renowned for posting vlogs regarding peculiar content. Furthermore, the YouTuber’s knack for posting unconventional content is most probably the reason behind his channel’s unpopularity in his country, as he ranks at 179th.
It’s a Thailand based YouTube channel; hence, these videos cannot be watched by the general public as the YouTuber communicates with the audience through his native language. This limits its audience to people living in Thailand or those who are familiar with its language. Since October 2011, it has been able to amass 1.4 million subscribers. Evidently, the YouTuber is also dedicated to his channel as videos are uploaded almost every day, sometimes, even twice a day.
StopXam named YouTube channel is in practicality a Russian non-profit organization, headquartered in Moscow. The members of this firm and the channel tends to oppose arrogance on roads and traffic rule violation, all in while operating in a way that films these offenses showing the edited forms of all the confrontations and conversations with the offenders. The subsequent footages are gathered on the video-sharing platforms for e.g. YouTube.
The 1.6M subscribers are entertained with the most interesting clips of the rude infringement attempts. Moreover, the effort made to video clip the wrongdoings against law has created a net worth of $810,000 since the members created this YouTube channel in May, 2012.
PowerDrift is the prospering innovation of a team of automotive enthusiasts standing out from all over India and conquering the hearts of 1.6M subscribers since Oct, 2012. Not overloaded with any technical jargons about automobile, this YouTube channel provides the most f