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      05-20-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Cool My Fast and Furious 6 Experience - no spoilers ;)

So when I spotted the flyer on a local FB group I sent a few good pics of my car and thought what the hell ... That Friday the day before shooting I thought never mind, until I got the call from Daragh at Garage-D.

The next day we we’re told to come to an undisclosed location which turned out to be Battersea Power Station.






Touring ready!




So we found out from the Garage D organisers that they had over 400 replies within the first 2 days. Out of those 400 30 were selected to come down to Battersea. Of those 30, 8 were chosen for the static scene. Mine was number 8 whoop whoop!

We convoyed down to the Treasury which is the next road to Downing Street right by Parliament so as you can imagine the security was tight. The first night of filming saw Letty winning a Spyker and Dom driving into the Treasury. There were 120 girls and 20 blokes being used as extras which was the only real “party” scene in the movie. It was a freezing November night and a few girls flaked out (not surpised – they weren’t wearing much).

Sorry about the picture quality we weren’t allowed to take any pics but a few of the crew did. We havne’t posted up before the movie but thought it should be ok to generate some movie buzz after the release















Dom’s heavily modified Dodge Daytona looked amazing in the flesh and sounded incredible







You can just about see Letty’s Jensen Interceptor behind the GTR




The following night of filming saw the sequence between Dom and Letty speaking at the start of the race

Here are a few covert pics of them standing around












So I saw the movie on the night of release in the UK and it is full of action. Obviously don’t expect Gandhi drama but it was good. Sadly the car didn’t make it into the film but the scene was really short.

The highlight was saying hello to Vin Diesel and shaking his hand and inadvertently speaking too Justin Lin at the start of the first night. He was surprised my car was a wagon lol but came over to see the engine bay which he approved of

Michelle Rodrigues was wandering about too and by the end of the second night they were so relaxed amongst the crew we just stood with them as Justin Lin did his thing. Sung Kang was there and I managed to say hi too.

So overall an amazing experience and I have to say thanks to Julian and Daragh at Garage-D for the incredible opportunity.
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Forgot to include a pic of my car on set at HM Treasury ...


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Quality ! Like you say I bet it was a great experience none the less, I heard the movie was supposed to be pretty good.
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nice one mate good to see one of our known cars on there
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Quality ! Like you say I bet it was a great experience none the less, I heard the movie was supposed to be pretty good.
exactly. This was miles off my day job so i really enjoyed it. movie is good if you like cars and have low expectations

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nice one mate good to see one of our known cars on there
didn't quite make it into the movie sadly but was great to be part of such a huge movie. so far biggest grossing opening weekend for any universal movie in the uk
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I heard the movie was supposed to be pretty good.
That's what the Daily Mash reckons too.

Great cars there though.
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That's what the Daily Mash reckons too.

Great cars there though.
Haha! that is really funny!

definitely worth watching on the big screen
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yea i took my son on saturday and iv always been a f&f fan since the original movie. will be good to see the the next installment lol
i used to take my old R34 to garage d when they were in watford, nice bunch of people, but back in the day julian rarely returned any calls lol
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dont give the game away! edit your post quick! lol

yeah i cant wait for the blu-ray for Fast 6 and def looking forward to Fast 7
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dont give the game away! edit your post quick! lol

yeah i cant wait for the blu-ray for Fast 6 and def looking forward to Fast 7
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Yikes, Lucky you bruv. proper jealous.

I would have loved to be there, even without my car.

Must have been a amazing experience.

I have been a massive fan of this since the first one came out in 2001. i was in secondary school, was buzzing when i saw it.

The Daytona is damn nice.

Still need to go and see the film, will be going sometime this week.
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Holy crap this is awesome mate!! What a brilliant experience you had!! All of the cars are looking slick! Your touring fits in well! Vin Diesel is still a bit of a chode if you ask me!!
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I saw the film at the weekend, pretty good film.

I like a 'lad' movie, this one actually had some comedy and a story line. Very well done. Although some of the scenes did get a bit silly with the stunts, but non the less the movie is a bit of fun.

Cool claim to fame!!
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wow!!!!!!!

always been a big fan of fast and furious!...
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what the fuck is that daily mash bullshit!? ...fast and furious is no gay movie!...lots of nice cars and sexy babes!...
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Nice one mate, your car looks at home in that crowd...

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Very Very Jealous of you! Awesome pictures mate!
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Yikes, Lucky you bruv. proper jealous.

I would have loved to be there, even without my car.

Must have been a amazing experience.

I have been a massive fan of this since the first one came out in 2001. i was in secondary school, was buzzing when i saw it.

The Daytona is damn nice.

Still need to go and see the film, will be going sometime this week.
def go and see the movie on the big screen it does the action/driving justice

i have been a fan for years too! love the movies

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Holy crap this is awesome mate!! What a brilliant experience you had!! All of the cars are looking slick! Your touring fits in well! Vin Diesel is still a bit of a chode if you ask me!!
lol! Did you watch his interview on Jonathan Ross? Not sure how well my touring fits in with supercars but appreciate the comment

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I saw the film at the weekend, pretty good film.

I like a 'lad' movie, this one actually had some comedy and a story line. Very well done. Although some of the scenes did get a bit silly with the stunts, but non the less the movie is a bit of fun.

Cool claim to fame!!
yeah some bits were unintentionally funny!


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what the fuck is that daily mash bullshit!? ...fast and furious is no gay movie!...lots of nice cars and sexy babes!...

i think it's meant to be a joke. lots of nice cars and a few sexy babes - damn elsa pataky and gal gadot!


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Nice one mate, your car looks at home in that crowd...

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Very Very Jealous of you! Awesome pictures mate!
cheers was a great experience
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Saw this the other day - great film, huge fun

And I'm very jealous! Lucky guy
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Wow lucky guy, not bad film but going on past experience weird how after a 10 min plus race across city center all that dom and letty had on their tail was 2 astras.

Not mention the space to actually get up to speed

In that much time you would have half of city met on you and a helicopter. Ahh the joys of movie magic.

Still a good film and the ending was a surprise not sure how that will read with the new face considering his history. The double team towards the end was a great laugh as well. Good Sat evening movie
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Wow lucky guy, not bad film but going on past experience weird how after a 10 min plus race across city center all that dom and letty had on their tail was 2 astras.
Equally strange was the way Hobbs' 3+ tonne Hummvee had no problem keeping up with the street racers in the London scenes
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