It all started in 2018 with a post to the Canberra Notice Board Group on Facebook.
“Looking for a Lamborghini to take my feisty friend for a drive,” it read.
A few days later, 79-year-old Emily was introduced to a black Lamborghini Gallardo and taken for a ride, all organised by Kyle Will as the surprise birthday present of a lifetime.
“To see the look on her face after the drive was absolutely priceless,” he wrote, while sharing a four-minute video of the occasion on Facebook.
“If you want anything like this organised for one of your family members please let us know.”
The local bodybuilder, fitness influencer and advertising video producer is now compiling a list of supercars in Canberra so when people reach out for similar experiences, he can quickly track down an owner and make it happen. The reactions will be captured on camera and shared on his social media channels for others to enjoy.
Kyle is the man behind ‘Kyle Will TV’, with a presence on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, SnapChat and – to a lesser extent – YouTube. He describes his mission in life as “generating content that is helpful, entertaining, inspiring and motivational”.
“The bulk of the content I make at the moment is related to personal fitness and health,” he says.
“I want people to enjoy life.”
Kyle was born with a rare disability called axonal neuropathy, which he compares to cerebral palsy.
“It affects my hands and feet, so I wear leg braces and have minimal use of my hands, but I can still enjoy drifting at the racetrack and all that sort of stuff. It’s never stopped me like that.”
He was only expected to live to 18, but he’s now 34 and going strong. Literally, as a keen bodybuilder.
His dad was a driver in the V8 Supercars series and owned the Marulan Driver Training Centre for many years, so it’s safe to say Kyle has been into cars from a very young age. He was born in Sydney, raised in Batemans Bay, but made Canberra his home as soon as he passed his driving test.
He admits to owning more than 200 cars since then, some flipped in as little as a month. Nowadays, however, the exhaust pipes and body kits have shrunk in size and he prefers to “just cruise around at a low speed”, at least until he’s on a racetrack.
“I’ve been here for a very long time, so I’m very well connected on the Canberra car scene,” he says.
It’s these connections that have enabled him to use supercars in many of his previous advertising videos, but after his time with Emily – and the resultant video which accrued more than 28,000 views – he realised they could be used for something more.
“She and her friend were stoked – the reaction was astronomical,” he says.
Kyle did it again just last year, this time for a woman’s Italian father who had just retired. Some phone calls later and the man’s life wish was granted by a Ferrari turning up to his front door on his birthday.
“The look on his face when he walked out – it was great.”
“I knew then I definitely wanted to do more of this in the future.”
Kyle’s “supercar inventory” will include exotic machinery from Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Audi and Mercedes-AMG, with some Japanese options to come including Nissan Skylines and Subaru WRXs. There will be a fee of about $200 to cover the owner’s running costs for the day, “because it just costs so much to maintain these cars”.
He’s put out feelers on the Canberra Notice Board Group, inviting anyone willing to share their hard-earned car with others to get in contact.
“This is all I’m going to do for the rest of my life.”
Get in contact with Kyle Will through his Link Tree to arrange a supercar experience.