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Restoring Richard Hammond's Subaru from The Grand Tour | Project Martin Ep.3

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    DRIVETRIBE  4 months ago +44

    Should Richard look into buying a P1 too? 🤔Thanks to Car Vertical for sponsoring this video! Check if your car has ever been damaged or stolen with a 10% discount with CarVertical here: www.carvertical.com/gb/landing/v3?a=DriveTribe&b=1e4c9523&voucher=DriveTribe

    • Hasdac
      Hasdac 4 months ago +1

      How about a forester sf5 turbo. A more usable car..

    • barnhunter5263
      barnhunter5263 4 months ago +2

      He should look for a 22B

    • BarkLeemadeit15 COD
      BarkLeemadeit15 COD 4 months ago

      What about a car from another Japanese car maker? Mitsubishi 3000 Gt, 270z, or maybe an 04-07 Acura TL S type. (Almost perfect daily driver in my opinion)

    • Ian Townsend
      Ian Townsend 4 months ago +1


    • Simon Hammond
      Simon Hammond 4 months ago

      I want that Austin Rover jacket!

  • Coffeewax
    Coffeewax 4 months ago +352

    Only Addtribe can get three minutes of content into twelve!

    • Rasmus Johansson
      Rasmus Johansson 4 months ago +18

      a solid quarter of the video devoted to a single sponsor, impressive!

    • Jon Newman
      Jon Newman 4 months ago +7

      If you don't like it why are you wasting your own time?

    • Ryan Johnston
      Ryan Johnston 4 months ago +2

      Gotta satisfy that YT Algorithm!

    • Jon Newman
      Jon Newman 4 months ago +2

      @Ryan Johnston Got to. Easy enough.

    • Benjamin Adams
      Benjamin Adams 4 months ago +5

      @Jon Newman I didn't know I was wasting my time until I watched the video 🤷‍♂

  • Mark
    Mark 4 months ago +264

    Wow, slight improvement, just over 4 minutes on Hammonds Subaru. Can't see us being that lucky on the next video.

    • Samrat Gaur
      Samrat Gaur 3 months ago

      Man these people just abandoned the v10 Miata I was really excited for that. My hope for this channel has gone down.

  • Rick
    Rick 4 months ago +255

    oof, this could've been a 2 minute episode. "We're painting it, here done". AdTribe getting very silly now.
    When you guys have a meeting to discuss why the channel isn't doing well, remember videos like this, and all the comments complaining. Quality over quantity is something that needs to be remembered.

    • Willy T
      Willy T 4 months ago +1

      They've set the quality bar very high. This was a bit more filler than thriller but I think you need to be gracious with the Clip-Share until the oil gets hot.

    • TinkeredSwan
      TinkeredSwan 4 months ago +2

      I mean, they literally tell you what's happening within the first 7 seconds. If you're not interested, the Skip button is to the right of Play.

    • Roomsaver
      Roomsaver 3 months ago +1

      It could’ve been a community post. “Hey guys! We repainted the Subaru!”

    • Photography by Composed Light
      Photography by Composed Light  3 months ago

      agree ---- it appears the channel is short on content.

  • TerranCmdr
    TerranCmdr 4 months ago +112

    I know Subaru people (me included) were cringing at the damage caused in the GT episode. So satisfying to see this beautiful car being restored.

    • Hunter Lord 458
      Hunter Lord 458 4 months ago +6

      It's a shame they didn't repair the Evo as well, I know it would've been expensive but those things are becoming like hens teeth.

    • DeSpace Man
      DeSpace Man 4 months ago +5

      @Hunter Lord 458 Nah get more money off the parts, that EVO is a wreck write off.

  • Toaster_Warrior
    Toaster_Warrior 4 months ago +39

    I understand why Ads are important on youtube, but these episodes havent been enough. I watch car youtube so i can learn all of the small specific details about something as "simple" as painting a car. I (and everyone else) want to see all of the little details. Dont be afraid to get technical and explain every little part of each process.

  • John Niemiec
    John Niemiec 4 months ago +101

    The dog was a great part of the episode. One question though, where was Martin? I feel like I barely saw him, between the advertisement and crossover promotion being most of the video.

  • Pootsman
    Pootsman 4 months ago +32

    I bet the paint guys loved you touching all those prepped parts! 😊

    • amazulu
      amazulu 4 months ago +7

      yeah, that made me cringe too !

    • Ali Raza
      Ali Raza 3 months ago +1

      ​@amazulu well that's Mike for you, absolute cringe at all times 😂

  • Greg R
    Greg R 4 months ago +5

    Man, I really enjoy watching this build! I'm so glad you guys aren't going nuts with mods on it. I've always thought the perfect WRX STI was a stock+ with some simple suspension upgrades and some standard EJ25 issues addressed 👌🏻👌🏻

  • Kev Mackintosh
    Kev Mackintosh 4 months ago +2

    Great project, can’t wait to see the end product. Only small criticism would be that the videos are too short.

  • Evo
    Evo 4 months ago +1

    Since the last update on Martin, I was still eagerly waiting for my scooby to be back from repairs.
    Had it back almost 2 weeks now and should be MOT'd and road ready come Wednesday morning. Loving this series loads! These blobeyes are absolutely brilliant cars, and (not biased at all) the best of the scoobies

  • Daniel
    Daniel 3 months ago

    Amazing show Mike love everything u all do .. keep u the great work ❤️

  • Darius Gheju
    Darius Gheju 4 months ago +2

    this is brilliant! A car from a show we love, driven by people we love, takes a turnover restorantion. thanks DRIVETRIBE!

  • Subliminal Entertainment & Events

    For me the 97-2000 STi’s is where it was at. Absolutely loved that body shape 👌

  • Ray S
    Ray S 4 months ago +5

    You know what? I did actually like the martini livery/wrap, but after seeing the fresh paint job it really does look gorgeous in blue.

  • OraSnuckle HD
    OraSnuckle HD 4 months ago +2

    Loving. this build series!! hopefully we'll see the rest of the paint in 2 months when you upload the next episode. Keep up the great work AdTribe!!

  • Ben Hodges
    Ben Hodges 4 months ago +1

    I can’t wait to see Martin all done. Taking him round the car shows soon?

  • Bob
    Bob 4 months ago +48

    Really struggle with drivetribe videos. Less than half the video is actually relevant to the title of the video, even less if you discount the intro and outro,

  • DeadlyShinner Studio's
    DeadlyShinner Studio's 4 months ago +5

    What a treat, finally get a Subaru build and every video has 10% content and 90% Ads.

  • BlackPants420
    BlackPants420 4 months ago +15

    Absolutely loving this series

  • Iain Crilley
    Iain Crilley 4 months ago +35

    Car Vertical won’t tell you if the car was damaged between the factory and the dealership with 0 owners on the logbook, I’ve repaired loads of cars that’s fell off the transporter trailers from the top tier, 1st owner buys the car and doesn’t have a clue it’s been wrecked 👍

    • Tom Rockholm- Timeless_Morphs
      Tom Rockholm- Timeless_Morphs 4 months ago +6

      Same here, so shady that the manufacturer and dealers can get away with that without legally being required to disclose those damages that have been repaired on a brand new car. I’ve painted a few that got full replacement quarters because the damage was so bad before being put on the lot for sale as brand new.

  • OldYoungAd
    OldYoungAd 4 months ago +15

    Peeling off bits of wrap and a few shots of it being painted, yawn.

  • Marc Langman
    Marc Langman 4 months ago +6

    Mike, show us more detail and explain the restoration process. I would have loved to see the process of fixing those rear wheel arches, not just 30 seconds and then the final primed result. Show and explain the details!

    • James Suman
      James Suman 3 months ago

      Last episode showed the work on the arches

  • FireB919
    FireB919 4 months ago +1

    I love these cars, I had two when I was younger, a ‘99 Turbo 2000 tuned to 350hp and a 330s tuned to 400hp by the leg that was JGM.
    They’re great cars but the prices have gone absolutely mental which is madness as an A45 AMG, S3, M2 would smoke them. It’s just bonkers!

    • Oli
      Oli 4 months ago

      Some of them might smoke one in a straight line but a B road the Impreza is at home. If the Impreza had similar power to those newer cars then it would be a very capable car, the AWD system on Subarus have proved over the years is second to none.

  • TheresOnly1Stef
    TheresOnly1Stef 4 months ago +2

    I love this, I cannot wait for the end result 🙌🏾‼️

  • Adam ST205
    Adam ST205 4 months ago

    I remember that welding on the rear arches from the last episode. No surprise to see inches of filler in the rear quarters.

  • Jay101
    Jay101 3 months ago

    It will be interesting to see it back together again.

  • 54 MGTF
    54 MGTF 4 months ago +1

    Love your work 👍

  • Lee Avison
    Lee Avison 4 months ago

    It's incredibly satisfying watching the Colour being sprayed on the car , Awesome video

  • Lost in Wales
    Lost in Wales 4 months ago +8

    Richard will regret not doing the underside!!!! Won’t be long and there will be a hole in the floor!

  • Fiirecrash
    Fiirecrash 4 months ago +106

    Love the videos but a 2:30 AD in a 12 minute long video? That's just mental....

  • PenDragon
    PenDragon 4 months ago

    I'll never get tired of that epic Subaru blue.

  • SmallbutDeadly
    SmallbutDeadly 4 months ago +20

    Way to turn a 1-minute update into a 10 minute video

  • Mark Smith
    Mark Smith 4 months ago

    Be very careful if you are thinking of buying a WRX STI of the final version. The 2.5 engine is fragile in standard form. The bores go oval and if that happens it’s a full rebuild. I had a 2014 car. It was a nice car but not relaxing to drive. It had constant torque steer on a straight road so driving long distances was tiring and the fuel consumption was eye watering driving it hard. Like 6mpg on a racetrack. Road tax was high, £550 last time I had the car 4 years ago. The suspension was pretty hard as well. Great fun if you drove it like you stole it but it’s a heavy car and can quickly become a handful. It was always at the back of mind that if I lost control it would hurt a lot as the car so quickly picked up speed. I definitely wouldn’t have another one. There’s much better high performance cars out there. Hence why you very rarely see many of the last versions of the car.

  • Sacha D'Souza
    Sacha D'Souza 4 months ago +4

    With all the work that went into repairing, preparing and improving it, why wasnt all the car painted fresh? It seems silly to have masked off the drivers door and other bits.. The whole car should have been painted fresh to avoid any colour mis-matching... Surely cost wasnt a factor?

  • grease foxx
    grease foxx 4 months ago +2

    I was rewatching the GT Special a few days ago and while doing i thought "Hey lets look up the Cars MOT, maybe one is still driving" and out of the 3 only the Subaru had its MOT renewed just a few days ago, well now i know why!

  • Graham Haynes
    Graham Haynes 4 months ago +9

    Lower rad support's are that cheap i wouldn't have patched the old one up.

  • Ant
    Ant 4 months ago +4

    That front end repair looks like an MOT bodge. Would expect better from a specialist. Shocking.

  • Jason Galloway
    Jason Galloway 4 months ago +14

    A build series that doesn’t show anything being built.

  • lazysloth loveswood
    lazysloth loveswood 4 months ago +5

    To be fair you probably would get a better power gain with a sports cat rather than original cat if this car is heading for big power, plus a sports cat would be still road legal.

    • BandiMasha
      BandiMasha 4 months ago

      Just de-cat it and dunna tell anyone 👍👍👍

  • Mad RX-7
    Mad RX-7 4 months ago +1

    My Favourite is that FD, obviously! Next is the S2000. 👍👍

  • Colin Irvine
    Colin Irvine 4 months ago +1

    Nice video, just don’t know why you wouldn’t repair the horrible dent on the front of the bonnet!

  • StormdriverOne
    StormdriverOne 4 months ago +5

    Some days I like Drivetribe more than others. This was a new low. The amount of non-Martin content was ridiculous.

  • paul taylor
    paul taylor 4 months ago +1

    Lovely Jubbly, nice video and can't wait to see it finished now.

  • James Waller
    James Waller Month ago

    I'm going to be that nerd but the exhaust system won't make it very burbly as it's an Equal length header twin scroll car so it will always sound a bit more inline 4-y than the typical classic Subaru rumble. sounds great though, I've got a Hawkeye JDM STI with the same setup and they scream!

  • Batman
    Batman 2 months ago +1

    Now that youtube have introduced the "Sponsored content Skip" option (same as Sponsor Block) it really helps let the viewer know what videos not to watch with different icons on the thumbnails, if you see green or yellow, it means there is advertising exceeding the allowed advertisement time of 30 seconds per 10 mins of video or the video is so full of sponsors/ads that the algo can't tell where the content starts. It also tells you the actual video length minus all advertising and sponsors. This 12mins video is actually only 8:48s of content.

  • jae_megan🥰
    jae_megan🥰 4 months ago +1

    Love this car 🥰

  • Tom Rockholm- Timeless_Morphs

    Don’t know why they decided to put a clear blend in the uniside upper rail above the B pillar, would’ve been better to spray all the way down the A pillar and reduce a future fail point. Would’ve been less work than doing the blend too.

  • Michael
    Michael 4 months ago +42

    Another video of bare minimum content so they can get paid from the sponsor.

  • Michael H
    Michael H 4 months ago +11

    I'm just here to once again say how much I love Mike's shirt

    • mclouj
      mclouj 4 months ago +1

      They're taking the hobbits to Isengard...

    • Dan McConnell
      Dan McConnell 4 months ago +2

      Right? Can anyone find this for sale?

    • Michael H
      Michael H 4 months ago +1

      @mclouj To isengard! To isengard!

  • Slonge92
    Slonge92 4 months ago +3

    Like Hammond implied, it’s nothing without its natural competition - the Evo. Also, stripping Martin of its Martini livery made it bog standard and harder to spot when it gets nicked.

  • Mythbuster3808
    Mythbuster3808 4 months ago

    On the topic of car vertical, even if a car had been in a crash like that golf, as long as its not offically written off if its been fixed and certafied as roadworthy again id still buy it at a big discount.

  • DeSpace Man
    DeSpace Man 4 months ago

    Hammond always had a heart for the Subaru WRX/Sti, Source of the Nile & this Martin from A Scandi Flick, maybe the next episode he will drive another STi 😁😁

  • Ginger Mafro
    Ginger Mafro 4 months ago

    A few week old camper already having repair work done 😮

  • howizee
    howizee 4 months ago

    Have you guys thought of putting up a long gorm exit ofnprojects when they're completed? It'd be nice to sit and watch them in one hit.

  • simon brown
    simon brown Month ago

    I hated how many times he touched the prepped hood scoop. Every painters nightmare

  • Tom
    Tom 4 months ago

    The boys at torque GT are insane!! Martin and their 22B/project P1 video? 🤔🤔

  • rogerjsy
    rogerjsy 4 months ago +5

    i had a type RA ..sold it in 2014 after 6yrs of ownership..really wish i hadnt ! It was 300 bhp and went like a scalded cat ! i aso had a sierra cosworth which i sold a year earlier and i dont regret sellling it even though i had it for 13 yrs.. i owned the cossie and the scoob together from 09 ..id buy the scoob back tomorow if i knew where it was!

  • Peter Bake
    Peter Bake 4 months ago

    The Isengard jumper is a 10/10 choice!!

  • Nick Rockey
    Nick Rockey 4 months ago +65

    The annoyingly long commercial ends at 3:52 everyone

  • Tomas Longoria
    Tomas Longoria 4 months ago +1

    HKS parts? Thats gonna sound nice.

  • Mark Lipsinic
    Mark Lipsinic 3 months ago

    They should have repainted the whole car, not just the parts of the car that were repaired.

  • Noah Chow
    Noah Chow 3 months ago

    He should replace the dented hood and put a carbon fiber hood

  • GJ
    GJ 4 months ago +1

    Let's address the classic in the room: that "Patagonia" jumper wins.

  • Lukas Cole
    Lukas Cole 4 months ago +1

    So the Liqui Moly Orange power cleaner didn't work then to remove the left over sticker marks? from part 1 a month ago. Could of guessed that to be honest.

  • Andrew Lofthouse
    Andrew Lofthouse 3 months ago

    That Scooby looks amazing 😻

  • Humanzee
    Humanzee 4 months ago

    I've been installing and removing vinyl wraps for 27 years, the easiest way to remove them is with a blow-dryer type plug in heat gun. If you feel daring you could use a Bernzomatic or Lenox handheld propane torch and if you feel really daring & confident you can use what i use- a Shrinkfast boat shrink wrap heat gun attached to a 20lb propane tank

  • daniel25
    daniel25 4 months ago

    Hammond got me back into the subaru fever and now im looking for another wrx

  • Joseph Kanellopoulos
    Joseph Kanellopoulos 4 months ago +1

    I am by no means an Evo fan but by all means if ANY car from the scandi flick deserves to be restored is that Evo…. THAT car deserves to live. Get to it!!!! Nooooooooooooow.

  • masterplanner1000
    masterplanner1000 4 months ago

    i bet it costs more than the cars worth to have all that work done

  • Acrain7
    Acrain7 4 months ago +12

    Dude the episode was so short, Definetly not worth almost four minutes worth of ads

  • Phill Waller
    Phill Waller 4 months ago +3

    Cracking video as always. Also, Cracking LotR jumper!!

  • Rev sean casey
    Rev sean casey 4 months ago +16

    Who on earth signed off on that rad support repair???

    • KingDonnerKebab
      KingDonnerKebab 4 months ago +2

      I know, at least grind the welds smooth looked amateurish welding 😭

  • Ryan Howza
    Ryan Howza 4 months ago

    GC8 will always be the best in my opinion

  • Scott Nimmo
    Scott Nimmo 4 months ago +3

    Why didn't the smallest cog do the spray and welding job

  • Deepak Lamba
    Deepak Lamba 4 months ago

    That was playing kind of beast at there❤

  • claymore2k1
    claymore2k1 4 months ago +11

    That front rust repair looks awful, I'd be ashamed to show that on a video.

  • JustPlaneNuts
    JustPlaneNuts 4 months ago +1

    And now a message from our sponsor proceeds to fast forward.

  • Jon Boy
    Jon Boy 4 months ago +5

    Peeling stickers with 45 seconds of spraying... All filler. You do better. Always. Don't get lazy. More meat less potatoes

  • Va Vo
    Va Vo 3 months ago

    Get one! I have a VA Gen WRX and it's fun to drive and tune.

  • Daniel
    Daniel 4 months ago

    At the end of the day, it's still a subaru with a boxer engine, which is one of the most unreliable types of engine in existence, especially the subaru boxer engines!

  • Scott Drever
    Scott Drever 4 months ago

    Should have gone with anything other than the standard blue. British racing green would have looked great

  • thatgoldsupra
    thatgoldsupra 4 months ago +2

    "In the next video we'll show 2 minutes of viewer worthy content in a 15 minute video."

  • Coconut7403
    Coconut7403 4 months ago +732

    I know you come from tv but over 20% ads in you video is just too much.

    • Jason Li
      Jason Li 4 months ago +55

      And should bring James and Richard back.

    • Josh Flynn
      Josh Flynn 4 months ago +8


    • mark ellison
      mark ellison 4 months ago +48

      Spot on, i fast forwarded most of this video.

    • Thomas Stewart
      Thomas Stewart 4 months ago +59

      It’s crazy as Clip-Share wants money from us to watch ad free then we watch the video and wahm an ad!!

    • Thomas Stewart
      Thomas Stewart 4 months ago +14

      It’s crazy as Clip-Share wants money from us to watch ad free then we watch the video and wahm an ad!!

  • Stand back, I’m gonna do this sh*t myself

    Glad I’m not the only one who is noticing the ads are getting crazy now, it seems to me the channel is primarily an advertisement board and cars are just a vessel to achieve it.

  • mad-_-observer
    mad-_-observer 4 months ago +1

    I want his Isengard jumper, what brand styling is it mimicking? (Patagonia?)

    • Hammy H
      Hammy H 4 months ago

      Yes Patagonia

  • Christopher Misiano
    Christopher Misiano 4 months ago +16

    Less time on the app info more time on the Subie please. These episodes are too short.

  • TC166
    TC166 4 months ago +1

    The rad support repair looks pretty awful to be honest, surely you’d have just replaced it? And yes doing the minimum content video to get the sponsor in is daft, it’s a shame really.

  • daibutsu009
    daibutsu009 21 day ago