Bond in Motion organisers can reveal a small selection of the never-before exhibited vehicles to appear at Beaulieu next month...
Exhibition Vehicles Announced
21st December 2011
Press Release: "Never Before Seen Exhibits Arrive for James Bond Vehicle Exhibition 17th January 2012"
The opening of an exciting new exhibition of 50 James Bond vehicles, which will be unveiled to the public on 17th January 2012, is now less than a month away. The exhibition, the largest of its kind staged anywhere in the world, will showcase 50 of the best loved and most iconic James Bond vehicles in celebration of the 50th year of James Bond films. Bond in Motion will run from January to December 2012 at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.
Above: The Union Jack Parachute from "Die Another Day" will be on display.
Among the vehicles now arriving for the exhibition are a number that have never before been seen in public. These include the Ford Mustang Mach 1 from "Diamonds Are Forever", villain Zukovsky's Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II from "The World Is Not Enough" and the vintage 1962 Rolls Royce, pushed into a lake by May Day and Zorin with Bond still inside, in "A View to a Kill".
Other exhibits on public view for the first time include the 'Burial-At-Sea Bed' from "You Only Live Twice", the Union Jack Parachute which villain Gustav Graves used when he landed on The Mall and the Surfboard with concealed weapons and ammunition, from "Die Another Day". Also on display will be the "Casino Royale" Skyfleet S570 model, based on a Boeing 747, and original 'Pig' from "The Living Daylights", used to smuggle Koskov across the border through the Siberian Pipe Line.
2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of Beaulieu's world-famous National Motor Museum, a fitting year to be hosting a major new car exhibition with some of the most recognised vehicles from the Bond films.
About The National Motor Museum
The world-famous National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has a collection of over 250 vehicles telling the story of motoring on the roads of Britain from the dawn of motoring to the present day. There are historic 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. Visitors to Beaulieu can also explore Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538 and 13th century Beaulieu Abbey as well as World of Top Gear. Open every day, except Christmas Day, from 10am.
About EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-two films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli took over the franchise from Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli in 1995 and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE.