BEST MOTORING: Behind the scenes

May 12, 2009 12:12 am Published by

I’ve been doing a bit of part-time work recently helping out on Best Motoring video shoots. Pretty cool eh?

This is part of the video collection at the best Motoring Office. Two or more copies of every issue since number one, with a lot of them still in the original plastic wrapping.

A few weeks ago, we were at Sendai Hi-Land for a qualifier for the next Gunsai Touge battle. Tsuchiya decided that cars now have to be set up extremely well to qualify to be driven on the tight and dangerous course, and Sendai has a similar kind of surface and changes in elevation as Gunsai. Sendai is actually known as the Mini-Nürburgring, and apparently, the R35 GT-R did a bit of testing there to get it ready for the real Nürburgring attack before it was launched.

Last weekend was a Honda battle at Tsukuba Circuit, at the “I Heart Honda” event for 2009.

I’ve worked on lots of car video shoots before, but the Best Motoring guys work extremely hard, starting from before sunrise and ending up back at the office very late at night.

Everyone on the crew loved the SS-Works CR-X. It had Skyline brakes on the front. Think about that for a minute.

The camera crews literally bend over backwards to get their shots.

Dorikin checks his lap times in the NSX.

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  • Bry says:

    you have a sweet job!

  • Jake says:

    i am truly jelous of you and i hope one day i can have a job as BADASS as yours. you are truly living my dream life!

  • z h a n d o s says:

    very hot CRX!! thanks for pics

  • Slappy says:

    Damn right that’s cool!

  • Kolbotn says:

    I love the J’s Fit/Jazz:D Great little car!

    Do you have any more pictures of the new Z?

  • Neil says:

    How did they manage to fit brakes from a 5 bolt rwd car onto a 4 bolt fwd car? Must have only used the skyline calipers.
    That car is awesome tho, Friend of mine is a huge crx fan, he’ll love this.

  • LaT1NaSo says:

    I totally agree with Jake, you are living the life i would love to live. You are one lucky bastard. Hopefully you can get a full time job with BMI!

  • Daniel says:

    haha love the behind the scenes pic of them shooting that s2000!

  • Fury-S12 says:

    how much for the BM vid/dvd collection :p

  • Rob_180sx says:

    Wow, getting in with the Best Motoring guys, nice work!!!

  • Laurence says:

    Did anyone else notice that the Z34 color scheme matches the cheerleader outfit?

  • Wes says:

    Damn Alexi, You’re really into the action now ay….

    Man, i will literally kill you if you don’t score a proper working visa out of all this… You have to stay and cover all the action!!!

    And, yeah, wtf, Skyline brakes? But its still 4pot? Is it old school Skyline brakes? not so impressive 😛

  • N/Aontherun says:

    WOW! Just WOW, because I can’t describe how jealous I am of you.

    Great opp. you got there, congrats!

    I’ve seen one of the old Vtec battle and that little CRX is INSANE!

    +1 for my list dreams, to own that wall of BM vids (dreams don’t always come true T__T)

  • E. Honda says:

    WOW I always did like the SS-Works CR-X, especially after watching it in BMI: Roaring VTEC The battles at 10,000 RPM. Nice pics as always, good job 🙂

  • Alexi says:

    @E. Honda
    I hope you mean the content and not the mobile-phone quality of the pics!

    It would have been good to cover the I Heart Honda event properly, but yeah, I had to work…

  • MeZ says:

    lol L why were you the first to spot that out?

    they seem to have quite the film crew!

  • Laurence says:

    Because I like Fairladys as much as I like fair ladies…

    ohhhhh… did I really just write that

  • Dan says:

    Nice… that Top fuel’s all carbon time attack S2000? I’ve read about that beast in NZ performance Car magazine, apparently held the FR record at Tsukuba a while back (not sure if it still does).
    Always nice to see what actually takes place behind the scenes, keep up the good work!

  • Taz says:

    Congrat’s Alexi,

    that must be a dream to work with Dorikin and the BM team.

  • BTD says:

    I´ve been there on those day…and im from Portugal ( 15 000km far away) , but it was a wonderful day…If you want to see my pics,

  • khev says:

    seeing dorikin in person, now that’s awesome!

  • jnr says:

    do you mean, i can buy those videos if i want? im really interested in all the OLD best motoring (doesnt matter if it is in japanese!)