Top Gear at VIR

The Top Gear crew from the UK was at VIR today getting ready to film another segment from the USA.  I was at the track early today and had a chance to watch the film crew prepare and the talent set up for a day of filming on local roads.

The cast and crew

In the Porsche was Hammond, the Ferrari was James May, and Clarkson was in a new Mercedes gull-wing.

the boys and their toys

Virginia International Raceway is one of the top tracks in the country and today was a spectacular day in terms of weather and temperature.  This should be a great show to watch it is just unfortunate how long it takes to get to the US schedule.

a beautiful day at VIR

 Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and a Porsche 911 GT3

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27 Responses to Top Gear at VIR

  1. Tim says:

    Very cool news Jim! And damn lucky to catch them too :)

    News is also swirling that they were spotted on the Blue Ridge Parkway! http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/16/top-gear-spotted-in-north-carolina/

    Go NC!!

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  5. SpAzMaTroN says:

    Wow that is incredible. Will be really neat to see the magazine once it is out. Did you get a chance to watch any of the tests.

  6. bpcampion says:

    Remember that you can always watch the sunday’s NEW episode (when on season, in the UK) on the SAME day if you use a UK proxy and simply go onto iplayer for the BBC. You can watch it by noon on the SAME day it aired in the UK

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  8. jimsgarage says:

    This morning was just having the video SUV’s set up and the cars fixed with lighting, cameras, and audio. I only stayed the morning since the track was being used for tire testing and it didn’t look like they would be back for any track time. As the cars took off Clarkson was already speaking into the camera mounted in his Mercedes.

  9. jimsgarage says:

    The word is that they were spotted on the Blueridge Parkway. I hope they got to spend some time on the Tail of the Dragon.

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  12. Aaron says:

    Great shots, man! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. markitude says:

    Citizen Journalist Jim! Awesome.

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