How did Marty Motoring come to be? Well, here’s my story.
Martin here – or “Marty” as you may know me. I have never officially gone by this nickname, but it flows much nicer and always reminded me of Back to the Future – one of my favorite movies. I have always been into cars – since my childhood. I had all the Hot Wheels, Lego cars, RC stuff…you name it, I probably had it! I got my first car at 17, about a year after I got my license. This started the love for modifying a vehicle. It was a 5-speed Saturn SL2. Not very sporty, nice, fast…or anything great, but it launched me into that world. After many Subarus, I went the Toyota and Lexus route, which is mostly what I am into today.
Marty Media was the original name that I came up with for my Instagram and YouTube channel. I started out officially in 2018 with my Lexus IS350, but there are unreleased (and deleted) videos that were made with my 2013 Subaru BRZ.
I started with that original name up until about 300 subscribers on YouTube in May 2018. My channel was all over the place, with music stuff, car stuff and not-so-great GoPro footage. At the time, I was hanging out a lot with Steve from Hammerdown Motorsports. Since we were filming so much car related content, he gave me a great suggestion that shaped the future of my online presence. It was quite simple really. He suggested that I call my channel Marty Motoring. I liked the name so much, I immediately changed everything over, and the name has stuck since. I continued to make videos and strive for quality automotive content.