Watching Our FIRST YouTube video (Uploaded 13 years ago)

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 Mods4 månader sedan
    • trd lazer was my first time watching you guys

      N1mbleN1mble13 dagar sedan
    • Started watching in the days of the blue turd and the rs liberty wagon

      P3TR0LH3AD95P3TR0LH3AD952 månader sedan
    • I think it was the blue turd. Or maybe that honda civic.

      tob_batob_ba2 månader sedan
    • I stated watching in 2015, been a huge fan of everything you have done since😍love you two so much

      DJ LAWRENCEDJ LAWRENCE3 månader sedan
    • 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 Williams3 månader sedan
  • Mighty Car Mods would appear to inspired the yellow bold title style. Seem everyone is doing it now

    Cameron LennonCameron Lennon5 dagar sedan
  • Good morning Marty, Moog, I hope you're well, I've watching you from pretty much day one of Might Car Mods and love the banter between you too. Please can you help me with the make and model of the watch that Marty is wearing as I have tried to pause at crucial moments to see but to no avail lol. So could you tell me the make and model please 😁 KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK 👍👍👍👍👍

    Steve'sdetailingmkSteve'sdetailingmk12 dagar sedan
  • 19:00 Martys hair went in the bin. Moog be a mate and give marty some of that afro lol

    T1000AXT1000AX13 dagar sedan
  • i remember the first video i saw was the TRD Lazer "mod" . a friend from australia who i met in 2009 recommended you guys. been watching ever since.

    N1mbleN1mble13 dagar sedan
  • Omg nostalgia !!!!! Moogs song - Collide ft Erin in the background

    BhukninRacer69BhukninRacer6915 dagar sedan
  • Uh oh. Time to do a Jeep MCM style. And test it

    Simtech1rmjSimtech1rmj20 dagar sedan
  • Just the tip

    PaddersPadders24 dagar sedan
  • I haven’t been here for all 13 years but have watched the all the episodes. That episode of Roadkill really sold it for me when you literally overnight created the Subarute, what amazing and ingenious build.

    Moe GrizMoe Griz24 dagar sedan
  • Oh man I remember watching this. I did not realize I have been watching since day one 13 years. Crazy !!!! Congrats guys.

    T MacT MacMånad sedan
  • Love you guys ive been watching since gramps, or the turbo miata nugget i think...i cant remember its been so long and you have influenced me so much!

    Little JohnLittle JohnMånad sedan
  • This was the first mcm video I watched even tho I watched it like 6 years after it’s release haha

    Steve BoooghatttiiSteve BoooghatttiiMånad sedan
  • 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 TulauMånad sedan
  • Owh hell yeah. Thank you for helping me from extremely scrolling down to find your 1st video

    Amir Farid YanAmir Farid YanMånad sedan
  • Does anybody know where to get those Castrol oil drums in the USA?

    Mitsubishi 3a92powerMitsubishi 3a92powerMånad sedan
  • Well done fellas. Keep the fun running.

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

    Derek KinsellaDerek KinsellaMånad sedan
  • Damn young Moog had a serious Zach de la Rocha vibe

    OscarCharlieZuluOscarCharlieZuluMånad sedan
  • 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.)

    Captainjack1988Captainjack1988Månad sedan
  • 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!

    GarrettGarrettMånad sedan
  • The standing afternoon multivariably list because typhoon ordinarily lock through a separate haircut. horrible, highfalutin noodle

    Irita PournerIrita PournerMånad sedan
  • 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 🤘

    DunebloggerDunebloggerMånad sedan
  • 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 ValdésMånad sedan
  • Why do I remember watching this when it came out

    Bee760Bee760Månad sedan
  • 13 years? 😱 damn

    AngeloAngeloMånad sedan
  • In the bin

    UltrakupraRebirthUltrakupraRebirthMånad sedan
  • Omg I remember you guys doing this lol

    wantitlikeair Camposwantitlikeair CamposMånad sedan
  • 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_TUFL2 månader sedan
  • 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 wxwlr2 månader sedan
  • 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 Somerville2 månader sedan
  • 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 Sengdara2 månader sedan
  • 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 P2 månader sedan
  • Love you guys been watching all 13 years and you've been such a huge influence on me

    Jonathan WimbushJonathan Wimbush2 månader sedan
  • 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 CCNA2 månader sedan
  • 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 månader sedan
  • Classic! Been on the journey with y’all for the last decade!

    South East Ghetto GarageSouth East Ghetto Garage2 månader sedan
  • Where did that box go ? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    bradley williamsbradley williams2 månader sedan
  • Wishing you the best

    Ace HardyAce Hardy2 månader sedan
  • You guys need to do another cuore

    Gus OosthuizenGus Oosthuizen2 månader sedan
  • 11:09 marty looks high af ngl lol

    Bob BobBob Bob2 månader sedan
  • I think you guys should have held of doing this and waited for the 50th anniversary...

    Ryan McNeillRyan McNeill2 månader sedan
  • "Kwoaray" would be the closest English pronunciation of Cuore.

    heijxjeheijxje2 månader sedan
  • I love this show, such an inspiration. So much fun to watch!

    Does CarsDoes Cars2 månader sedan
  • Since jdm sleeper mini 4 years ago

    Sam RoydsSam Royds2 månader sedan
  • They haven't aged

    JustJakeJustJake2 månader sedan
  • It took em 8 minutes to actually start the video...

    ReckleReckle3 månader sedan
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage2 månader sedan
  • full circle--- marty wears a billabong hat in the first ep then now wears a billabong hoodie.

    Tyrone VeltmeyerTyrone Veltmeyer3 månader sedan
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage2 månader sedan
  • 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! 🤙🍻

    ChevySpeed724ChevySpeed7243 månader sedan
  • Was that a fart at the beginning??

    DIY NzLDIY NzL3 månader sedan
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garage2 månader sedan
  • 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.

    R1100SriderR1100Srider3 månader sedan
  • 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!

    TheMattbrownbillTheMattbrownbill3 månader sedan
  • I also miss the Rakeage (Rake Loves it) along with the mechanical stig and the other guys.

    TexasBoyJcTexasBoyJc3 månader sedan
  • 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! 🍻

    TexasBoyJcTexasBoyJc3 månader sedan
  • 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 Stergiopoulos3 månader sedan
  • Ah man, so much fckin nostalgia lol

    P SP S3 månader sedan
  • What an amazing evolution of an online career. Well done.

    PMPPMP3 månader sedan
  • 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 Matos3 månader sedan
  • 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 James3 månader sedan
  • Love the freeze frame of Marty at 21:42 he looks super stoned 🤪🤣

    Ed WilkoEd Wilko3 månader sedan
  • I can’t wait till a re-watch of my first video reaches half a million views lol

    Really Good Car ShowReally Good Car Show3 månader sedan
  • Yeah, I remember you guys working on the driveway. Well done guys.

    Quercus RoburQuercus Robur3 månader sedan
  • 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.

    Twyst350Twyst3503 månader sedan
  • Wow. 13 years doing what j guys love is a blessing. I love your episodes. Keep on doing your best.

    Jermain CartyJermain Carty3 månader sedan
  • 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 Fomsgaard3 månader sedan
  • 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 Soon3 månader sedan
  • Cuore, Pronounced (Coo-war-ay)

    alessandro toccialessandro tocci3 månader sedan
  • 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.3 månader sedan
  • Me and my bro used Turbo and temples as a tour guide

    Matt DMatt D3 månader sedan
  • started watching around 2014, damn you guys have come a long way, great work and thank you for being an inspiration

    Kevin KonopkaKevin Konopka3 månader sedan
  • 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 Winnie3 månader sedan
  • 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 SEslowr. The level of production as well is way above what probably 99.99% of other SEslowrs were doing at the time. These days people don't even start SEslow 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.

    c0rsec0rse3 månader sedan
  • been subbed for over 10years lads, thank you for everything

    Lorne HaycockLorne Haycock3 månader sedan
  • I must have binged the whole channel when I first came across them.

    Furness PrimeFurness Prime3 månader sedan
  • 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 Raavig3 månader sedan
  • Holy shi the memories 😂

    Paul EpsimosPaul Epsimos3 månader sedan
  • 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 Williams3 månader sedan
  • 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 Lovett3 månader sedan
  • The first video i saw was the civic fake turbo sound. I watch you from back then

    Kaxiras GTTIKaxiras GTTI3 månader sedan
  • I remember watching that video like 7 years ago. Been a hard fan ever since. Keep it up!

    Gavin LampGavin Lamp3 månader sedan
  • I’ve also been accused of being a stoner... And I always deny it too Martin.

    Eric LockEric Lock3 månader sedan
  • Jeep owners go DEEP in the boosh...

    Eric LockEric Lock3 månader sedan
  • I became a fan when I found the Mini-Vtec build.

    Justin DircksenJustin Dircksen3 månader sedan
  • ‘For fun’ is exactly why you were successful.

    Justin DircksenJustin Dircksen3 månader sedan
  • 8:23, a fart. 100%

    Vegard HenriksenVegard Henriksen3 månader sedan
  • 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!

    Dkar0Dkar03 månader sedan
  • moog just wanna let you know your spotify channel fuels my garage radio when working on cars. love the vibes from your music.

    TylerslaysTylerslays3 månader sedan
  • i remember watching that

    azzaazza3 månader sedan
  • Seemed to make sense lol...Love this channel

    Simon FlemingSimon Fleming3 månader sedan
  • 👍🏼🤘🏼😎

    The Michael VortexThe Michael Vortex3 månader sedan
  • Good shit

    Sam CloughSam Clough3 månader sedan
  • I remember watching this when i first came out. Good times

    ace350z DIYGarageace350z DIYGarage3 månader sedan
  • It should be called " small and dashing" (l mean jimny

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

    Cadence OutlawCadence Outlaw3 månader sedan
  • 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 Metal3 månader sedan
  • 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 Riley3 månader sedan
  • You HAVE to track down the original red Daihatsu and buy it back.

    Farhan739Farhan7393 månader sedan
  • Damn, time flies. You guys are almost like family, hope to meet you guys one day!

    JCC CCCJCC CCC3 månader sedan
  • where the vids mate ?

    Mia ScottMia Scott3 månader sedan
  • 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 SoBord3 månader sedan
  • Can you guys buy a rusted out piece of shit and fix it up? I would like to watch that

    Shannon NorfolkShannon Norfolk3 månader sedan