MI6 reports from the Bond In Motion exhibition event launch held last week at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu...

Bond In Motion Event Launch
21st January 2012

The National Motor Museum held their launch event for the new exhibition Bond In Motion, celebrating 50 years of James Bond vehicles on the silver screen, at Beaulieu (Hampshire, England) on Sunday 15th January 2012. MI6 was in attendance alongside other luminaries from the 007 community.

Bond girls Britt Ekland ("The Man With The Golden Gun"), Madeline Smith ("Live And Let Die", Jenny Hanley ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service") and Eunice Gayson ("Dr. No", "From Russia With Love") were joined by fellow 007 alumni Colin Salmon ("Tomorrow Never Dies", "The World Is Not Enough", "Die Another Day"), Shane Rimmer ("You Only Live Twice", "The Spy Who Loved Me"), stunt coordinator and second unit director Vic Armstrong and SFX wizard Chris Courbold. Commander Ken Wallis also showcased the famous Little Nellie gyrocopter, which is part of the exhibition.

Lord Montagu, owner of the museum, cut the ribbon and declared the exhibition open alongside the Bond girls. Bond In Motion is open throughout 2012 as James Bond celebrates his 50th anniversary. Click here for event information and a complete list of the vehicles on display.

"For the James Bond franchise, I think beautiful women are more important than the cars. Men like both. But if they had to choose - they'd probably choose the car." -- Britt Ekland

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