With 1 billion active users, Instagram’s overall reach might be second to Facebook, but has passed all the other social media players. The #classiccars hashtag alone has been used over 3 million times and counting on Instagram, but of those tags and users how many are from female petrolheads sharing their automotive stories?
Footman James logs in to Instagram to give you a rundown of the coolest women posting their car experiences on the image sharing platform and why you should hit the follow button.
The female ‘Stig’, Abbie sets the lap times for The Grand Tour TV programme. From going up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill course to teaching as a race instructor, Abbie’s competed in various forms of motorsport and competition cars. Her Instagram goes behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a racing driver, stunt driver, instructor and the amazing cars she gets to drive.
Famous for covering events, mostly in the UK, her recent work features motorbikes, cars and the real faces behind each of them.
Amy is Nikon’s youngest brand ambassador.
Her gritty but finessed reportage style has earned her a global following, and now sees her working with some of the coolest and brightest manufacturers and automotive companies.
Carlie lives life in the fast lane and, working on some of the coolest classic car events and projects, she takes her followers on a journey behind the scenes and on events.
Her Goodwood Revival images are stunning and really show the spirit of what makes owning and racing a classic so special.
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Follow us this Sunday on our social media channels when #TheGirlsonTrack #DaretobeDifferent in Silverstone. We are busy with the final preparations and can't wait to meet the 120 talents who are participating. 😎 . Many thanks to @fiawim @msa_motorsport @silverstonecircuit @renaultsportf1 @perkinelmer @f1inschoolsuk @tobiipro @mini. . #FIAWomen #DrivingFemaleTalent #D2BD #GOTKC #WomeninMotorsport #WomeninSTEM
Inspiring the next generation of female racers, Dare to Be Different shows everyone it’s okay to stand out from the crowd.
Susie Wolff and The Motor Sports Association (MSA), the governing body of UK motor sport, are who we need to thank for ‘D2B’.
Backed by the who’s who of female motorsport experts, Susie and the MSA are joined by Deputy Team Principal of Williams F1 Racing Team, Claire Williams; Sky Sports News and Sky Sports F1 presenter, Rachel Brookes; Club Racer, Nathalie McGloin (she is the first female with a spinal injury in the UK to be granted her race licence and the first female quadriplegic to go racing in the world!), motorcycle racer, Maria Costello and respected journalist, Lee McKenzie, to name but a few.
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Working all over the world, and well versed in around eight languages, she talks to her Instagram followers about her restoration projects, travels with Petrolicious as well as her own cars.
Keep an eye out for her bright yellow Lotus Elise Series I as well as her Fiat restoration project.
Celebrating the best women in America and beyond, Lady Driven shares posts from women around the world enjoying their cars.
From race stars to track day newbies, and even classic car collectors and drift fanatics, this Instagram page is all about the lady driven collective.
Becky burst onto the scene a few years ago and is now a familiar face on Instagram and further afield.
Working with Red Bull and Audi Sport, Queen B also enjoys being at home polishing her BMW E21 3 Series, as well as drifting around outside the BBC offices.
Who would you add to this list of top female enthusiasts to follow on Instagram? Let us know in the comments!