10,000!!!

Ry The Car guy just made it to 10,000 subscribers!

If you are here reading this then you are more than just an average viewer. You are what makes this channel special and I cannot thank you enough for being such a huge part of this.

A few years ago I bought an SUV that had a lot of issues. I knew that I could not be the only one experiencing these problems so I grabbed my (cheap ass) camera and just recorded the first few jobs. I remember being so excited after posting those videos and getting my very first subscriber. I could not believe that someone was interested enough in my content to actually want to watch more! Now those same few videos have close to 300,000 combined views.

I know in the grand scheme of things on You Tube 10,000 subscribers is relatively small but it’s still a great milestone. It means that the channel is growing and is as healthy as ever. I cannot wait to keep making content that entertains, educates, and excites all of you.

Thanks again and keep a look out for the next video!

If you want to go back and take a look at my first ever video here it is. It was recorded three years ago as of yesterday… enjoy!

 

RADIO GIVEAWAY

For the month of June I will be conducting my first ever giveaway! This is something that I have been working toward and hope to continue to do in the future.

Now, I know its nothing fancy this time around but the main goal of this first giveaway is to create the infrastructure to support this and future giveaways. I was really surprised to find out how much goes into these things. You need of course a submission form, a full list of official rules, and a website privacy policy. You need to create all of this while following the giveaway rules of YouTube and any social media platforms that you promote it on.

On the bright side now that I have this built I can quickly create new giveaways for your guys to hopefully win!

This time around it is the radio that was in my Xterra. I recently bought a new radio and created a comprehensive video on how to install it into the X (you can find that here). The radio that’s was in there is in excellent condition and I decided that instead of selling it I should give it away to my viewers!

If you are interested in this giveaway you can find all of the details here. Sorry but this one is only open to US residents over 18 mostly due to dealing with international giveaway rules and also international shipping.

Thanks so much for being part of RTCG and good luck!

I Think I Need To Move Back

A year ago today I was driving up to Michigan from Florida. Schlepping all of my earthly possessions across the country for the sake of being with my family again. I grew up in Michigan and spent the majority of my life here. The state has a ton to offer. Amazing cities, great culture, and if you have not been in the great lakes then you are totally missing out. Additionally, I told myself that I knew how bad it could get here in the winters because I lived though 26 of them. All I can say now is how easy it is to forget when you are away for a few years.

Now I know that Florida has its faults. Like tons of completely crazy people, traffic of biblical proportions, and things like hurricanes. However, none of that compares to spending more than half of your year in a depressingly frigid winter wasteland. Michiganders will try to convince you that the winter is not that bad or that it does not last that long. In response to that I would like to show you this photo I took of my back yard on April 10th. 

That’s right! APRIL 10th.  I would like to humbly remind you that April is the 4th month of the year. Michigan has had shitty weather from November to April. Aside from annoying the hell out of me this weather presents me with another, much bigger issue.

Making car repair videos in this weather is just terrible…

My garage is filthy, soaking wet, and 0 degrees when I try to go work on cars. Not only does this completely sap my motivation but it make jobs 10 times as difficult. Since it is now April and the weather is still complete shit, over a quarter of 2018 is gone and I have only been able to eek out a few videos. Add that to the multiple months at the end of 2017 and almost half a year has gone by and I’m simply not able to create content. Personally I hate this. I absolutely love making videos and helping out the automotive community. I really need to live in a place that is going to be conducive to making videos and not in a place that is constantly fighting against it.

Therefore I think I need to move back to Florida. I don’t know when its going to happen but I know that its going to be before next winter. I love my family but at the end of the day I cannot willingly sacrifice my happiness and productivity for 50% of the year, every… single… year….

So to all my Florida fans and friends, I’ll be seeing you soon! Thanks for reading.

Now here is a few amazing things about each state!

Michigan

Florida

  • St. Augustine – Americas oldest city (not kidding). Packed with culture, breweries, distilleries, and a fort! http://www.oldcity.com/
  • Key West – Home to some of the weirdest and most awesome people in the world. Shipwrecks, beaches, lost treasure?! What more do you want? http://keywest.com/
  • Disney – You don’t need to be a kid to appreciate this place. Tons to do, tons to see. Just an all around great place. Oh, and if you think you’ve been to Disney because you went to Disney land in Cali, I’m sorry but your wrong… https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/
  • Beaches – Frequently rated as the best beaches in the country, FL has over 800 miles of them and they are great http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/florida-beaches.html Oh and people are STILL finding buried treasure on them from old ship wrecks, how cool is that?!?

The Merch Store Is Now Open!

Other than the obvious car questions that I receive, I get two questions more than any others.

One – Where can I get that T-shirt that you wear in your videos?
Two – How can I support your channel?

Well to be clear, just watching RTCG videos is support enough. I appreciate everyone who comes to check out my channel and I would never expect more.

However, for those of you who want to do something more to support the channel, I have created a store on Represent.com. Here you can find official RTCG t-shits and sweaters for purchase. Represent.com handles all money transactions, inventory, and shipping and RTCG gets a percentage of the sales.

Race on over to https://represent.com/store/ry-the-car-guy and get your RTCG swag today!

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

The RTCG Amazon Store is Now Open!

Amazon has this cool new program in which You Tubers can create customized pages to feature products that they like/use. I was invited by Amazon to take part so I did! The main purpose of the store front will be to compile a list of all products that I have linked in my videos. I will be a quick reference if you are looking for something but do not want to dig through my You Tube channel to find it.

The store front also allows me to comment on each item so you can see what job I used each product on and what I think of it.

You can find the store here or on the main menu at the top of the site.

This is a great way to support the RTCG channel all while getting the parts that you need!

Disclaimer: RTCG receives a portion of all sales on the products sold in the store. The items will NOT cost you any more than they would if you didn’t use the link.

My First Post

9.20.17

People generally put too much thought into their first post. Only a few people are really going to take the time to read it. So lets get it out of the way….

Welcome to my website, I am really excited to get this up and running! My plan is to create a place where people can come and share pics of their projects, ask each other questions, and just have fun. The You Tube comments section can really only go so far. You cannot share any media on it. No photos, videos, etc. So when someone wants to show you something the only real option is to email and who does that anymore?

I have had more than a few people ask me about contributing to RTCG. I had a few ideas so in the future this is where I will put my merch store and any links that will allow people to donate to RTCG to keep the projects flowing! I wanted multiple options because if donating to the cause it not your style then you can buy a shirt or something that helps out RTCG but you also get something cool out of it.

Other than that I will be posting blog entries like this one to keep everyone up to date on big projects, what rides I’m buying, and other general car stuff. Check out my You Tube channel here.