One way to make money out of it is to make them extra funny/hilarious/interesting for the first 2-3 minutes. You keep a full video on your website where you sell advertising then the first one to three minutes you post on youtube. That will bring you cash from youtube and send people to your website to see the full video.
Deliberately start each video with something funny/'super interesting to grab peoples attention. You need to do that anyway, if you dont grab peoples attention in the first 4 seconds they'll click off your video.
Have an opt in page on your website to collect email addresses. Then as you add new videos you email all your fans to say you have a new video up. One of the keys is to add a new video every week at the same time so people are looking for it.... then you can add other topics/videos on your youtube channel for extra cash such as exotic car videos.... Later on you can add merch and run competitions for your sponsors products... something you could be doing on this website... I think a comp for a couple of Capristo exhaust systems is a great idea
Then you promote your videos on twitter, facebook and on forums related to your videos.
Thats why tunnel video guy shares his videos on all of these car forums.. the more views he gets, the more money he makes.
The ways to make money from it if youre serious are unlimited. It all depends on your attitude on whether you want to make money or just have your videos, how you want them to be.
In business you have to give the market what they want, not what you want...
One day I'll work out how to do that for myself