BBC Top Gear Comes to Pentalver Cannock for the September 2014 Front Cover

BBC Top Gear Comes to Pentalver Cannock for the September 2014 Front Cover

At Pentalver, we have over 175 years Cargo Handling Experience collectively across our depots. That’s why we were the first choice to assist Top Gear with their Photo Shoot for September 2014 front cover.

On 16th July 2014 Pentalver Cannock Ltd were hosts to a very special photo shoot. Top Gear Magazine, the monthly publication of the BBC’s celebrated show, used the depot as the venue for the front cover photography of the magazine’s September edition.

The photo shoot at Pentalver Cannock Depot was to showcase the “Best in Class” cars from a variety of manufacturers in an industrial setting, showing a contrast with the state-of-the-art technology. The collection of cars included Mercedes-Benz S63 Coupe, Rolls-Royce Wraith, BAC Mono, Citroen C-Cactus, Porsche Macan, VW UP, Jaguar Project 7, BMW i8, Range Rover and Audi S1.

The Rolls-Royce alone is valued at £380,000. Weighing two-and-a-half tonnes, the Pentalver and Top Gear team had to lift it and the other cars onto containers that were specially strengthened for the job. The photo shoot took two days from the delivery of the cars to the final shoot itself. “At Pentalver we have years of experience with loading and handling prestige cars for import and export at our depots in Cannock, Felixstowe, Southampton and Tilbury, but I don’t think we’ve ever before tried to put a Rolls-Royce on top of a container. I wanted staff at Pentalver to experience and get involved with this rare opportunity, which they did and Top Gear helped to ensure this was the case.” Andy Gallimore, Cannock Depot Manager. “The Top Gear team were absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with."

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