Vilebrequin at the Grand Rex: “Bringing together 2,700 darlings in Paris is great!”


The Vilebrequin duo from YouTube gathered more than 2,700 people at the Grand Rex for the 4th anniversary of their channel. And for the occasion, we were able to interview Sylvain Levy and Pierre Chabrier exclusively!

On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of their Youtube channel crankshaft, the duo Sylvain Levy et Pierre Chabrier invited its public to Paris to attend the preview of their anniversary video, all in the sumptuous Le Grand Rex cinema!

An appointment with the fans with great fanfare!

It was a first for the the best-known French-speaking automotive duo on the Web. And the bet is successful! A full house (more than 2,700 people), with an audience delighted to have been able to see their idol for an evening under the sign of gravelly humor, lightness but above all a lot of self-mockery. And that, at the editorial office, we like.

After a quick cocktail in the private room between the boxes of the historic cinema, the evening began in an explosive atmosphere. As soon as we got to our seats, a cap bearing the image of the channel was waiting for us, placed on all the seats in the room, reinforcing the feeling of closeness between the public and their favorite duo.

Music, lighting effects and sustained applause, everything came together to give a grand welcome to Crankshaft. And the two friends were made to wait! After long minutes of deleted scenes and of best-of from unpublished images, Sylvain and Pierre arrived on the huge main stage of the Grand Rex. Just enough time to thank his audience for launching the show.

Crankshaft, already 4 years old!

To put us back in the context of the evening, the duo scrolled through the images of the video which, in a way, really launched the channel. And that was 4 years ago!

We are the 28 avril 2018 : the video in question is that of the famous speed bump took more than 130 km/h with a single Peugeot 205, all without a hoop… Pierre Chabrier will also confirm to the public the underside of this video, at the time when they only had a little over a thousand subscribers (against more than 1.73 million today !), and not a penny in his pocket. For the needs of the filming, for example, they poured plaster to make two tiny speed bumps, all between two kitchen units!

In an interview, Pierre reminds us of this from the outset: ” Our success started with the speed bump video, that’s when it all came together. We had 1,360 subscribers remembers Sylvain Levy. ” Then with regularity, we really started to gain more and more subscribers« .

A speed bump at 170 km/h, really?

After a quick return to the stage for teaser channel anniversary videothe duo returns to the dressing rooms again to let us enjoy their latest video in preview.

Compared to 2018, the verdict is final. Quality of filming, budget, cars and unique location (an airstrip)… everything is very professional and the result is grandiose, worthy of the appointment. The public almost asks for more and the thirty minutes of video passes far too quickly!

Soon the 1000Tipla on AutoPlus?

After half an hour of FAQ with the public, the evening ended with sustained applause for the entire team behind the Vilebrequin duo.

And in the boxes, we were able to have a exclusive interview with the two companions. That was all it took to raise the question of the channel’s future major project, the 1000Tipla ! « It is an immense pride this 1000Tipla, because people followed us a lot [cf. la cagnotte lancée l’année dernière pour financer le projet], but for the moment it’s difficult to feel this project again, we can’t wait to finish it but the problem is that it isn’t at the moment. It will be very soon and when we are seated inside and there will be the first turn of the key, we will be very proud« .

As a reminder, at AutoPlus, we had already tested the Chatenet CH46. With a bit of luck, maybe we can test the 1000Tipla when will it be ready? ” We will first try to test it ourselves (laughs), if we don’t break it, because for now everyone wants to try it. If we can already make it out alive we’ll see, yes! » Before concluding : “We don’t want to break it. Already we will try to close it, we will show it to the darlings (affective name given to the audience of the channel) on the Merguez Tuning show and smoke Bugattis!« .

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