50 years of James Bond’s cars at the National Motor Museum

An exhibition of 50 iconic James Bond vehicles – the largest of its kind staged anywhere in the world – opens in January at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

The exhibition will run for the whole of 2012 in celebration of 50 years of James Bond movies. Bond in Motion will feature a range of vehicles that have appeared in Bond films over the years including cars, boats, motorbikes, sleds and jets.

Vehicles will include the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 and the 1937 Phantom lll Rolls-Royce from Goldfinger, the Lotus Esprit S1 nicknamed ‘Wet Nellie’ from The spy who loved me, the Bede Acrostar jet flown in Octopussy, the BMW 750iL from Tomorrow never dies, the original Parahawk (powered parachute) featured in The world is not enoughand the original SFX Cello Case Ski navigated by Timothy Dalton in The living daylights.

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, has a collection of more than 250 vehicles and tells the story of motoring in Britain. The collection includes racing cars, modern rally cars and the latest F1 machines, as well as world land speed record breakers and family cars from every motoring era.

Beaulieu is in the New Forest between Bournemouth and Southampton on England’s south coast. Palace House at Beaulieu has been the home of the Montagu family since 1538. It is open daily 10am–5pm Oct–May, 10am–6pm Jun–Sep, admission £17 adults, £15.75 concessions, £10.50 children 13–17, £9 5–12s, £46.50 family ticket. The admission price covers entrance to the National Motor Museum, Palace House and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and James Bond Experience. Bond in Motion runs from 18 January to December.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7ZN
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Website: www.beaulieu.co.uk
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  1. avatarConnie Briggs says

    Are there any tours from the US that take in the 50 years of Bond, Pinewood Studios, Ian Fleming’s birthplace ?