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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 (173 total)
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If you go to Italy the best places are Milan and Maranello!!
Posted:  01/01/2013 15:45:43
 
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I love those hotel that have exotic cars out front and i stay at thoes hotel too lucky me
Posted:  12/30/2012 20:00:02
 
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If you're in South Africa, Sandton Johannesburg and Camps Bay Cape Town are great spotting areas
Posted:  12/26/2012 15:29:23
 
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Best places in dfw?? i know highland and university park, but are there any other major places?
Posted:  12/26/2012 12:29:18
 
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If anybody going to the French Riviera,Best places:
Monaco - Casino Square
Cannes - La Croisette ( packed with rich hotels ).
Nice - Promenade des Anglais ( Beach street of Nice,been sitting there for 1 hour and saw : F430 Scuderia,F430 Spider,Gransport,lots of porsches,AMG's,M3's,Bentley's,Rolls Royce,458 Italia..)
Thanks for the info guys!!
Posted:  12/23/2012 05:58:48
 
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for anybody going to Edinburgh go to George Street, St. Andrew Square, Heriot Row and Lothian road
Posted:  12/18/2012 22:23:35
 
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Anywhere in London, particularly Knightsbridge. The major hotels are Always packing a Lambo and a Bugatti. Summer, late June through September is always packed with Arab Exotica
Posted:  12/17/2012 06:12:15
 
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Go to the hilton Anatole too if you're in the dallas area
Posted:  12/16/2012 20:04:19
 
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I saw 2 Nissan GTRs' in the past 2 days but I didn't get a picture of any of them
Posted:  12/16/2012 17:38:41
 
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Come to Dubai or Abu Dhabi and wander around the car parks (or especially the VIP entrances) of the various malls. You'll see some truly spectacular cars!!
Posted:  12/12/2012 06:25:09
 
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@craigl1808 There's a white McLaren F1 HDK in the Hamptons, apparently that area is full of supercars.
Posted:  12/12/2012 00:06:51
 
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Just walking the streets in NYC. Very nice hotels like The Plaza and The Four Seasons almost always have exotics out front; at the least a Phantom or two. As well, often there are great spots outside high-end night clubs. Lastly, in garages in nice neighborhoods and under nice buildings, there's always amazing cars hidden in corners or under covers.

Over the summer out on eastern Long Island in the Hampton's, it's difficult not to spot amazing cars. Between the villages where there are nice restaurants and stores, to the night clubs and golf courses. You're almost guaranteed to see dozens of $250k+ cars.
Posted:  12/07/2012 22:39:39
 
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Best to come in summer holidays @ Toronto, Yorkville Ave on Hazelton hotel!!!
Posted:  12/04/2012 16:27:04
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At a restaraunt ive seen a Testarossa and a Continental convertible. On a highway ive seen an Elise, a Diablo 6.0, a Murcielago, an Arnage, a GT3 and more
Posted:  12/03/2012 22:07:55
 
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Yeah, what happened?!?!?
Posted:  11/25/2012 10:33:08
 
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anyone know when all these blog post will be uploaded?
Posted:  11/24/2012 16:41:35
 
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Agreed
Posted:  11/24/2012 13:58:39
 
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Just waiting for a f**in' blog post.
Posted:  11/24/2012 03:13:09
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Casino's are good! for example Monte Carlo.
Posted:  11/21/2012 14:14:07
 
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Downtown and near Main Train Station, and maybe Shopping Malls are good Places, too.
Posted:  11/09/2012 22:43:19
 
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