Inside Miami’s Luxury Car Hustle: The Moped Gangs of London: UK Bikelife 2 days ago   17:13

“The car business in general is a tough business. The car rental business, even more so. Anybody who finds out they can make money and drive a Ferrari, I mean, they’re diving in head first,” says Matt Cruz, owner of MVP Exotic Rentals, a legitimate luxury car rental business based in Miami.

But when everybody wants to be a celebrity, how do you tell the difference between faking it and making it? The game is finesse, and with the allure of getting behind the wheel of the world’s most expensive cars, who wouldn’t want to play?

In a world where likes and fame can be bought and the filtered facade of Instagram reigns supreme, VICE meets some of the legit — and the not-so-legit — players that cater luxury car rentals to the biggest rappers, athletes, and celebrities of the moment.

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Comments 16004 Comments

Sarthak Dalal
You destroyed this man
when you will actually get to that point, Lambo will seem like a total waste of money.
NoImpulse_ Ctrl
I really wanna dislike the guy, but i cant... he just wants to be liked....
Sean Wilkes
When he said 4 EIGHTY 8, it was at that moment that I knew he doesn't really know shit about his shit.
Derek M
Sketchyyyy lol. I'm sure there are worse rackets to be in though
as a local, this is why I love and hate miami. its got all the bad temptations to offer you a good fucking time. fast cars, fancy restaurants, gorgeous girls, great drugs, amazing nightlife. its a sinners paradise drenched in neon on the beach. but all that makes for a city full of low IQs and dumb behavior. its a fake place that values image, status and money above all else. a materialistic city for superficial people.
Tony Lemont
Million dollar cars... 200 dollar chair. Hmm... seems legit. Peace.
mud flap
U better hope there ain't no god.. because he's got a 1way ticket for u..I hope being popular is worth it..that's a sad life...
Alvaro Trevisani
C9 yee
So awkward LMAO after he confessed
pecker wood
So he's saying he's a fake!!!
Neuby Ras
What the song playin when he rides out at the end?
vanessa henery
John Fitzpatrick
I didn’t expect that to happen.
Eric Cadena
The immediate...and I mean IMMEDIATE red flag should have been when he pulled up in a Lambo in the "Justin" Ray Ban Sunglasses. $99-$120 AND he didn't even pay extra for the polarization :/
G-Nice aka TheRealGnice
I can say I was Mia and didnt need a fuckin rented whip
papa doobio
This got Real, REALLLLL FAST!!!
Enrique Alomia
Go to Dubai and you’ll see people in there own Lamborghinis, unlike in Miami where people rent them.
This is why all the nerds in school that got their asses kicked love Miami after they turn 21.
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The Moped Gangs of London: UK Bikelife Inside Miami’s Luxury Car Hustle: 2 days ago   21:18

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Mopeds and teenage boys have gone hand-in-hand since the 1960s. But in the last year UK BikeLife culture – where young scooter riders upload videos of themselves wheelie-ing down motorways and through industrial estates – has exploded, with the scene’s leaders picking up thousands of YouTube and Instagram followers in the process.

These British riders are beginning to receive international attention, not least from Baltimore’s notorious dirt bike club, the 12 O’Clock Boys. Although they may lack the CCs of their American counterparts, they’ve done a good job of making up for it with charisma and a dedication to the underdog of the two-wheeled world: the humble moped.

In London Bikelife, Daisy-May Hudson lets a nostalgia for the moped gangs of her teenage years get the better of her and travels to industrial estates on the outskirts of London to meet with the underground stars of the UK BikeLife scene. After spending some time at northwest London’s Ace Cafe – an iconic hangout for bikers and petrolheads – Daisy is taken along to one of the group’s big ride-outs, where hundreds of boys take over the roads with their mopeds.

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