Camera body used was a 550D. Have to say the high (>800) ISO performance of the 550D is much better than my old 450D, and looking at the reviews even the 650D isn't much better.
Most of the car shots were done with my Canon 70-300mm 3.5-5.6 IS lens, would love to have a faster L lens but cannot justify spending nearly £1K on a lens I would only use everytime I go to a GP
Other shots were done on the Canon 17-55mm f 2.8 IS lens, this isn't cheap but has to be my favourite lens, the sharpness even when wide open is fab
Been Singapore there was ofcourse some aweason looking camera stuff onsale everywhere...