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Best Places to Spot Exotic Cars

Oct 09, 2012

Written by Austin M. (Ferrari F4 0)

Many of us like to go spotting. We may walk downtown, sit on a curb for a few hours or even chase down cars. The problem is, you never know what you might see. Some days you may have a good day, with lots of spots, or some days you may be out there for hours and not even see a Corvette. Here is my guide of where to spot.

 

Car Wash:

Car washes are great for spotting, because everybody wants their cars looking nice and clean. The best time to go is on a nice, warm day. Sometimes you may have to wait, but hey, it will be worth it if a Gallardo pulls up. 

Lamborghini Gallardo 

Spotted by JesseStephens

 

Fancy, Expensive or Famous Restaurant:

The more money you have, you can eat at some famous restaurants. If you are ever driving around with nothing to do, check out some restaurants on the weekends. Sometimes the owner has an exotic, when I was in Switzerland the owner of a restaurant had a Aston Martin. Every night I would walk down to the Restaurant, some nights an Evora, some nights a Ferrari F430. You never know what you might see. 

 

Aston Martin DB9

Ferrari F430

Spotted by FerrariF4 0

 

Hotels:

Hotels are a great place to spot, every night there might be something different. If you live in a place where the exotics only come around on the weekends, go on a Saturday evening. Also look for big name Hotels, not a $50 per night hotel. Some hotels don't like people walking around taking pictures, so be careful.

 

Bugatti Veyron

Spotted by andrewo

 

Aston Martin Vantage

Spotted by FerrariF4 0

 

Certain Street:

Every town/city has that one certain street where an exotic car is always parked. These streets are either:

1. A very busy, popular street where people will see his/her car and get attention or

2. The opposite of the above, a side street, where its not very busy and people don't see his/her car, so people don't take pictures, or touch the car. 

To see these cars in these places, you often have to go a certain time of the day, usually on the weekends. 

 

Bentley Continental

Porsche 911 GT3

Spotted by FerrariF4 0

 

Other Vintage

Other Vintage

Spotted by DjShift

 

Major Highway:

Highways are a great place to spot, but they often require lots of patience. I like to sit and wait for cars to drive by, as I find that if you wait long enough, the cars will come. It also depends on where you live, maybe sitting beside the highway just doesn't work for you. Another option is if you are a passenger in a vehicle, always keep your camera ready, pointed at the opposite side of the highway. If that's a great way to spot for you, always keep a spare pair batteries handy.

 

Lamborghini Murcielago

Spotted by ferrucio

 

Ferrari F430

Spotted by Bugattifan15

 

Golf Courses:

Golf courses are a great place to spot. Here you are more likely to find a luxury car, such as a Bentley or Rolls Royce, but you never know what you may find. Try to go on a weekend. Every man loves his golf!

 

Dodge Viper

Spotted by PaMotorhead

Bentley Arnage

Spotted by Bugattifan15

 

So please keep these tips in mind, but remember, you are never certainly going to spot a car in these locations, because we have good days and bad days. Good luck!

Comments (134 total)
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Good guide, and as noted the only thing left out is fancy shopping centers.

But aside from the various kinds of places to check out, I'd recommend getting to know your territory. In every major urban area, there will be a few hotspots. Until you find them, your spotting will be slow. Yes, they tend to coincide with fancy restaurants, but ask yourself, where are the biggest, most expensive homes concentrated? Usually out in the country a little bit. Then, where is the closest concentration of fancy restaurants and shopping that all the people in the expensive homes will be driving to? What roads will they therefore use? Drive up and down these roads, and you'll see a lot.

Also, time of year, at least for me in a northern climate where salt and snow keeps exotics off the roads for a good part of the year. The very best spotting of the year will be the first few nice days in March-April, after some rain has washed the salt off the roads. A sunny 65 degree Saturday is perfect, and head out in the morning. Also the last few nice days of the season, Oct or so for me, when owners fear it may be the last chance they have to drive their cars until next spring. I find, looking at my Flickr uploads, about 3 times as many spots on those early and late days than midseason days.
Posted:  07/18/2014 21:55:28
 
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If you want to spot in Colorado, The Cherry Creek Loop (WHICH IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION) is a great place to spot. Also most of Downtown Denver is good too.
Posted:  06/10/2014 10:07:34
 
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Burgos Circle, BGC, Taguig City, Manila, Philippines on Sunday mornings 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Posted:  06/07/2014 09:44:26
 
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Back streets of Knightsbridge in London!
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Posted:  04/21/2014 00:35:35
 
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Does anyone know a places in Utah specifically around Salt Lake City to car spot
Posted:  04/02/2014 17:05:34
 
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Woodward ave!!!
Posted:  03/30/2014 23:47:22
 
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In Las Vagas, The Strip.
Posted:  01/29/2014 15:06:50
 
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In Las Vagas, The Strip.
Posted:  01/29/2014 15:06:20
 
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If you do what I do you track them down and find out the owners favorite places to get more connections. Popular shopping centers they didn't mention which is a good place.
Posted:  01/25/2014 22:59:11
 
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I am going to Italy and France this Summer. Pleas let me know of any good car spotting locations. Thanks
Posted:  12/02/2013 22:13:07
 
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Golf Courses are really good for spotting exotics! Just came back from one really close to my house and saw a Ferrari California and a Aston Martin Vanquish. All in one little area. I didn't look at the whole car par but who knows. There may be more there!
Posted:  11/16/2013 00:20:47
 
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what place is better to go to spot exotic cars, London,Los angeles, or paris
Posted:  10/02/2013 20:55:07
 
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Sloane street london
Posted:  09/06/2013 04:43:21
 
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Sheikh Zayed Road dubai
Posted:  09/01/2013 04:55:29
 
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the Marriotts and Hiltons always have exotics
Posted:  09/01/2013 04:52:05
 
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splash car wash Adelaide south Australia
Posted:  09/01/2013 04:51:04
 
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the rose bay golf course in sydney
Posted:  09/01/2013 04:49:53
 
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Dubai mall valet
Posted:  09/01/2013 04:48:56
 
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Haha.. In Jakarta, the exotic usually go around the main street like Sudirman St, Thamrin St, Rasuna Said St, and many more. I have so much fun to taking some photo! ^_^
Posted:  08/23/2013 05:09:47
 
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