Instagram is one of the modern phenomena of recent times. Worth over $100 billion, it is a platform that has become more than just posting pictures. For some individuals, it’s now a way of life and for many businesses; a huge percentage of their marketing strategy. Being able to keep up to date with your friends, celebrities and favourite sports people makes you feel closer to them and more involved in their journey which is one of this platform’s biggest achievements.
Romans International adopted Instagram in January 2013 and ever since it’s been a great way for us to keep in touch with our followers and customers. The car scene on Instagram has exploded in the last few years especially with automotive pages and more recently supercar collectors creating their very own pages. Moreover, followers can now get an insight into real supercar ownership with some collectors going as far as writing blogs, creating videos for Instagram TV (IGTV); all in the help of trying to portray their ownership experience and passion for their exquisite cars.
Car manufacturers are now aware of this and are using it to their advantage as famously, one of Ford’s requirements for customers to be considered a build slot for the new Ford GT was if you had a good social media following. Through Instagram, some car collectors are now seen as influencers, with manufacturer’s inviting them to events and sending them press cars to review and share to their followers. Here is our top ten list of the best car collectors on Instagram.
10: The Car Guys TV
In tenth place is our customer, carguys.tv. With an incredible car collection that includes a long list of Ferrari’s starting with the Ferrari F40, 458 Italia, F355 Spider, 488 GTB and our very own recently sold F12 TDF in Giallo Triplo Strato. With only 50 RHD UK examples, the TDF is one of the most desirable supercars and one of the hardest to come by. In 2015, the carguys.tv got invited by Ferrari to purchase and spec their very own 458 Speciale Aperta and collected it from Ferrari’s Maranello factory in Italy. They then drove it back through Italy, Switzerland and France and brought it back to the UK. The list of fantastic supercars in their collection continues with the rare manual gearbox Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni edition, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, one of 46 worldwide Light Car Company Rocket, Porsche 911 GT3 Touring, Porsche 911 Supersport Targa, Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, our recently sold Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe, Original Honda NSX and a Honda Prelude VTEC. Overall, a very exciting collection and with their YouTube channel growing with over 14,500 subscribers; its great to see our customers enjoying and sharing their passion for these wonderful cars.
Like the owner of Romans International, gregb.23 is a lover of green cars. It’s great to see a supercar collector who’s very bold with his specs and Greg’s supercar collection includes a Green F12 TDF, Green Bare Carbon Fibre Pagani Huayra BC, Green Ferrari 599XXEvo, Green Ferrari GTC4Lusso and another Green Ferrari 488 Challenge. If green is not your favourite colour then not to worry, he also has other variety of colours including a White Maserati MC12, Yellow Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, Yellow Ferrari F50, Yellow Ferrari Enzo, Red LaFerrari Coupe, F40, 288 GTO and his own Ferrari Formula 1 car which is part of Ferrari’s special Corse Clienti program. The great thing about Greg is that he really uses his cars, driving his F12 TDF and Enzo in the snow and even has a Mercedes-AMG 6×6. He is definitely worth a follow.
If you are looking for a fun, charismatic and engaging individual who’s entertaining and not afraid to voice his opinion, then look no further than Salomondrin. Based in LA, his garage consists of supercars with crazy multi-coloured wraps. He famously wrapped his Porsche Carrera GT in Rubystone Red from its original colour of GT Silver Metallic. After it received a thunderous applause from everyone in the car community, he went on to repaint the whole car in that colour. Other cars in his garage include a Lamborghini Reventon, AMG GTR, McLaren 720S, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Ford F150 Raptor, Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge and many others.
One of the most exciting supercar collectors on Instagram is Andy Bruce. With a road legal Lark livery McLaren F1 GTR that he uses on road trips to LeMans and Goodwood, this is a supercar collector with a serious passion for driving. Previously, he had a matching livery McLaren P1 GTR which looked spectacular next to the F1 GTR. Other cars in his outstanding garage include a Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari F40LM, Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta, Ferrari F12TDF and Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
Undoubtedly, a supercar collector who enjoys going sideways at every opportunity. Like his Instagram name suggests, powerslidelover relishes in exploring the limits of his supercars. Not many people would have the courage to drift their Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta but we love that he can. Chances are if you see a viral video across Instagram displaying some extraordinary driving skills in an outrageous supercar on a closed and controlled mountain road, it is most likely him as his car control is a joy to watch.
Manny Khoshbin’s story is one of the most moving and inspiring out there from his perseverance that will make you believe in the American Dream all over again. He has one of the most outrageous Supercar collections in the world and yet still finds the time to inspire and encourage his followers to work hard and follow their dreams. A list of his supercars includes a Koenigsegg Agera Phoenix, McLaren P1, Bare Carbon Fibre Bugatti Veyron, a second Black and Blue Bugatti Veyron, Brown Bare Carbon Fibre Pagani Huayra Hermes and more.
From a custom 1 of 1 custom painted Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS to his Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1; there are a few owners who put supercars through their paces as much as Woppum. Articulately described, Woppum provides incredible detailed feedback on the ownership experience of every one of his cars. Want to know what it’s like to drive a Porsche Carrera GT in London’s traffic with its tricky manual gearbox, or what a McLaren 720S is like across Europe or what it’s like to drive a Porsche 918 Spyder around Silverstone’s Grand Prix track? Then look no further.
With an incredible array of supercars from a McLaren F1 to a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Town Car, Jay Leno has over 160 cars from the latest and greatest to the classics. He also owns motorcycles and the beauty of it all is he drives and uses all of them. Being a well-known legendary host, actor and comedian; his humble down to earth personality and genuine enthusiasm for cars makes him a pleasure to watch and follow.
Arguably, with one of the most outrageous supercar collections; mwvmnw has some of the rarest cars in the world. From a Mercedes CLK GTR, one off Ferrari F12 TRS, McLaren F1 GTR, McLaren SLR Stirling Moss and Bugatti Chiron to name a few; mwvmnw has nearly every supercar imaginable. The beauty of it all is he really enjoys every one of these cars on and off track and offers some incredible cinematography and videos.