The Lexus & The Rain Rig

Flickr user gcbp_television has given us an insider’s view to the making of a Lexus GS450h commercial:

The Lexus GS450h & the Rain Rig

The apparatus on top of the GS450h is called a “Rain Rig”, and it simulates a downpour from inside the vehicle. Here are some more details provided by the photographer:

The rain rig was on the car for a Lexus Commercial to be aired on American television. The ad is about a guy who drives around in the rain trying to find a golf course.

The ad was filmed near Loch Lomond and around the East Coast of Scotland. It was shot by famous cameraman Seamus McGarvey BSC, who recently shot Oliver Stone’s movie ‘World Trade Centre’.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for this commercial to leak onto the Internet some time in the future.



  1. I’m the General Manager of Longniddry Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland where some of the GS450 commercial featuring the guy who drives around in the rain trying to find a golf course was filmed. As you can see from the photos in the News section of our website, the producers brought their own rain-making equipment even though it was raining at the time! The commercial also featured the iconic 13th hole at The Glen Golf Club in North Berwick.

    The other commercial featuring Sam Snead and Ben Hogan was also filmed in East Lothian near the town of East Linton featured in the photograph above.

  2. Thank you for sharing this information, Bob, there’s been a lot of interest in your golf course due to this commercial.

    I’m still trying to locate the actual video, so far it’s staying off the Internet. I’ll let you know when I find it. It’ll look good in your news section.