Stradman buys a 2005 GT in Hawaii


Ed Sims

GT Owner
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Apr 7, 2006
7,316
NorCal
I was in the process of trying to get someone local to take a look at it when someone hit the BIN button.....I can't compete with the youtubers rolling in money, that's for sure....the cars on the low end of the market are selling really fast right now, I'm getting pretty discouraged. I guess I need to start looking at other options.
There are a lot of '05-06 GTs for sale. You won't have a problem finding one. Good luck.

Ed
 

GT Venum

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Shark01

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Jul 22, 2012
108
Houston Texas
I was in the process of trying to get someone local to take a look at it when someone hit the BIN button.....I can't compete with the youtubers rolling in money, that's for sure....the cars on the low end of the market are selling really fast right now, I'm getting pretty discouraged. I guess I need to start looking at other options.
 

JOETWINT

FORD GT OWNER
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Jan 22, 2008
297
Brooklyn N.Y.
I just can't watch, some of these guys give me a headache:( and he is definitely one of them.
 

DBK

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Jul 30, 2005
14,706
Metro Detroit
I know him pretty well and he's a cool guy. He was here at my place a couple weeks ago and we just hung out and shot the shit about GTs but he didn't film anything. He spent the day with me shotgun in the 2017 GT at R12. See below.

I'll say this, when I met him, he had maybe 500-600k subscribers. Now he's well over 2 million. Sure, there is a smidge of acting involved in the vlogging, but it's an incredible entrepreneurial endeavor, it's an enormous amount of grinding to do it day in and day out, and it's cool that it pays off. Lotta work and YouTube is a way harder nut to crack than people assume. That rug can get yanked at virtually any time.

 

2112

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I like him. But then again I like anyone that enthusiastic about Ford GT's.
 

Special K

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Aug 23, 2016
1,109
Franklinton, LA
It was great meeting him at R12. He has a ton of creativity and positive energy. He’ll make a great GT owner!
 
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centerpunch

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Sep 16, 2005
682
I really like the young punk. I have watched several of his vids, and he's interesting and usually entertaining. And not a phony.

I have zero interest in most of his cars and his ridiculous wraps and mods, but that's ok, I'm an old fart.

I liked this explanatory "how do I afford these cars" vid 4 years ago, where he is surprisingly intelligent for a (then) 26 year old.
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DakotaGT

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Dec 9, 2012
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I really like the young punk. I have watched several of his vids, and he's interesting and usually entertaining. And not a phony.

I have zero interest in most of his cars and his ridiculous wraps and mods, but that's ok, I'm an old fart.

I liked this explanatory "how do I afford these cars" vid 4 years ago, where he is surprisingly intelligent for a (then) 26 year old.
Other than Brooks (who I enjoy), I’ve never much followed any YouTubers, because the few times I’ve watched some videos, I’ve been nauseated. I’m generally aware of the bigger names out there, but this is the first video I’ve watched from start to finish of Stradman. I agree- seems like a genuine enthusiast, and likeable fellow. I’ll be watching out for his GT content now.
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,210
Great Falls, VA
"Young punk"? He's 30 now. What's that make us?? Yeah, I know...
 

Specracer

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Nov 28, 2005
6,165
MA
Our kids watch this stuff, or follow or what ever. I can't.
 
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w.a.nelson

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Feb 29, 2008
840
Asbury, NJ and Bourne, MA
Cool videos.

You gotta give the guy credit.

Looks like his car collection, age appearance and energy level have gone up exponentially in the last 4 years.

What is he taking?

I would have fired him too. 5 minutes with him in a job environment and I would go nuts.
 

FGT899

GT Owner
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Dec 10, 2013
254
Scottsdale, AZ
IMO this is nothing but excellent pub for GTs when guys like Stradman/Doug DeMuro choose to buy them and rave about them. The more the younger generation is exposed to our cars at shows, on YouTube, etc, the more popular they will stay in the long run. I too have a hard time with some of the YouTube content these days but I enjoyed his video and enthusiasm and look forward to more.
 

Rick Mustang

GT Owner
Mar 29, 2016
58
Central Texas
He’s gonna fry his gauges by not waiting to hit the start button.
 

vyprgt2

GT Owner
Sep 9, 2005
556
CA
His Oahu trip makes me want shave ice.


Glad to hear he is now a Ford GT owner!

























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