Watching Our FIRST YouTube video (Uploaded 13 years ago)

2021 6 ژانویه
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It was exactly 13 years ago that we uploaded our first episode of Mighty Car Mods... (even though it wasn't called that when we filmed it) So we decided to watch it again on our 13th birthday and bring you along for the ride.
Exactly 13 years ago today, we uploaded our first episode of Mighty Car Mods. We never knew it would take us on an amazing journey into the lives of millions of people and send us traveling on automotive adventures all over the world.
From a driveway in suburban Sydney, we ended up on the streets of Cuba, the car department of Fast&Furious, the mountains of Japan, the desert in Abu Dhabi, the forests of Slovenia, the outback of Australia, the Autobahn in Germany, and many more incredible places.
Eventually our show even hit “real” TV on the Discovery Channel - broadcast into millions of homes around the world on TV - it was at this point that many people said we “made it” - yet to “make it” seems like a final destination and we feel like we’re only just getting started.
It really has been an amazing ride so far and we quite literally could not have done it for this long without you!
We’d like to thank all of you that have been watching and supporting the show, whether it’s been 13 weeks or 13 years and we’d also like the acknowledge the MCM fans, and the families of those that we’ve lost along the way.
In this special episode we go back to the beginning to watch the first episode and explain how it started and reveal what the show was called (it wasn’t called Mighty Car Mods when we filmed it... that name came later as you’ll see)
So let’s go back to the very beginning - that early day on the 7th of January, 2008 and check out the first episode of “MIghty Car Mods

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  • Thank you to everyone who has been watching us for for any (or all) of the last 13 years. When did you start watching? For the OG MCM Crew, we're excited to launch our 'Jack Up Your Car' Shirt. Get yours here.

    Mighty Car ModsMighty Car Modsپیش 3 ماه
    • Started watching in the days of the blue turd and the rs liberty wagon

      P3TR0LH3AD95P3TR0LH3AD95پیش ماه
    • I think it was the blue turd. Or maybe that honda civic.

      tob_batob_baپیش ماه
    • I stated watching in 2015, been a huge fan of everything you have done since😍love you two so much

    • I started watching back in 2013 when I started working on modding my own car and wanted to find peeps that were doing the same kind of stuff. Your videos taught me that I don't need to be a professional mechanic or have years of experience to dabble and just try to modd/break/fix stuff myself.

      Clay WilliamsClay Williamsپیش 2 ماه
    • I've been watching you guys since the start. I dont know how many episodes you'd put out when I first found you, but it wasn't many and this was the first video i watched. You guys have done amazing things over the years and knowing that its been 13 years makes me feel really old. Keep it up guys :)

      Michael BruggemanMichael Bruggemanپیش 2 ماه
  • Been here since I was 12, am about to turn 23, loved it then, love it now! Keep up the killer work. Definitely inspired me over the years to work on my own cars and do maaaad mods!

    Kyle TulauKyle Tulauپیش 4 روز
  • Owh hell yeah. Thank you for helping me from extremely scrolling down to find your 1st video

    Amir Farid YanAmir Farid Yanپیش 5 روز
  • Does anybody know where to get those Castrol oil drums in the USA?

    Chili PChili Pپیش 5 روز
  • Well done fellas. Keep the fun running.

    Mark WattersMark Wattersپیش 5 روز
  • Congrats guys,,,great to see were yous came from ,, yous did amazing stuff over the years, well done lads 💯👍

    Derek KinsellaDerek Kinsellaپیش 6 روز
  • Damn young Moog had a serious Zach de la Rocha vibe

    OscarCharlieZuluOscarCharlieZuluپیش 9 روز
  • I can't believe how long its been and how young you both looked back then. I remember finding your channel with maybe 5 or 6 videos on it and kept coming back every now and then (as i still do) when a few more had been posted. I think I found you guys because of Marty's Micra, I'd just gone from a K10 to a K11 and was looking around the net for ideas on upgrades, seeing what people had done with them and had followed a recommendation from someone on Cisco's Micra Files Micra/March owners forum. Such a long time ago and I've been through so many cars myself since then. Interestingly I just picked up my new project car a couple of days ago and I'm planning out what I want to do to it. Looking forward to many more years of great memories with you guys. (Also I totally forgot about that whole adding random text to the ends of videos thing, used to always look out for it.)

    Captainjack1988Captainjack1988پیش 10 روز
  • Very squinty because it's very "bright"... LOL I didn't realize brightness makes your eyes brick-red! I guess it's pretty "bright" in my room right now!

    GarrettGarrettپیش 11 روز
  • The standing afternoon multivariably list because typhoon ordinarily lock through a separate haircut. horrible, highfalutin noodle

    Irita PournerIrita Pournerپیش 12 روز
  • I was 14 years old when i watched your first video. That was a great summer. I watched all your videos as soon as they would come out. Still great content to watch, you guys crack me up, keep up the good work fella's 🤘

    DunebloggerDunebloggerپیش 15 روز
  • And i'm still wondering what happened to that little 91' Subaru Fiori from the World's cheapest DIY car stereo video, like 9 years ago. It just vanished :(

    J.A ValdésJ.A Valdésپیش 17 روز
  • Why do I remember watching this when it came out

    Bee760Bee760پیش 21 روز
  • 13 years? 😱 damn

    AngeloAngeloپیش 22 روز
  • In the bin

    UltrakupraRebirthUltrakupraRebirthپیش 22 روز
  • Omg I remember you guys doing this lol

    wantitlikeair Camposwantitlikeair Camposپیش 24 روز
  • 13 years and I can't tell you where the time went...but through all the videos I can say that it's been an amazing journey, glad to be here since day guys are awesome and an inspiration to all us car guys

    Gh0st_TUFLGh0st_TUFLپیش 27 روز
  • That green & clean thing sounds cool. I would love to see how to improve fuel economy with the right tuning. Without ripping out the back seats and the roof, that is.

    phil wxwlrphil wxwlrپیش 29 روز
  • I remember watching this vid, not 13 years ago, maybe 7, when I first found y’all and wanted to put central locking and a new stereo in my 67 skylark. Also I remember watching this video even years earlier when I helped install a head unit and speakers in my brothers 98 civic years before that.

    Joel SomervilleJoel Somervilleپیش ماه
  • I remember watching you guys when I was in year 8 (just got into highschool) and when Silvia's were only 1500-4.5k AUD on gumtree etc.

    Aye SengdaraAye Sengdaraپیش ماه
  • Internet wasn't that bad 13 years ago, it is only Australia which was behind (well, still is when it comes to internet, especially outside of the cities). What I am saying this just not going to resonate with people outside of Australia. I started thinking what you talking about and it was 2008... so we not talking about real old days of internet. The first internet I got as a kid was in 2002, and that was cable 100Mbps up and down, it lasted for quite a while and I remember just before moving to UK I have finally upgraded to fibre, which was 1Gbps up and down... that was 2009! So I am sitting here today in UK and I am still on 1Gbps fibre up and down... which is rare in UK, but in rest of Europe it was kind of standard for a while. The times you describing are like 1998, before the big push for fibre and when people still used modems.. I do remember the modems as that used to be in my father work and that sounds like internet you describing.. 56-128kbps speeds and it would take time to load the page, never mind watching a video on the internet. Finally, I do remember watching MCM even before move to UK, but by then you already had black turd :D Seems like it happened yesterday, but it was like 11 years ago.. and quality of the videos was already very good. This video I have never seen, but it seems like from different age.

    L PL Pپیش ماه
  • Love you guys been watching all 13 years and you've been such a huge influence on me

    Jonathan WimbushJonathan Wimbushپیش ماه
  • I have been watching both of you since the driveway. That very first year. You guys had a hook. I always loved that you played a little bit of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (straight man and comedy guy), and it worked. I always did and still do love your Point of View, the story telling and taking people on an adventure in a creative way. Brilliant guys! I raise my beer to you.

    Paul's CCNAPaul's CCNAپیش ماه
  • Wow, a reaction video? Now you guys really are legit youtubers! But, I remember really enjoying this even back then (the production value is still really good) and you guys have only gotten better! Hopefully we'll be watching a reaction vid in another 10 years!

    Revengeful LobsterRevengeful Lobsterپیش ماه
  • Classic! Been on the journey with y’all for the last decade!

    South East Ghetto GarageSouth East Ghetto Garageپیش ماه
  • Where did that box go ? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    bradley williamsbradley williamsپیش ماه
  • Wishing you the best

    Ace HardyAce Hardyپیش ماه
  • You guys need to do another cuore

    Gus OosthuizenGus Oosthuizenپیش ماه
  • 11:09 marty looks high af ngl lol

    Bob BobBob Bobپیش ماه
  • I think you guys should have held of doing this and waited for the 50th anniversary...

    Ryan McNeillRyan McNeillپیش ماه
  • "Kwoaray" would be the closest English pronunciation of Cuore.

    heijxjeheijxjeپیش ماه
  • I love this show, such an inspiration. So much fun to watch!

    Does CarsDoes Carsپیش ماه
  • Since jdm sleeper mini 4 years ago

    Sam RoydsSam Roydsپیش ماه
  • They haven't aged

    JustJakeJustJakeپیش ماه
  • It took em 8 minutes to actually start the video...

    ReckleReckleپیش ماه
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garageپیش ماه
  • full circle--- marty wears a billabong hat in the first ep then now wears a billabong hoodie.

    Tyrone VeltmeyerTyrone Veltmeyerپیش ماه
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garageپیش ماه
  • It truly feels like yesterday that in about 2008, I found my way into the MCM universe in small-town PA in high school. I got my first car (in my profile pic) in Nov 2009 and MCM was my go-to on the how-to's for mods. Cheers to you both and to another 13 years! 🤙🍻

    ChevySpeed724ChevySpeed724پیش ماه
  • Was that a fart at the beginning??

    DIY NzLDIY NzLپیش ماه
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garageپیش ماه
  • Over the years I've watched many vids, but it seems I somehow got unsubscribed. Today after watching the 3 new episodes on the RS3 have I resubscribed. Well done guys.

    R1100SriderR1100Sriderپیش ماه
  • I was off work ill for a month and I watched you guys from the start, so so I saw you age/improve/evolve in a short space of time... Great first 13 years!

    TheMattbrownbillTheMattbrownbillپیش ماه
  • I also miss the Rakeage (Rake Loves it) along with the mechanical stig and the other guys.

    TexasBoyJcTexasBoyJcپیش ماه
  • I remember when I first found this channel, ahh the good ole days when you guys made the Ford Meteor commercial. I kept watching you guys and then y’all started on the black civic “Type R” lol. I’ve been a follower ever since and I’m not gonna lie, life happens and things get hectic but I eventually found my way back to you guys. You guys rock and I am super happy for your successs! Here’s to another 13 years! 🍻

    TexasBoyJcTexasBoyJcپیش ماه
  • 13 years! i am watching mcm from the first episode, like a break from studding at the university. I actually learned about mcm from an article here in Greece about the things you can watch at youtube if you like cars. Best show ever! Keep up the great work. Greetings from Greece!

    Nikolaos StergiopoulosNikolaos Stergiopoulosپیش 2 ماه
  • Ah man, so much fckin nostalgia lol

    P SP Sپیش 2 ماه
  • What an amazing evolution of an online career. Well done.

    PMPPMPپیش 2 ماه
  • I've been watching the show sense the iPad installation, after so many years I'm finally doing it to my Celica. Love you guys

    João MatosJoão Matosپیش 2 ماه
  • Where has MCM been the last 13 years of my life? Oh well, just means I get to binge watch all these nuggets!

    Kelvin JamesKelvin Jamesپیش 2 ماه
  • Love the freeze frame of Marty at 21:42 he looks super stoned 🤪🤣

    Ed WilkoEd Wilkoپیش 2 ماه
  • I can’t wait till a re-watch of my first video reaches half a million views lol

    Really Good Car ShowReally Good Car Showپیش 2 ماه
  • Yeah, I remember you guys working on the driveway. Well done guys.

    Quercus RoburQuercus Roburپیش 2 ماه
  • Man, I remember discovering this channel a few years back and going all the way back to watch this episode. Now I've seen them all, I've gone on to follow Skid Factory and BCW, and I've I've chopped fingers bloody everywhere. Even after all these years, however, I have to say: First step unclear, jacked off my car.

    Twyst350Twyst350پیش 2 ماه
  • Wow. 13 years doing what j guys love is a blessing. I love your episodes. Keep on doing your best.

    Jermain CartyJermain Cartyپیش 2 ماه
  • I am a Dane living in Japan, and I love your show. Blair/Moog I love the Chasing Midnight with Erin(You are are a boss with the electronic music man...I used to be a dj and...You are a legend). Anyways You should have a look at an RX8

    Anders FomsgaardAnders Fomsgaardپیش 2 ماه
  • My buddy and I, even before we had our cars, stumbled along your kill switch video and fell in love with your channel. We’d always watch you guys on my grandmas computer when we would stay with her. Glad you are finally getting the recognition you deserve! Cheers from the United States!

    Kyle SoonKyle Soonپیش 2 ماه
  • Cuore, Pronounced (Coo-war-ay)

    alessandro toccialessandro tocciپیش 2 ماه
  • Have been following this channel for years, even when I was not in Australia! Love their journey and what they do! But somehow although they had been doing this for 13 yrs! They forgot to bring out their good mic! Hence the static noise in the video! 🤭

    Umar Ch.Umar Ch.پیش 2 ماه
  • Me and my bro used Turbo and temples as a tour guide

    Matt DMatt Dپیش 2 ماه
  • started watching around 2014, damn you guys have come a long way, great work and thank you for being an inspiration

    Kevin KonopkaKevin Konopkaپیش 2 ماه
  • I've been here for almost of it. Cannot believe it has been that long. I used to watch the old videos in my middle school computer lab after class. Cheers from Florida!

    Dakota WinnieDakota Winnieپیش 2 ماه
  • 100,000 views for a six-month-old channel in 2008 is actually huge. That was back when 10k subscribers was considered to be doing really well and if you were getting a few thousand views on each video you were considered to be a successful IRcloudr. The level of production as well is way above what probably 99.99% of other IRcloudrs were doing at the time. These days people don't even start IRcloud until they've dropped $1000 on a camera and a microphone without knowing how to use them but in 2008 people literally just used whatever they had. Camera phones weren't quite good enough yet (but would be a few years later) so it was often cheap digital cameras and even old camcorders. I have to assume that the quality of the production played a significant role in how quickly the channel grew. I'm really impressed that you guys kept all of the raw files too. I wonder how many terabytes you've got lying around after 13 years.

    c0rsec0rseپیش 2 ماه
  • been subbed for over 10years lads, thank you for everything

    Lorne HaycockLorne Haycockپیش 2 ماه
  • I must have binged the whole channel when I first came across them.

    Furness PrimeFurness Primeپیش 2 ماه
  • I remember my mate calling me, and half shout - look at these guys, they are working on their cars from their driveway, like we do, and they are fun. We might be able to get ideas. And since then we been following you (not from this profile, but as it was back then, just search and find the next video). Best regards from Denmark 🙏🏽

    Christian RaavigChristian Raavigپیش 2 ماه
  • Holy shi the memories 😂

    Paul EpsimosPaul Epsimosپیش 2 ماه
  • Honestly, half of the reason I watch every single one of your videos is because their the best quality stuff out there. the other half is simply because you guys are just, well, guys. You don't put on a false image to be larger than life, you don't do anything clickbaity to draw people in, etc. You guys are just genuine car and motorcycle nerds, and that makes your videos much more relatable and enjoyable.

    Clay WilliamsClay Williamsپیش 2 ماه
  • I knew Moog as a music producer before I knew they had a car channel... I've since grown out of car modification but I still listen to his music 🎛🎹🎚

    Chris LovettChris Lovettپیش 2 ماه
  • The first video i saw was the civic fake turbo sound. I watch you from back then

    Kaxiras GTTIKaxiras GTTIپیش 2 ماه
  • I remember watching that video like 7 years ago. Been a hard fan ever since. Keep it up!

    Gavin LampGavin Lampپیش 2 ماه
  • I’ve also been accused of being a stoner... And I always deny it too Martin.

    Eric LockEric Lockپیش 2 ماه
  • Jeep owners go DEEP in the boosh...

    Eric LockEric Lockپیش 2 ماه
  • I became a fan when I found the Mini-Vtec build.

    Justin DircksenJustin Dircksenپیش 2 ماه
  • ‘For fun’ is exactly why you were successful.

    Justin DircksenJustin Dircksenپیش 2 ماه
  • 8:23, a fart. 100%

    Vegard HenriksenVegard Henriksenپیش 2 ماه
  • MCM videos are well made, sure, but IMO MCM wouldn't be MCM without both of you, you guys have a great energy and I couldn't imagine watching it without you guys - look forward to many more years of videos from you guys!

    Dkar0Dkar0پیش 2 ماه
  • moog just wanna let you know your spotify channel fuels my garage radio when working on cars. love the vibes from your music.

    TylerslaysTylerslaysپیش 2 ماه
  • I’ve been watching since near the beginning since around the daihatsu and the black eg civic 😂 good times

    Jacko CJacko Cپیش 2 ماه
  • i remember watching that

    azzaazzaپیش 2 ماه
  • Seemed to make sense lol...Love this channel

    Simon FlemingSimon Flemingپیش 2 ماه
  • 👍🏼🤘🏼😎

    The Michael VortexThe Michael Vortexپیش 2 ماه
  • Good shit

    Sam CloughSam Cloughپیش 2 ماه
  • I remember watching this when i first came out. Good times

    ace350z DIYGarageace350z DIYGarageپیش 2 ماه
  • It should be called " small and dashing" (l mean jimny

  • Nice! Hallo from Ukraine 🖖 Watching you from first episode)

    Cadence OutlawCadence Outlawپیش 2 ماه
  • Hey guys been watching yours stuff for years now and I don't remember you doing a proper Aussie Burnout car. It would be awesome to see you guys do one and maybe teach the rest of the world why Aussie's have such reputation for burnouts.

    Kid MetalKid Metalپیش 2 ماه
  • You guys should review when you went to Japan and got the white S15 I want to know more about that and hear a behind the scenes kinda commentary.

    Ryan RileyRyan Rileyپیش 2 ماه
  • You HAVE to track down the original red Daihatsu and buy it back.

    Farhan739Farhan739پیش 2 ماه
  • Damn, time flies. You guys are almost like family, hope to meet you guys one day!

    JCC CCCJCC CCCپیش 2 ماه
  • where the vids mate ?

    Mia ScottMia Scottپیش 2 ماه
  • I hope one day I can look back at my videos with my own community and it mean something 😄 congrats on 13 years! I remember watching quite a few of the old school videos learning how to work on my own cars haha 😆

    Deone SoBordDeone SoBordپیش 2 ماه
  • Can you guys buy a rusted out piece of shit and fix it up? I would like to watch that

    Shannon NorfolkShannon Norfolkپیش 2 ماه
  • I miss the blue turd

    armless riderarmless riderپیش 2 ماه
  • MCM r u OK? no video for loooong time. i mean it is corona and i am just woried

    montenegro gameplaymontenegro gameplayپیش 2 ماه
  • Gonna be great if Marty n Moog gonna remake these old video.

    Asrull SanAsrull Sanپیش 2 ماه
  • Hey guys I'm not sure how to get a hold of you, but Marty apparently just friended me on Facebook and offered me five grand I think someone's got into one of your accounts boys. Love all your work hope your little vacation is wonderful 🥂

    KingsautoNspeedKingsautoNspeedپیش 2 ماه
  • Super happy to have got the MCM WD-40 limited edition can. 🤣

    Tyrell SanchezTyrell Sanchezپیش 2 ماه
  • bro please buy opel astra g and tunning that

    Drilon RamadaniDrilon Ramadaniپیش 2 ماه
  • Great video. Haven't seen any new content yet this year, hope you guys are alright! Miss y'all!

    Mr DinomytMr Dinomytپیش 2 ماه
  • How do I get a aux cord to play music in my car if there no jack?

    Nicholas JohnsonNicholas Johnsonپیش 2 ماه
  • So you guys not putting out anymore ? Lol over 2 weeks no content..

    B-rad BlazeB-rad Blazeپیش 2 ماه
    • @Jacob Field my bad

      B-rad BlazeB-rad Blazeپیش 2 ماه
    • U dumb? 27:23

      Jacob FieldJacob Fieldپیش 2 ماه
  • No videos for 2wks guys!! Isit coz of Rona!!!! Keep up the good work though guys!!

    Sam AnsteeSam Ansteeپیش 2 ماه