Whilst obviously we don’t condone Instagramming while driving, the two subjects marry perfectly. We’re now in the age where carrying a bunch of supercars around in your pocket doesn’t mean a Hot Wheels collection, but instead an Instagram account full of high-octane goodness. In celebration of this, we present to you the Instagram accounts that petrolheads really should be following.
What better place to start than the classics? With Porsches, Ferraris, concept cars and (perhaps surprisingly) yachts, Classic Driver is the interactive capita for classic and premium cars and the lifestyle that comes with it.
A bit more Shoreditch than Surrey, but great stuff nonetheless. John has amassed his loyal following from his endless feed of cars, good food, street culture, cars, food and, er, more cars.
Elephants, movie clips, forward-thinking design and mud; lots of mud. Land Rover is ticking all the boxes (proverbial or digital) with its Instagram account. For an essential slice of adventure in an otherwise uneventful day, tap the ‘follow’ button.
Photographer + petrolhead = great things. Case in point? Easton Chang. An automotive photographer with an Instagram page to die for, he combines his love of commercial photography, modern fashion and – obviously – cars seamlessly.
Admit it, you’ve seen Mercedes AMG both on and off the track and you’re a little (OK, very) jealous of the grunts, the growls and the guffaws that come with it – and that’s just from whoever’s watching. Built for speed, design and now Instagram, the German powerhouse demands a place in your feed.
On the other side of the photographic spectrum is Tim Wallace. Elegant, simplistic and jealousy-inducing, put him in your feed and he’ll add a touch of flair that others won’t even dream of.
It wouldn’t be a petrolhead list without a mention of X Games maniac Ken Block. Mostly made of mind bogglingly high-octane moves, he’s one of the most famous drivers on the planet for a reason.
Leading the charge in timeless British automotive culture, Rolls Royce is a must-follow for any serious car lover in London; whether for the finer details of their classics to intercontinental trips in a Phantom.
Forget Xzibit in Pimp My Ride and the custom shop in Grand Theft Auto’s Los Santos, and instead divert your attention to California’s Alchemy body shop. The team customises the interiors and exteriors of Porsches, American muscle cars and – oddly – bike frames, so just prepare to implode with jealousy and you’ll be all set.
Seemingly spent reveling in the West End, @carbrochure is exactly what its name suggests: a perfect browse about everything that’s brilliant for petrol heads. 4x4s, classics, supercars, smaller details and even parts of London’s architecture rear their collective heads.