The PureDrive team met Tim Hutton, the founder of Private Motor Club magazine in early March 2017, during his annual automotive-scene-appraisal visit to the United Arab Emirates. Prior to his visit, PureDrive had been introduced to Tim through a mutual contact, car photographer and all round good chap, Rob Overy. Tim was in need of assistance in sourcing the perfect car and location in which to shoot a PMC feature film, capture some great stills and ultimately write a unique feature for the magazine.
Immediately the team reached out to Tomini Classics Dubai, which possesses one of the finest collections of classic & rare vehicles anywhere in the world. Assyl, the collection manager, kindly agreed to lend both his colleague Miguel Lorente and an extremely rare, concours condition, utterly beautiful, Toyota 2000GT.
With the help of cameraman Tom Richardson, the team identified two locations for the day’s shoot. Based around Al Qudra in Dubai, the first half of the day was spent sowing together stretches of scenic desert roads which would make up the majority of tracking shots – filmed from a purple Range Rover Autobiography P38 which PureDrive organised, just to make things more interesting! The second half of the say was spent around the equally picturesque Al Qudra lakes, where the majority of detail and static shots would be captured before finishing with a stunning sunset time lapse shot of the car.