BOND IN MOTION was a popular exhibition at the National Motor Museum. It ran from January 2012 to December 2013. It was the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles anywhere in the world.
2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series and the 40th anniversary of the National Motor Museum (and the 60th anniversary of Beaulieu opening its doors to the public) and what better way to mark these occasions than with the biggest exhibition of James Bond vehicles ever staged?
Alongside the most famous vehicles like the Aston Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit S1, the exhibition included a host of treasures dating back to Goldfinger including the iconic 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, the buzzing autogyro from You Only Live Twice and Octopussy’s screeching Acrostar Jet alongside cars, bikes, trikes, sleds and boats.
Cars used in films starring Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig all featured in the exhibition.
New to the exhibition in October 2012 were three vehicles straight from the set of the 23rd James Bond film, SKYFALL. The two Honda CRF250R motorbikes, including the one ridden by Daniel Craig, and the Land Rover Defender 110 that featured in the exciting opening sequence of the film.
We also had on display a 1/3 scale miniature model of the Aston Martin DB5 used in SKYFALL.
To see a full list of all the Bond vehicles that were included in the exhibition, click here
Beaulieu is grateful for the assistance of Eon Productions, The Ian Fleming Foundation, The Louwman Museum, Aston Martin, the late Wing Commander Ken Wallis and Max Reid and family for their assistance in sourcing the vehicles for the BOND IN MOTION exhibition.
New Displays in 2014
There will be two new exciting displays launching at Easter in 2014. Find out more.