WHO IS ERIC THE CAR GUY?
Eric has a strong online following, with more than 1 million subscribers, thanks to being one of the first to produce quality, basic mechanic repair videos on YouTube. “I had a vision of how I wanted to do it,” he says. It then took him three years to show any returns on his investment. “The main reason for my success is I started early.”
For him, auto repairs take four times as long to perform when shooting a video. “If I were making a living repairing and videoing those repairs, I’d never get anything done,” Eric says, which is why most of his videos are on his own projects. It’s turned his day job from mechanic to videographer.
Eric says he has more than 60 days’ worth of build footage from the Fairmont project. “I learned so much, it’s hard to put into words.
I’ve been fixing cars for over 20 years, but going through the process of building one and seeing all that’s necessary, I have a newfound respect for automotive engineers.”
The Fairmont project shifted the focus of Eric’s videos. “I’m trying a lot of different things on the channel,” he says. Some of his viewers hated the Ford project because it was a complete-car build, not a repair series, but others embraced it. “I have Honda repair videos alongside the complete Fairmont project. As long as the video remains automotive, I’m good with that.”