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The 12 Best Instagram Accounts for Gearheads

June 24, 2015 Cars By
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with new picks for 2016. Our previous picks can be found on page 2. Additional contributions by Tucker Bowe

Just because a gearhead can’t get seat time or throw a leg over a bike and tear up a canyon doesn’t mean we’re not dreaming about it. For gearheads, love and appreciation for cars and motorcycles never stops. So when the weather says “No” to a ride or you’re commute forces a bus or train ride into your life, Instagram has the eye candy to help you cope. Enthusiasts from all over the globe share their rides, drives and adventures through vivid imagery and 15 second videos. If you’re in need of a daily high octane fix, these are the Instagram accounts to follow.

Petro Camp


If longing for the golden era of racing is a daily thing for you, Petro Camp has you covered. There’s just something so beautiful about a fire-spitting M1 Procar rounding a turn at maximum attack and overhead shots of classic Le Mans racers.

Amy Shore


We had a sit-down with Amy Shore to pick her brain and see how she creates such incredible images of cars and people. Her Instagram gives just a small slice of her astounding work.

Love Cars


Love Cars is a fantastic car-porn catalog of exotics from all over the world. If you love cars, you’ll love Love Cars.

The Throttle Dolls


Based in Sydney, Australia and Copenhagen, Denmark, The Throttle Dolls are a group of beautiful young ladies who love to ride and share their adventures with the world.

DW Burnett


DW Burnett (pen name Puppy Knuckles) is an extremely accomplished automotive photographer who has done work with magazines, websites and racing sanctioning bodies all across the country. His Instagram wall is vivid, professional grade, and hard to look away from.

Cars and Coffee Italy


If you’ve never had the chance to go to a Cars and Coffee meet-up, know that it’s an automotive overload. And since the Italians take their coffee seriously and their cars even more so, Cars and Coffee Italy is littered with incredible autos.

The Hoonigans


Founded by Ken Block, The Hoonigan group is devoted to melting tires. The Instagram is packed to the brim with horsepower, drifting and burnouts — pure entertainment.

Bike Exif


Custom bikes galore. Bike Exif isn’t about flashy choppers from upstate New York, though. Only beautifully crafted rides with subtle style and class make it on to their wall.

Bucky Sacrilige


If it has two wheels, Bucky Sacrilige can drift it. If you’re not impressed with dragging a knee, watch Bucky drag knees, elbows and then do it all over again — one-handed.

Ralph Gilles


He may be the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles global head of design, but Ralph Gilles is a lover of all cars and good design. Follow his feed and you’ll see an appreciation for beautifully sculpted automobiles — rare, odd or otherwise — as well as a few videos of him tracking his Viper ACR.

Intersection Magazine


We may not get Intersection Magazine in the US anymore, but that doesn’t stop the publication from creating stunning content, marrying high fashion and the automotive industry.

Gear Patrol


We have our own automotive adventures around the world here at Gear Patrol. And, if you’re not following us yet, now’s a perfect time.

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