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John's Garage Irish YouTube Channel

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,352 ✭✭✭✭mickdw


    Gardai used to be busy with these alright.

    Always a wine one around Sligo Roscommon on the Dublin road on speed camera duty back in the day.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,386 ✭✭✭BrianD3


    Too late now but I think you'd get a bigger Irish and international interest in videos on the Camry than on the Rover 75. OTOH there didn't seem to be much wrong with the Camry apart from dirt and bodywork dings so the scope for videos could be limited.

    The Camry was and is a decent looking car. It also did very well by 1997 standards in EuroNCAP, nearly as good as the E39 and better than the Volvo S70, W210 and Audi A6 C5. At the time people acknowledge that Toyota were very reliable but there was a definite perception that they were tin cans in a crash compared to Swedish and German cars, this was proven to be nonsense.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Navy examples in use around Nenagh, always looked well used and battered but never stopped going.

    I'm still learning a lot about this but it seems the Rover was the better choice based on views.........despite me liking the Camry a lot the views speak for themselves, nobody is interested in clicking on a video about an old Camry. Pity really. It's the very same with my C180 and to a lesser extent my Megane, very few clicks through to watch videos on them. I could go all click baity about them but it's not me. I should add the Camry wasn't bought for YouTube but it was a good way to use it, it's instead gone to fund a different project.


    I do have an MR2 project that I'm keeping quiet about as I'm gathering parts but that will end up with someone else to do as I have no tools to work on it and the garage I have is too dark to film in if I was to go about it. Caught each way!


    As for the Camry being safe if I remember correctly the Avensis was the same, it got a 4 star score too. I crashed 2 and walked away ok so I can attest to their build quality!



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,541 ✭✭✭Leonard Hofstadter


    Avensis Mk1 was 3 stars if I remember correctly. Pretty good considering it was a rehashed Carina E and only came with 2 airbags to begin with IIRC. The second one was five stars and even in Ireland we got curtain airbags and a knee airbag for the driver as standard on every model.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week I take a look at an UNDERSTATED* 29 foot PINK Lincoln Town Car to help the owner find someone will to weld his long sills. Message me at the email address in the description if you can help the owner out and don't forget to subscribe!




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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week on John's Garage the owner of this 1936 Austin 7 'Ruby' takes us on a tour of the history, features and driving experience of the Baby Austin, a 1936 Austin Seven which has been in Cork since 1936.

    Please subscribe to the channel to see more videos like this and PLEASE SHARE THE VIDEO 




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,118 ✭✭✭zetecescort


    lovely car. Owner really knew his stuff and comes across really well. Can't be too many cars that stay in the one family for 60 or 70 years



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,158 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    Those Austin Sevens were a great car for their time. 🙂

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    I think it was great to hear from the owner, I really couldn't have given it justice the way he did



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    First car you could just turn the key and start, incredible given it was cheap basic transport when new.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week on John's Garage, I was away on holidays so a few days late with this, but before I left I took a drive in the brilliant and different DS4!




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week, I've a picture montage video of all of the French classic cars from Kilkenny show on Sunday.


    Reviews will be back next week.


    A lot of change in my personal life right now so please stick with me! All subscribes, views, likes and share really do mean a lot!





  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Hi again folks, 


    this week on John's Garage I take a drive in a VW Golf RRRRRRRRRRRRRR to see if I can get over the fact that I don't like Golf's





  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week on John's Garage I'd HUGELY encourage you to subscribe as I'm not posting as frequently across the forums and Facebook groups.


    It's time to see if the channel can stand on it's own two feet.


    Anyway, this week it's part 2 of the Rover 75 service, don't forget to watch part one also!




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week on John's Garage I take a look around a NATO Spec ex-British Army LandRover Ninety and it's Penman trailer. 68-KF-57 was the original reg plate on this vehicle and it has 15 years of classified service history. I know the owner would love to get an insight into what that may have been! If anyone is on any military pages I'd appreciate a reshare to them! Enjoy!




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Tomorrow night.......subscribe to see it





  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    The most indepth, comprehensive overview and walk around of a 2JZ Toyota Aristo V300 Vertex on Youtube, all for you to enjoy.

    Please subscribe, like and share!





  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    I had completely forgotten how good these are.....




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week on John's Garage, I check out this incredible 2000 Mitsubishi FTO VR Series Aero




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Pint size fun on offer tomorrow night folks, hope you enjoy it as much as I did





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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,411 ✭✭✭goochy


    A beauty



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This weeks cracking car is now available to view, let me know under the video what you think and don't forget to subscribe




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week I take a drive in a car I've never really liked much..........but has that changed? It's a Porsche 911 '993' Carrera 4





  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week on John's Garage, I take a drive in a 1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5l manual to find out if the mid engined 911, YES REALLY, was a poor mans 911 or a great car in it's own right. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Just a quick word of thanks on a VERY special day for John's Garage.


    First up, thank you to a great guy drove all the way from Wickla to have his car filmed which will feature in a couple of weeks and I don't mind saying it's probably the most fun I've ever had behind the wheel of a car but also to EVERYONE who has CLICKED the link and watched a review, we've just passed the 100k views mark! 


    If you haven't watched a review or if you could share the link anywhere I'd be hugely grateful, this has gone WAY BIGGER than I ever expected or could have hoped for and it's all down to support from the Irish car scene. 


    https://www.youtube.com/@JohnsGarageIreland



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    This week on John's Garage a young viewer has submitted his FIRST CAR for review and I talk about why now might be the time to seek out your first car BEFORE it's too LATE! Don't forget to subscribe, shre and comment under the video!





  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    It's a SUNDAY MORNING SPECIAL for Project Rover............oh wait, it's PROJECT OVER. 


    Find out what happened below





  • Registered Users Posts: 5,762 ✭✭✭jive


    Loved the series on the Rover (and I've next to zero interest in cars!). Keep up the good work



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,616 ✭✭✭ba_barabus


    Well your wish is my command! Keep an eye tomorrow evening on the channel



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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,352 ✭✭✭✭mickdw


    Didn't need an awful lot in the end to get it back on the road.



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