The residents of one of Britain’s richest villages, known for its supercars, have embraced the “young racing drivers” who rev up the engines of their Lamborghinis and Ferraris on its posh roads.
Alderley Edge in Cheshire – also known as Knightsbridge of the North – is home to some of the world’s most expensive supercars, attracting motor enthusiasts and photographers from across the country.
But the villagers have had enough of the noise of the cars and swarms of people blocking the sidewalks while taking photos.
The police were regularly called to take action against the “exhibitionist behavior” and speeding violations of the drivers, especially at organized car meetings.
And now plans are being made to make the village a 20 mile car handling zone, home to Premier League footballers and television personalities like Paddy McGuinness.
Supercar lovers try to get a picture of a glamorous black Ferrari before driving through Alderley Edge
Alderley Edge, Cheshire, has become a magnet for people looking to discover supercars that are otherwise out of their financial reach
Alderley Edge residents say they are tired of the “swarms” of people on the sidewalks waiting to take pictures of the cars
An Aston Martin, possibly driven by James Bond for a day trip to Cheshire, was another car spotted at Alderley Edge today
These two supercar enthusiasts were delighted to snap a picture of the shiny black Ferrari as it stood in traffic
A heavily modified Audi R8 was another nifty engine to drive through Alderley Edge today while a Range Rover prepares to pull out behind it
The driver of this soft-top Lamborghini must have been hoping the weather would last when he and a friend drove through Cheshire
Councilor Craig Browne, who led the plans, said the supercars were “incredibly frustrating” for residents.
He told the Times, “It’s not the vehicles themselves, it’s the way they’re driven. This revving and acceleration noise can be heard in all parts of the village. ‘
Proposals for the 20 mile zone have been made and will be consulted.
Others have complained about being pictured and filmed to watch the cars by tourists who come to the village at the tip of Cheshire’s “golden triangle” without their consent.
Some blame the effects of social media and TV shows for encouraging lustful driving.
Anthony Freely, 46, a resident who works in finance, said, “There’s one TV program that doesn’t help: The Real Cheshire Housewives.
“It was filmed here and people want to be associated with it.”
This car enthusiast was in his element this afternoon snapping photos next to two BMWs parked at Alderley Edge
A Corvette Stingray was a popular car for supercar spotters to snap photos as it drove through Alderley Edge today
Supercar fans big and small were excited to get a picture of this Bentley Bentayga in the sun-drenched village today
Plans are now being made to make the village a 20 mile car handling zone, home to Premier League footballers and television personalities like Paddy McGuinness. Pictured: A Morgan drives past an Italian restaurant in the village
Proposals for the 20 mile zone have been made and will be consulted. Pictured: A line of supercars stands through the center of the village
Local residents are fed up with the noise of cars and swarms of people blocking sidewalks while they take photos. Pictured: Car enthusiasts take photos of a Chevrolet in the village
The residents of Alderley Edge, Cheshire, famous for its supercars, have met “boy racing drivers” on the posh streets who rev up their Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Pictured: Car enthusiasts take photos of a Lamborghini in the village
The village is home to some of the world’s most expensive supercars, which attract motor enthusiasts and photographers from across the country. Pictured: a Bugatti in the village
The police were called regularly to combat the “exhibitionist behavior” and the speeding of the drivers. Pictured: Three orange Lamborghinis drive through the village
But not everyone hates the cars. Jordan Belsham, 23, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, says he loves the flow of expensive motors that drive in and out of town.
In one day a silver Jaguar E-Type valued at £ 1 million was spotted, as well as a Ferrari Pista Spider valued at £ 250,000 and a Lamborghini Aventado valued at £ 200,000.
Mr Belsham told the Manchester Evening News, “I love it. I love the fact that you can get out of here and not know what you’re going to get – you might end up seeing the best car in the world.
“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 car ridiculing – because the cars literally come to you.”
Above is a specially painted Aston Martin circling a roundabout. In one day a silver Jaguar E-Type valued at £ 1 million was spotted, as well as a Ferrari Pista Spider valued at £ 250,000 and a Lamborghini Aventado valued at £ 200,000
Car spotters are seen photographing a bright red Bentley Bentayga. Jordan Belsham, 23, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, says he loves the flow of expensive motors that drive in and out of town
Above is a Lamborghini Urus driving down the street while car spotters are photographed taking photos from the sidewalk
Porsches are driven along the street in a colorful display. Jordan Belsham, who runs @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram, said, “I love it. I love the fact that you can get out of here and not know what you’re going to get – you could end up seeing the best car in the world. “
Auto spotters Jordan Belsham of Manchester, Sion Price of Rhyl, North Wales & Allan Mather of St. Helens are pictured above from left to right. Mr Belsham said: “Alderley Edge is known as the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’ because of the many cars here.
Younger car spotters Ben Reid from Liverpool, Kale Darks from Stoke on Trent, Scott Pattyso from Stoke on Trent and Lewie Murphy from North Manchester are pictured above from left to right
Car spotters are seen photographing a Lamborghini convertible top.