Day in the Office – PT5: Filming with Fifth Gear

We were sat in the office chatting about how much of a legend Tiff Needell is when it comes to powersliding cars around. Every show, no matter what the car was, he would be sliding it around a circuit somewhere in the world with smoke billowing from the tyres. So imagine our surprise when Kam picks up the phone and says ‘Phil, we’ve got Fifth Gear on the phone’.

We’ve worked with Fifth Gear when we helped build a Bedford Rascal for them for a feature they were doing, but then poor Tom Ford rolled it and broke his ankle. Bon’s also been on Fifth Gear teaching the producer how to drift in the Driftworks R32 Skyline. This shoot was a little different – we were asked to judge Tiff and Jasons sideways ninja skills whilst they piloted the new 997 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio, and the new V10 Audi R8 Spider around a drift course. After we showed them what proper drifting really is. We’re not going to give away too much… but have a peek. The new series airs in a couple of months.

Bon surveys the set.

Jason reviewing the script.

“Can you do less smoke? We can’t see anything”. -”No, sorry. It’s all or nothing”.

Tiff wanted to have a go. Such a kid.

Coming up with a battle plan.

Audi R8 V10 and Bruntingthorpes abrasive track… and 5 laps.

Team DW from left to right: Al Clark, Phil Morrison and BonBon.

There are more pics on our Facebook Fanpage here!


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13 Responses to Day in the Office – PT5: Filming with Fifth Gear

  1. ha ha this comment made me laugh:

    “Can you do less smoke? We can’t see anything”. -”No, sorry. It’s all or nothing”.

    good work DW’s i might watch 5th Gear just for this :D

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  2. HAHA yeah that one made me giggle :)

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  3. wicked chaps, keep up the good work, and loving the updates. the site has come alive.

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  4. AWSOME cant wait to see it on tv.
    “Can you do less smoke? We can’t see anything”. -”No, sorry. It’s all or nothing”. is that what they actually said??

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  5. looks like its guna be a good show, whens it going on air?

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  6. Do you know when the Episode will be on tele ?

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  7. Yeah guys, thats way tight!!!

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  8. Phil Morrison

    It will be a good couple of months I imagine. We’ll let everyone know once we do :)

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  9. Yeah, can you post up as a new post when it’s on so I don’t miss it.

    Thanks guys. :)

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  10. I love it…. every year when BDC starts this site comes to life, great stuff guys! Scottidog

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  11. FUCKING SWEET… can’t w8 to see it…

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  12. great post as usual!

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  13. Top gear will be on the blower next, asking you guys to smoke up their test track. Awesome work, drifting on mainstream television. Keep up the good work.

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