Watching Our FIRST YouTube video (Uploaded 13 years ago)

6. jan.. 2021
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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 ModsMåned siden
    • Started watching in the days of the blue turd and the rs liberty wagon

      P3TR0LH3AD95P3TR0LH3AD952 dager siden
    • I think it was the blue turd. Or maybe that honda civic.

      tob_batob_ba8 dager siden
    • 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 WilliamsMåned siden
    • 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 BruggemanMåned siden
  • 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 Lobster2 dager siden
  • Classic! Been on the journey with y’all for the last decade!

    South East Ghetto GarageSouth East Ghetto Garage2 dager siden
  • Where did that box go ? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    bradley williamsbradley williams3 dager siden
  • Wishing you the best

    Ace HardyAce Hardy5 dager siden
  • You guys need to do another cuore

    Gus OosthuizenGus Oosthuizen7 dager siden
  • 11:09 marty looks high af ngl lol

    Bob BobBob Bob8 dager siden
  • I think you guys should have held of doing this and waited for the 50th anniversary...

    Ryan McNeillRyan McNeill8 dager siden
  • "Kwoaray" would be the closest English pronunciation of Cuore.

    heijxjeheijxje8 dager siden
  • I love this show, such an inspiration. So much fun to watch!

    Does CarsDoes Cars11 dager siden
  • Since jdm sleeper mini 4 years ago

    Sam RoydsSam Royds12 dager siden
  • They haven't aged

    JustJakeJustJake14 dager siden
  • It took em 8 minutes to actually start the video...

    ReckleReckle16 dager siden
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage15 dager siden
  • full circle--- marty wears a billabong hat in the first ep then now wears a billabong hoodie.

    Tyrone VeltmeyerTyrone Veltmeyer16 dager siden
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage15 dager siden
  • 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! 🤙🍻

    ChevySpeed724ChevySpeed72418 dager siden
  • Was that a fart at the beginning??

    DIY NzLDIY NzL18 dager siden
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garage15 dager siden
  • 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.

    R1100SriderR1100Srider19 dager siden
  • 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!

    TheMattbrownbillTheMattbrownbill19 dager siden
  • I also miss the Rakeage (Rake Loves it) along with the mechanical stig and the other guys.

    TexasBoyJcTexasBoyJc20 dager siden
  • 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! 🍻

    TexasBoyJcTexasBoyJc20 dager siden
  • 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 Stergiopoulos23 dager siden
  • Ah man, so much fckin nostalgia lol

    P SP S24 dager siden
  • What an amazing evolution of an online career. Well done.

    PMPPMP26 dager siden
  • 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 Matos26 dager siden
  • 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 James26 dager siden
  • Love the freeze frame of Marty at 21:42 he looks super stoned 🤪🤣

    Ed WilkoEd Wilko27 dager siden
  • I can’t wait till a re-watch of my first video reaches half a million views lol

    Really Good Car ShowReally Good Car Show27 dager siden
  • Yeah, I remember you guys working on the driveway. Well done guys.

    Quercus RoburQuercus Robur28 dager siden
  • 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.

    Twyst350Twyst35028 dager siden
  • Wow. 13 years doing what j guys love is a blessing. I love your episodes. Keep on doing your best.

    Jermain CartyJermain Carty28 dager siden
  • 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 Fomsgaard28 dager siden
  • 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 Soon28 dager siden
  • Cuore, Pronounced (Coo-war-ay)

    alessandro toccialessandro tocci28 dager siden
  • 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.28 dager siden
  • Me and my bro used Turbo and temples as a tour guide

    Matt DMatt D29 dager siden
  • started watching around 2014, damn you guys have come a long way, great work and thank you for being an inspiration

    Kevin KonopkaKevin KonopkaMåned siden
  • 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 WinnieMåned siden
  • 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 NOworldr. The level of production as well is way above what probably 99.99% of other NOworldrs were doing at the time. These days people don't even start NOworld 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.

    c0rsec0rseMåned siden
  • been subbed for over 10years lads, thank you for everything

    Lorne HaycockLorne HaycockMåned siden
  • I must have binged the whole channel when I first came across them.

    Furness PrimeFurness PrimeMåned siden
  • 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 RaavigMåned siden
  • Holy shi the memories 😂

    Paul EpsimosPaul EpsimosMåned siden
  • 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 WilliamsMåned siden
  • 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 LovettMåned siden
  • The first video i saw was the civic fake turbo sound. I watch you from back then

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

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

    Eric LockEric LockMåned siden
  • Jeep owners go DEEP in the boosh...

    Eric LockEric LockMåned siden
  • I became a fan when I found the Mini-Vtec build.

    Justin DircksenJustin DircksenMåned siden
  • ‘For fun’ is exactly why you were successful.

    Justin DircksenJustin DircksenMåned siden
  • 8:23, a fart. 100%

    Vegard HenriksenVegard HenriksenMåned siden
  • 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!

    Dkar0Dkar0Måned siden
  • moog just wanna let you know your spotify channel fuels my garage radio when working on cars. love the vibes from your music.

    TylerslaysTylerslaysMåned siden
  • I’ve been watching since near the beginning since around the daihatsu and the black eg civic 😂 good times

    Jacko CJacko CMåned siden
  • i remember watching that

    azzaazzaMåned siden
  • Seemed to make sense lol...Love this channel

    Simon FlemingSimon FlemingMåned siden
  • 👍🏼🤘🏼😎

    The Michael VortexThe Michael VortexMåned siden
  • Good shit

    Sam CloughSam CloughMåned siden
  • I remember watching this when i first came out. Good times

    ace350z DIYGarageace350z DIYGarageMåned siden
  • It should be called " small and dashing" (l mean jimny

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

    Улицы шепчутУлицы шепчутMåned siden
  • 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 MetalMåned siden
  • 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 RileyMåned siden
  • You HAVE to track down the original red Daihatsu and buy it back.

    Farhan739Farhan739Måned siden
  • Damn, time flies. You guys are almost like family, hope to meet you guys one day!

    JCC CCCJCC CCCMåned siden
  • where the vids mate ?

    Mia ScottMia ScottMåned siden
  • 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 SoBordMåned siden
  • Can you guys buy a rusted out piece of shit and fix it up? I would like to watch that

    Shannon NorfolkShannon NorfolkMåned siden
  • I miss the blue turd

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

    montenegro gameplaymontenegro gameplayMåned siden
  • Gonna be great if Marty n Moog gonna remake these old video.

    Asrull SanAsrull SanMåned siden
  • 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 🥂

    KingsautoNspeedKingsautoNspeedMåned siden
  • Super happy to have got the MCM WD-40 limited edition can. 🤣

    Tyrell SanchezTyrell SanchezMåned siden
  • bro please buy opel astra g and tunning that

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

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

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

    B-rad BlazeB-rad BlazeMåned siden
    • @Jacob Field my bad

      B-rad BlazeB-rad BlazeMåned siden
    • U dumb? 27:23

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

    Sam AnsteeSam AnsteeMåned siden
  • Good morning guys, I am new to the channel. I loved the mini build also I loved the mira build. I the watched all three of turbos and temples which I really in enjoyed last night 👍👍👍👌👌👌👌. Question to yourselves did marty bring back the super mach turbo to Australia?????

    Scott CookScott CookMåned siden
  • sometime I want to see you guys modify Marty's excavator

    Christopher HutsonChristopher HutsonMåned siden
  • Where did my dudes go? Two weeks is a long time for the Marty Moog to take off from vids. Hope y'all are ok.

    Michael SlavinMichael SlavinMåned siden
  • Love you guys. I started watching last spring, was out of work and the lockdown was depressing. Your humour and skills are a hit. I watched shit loads of your back catalogue and am glad to see the essence of mighty mods has not been diluted, but actually become more concentrated. Enjoy your time off dudes, looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year

    Quick Nick DriverQuick Nick DriverMåned siden
  • Hey guys, quick question. In the grand total of the show how many cars have you guys worked on that belonged to either of you or to the channel. I have been watching for about 10 years, I think to catch up I had to watch like 50 videos or something.

    Jay NottinghamJay NottinghamMåned siden
  • I think I remember watching that the first time round? I do remember the Toothpaste on headlights, was it a silvia?

    Chat MotorsportChat MotorsportMåned siden
  • I've been a subscriber since your budget CD player out of a pc disk reader project lol. You guys never failed me..... much loce from the uk

    TacticalStonerTacticalStonerMåned siden
  • I can't wait to see moog in two years. he finally gave up the vegan bullshit. wait until he finds out about the JQ.

    Greatest EvarGreatest EvarMåned siden
  • been watching yall from the start. I was building a 1994 civic sedan. did a d16y7 engine block with a d16y7 engine head. put Eagle rods & wiseco forged pistons in it, and boosted it. your channel was climbing at the time, and the car scenes everywhere were blowing up. you guys made the videos during the time where cars became super trendy. its weird how enjoyable this all was back then. I used to get hyped for your videos, stay up way too late at night watching them even tho I had work and school the next day. now I'm suicidal and don't give a shit about anything ;D wheres the time go, lads.

    Greatest EvarGreatest EvarMåned siden
  • clean&green? yikes.

    Greatest EvarGreatest EvarMåned siden
  • Thanks for this, laughing out loud with my car mates.😂😂❤️

  • can u gays make a volvo bild

    XD SnartXD SnartMåned siden
  • That pic of the two little cars with the red one being the Daihatsu is interesting as Daihatsu during that time was in partnership with a Malaysian Government sponsored initiative to build the nation's second national car under a company call Perodua. The model that was based on the red Daihatsu was called the Kelisa locally and has since become a cult favourite now after going out of production in favour of newer models. I'm quite surprised that Daihatsu sold this model over in Australia. Happy 13th Years of wonderful distraction for me and I look forward to another 13 or more from you guys! Cheers.

    Simon ChoySimon ChoyMåned siden
  • Congrats on your successes and hard work. When will you work on an electric car?

    NicoolaiNicoolaiMåned siden
  • They missed the chance to name the show "Marty Car Moogs" or I guess this is how they would pronounce "mighty car mods" in Australia...?

    TheLazyDOGTheLazyDOGMåned siden
  • Absolutely love all the vids. My favs are this year's Christmas, all the Kei stuff, and all your full movie sort of stuff! Always fantastic!👍👍

    Nope NowayNope NowayMåned siden
  • Get a new vid up lads ... Having withdrawals here

    Adam RodneyAdam RodneyMåned siden
  • Can I ask if you could get a xr6 turbo and do up some mods 👌

    ICT ServiceDeskICT ServiceDeskMåned siden
  • I always loved the bird sounds.

    robil rahantoeknamrobil rahantoeknamMåned siden
  • First video I saw... Black Honda civic... Smelled so good (no). Hello from Greece

    Kostas ParaskeuopoulosKostas ParaskeuopoulosMåned siden
  • 13 years goes by quick guys. Here's to another 13 years gents. 🤘

    Michael HittsonMichael HittsonMåned siden
  • Australia has had a history of taxing is citizens to death and restricting freedoms. They sell "petrol" by the litre, which is retarded. The only thing to be sold by the litre should be soda, But I digress, if I had to pay $2 for a litre of gas I'd want a rice burner as well. But here in Freedom land we sell one unit of gas we call a Gallon which converts to 3.78 of your litre's. We pay 2$ per 3.78 Litrees'

    BobMother FuckinSmithBobMother FuckinSmithMåned siden