Residents in one of Britain’s richest villagers which has become known for its supercars have hit out at ‘boy racers’ revving the engines of their Lamborghinis and Ferraris on its genteel streets.
Alderley Edge in Cheshire — dubbed the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’ — is home to some of the world’s most expensive supercars, which attract motor enthusiasts and photographers from across the country.
But people living in the village have had enough of the noise caused by the cars and swarms of people blocking pavements while they take pictures.
Police have regularly been called in to crack down on the drivers’ ‘exhibitionist behaviour’ and speeding, especially during organised car meets.
And plans are now being drawn up to make the village, home to Premier League footballers and TV personalities including Paddy McGuinness, a 20mph zone to deal with the cars.
Alderley Edge, Cheshire, has become a magnet for people looking to spot supercars which may otherwise be out of their financial reach
Residents in Alderley Edge in Cheshire which has become known for its supercars have hit out at ‘boy racers’ revving the engines of their Lamborghinis and Ferraris on its genteel streets. Pictured: Car enthusiasts photograph a Lamborghini in the village
Police have regularly been called in to crack down on the drivers’ ‘exhibitionist behaviour’ and speeding. Pictured: Three orange Lamborghinis drive through the village
The village is is home to some of the world’s most expensive supercars, attracting attract motor enthusiasts and photographers from across the country. Pictured: A Bugatti in the village
Local councillor Craig Browne, who has been leading on the plans, said the supercars are ‘incredibly frustrating’ for residents.
He told The Times: ‘It’s not the vehicles themselves, it’s the manner in which they are being driven. That revving and noise from acceleration can be heard in all parts of the village.’
Proposals for the 20mph zone have been drawn up and are being consulted on.
Others have complained about being pictured and videoed without their consent by tourists coming to the village at the top of Cheshire’s ‘golden triangle’ to look at the cars.
Some blame the impact of social media and TV shows for encouraging the loutish driving.
Anthony Freely, 46, resident who works in finance, said: ‘There’s a TV programme that is not helping: The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
‘It was filmed here and people want to be associated with it.’
Super car lovers are pictured trying to get a picture of a glamorous black Ferrari before it drives through Alderley Edge
These two supercar enthusiasts were delighted to catch a photo of the gleaming black Ferrari as it idled in traffic
A heavily modified Audi R8 was another posh motor to drive through Alderley Edge today as a Range Rover prepares to pull out behind
Residents of Alderley Edge say they are fed up with the ‘swarms’ of people on pavements who wait to take photos of the cars
The driver of this soft top Lamborghini will have been hoping the weather holds as he and a male friend took a drive through Cheshire
This car enthusiast was in his element as he took photos from next to two BMWs parked in Alderley Edge this afternoon
A Corvette Stingray was a popular car for supercar spotters to get pictures of as it drove through Alderley Edge today
Super car fans young and old were excited to get a picture of this Bentley Bentayga earlier today in the sun-kissed village
An Aston Martin, possibly driven by James Bond out for a daytrip to Cheshire, was another car spotted today in Alderley Edge
Plans are now being drawn up to make the village, home to Premier League footballers and TV personalities including Paddy McGuinness, a 20mph zone to deal with the cars. Pictured: A Morgan drives past an Italian restaurant in the village
Proposals for the 20mph zone have been drawn up and are being consulted on. Pictured: A line of supercars queue up through the centre of the village
Residents have had enough of the noise caused by the cars and swarms of people blocking pavements while they take pictures. Pictured: Car enthusiasts photograph a Chevrolet in the village
But not everyone hates the cars. Jordan Belsham, 23, who runs the @supercarsinmanchester_ Instagram page, says he loves the stream of expensive motors coming in and out of the town.
On one day a £1million silver Jaguar E-Type was spotted, as well as a £250,000 Ferrari Pista Spider and £200,000 Lamborghini Aventado.
Mr Belsham told the Manchester Evening News: ‘I love it. I love the fact you can come out here and don’t know what you’re going to get — you could end up seeing the best car in the world.
‘It’s like a modern day version of train spotting, but instead of standing and writing down numbers, we are out here taking photos.
‘Alderley Edge is known as the “Knightsbridge of the north” because of the amount of cars here.
‘London is still better in terms of high value cars, but here it’s the lazy form of car spotting — because the cars literally come to you.’