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27.05.09 »


5th Gear Shoot


Today my uncle, took me all the way to Suffolk, it took 3 hours to get there, but was really worth it. We went to meet Jason Plato, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tiff Needell and watch them film an episode of 5th Gear.



The shoot was about the anniversary of the the movie "The Italian Job" and they had 3 Mini's in which they carried out lots of stunts.



It was awesome to watch them do stunts in the Mini's, in fact one of them bumped a Mini against a table whilst carrying out a handbrake turn. After that exhilarating moment we all went to Jay’s Cafe (a nice greasy spoon) and had some lunch and a drink. Then, Jason, my uncle, and I went to see the disused nuclear bunkers and dismantled fighter jets on the airfield.


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(turn sound down due to excessive wind noise)


Unfortunately the weather was not so good but the day was toped off when Jason Plato took me for a spin in his AMG CL65 and hit 153mph on the runway, which is the fastest I have been in a car, to date...


Both Jason and Vicki started young, they learnt their skills on the go-kart track, so now I intend on practice, practice, practice, so that I can be as good as they are.


The episode will air sometime in June, maybe in the second week.



















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