Social Media is great for many things – research, staying connected, remaining motivated, and even making a living in some instances. And while envy may not necessarily be a positive result stemming from social media – Instagram in particular – we can’t help but admit that at least in the automotive world, such a force is strong here to say the least.
Ever since Henry Ford rolled the first mass-produced Model T out of his Detroit factory and onto dealer lots, aftermarket builders and collectors have sought to capture the essence of the automobile. Since then, we’ve clearly come a long way in both realms, but we can’t argue the purpose remains the same: document, collect, share, envy. Thanks to Instagram, there’s no shortage of content out there to absorb and profiles to follow in order to satiate those hunger pangs for automotive content. Fortunately, we’re right there with you so we felt it necessary to share a handful of our favorite automotive Instagram accounts – from one enthusiast to the another.
Working to redefine a culture many car fans feel has been lost through time, Period Correct collaborates and partners-up with formidable forces in the space to release high-quality gear and apparel for those wheelmen who can’t get enough of classic rides and influenced gear from the mid-century. Needless to say, their account speaks for itself.
Cool & Vintage
Aftermarket builders continue to gain steam and popularity these days. Cool & Vintage notwithstanding. And with an affinity for the ever-iconic Land Rover, these guys know how to turn an ordinary barn find into something truly unique yet subtle enough make just the right statement on both the asphalt and in the rugged backcountry.
Founded back in 2011, Blacklist Lifestyle is a marketing and lifestyle brand catered to automotive enthusiasts looking to stay on top of the latest news in the arena. As far as their Instagram is concerned, expect a fast and furious supercar and hypercar vibe complete with high-end photography and drool-worthy builds.
Without a doubt, Petrolicious is one of our favorite media brands in the automotive space. From original content, photography and overall coverage, they’re a daily read for us here at the office. Their Instagram page? Just as aesthetically pleasing via they efforts to pay homage to classic iconic rides that started it all as well as modern machines positioned to tear up the Nürburgring in a moment’s notice.
Live vicariously through the lives of those who live and breathe the automotive lifestyle with Asphalt Heritage. As the name suggests, these guys love classic cars and maintain a presence at shows the world over. From a mint condition 1958 Lancia B24 S “Convertible” to classic BMW 2002s, you’ll find them in spades here.
The Paddock Official
Classic and vintage rides presented without any over-the-top post-production elements with a bit of historical photography peppered in the mix. This is what you’ll find while taking a scroll through The Paddock Official’s Instagram feed. Not to mention the occasional ode to iconic builds along the way.
What’s great about esteemed automotive photographers is their unique take and perspective of the automobile. Like viewing life from their lenses, not only do these artists boast some serious talent but sheer love for the machine. Peter Alyward is no different, taking a desaturated approach to his photography and focusing on track-ready-rides that would frighten the hell out of any civilian lucky enough to ride shotgun.
For a mid-century West Coast touch to your automotive news feed be sure to check out Los Angeles photographer Husevin Erturk. His affinity for classic sports and luxury cars is made apparent through his work – complete with lifestyle and macro photography to not only mix things up a bit but present each iconic ride in a manner unfamiliar to most of us.
The Escape Road
Porsche fans rejoice. Especially for those who have a soft spot the brand’s racing heritage, The Escape Road is an ideal account to follow for gearheads and racing fans alike – covering all aspects of the lifestyle from the pit to the track.
Odds are if you possess any interest whatsoever in the automotive world you’re aware of Speedhunters. Needless to say, we’ll let the diverse yet well-positioned aspect of this street-racing-driven account speak for itself.
Located in Los Angeles, the Peterson Museum is home to over 250 rare and iconic vehicles throughout the course of history. Meaning, what’s great about this account is that you can actually make the effort to check out some these vehicles yourself, in person. So consider this account a sneak peek for upcoming exhibits.
Over-the-top dragsters and builds are what you’ll find compliments of The Hoonigans. From ridiculous videos shot from their garage lot in Long Beach, their shop pays homage to the Hoonigan lifestyle of meticulous yet highly aggressive driving. It’s what you’d expect from Ken Block’s motorsport team, and we couldn’t be any more grateful.
As a hoonigan fan himself, Larry Chen does a fine job of documenting the sport in a professional manner. So much so, that odds are you’ll find yourself perusing his site for available prints to complement the garage. A well-honed and skilled photographer, this plenty here to keep us entertained.
Capturing the Machine
Where minimalist style meets iconic road warriors you’ll find Capturing the Machine. This account is all aesthetics mixed with sheer appreciation and homage to vehicles we all know, love and admire. Quite the thumb-stopper indeed.
Gearhead, author, car guy, beardo. That’s Magnus Walker for ya. And with an eclectic mix of rugged Americana and tributes to classic rides through and through, it’ll be tough for you not to give this urban outlaw a follow after cruising through his feed.
Functioning as a quarterly art journal on Porsche, 000magazine’s Instagram feed is a one-stop shop for properly showcasing the reputable brand. Not to mention a diverse study into the evolution and aftermarket ingenuity Porsche’s experienced over many years as a racing icon.
Amy Shore Photography
Hard to doubt the potential and expertise of an award-winning Nikon ambassador who’s love of automobiles shines brighter than a freshly waxed P4. Want proof? Visit Amy Shore’s professional page and see for yourself. It’s all here – from personalized photoshoots for reputable media outlets such a Petrolicious to classic recreations of iconic images from decades prior.
Car culture. There really isn’t anything like it. Which is why PetroCamp does such a fine job of capturing the essence of the lifestyle across their Instagram page. And if you really dig their vibe, head on over to their online store where you’re sure to find some apparel that suits your taste.
If you were to take a dark and moody midwestern film and condense it into automotive-themed stills you’d most likely visualize something similar to what photographer Scott Brown has to offer across his Instagram page. Featuring unfiltered shots of classic automobiles, this moody account will certainly add a refreshing element to your news feed.
Based in Chicago but traveling the world to shoot cars in their most high-vis habitats, Jeremy Cliff is one photographer to keep an eye on. So, in the meantime, we recommend any fan of the professional automotive photography to check out his page and keep tabs on this highly talented individual.
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