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In the affluent village where almost every other engine on the road is a supercar

When most people think of train watchers, they imagine a stereotypical geek in an anorak and thick glasses waiting on a platform with a notebook in hand.

But a new “spotting” craze seems to have emerged these days, and with a much trendier image, reports Manchester Evening News.

Supercar Spotting is the name of a dedicated group of car enthusiasts who wait all day to see and photograph rare and incredibly expensive vehicles.

They gather for hours in affluent areas to discover luxury engines like Lamborghinis, Bugattis, McLarens and rare vintage cars valued at millions.

And in the affluent Cheshire village of Alderley Edge, they have more than their fair share to choose from.

The area has become the northern hotspot for passing the time with almost every second car being a supercar, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The group of enthusiasts meet on the weekends to capture their favorite cars on the road

Called the Knights Bridge of the North, Alderley Edge is located in the Cheshire Golden Triangle, where the average cost of a house is nearly £ 800,000.

And on the weekends there is an impressive exhibition of Lamborghinis, Bugattis, McLarens and rare classic cars along the main street.

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Jordan Belsham, 23, of Burnage, who has been supercar spotting for years, has a popular Instagram @supercarsinmanchester_ where he posts his photos of all the stunning engines he sees and is even organizing a special “Supercar Sunday” next month – Spotter event.

“I love it,” he said. “I love the fact that you can get out of here and not know what you’re getting – you could end up seeing the best car in the world.

Supercar watchers David Jackson (25) from Chorlton and Jordan Belsham (23) from Burnage regularly drive to the village to photograph the abundance of amazing supercars

Supercar watchers David Jackson (25) and Jordan Belsham (23) regularly go to the village to photograph the abundance of amazing supercars

“It’s like a modern take on train watching, but instead of getting up and writing down numbers, we’re taking photos out here.

“Alderley Edge is known as the” Knights Bridge of the North “because of the many cars here.

“London is still better when it comes to quality cars, but here it’s the lazy form of auto-mockery – because the cars literally come to you.”

The craze is sweeping the country and growing in popularity in affluent areas like Alderley Edge

The craze is sweeping the country and growing in popularity in affluent areas like Alderley Edge

Jordan said the number of auto spotters had grown from just a handful of supporters to a regular list of up to 100 people who gather on a grassy hill in the village over the weekend to snap the best snapshots of the supercars on parade.

He often spends up to eleven hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays looking for rare cars.

While the Alderley Edge spotters have become a staple of life like all celebrities, footballers, and millionaires, they still fascinate the people who move around the village.

Luxury cars like this one can be seen regularly driving by

Luxury cars like this one can be seen regularly driving by

Jordan says, “When we’re out and about, two things are bound to happen here. First, people will ask us,“ Who are you waiting for? ”We think we’re paparazzi waiting for a celebrity.

“The other is someone driving by with the window down and yelling, ‘Why don’t you take a picture of it?'”

Jordan’s fascination with cars began when he first started watching Top Gear on TV as a child and car spotting began as a hobby in Manchester.

“One day I recognized a Top Gear car as one that I had seen in real life. From then on, it started with taking photos of cars when I was driving around until I thought why I wasn’t looking for beautiful cars, ”he said.

A rare Ferrari 488 Pista Spider and Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder in the village

A rare Ferrari 488 Pista Spider and Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder in the village

Although Jordan, who works as a social media manager for an auto company, dreams of one day owning his own supercar – preferably a Lamborghini Aventador, which starts at around £ 271,000 – he’s happy with his £ 400 Ford Focus for now.

Supercar spotter and recent college graduate Patrick Lavers, 22, also goes to Alderley Edge most weekends and says he likes to share his interests with other like-minded people.

“I’ve loved cars since I was a little boy, and I suppose the more I saw of them, the more interested I became,” he said.

Some residents are not satisfied with the amount of car watching

Some residents are not satisfied with the amount of car watching

“My best chance here was to see a Zonda F Carbon Edition – there are only 25 in the world and it drove right past me.”

But while the spotters are very friendly, they haven’t been greeted by everyone in the area.

Residents at one end of the village complained that their presence encouraged drivers to drive fast and “crank” their engines in an antisocial way so that the group had to move to the other end.

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