Meet the 10-Year-Old Blogger Who Wants to Teach You All About Luxury Cars

Usually when a self-professed auto expert appears on our radar, they're at least in their late 40s, but not this kid. Meet Sky Rota, a 10-year-old luxury car enthusiast who may just know more about your Bugatti Veyron than you do—and he can't even legally drive it. Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based Sky has his own exotic car blog called Skys Cars and a YouTube channel, reporting on his favorite models "SkyStyle." Not only is Sky pretty adorable, he advocates for dyslexia awareness and is probably going to end up as CEO of one of his favorite marquees—or a famous movie star—so you better keep an eye on him.

Just Luxe: How did you first discover your love for luxury cars?

Sky Rota: When I was about six years old I was crazy about my dad's little black two-seater car in our garage. I always wanted to play in it and make the top go up and down and I would constantly ask him to start it up so I could hear the roar of the engine. I would beg him to take me for rides in it.  My dad ordered a special car seat for it so I would be safe from the airbags when I rode with him. I finally discovered that my dad's little black car was a Mercedes SL65 AMG, which is one of the fastest exotic luxury cars ever made. I always had good taste.

JL: Which is your favorite and why? Have you had the chance to check one out in person? If so, tell us about it.

SR: I don't really have a favorite. I have visited so many exotic cars, they all seem to impress me in a different way. I have a great interest in seeing some concept cars from Lamborghini and Ferrari and I'm planning on visiting Pagani ASAP.


JL: How have you been learning more and more about luxury cars? Who have you spoken to? Who has taught you the most?

SR: I am constantly learning, I research cars on the internet day and night. I watch YouTube videos of exotic car reviews. I also research every car magazine; my dad subscribes me to all of them. I search the Internet for car dealerships and check out their inventory to decide if I will visit for my blog and YouTube channel.

I speak to the car dealers like Frank Kerbeck from FC Kerbeck, he is my hero. His was the first exotic car dealership I ever visited, I was eight years old. I spotted him as soon as I arrived; I introduced myself to him and gave him my card. He was impressed with me and got a kick out of me, [and] within a half hour we were chatting like old pals in the back seat of his magnificent white Rolls Royce Ghost while my Mom drove us around. Then he took me for a ride in his own Bentley Convertible Super Sport. That was the best day of my life.

I learn something from every car dealer I meet. I learned about McLarens when I visited Dimmitt Automotive in Tampa Bay, Florida. My friend Brett David from Prestige Imports in Miami, Florida talked to me about Lamborghinis. While visiting H.R. Owen in London I learned about the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse "Lang Lang" from the top Bugatti lady Anita Krizan—it was inspired by the concert pianist Lang Lang's piano keyboard.

Mila Pantovich

An avid traveler, Mila Pantovich splits her time between San Diego, CA and Banff, AB Canada. She has been working with JustLuxe as a writer and editor since 2012 and has been featured in several publications, including Huffington Post. Additionally, she works in content design at Intuit. Follow her travels on Instagram: @MilaPantovich ...(Read More)

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