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'Bond In Motion' Exhibit Planned For England's National Motor Museum

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On: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 1:32PM | By: Chris Salamone

'Bond In Motion' Exhibit Planned For England's National Motor Museum

Bond fanatics will now have a sudden change in holiday plans this year. EON Productions (the new movie house propagating Bond films) and the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England have announced a joint-effort to open a ‘Bond In Motion’ exhibit set to debut January 18, 2012.

While the National Motor Museum is already an impressive collection, with over 250 historically and mechanically significant vehicles, this latest announcement of a Bond-themed exhibit will add an additional 50 iconic Bond transports from 50 years of silver screen glory. And, by the way, we aren’t just talking about super lux sports cars—the exhibit will also feature boats, bikes, sleds, jets, and a few surprises, too.

MI6 reports that the collection will include “the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 and the 1937 Phantom III Rolls-Royce both from Goldfinger, the Lotus Esprit S1 affectionately nicknamed ‘Wet Nellie’ from The Spy Who Loved Me, the Bede Acrostar jet famously flown in Octopussy, the BMW 750iL from Tomorrow Never Dies, the original villain Parahawk featured in The World is Not Enough and the original SFX Cello Case Ski famously navigated by Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights.”

Removing our rose-colored glasses for only a brief moment, we can only assume this Bond In Motion exhibit is really just an amazing publicity stunt geared toward generating buzz about the future Bond installment. For the moment, the 23rd Bond film remains unnamed, but with filming set to begin this month an official Bond exhibit seems like a good way to perk up a few ears.

So far the museum will house the beloved Bond vehicles until December 2012, allowing plenty of time for those interested to save up for a trip across the pond or tune any highly covert spy equipment for international travel. As a side bonus, those who have the opportunity to visit England’s National Motor Museum in pursuit of glorifying shaken martinis can also stop by the World of Top Gear exhibit.

Espionage, intrigue, and excitement all handily available in a car museum, maybe the folks over at the LeMay Museum can produce similar exhibits whenever they finally decide to open. Or perhaps we like the idea of traveling internationally to visit Bond done as it should be, never setting on the British Empire.



Stephy21 | 10:24AM (Fri, Nov 4, 2011)

Its awesome that they are making a bond museum. A lot of people like the James Bond movies and are big fans i know my family is and his movies are great. To have all the cars he drove in the movies is another great thing about the museum. I think it should be a great hit.

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