Going on to create a blog about the automotive industry and specifically cars was somewhat inevitable for me, well simply because that’s where my passion resided ever since I could read all about the specs of cars in comparison to each other in car magazines. I’ve in a sense joined forces with other car enthusiasts to create our very own iteration of a digital car magazine, which is indeed this blog, but thanks to social media platforms such as Instagram amongst others, pretty much anyone who has a decent camera device can share compelling content about the things that make them tick, including and especially cars!
I mean let’s dwell on Instagram in particular, which is basically a platform over which pictures are shared – a concept which would have many who fail to see its potential baffled as to why the likes of car owners would want to take pictures of their cars and upload them for the world to see! There are many reasons for that, which we’ll touch on at the end of this post, but when it comes to cars in particular, it isn’t just individual owners of cars who are compelled to snap high-quality pics of their four-wheeled babies and upload them with the hope that they might come into some so-called Insta-Fame. You get the likes of car dealerships, car magazines and even dealers of automotive parts who aren’t in any way involved in the selling of complete vehicles, also posting cars on their Instagrams.
Thanks to trends such as the popular #InstagramYourCar, the traditional car magazines which the likes of me had to wait patiently to come out with the latest issue, have some stiff competition from regular people who own cars and love them so much that they want to show them off and preserve memories of them online. Some people may have even figured out how to buy Instagram likes so they can show off their rides to more people, and considering how cool some of them are can you blame them for it?
Local tyre needs fast-fit centre, Tyre City, came out with an infographic detailing some tips on how to take great car pics for Instagram, which basically levels the playing field and has the average car owner taking pics that are just as good as if not better than those shared by car magazine publishers! One such tip is that of editing your snaps, with a range of useful apps that instantly add that professional finish to what can otherwise appear to be regular pictures of cars as taken back when exposure film cameras were used…
It also details the top 10 most Instagrammed cars, which makes for some interesting reading, because what it demonstrates is the lifestyle element around our relationships with our cars. The Jeep Wrangler comes in at number one, which speaks to the outdoors lifestyle of exploration, while the number two spot is taken by the Honda Civic, which if I’m not mistaken is a popular choice amongst the likes of Uber drivers.
You can check out the full list yourself, but going back to some of the main reason behind cars making for a popular subject for Insta-snaps is indeed that of any entity involved with the automotive industry seeking to generate some kind of marketing buzz in this way. On the front of individual car owners, it’s merely from the perspective of loving your four-wheeled baby and seeking to show her off as a major part of your lifestyle.