This kid is London's youngest supercar spotter. He's gained the attention of millions, including celebrities such as Sharon Osbourne, Alison Hammond and Karren Brady. Ollie L’Aimable from East London, known online as Ollie The Car Kid, has taken the internet by storm after racking up millions of views on Instagram and TikTok.
Known for his ‘Give Us A Rev’ slogan, the Lamborghini-mad supercar spotter currently has more than 68,000 followers and has even appeared on TV. He appeared on This Morning with Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary and he’s also starred in a Sky TV documentary called ‘Spotting London’s Supercars’ which aired in December 2021.
During his time in the capital, he also rubs shoulders with celebrities such as Sharon Osbourne, The Apprentice star Karen Brady and Absolutely Ascot star Henry Simmons. Pierre, Ollie’s dad and social media manager, said: "We started Ollie’s Instagram in March 2021. We were at home watching a car show and Ollie said he would like to see these cars in real life.
"Ollie didn't believe me when I told him these fabulous cars were just a train ride away. A few days later we set off to South Kensington’s Lamborghini showroom where Ollie stood for 20 minutes just looking into the window in pure amazement. We then took a walk through London where we saw Ferraris, Bentleys, Aston Martins, Porches and McLarens to name a few. Then to top it off, we saw Instagram-famous socialite Lord Aleem in his Lamborghini Aventador at a set of traffic lights."
omg! caught up with Ollie’s dad about his son’s new-found fame…
When did it start snowballing?
"When Ollie made a video on the corner of Sloane Street and Hans Crescent when he approached a line-up of cars including a Lamborghini and two Audi R8s. After another driver noticed 6-year-old Ollie was making the line-up rev their engines, other cars, including a Mercedes and a Go Kart, joined in the madness. This video was instantly shared by many car pages. One of the pages reached 13 million views and our followers increased overnight."
What is Ollie’s favourite car he’s spotted?
Ollie says, "This is a hard one. I have one favourite with every brand and my favourite changes on a regular basis. At the moment my favourite is a McLaren Senna."
How is he finding all of this attention?
"The attention is a confirmation that people are loving what we are doing. When we walk through Mayfair car spotting we are often noticed by people of all ages which is amazing. Ollie often gets asked to take a picture with his fans and has also signed a few autographs. After our appearance on ITV This Morning our following increased and many more people have congratulated us on our success and enjoyment of our passion."
What next for Ollie The Car Kid?
"We are going to carry on what we are doing and enjoy the process. We would love to travel to other countries reviewing cars and have the big brand wanting to work with us." You can watch all of Ollie The Car Kid’s videos here: www.instagram.com/olliethecarkid