Location for the first spot was merely because it was close to my home (Kodak) and i am generally a fan of industrial backdrops of sorts. Was also the first time the car had gone for a decent drive since finishing my engine build, so i didn't want to stray too far from home lol
As for the longer lens, i am just looking for something that can help me achieve a better DOF when shooting cars. When i was shooting canon i loved shooting cars with my 70-200 2.8L. It gave such a lovely bokeh and DOF. I am also getting a few people asking me to take some family portraits again and since i sold all of my wedding gear a few years ago... i am lacking in the portrait lens category.