Who is alexsmolik?
Just a guy that likes cars!
First things first. The goal of this website is to share with you my personal experience of the automotive world – what I do, what events I attend. I aim to bring you a different perspective on things, with my little personal touch. Kind of like an « inside tour » or « up close » look! I am by no means an « expert » on cars, and I still have so much to learn. I am NOT a professional photographer nor do I pretend to be any of those things! I just simply want to share with YOU my passion & my universe!
So – who am I? I am a 28-year-old car enthusiast living in the beautiful city of Paris (France). Funnily enough, unlike many other friends around me, my passion for cars wasn’t fueled since my early days: it only came later in life and completely by coincidence. I was 14 or 15 and back then (probably younger too), internet was still in its baby steps: we were using loud 56k modems and had to wait minutes for an image to load. But that didn’t stop me from hanging around car forums, reading posts and looking at car pictures (by far, what I enjoyed the most). Needless to say, I instantly fell in love with the looks of sports & exotic cars. Though it was a late spark, it was a BIG one that created fireworks.
Back in 2004, I started taking my small camera with me, snapping amateur pictures of all the cool cars I saw in Paris, and sharing them with a very limited amount of people on an obscure french car forum. It is only in 2006 that I found the video option on my camera, and decided to give it a go. First thing I filmed was a Maserati MC12, with a yellow Porsche Carrera GT, and I uploaded it on YouTube (watch my FIRST video ever). Talk about a good way to start doing videos. My main goal was to share my passion and to connect with people from around the world, especially with those who weren’t fortunate enough to live in a city with such cars. Hence was born “alexsmolik“.
I kept doing this ever since: filming cars, taking pictures, going to events (though sadly that came a bit late as well) and on adventures (like my road-trip with Shmee150 from Paris to Monaco with his Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster back in 2011). I feel sorry for myself for waiting so long to go to an actual race track and see & hear what the real thing is all about. Anyways, things have grown over the years, the rise of social media helped quite a lot, and the “alexsmolik” name is now known worldwide, with over 4,4 million fans on Facebook (as of January 2017). My focus nowadays is try to attend as many car events as I possibly can, to keep sharing this passion that links us together! This is something I thoroughly enjoy doing and I take great pride in having come this far 🙂
Random things you might not know about me:
– I have a degree in business law from La Sorbonne
– I like collecting 1/18 model cars
– I love science fiction
– I love pugs. I can get silly if I see a pug