Teen’s YouTube su­per­car dream

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

ATEENAGE petrol­head who films su­per­cars is dreaming his hobby will one day pay for one of his own.

Wil­liam Kemp, 15, spends week­ends wait­ing at the road­side for a glimpse of some of the world’s rarest and most ex­pen­sive ve­hi­cles.

The videos on his YouTube chan­nel have clocked up thou­sands of views and earns him ad­ver­tis­ing rev­enue.

Wil­liam, of Bolling­ton Road, Bolling­ton, is now hop­ing to cash in one his grow­ing au­di­ence to buy his very own su­per­car.

But if that doesn’t work, then Wil­liam has plans to be­come a de­sign en­gi­neer and cre­ate his own.

Wil­liam’s in­ter­est in cars started two years ago when he spot­ted a Top Gear mag­a­zine. He said: “I was im­me­di­ately hooked on su­per­cars and started to go out to see them around Cheshire in mil­lion­aire hotspots like Alder­ley Edge and Knutsford.

“Mum would drop me off and pick me up hours later. I’ve seen foot­ballers like Di Maria and Aguero in their cars.

“Some­times I come home with some footage, other times I don’t. It is the luck of the draw.”

Wil­liam is guar­an­teed to spot th­ese dream mo­tors when he trav­els home and abroad to mo­tor­shows.

It was on a trip to Monaco that he spied a W Mo­tors Lykan Hyper­sport worth an eye-wa­ter­ing £3.6m. His video of that car has been viewed 42,000 times on YouTube.

Wil­liam, a pupil at King’s School, said other su­per­car fans have been able to earn big money in ad­ver­tis­ing rev­enue to buy their own dream cars.

At the mo­ment he earns about £60 from his WH Au­to­mo­tive chan­nel.

The three cars Wil­liam would love to own are a Porsche Cay­man GT4, val­ued at £42k, a Fer­rari 458 Spe­ciale Aperta worth £300k or a Pe­ganni which clocks in at a cool £3m.

There is also the hur­dle of the lack of a driv­ing li­cence, but Wil­liam hopes to start learn­ing when he turns 17, al­beit in a rather mod­est Fiat 500.

Wil­liam said: “Some peo­ple made some money, so I might one day be able to af­ford one of my dream cars. If I can’t, then I’ll work hard at school and be­come a de­sign en­gi­neer.

“I have seen ev­ery model of su­per­car there is and the beauty of su­per­cars is that there are al­ways new mod­els com­ing out. What I do is not like train or plane spot­ting. Friends at school think it’s pretty cool and ask me ques­tions about it.”


●● Above: Will Kemp has trav­elled around the world chas­ing his love of su­per­cars. Left, a Lam­borgh­ini pho­tographed by Will. Far left: Will in ac­tion cap­tur­ing a su­per­car he has spot­ted

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