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Take a look at the official launch of Bond vehicle exhibition as it opens at the London Film Museum
A little over 50 years ago, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman first brought Ian Fleming's now iconic character to the big screen with Dr No. From the outset - with that first chase sequence featuring 007 behind the wheel of a blue Alpine Sunbeam while Dr No's assassins gave chase - Harry and Cubby understood the importance of James Bond's thrilling vehicle sequences.
Indeed, across the 22 films that followed, 007's vehicles and high-tech gadgets have become one of the series signatures enjoyed by generations of fans.
Continuing the celebrations of a 50-year-old legacy, James Bond has now taken over the London Film Museum in its entirety, with a showcase of stunning vehicles and props that have featured in the films. There are some remarkable machines on display, all of which bear testimony to the hard work put in by the creative teams, the behind-the-scenes artists, stuntmen and technicians without whom the on-screen magic would not be possible.
Alongside the most iconic cars, like the Aston Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit S1, there's a host of treasures including Goldfinger's proud Rolls-Royce, the buzzing autogyro from You Only Live Twice, Octopussy's Acrostar jet and Crocodile submarine - together with a whole clutch of cars, bikes, sleds and boats. Vehicles that have carried all six of our James Bond actors feature in the exhibition.
Bond in Motion opened at the London Film Museum on 21st March and on Sunday 23rd March, London Film Museum will host an Aston Martin Owner's Club event with a large number of incredible Aston Martin cars being displayed in Covent Garden piazza, including some original James Bond vehicles.
New pieces for UK display include: 1/3 scale model AgustaWestland helicopter (Skyfall), Disco Volante Steering Wheel (Thunderball), Tanker Chase Sequence Storyboards (Licence To Kill), Vesper's Stephanie Broadchest alias passport (Casino Royale), Bond's Coat of Arm's cuff links (Skyfall), Bond's Evaluation Report (Skyfall).
On hand to open the exhibition in its new London location were Bond girls Caterina Murino, Maryam d'Abo, and Naomie Harris; producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson; designer Ken Adam; stunt driver Ben Collins; and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould.