Bond In Motion Exhibition

edited December 2011 in News Posts: 74
Just announced that the Bond In Motion Exhibition opens January 17th 2012
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  • Posts: 12,241
    excellent! Thats my week off work i think? Bonus! That can be on my to do list! :D
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited December 2011 Posts: 13,305
    Already mentioned here. On the 24th of October as well:

    http://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/event_bond_in_motion.php3
  • JamesPageJamesPage Moderator, Director
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    Tomorrow's news today ;)
  • gt007gt007 Station G
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    A page dedicated to the Bond In Motion exhibition is now on the official 007 Facebook page, including a vehicle photo gallery and the following text:
    CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF 007'S MACHINES AT BEAULIEU

    It was Sean Connery’s impeccable "Bond, James Bond" in DR. NO that introduced an enthusiastic 1962 audience to a character who was to define the expression "licence to kill". But it was a little Sunbeam Alpine series II convertible that set the pace for what has become possibly the most enduring, iconic symbol of the entire 50 years of the franchise: the James Bond car.

    That Sunbeam – with its blue coat, white wheel rims and a chassis so small that 007 is forced to drive with his elbow hanging out of the window – may not have had the muscle of the imposter British Embassy Chevrolet Bel Air (the first car to ever appear in a Bond film), nor the grunt of the CIA Chevrolet Impala (which in fairness had only a cameo role). But when Bond looks in his mirror, realises there’s a LaSalle hearse on his tail, grits his teeth and stamps hard on the gas, the Sunbeam did what all subsequent 007 machines would set out to achieve: it raised the hairs on the back of your neck.

    Since then, Bondmobiles have increased both in size and ambition, with their appearances hotly anticipated by generations of moviegoers, all eager to see what cleverness Q has rustled up this time (the gadgets, incidentally, first arrived in the following film, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, with the arrival of Q’s legendary "ordinary black leather case" that included a knife, sniper rifle and a teargas canister disguised as talcum powder). From the ejector seat in GOLDFINGER’s Aston Martin DB5 and the subaquatic skills of the THE SPY WHO LOVED ME’s Lotus Esprit S1, to the invisible Aston Martin Vanquish in DIE ANOTHER DAY, 007’s cars have remained as enduring as the agent himself, providing a celluloid cool factor that no amount of Savile Row suits and shaken martinis could ever muster. Now, thanks to the National Motor Museum, the cars are coming together in what promises to be the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world.

    To celebrate 50 years of Bond, the UK's National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has brought together 50 iconic 007 vehicles. That little Sunbeam Alpine is sadly missing in action somewhere in the world (though wouldn't it be great if Bond fans could track it down?), but a whole fleet of cars will be on show, including not only such luminaries as Auric GOLDFINGER’s 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, the trusty DB5, and the BMW 750iL from TOMORROW NEVER DIES, but also fan favourites such as the Parahawk paraglider/snowmobile hybrid from THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH and the original cello case that Timothy Dalton skied down a mountain in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS.

    To cap it all off, 2012 also marks the museum’s 40th anniversary, giving you access to an entire history of motoring, with over 250 cars covering everything from land speed record breakers to the latest F1 racing cars.

    The exhibition, Bond In Motion, launches on January 15th. It opens to the public on the 17th and runs until December 2012, at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, New Forest. For more information call 01590 612345 or visit www.beaulieu.co.uk
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Great news that! I'm going to have to find to time go to this. I will be quite something.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited January 2012 Posts: 13,305
    So nice pictures from the Guardian here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gallery/2012/jan/15/motor-museum-james-bond-in-pictures#/?picture=384459016&index=0

    And this:

    The Aston Martin DB5 seems a little pedestrian compared with some of the cars James Bond has commandeered in the past 50 years, but the sportscar classic will return in the next instalment of the spy's adventures.

    One of the crew working on Skyfall, the 23rd film in the Bond series, yesterday said filmmakers had borrowed "a couple of DB5s", suggesting the car first seen in Goldfinger 48 years ago may be involved in a chase scene.

    One of the original Goldfinger Aston Martins is the star exhibit of the Bond in Motion show at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire. The museum has been transformed into a rest home for vehicles developed by Q Branch since shooting began on Doctor No 50 years ago yesterday.

    Highlights of the exhibition, which contains the largest number of Bond vehicles ever assembled, include the Lotus Esprit S1 driven by Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me and the Crocodile submarine from Octopussy.

    Not all are in top condition. Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor for the Bond films, said the scuffs and dents on the cars used in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were real, unlike the cosmetic bullet holes. "It brings tears to my eyes, doing that to these cars," he said. "For Casino Royale, the car did seven rolls, which broke the world record. We didn't set out to do that, it just happened."

    Special effects team member John Holmes said cars such as the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish in Die Another Day were entirely different from standard models.

    "For Die Another Day, we went along to Ford and said we needed a four-wheel drive version of the Aston Martin Vanquish and they said it couldn't be done. We said, just give us the cars, and we did it ourselves."

    Bond actors sometimes get carried away, Mr Holmes said. One of his colleagues was sitting next to Pierce Brosnan in the Aston Martin used for Die Another Day when the actor was taking it for a run at Pinewood Studios. "All of a sudden they were driving out of the gate. It had Mickey Mouse number plates and no tax disc or insurance or anything. Pierce just said: 'Don't worry, I'm James Bond.' "

    Several Bond girls visited the exhibition, including Britt Ekland, who played Bond's bumbling accomplice Holly Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun. She said she felt nostalgic for the days when directors could not retouch stunts with computer-generated effects.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/comeback-for-classic-aston-martin-car/story-e6frg6so-1226245833017
  • Posts: 12,241
    Yeah the photo's are really nice, and saw a number of tv reports from the museam on various news reports. Looks pretty good, and its nice to now have a visual idea on how it's all set out pretty much!
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    I love this, it's so Brosnan:

    Bond actors sometimes get carried away, Mr Holmes said. One of his colleagues was sitting next to Pierce Brosnan in the Aston Martin used for Die Another Day when the actor was taking it for a run at Pinewood Studios. "All of a sudden they were driving out of the gate. It had Mickey Mouse number plates and no tax disc or insurance or anything. Pierce just said: 'Don't worry, I'm James Bond.' "

    Also one could argue, irresponsible but hey, that was Pierce as Bond...
  • Beaulieu currently have 15% off the Bond In Motion exhibition entry price online. This gives access to the whole complex as well.
  • Posts: 3,037
    Don't mind the language:

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  • gt007gt007 Station G
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    Here's the official BOND IN MOTION show reel:

  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Very nice! Thanks @gt007.
  • Posts: 469
    Cant wait to March - off to exhibition with the wife. 2nd time to Beaulieau for a exhibition. Also looking forward to seeing the Top gear cars as well
  • Posts: 5,745
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Very nice! Thanks @gt007.

    I love the pause for the CR crash. Such great audio during that crash, if thats not too weird to say. None of it seemed to be foley.
  • Posts: 12,241
    gt007 wrote:
    Here's the official BOND IN MOTION show reel:


    Nice trailor! Thanks for sharing! Hoping to go in march!
  • edited January 2012 Posts: 15,556
    Norwegian newspaper VG has an article on their website about the Bond In Motion exhibition, including an interiew with Britt Ekland. The interview is in Norwegian, but the video at the top of the article is partially in English.

    http://www.vg.no/bil-og-motor/artikkel.php?artid=10076128

    EDIT:
    Translated the interview, which also includes a word with Ken Wallace:


    Sitting on the hood of the iconic Aston Martin DB5, Britt Ekland reveals what the James Bond movies really are all about.


    At age 69, the Swedish film diva, known for her role as Bond-girl in The Man With The Golden Gun, can still spin a group of press photographers around her little finger.
    She showed that when she posed as hood ornament under the press viewing of the Bond in Motion exhibition which opens for audiences today.
    Ekland exclusively requested being taken photos of with blitz, and acts skeptically to VG’s photographer who manages without one. Still, she takes her time for a chat.


    «I get so many good memories from seeing these cars. You know, James Bond really is mostly about the cars. And the Bond-girls of course», Ekland says, blinking to VG.
    «In my age, you prefer comfort, so I would rather had that one», she says, pointing towards a Rolls Royce Phantom III, the car of villain Goldfinger from the movie with the same name.
    Right behind her stands the most iconic car in the Bond series, the one she just jumped down from the hood of, Aston Martin DB5, Sean Connery’s car from the movie.
    «When I was young we (she and her then-husband, Peter Sellers) had an Aston Msrtin just like that. But ours was a cabriolet of course. »
    Over 50 different vehicles from 50 years of James Bond movies have their place in the National Motor Museum, about a two hour drive from London, in the idyllic Beaulieu manor.

    The Museum, with over 250 cars showing the development of motor vehicles, is mostly for the car fanatic. But the Bond exhibition, which lasts throughout the year, can make movie enthusiasts of any age gaze.
    Aston Martin DB5, used in Goldfinger, was the first car the factory ever made, but in the movie, Q has given James Bond some extra equipment to use: An ejector- seat, bulletproof screen and machine guns.
    In the opposite corner of the room, stand the two cars from the craziest car scene from the series: The one from Die Another Day, where Pierce Brosnan, drives for his life against the villain Zao, who follows him on a frozen lake driving in his green Jaguar XKR.

    Bonds Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is so special that it is the only car of the exhibition in a glass display. The Bond car got a good advantage over the Jaguar in both horse powers (450 against 370) and top speed (315 km/h against 250 km/h), but Zao on the other hand, has heat seeking missiles. In the very last second, Bond saves his life by making the Aston Martin turn invisible - in a scene being played on one of the walls behind the cars.
    «It’s the most beautiful car scene of any Bond film. Those two cars dances just like in a ballet, it really should be accompanied by opera music», says Vic Armstrong, who directed and wrote the stunt scene, and has played numbers of stunt scenes in the Bond films.
    «The cars got hero roles, just like Bond himself. These are cars that are to expensive for the ordinary man, but Bond can crash and destroy as he like. »

    Two of the cars that have gone through most are represented in a «before» and «after edition »: Aston Martin DBS, that Daniel Craig drives in the two most recent Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
    In the first of the two, the stunt crew made a record when they rolled the car around seven times, in a scene where Bond just barely manages not to run over his girlfriend Vesper.
    In the next film, they wrecked seven cars during the opening scene.

    The exhibition does have room for much more:
    Here you’ll find the legendary Lotus Espirit S1, from The Spy Who Loved Me, which turns into a submarine when Roger Moore drives it over a pier; and BMW 750 iL, which Brosnan remote controlled with his mobile phone from its backseat in Tomorrow Never Dies.
    Also included are several curiosities more for Bond fans rather than car enthusiasts: Like the crocodile-sub Moore uses in Octopussy, and the Cello case that Timothy Dalton runs down a slalom hill with, in The Living Daylights.
    While Sean Connery was watching from the ground, Ken Wallace flew his homemade mini-helicopter over the volcanic mountains.
    In You Only Live Twice, Bond shoots down four attacking helicopters from the criminal organization SPECTRE from his «Little Nellie». But actor Sean Connery only made studio scenes where the mini helicopter was raised with a steel wire. In the 84 flights required, former engineer and RAF-pilot Ken Wallace was behind the controls.
    «Sean Connery was a pleasant chap, but he spent most of his time in the studio, so I rarely saw him. I was never nervous, even today I would rather fly Little Nellie than anything else », the now 94-year old man says to VG.
  • gt007gt007 Station G
    edited January 2012 Posts: 1,180
    There's a new article on 007.com about the opening of the exhibition with a nice photo gallery. Here's the text:
    007com wrote:
    BOND HEADS TO BEAULIEU
    BOND IN MOTION PLAYS HOST TO 50 YEARS OF CARS, GIRLS AND VERY BRAVE STUNTMEN

    The undeniable stars of the Bond In Motion exhibition are the 50 vehicles themselves, but as the ribbon fell on opening day, the iconic machines found themselves vying for attention alongside a brace of former Bond girls, actors, stuntmen and television crews from around the world.

    Marking half a century of 007’s performance on the silver screen, the exhibition was declared open by Lord Montagu’s son, Hon Ralph Montagu, who was helped in cutting the ribbon by no less than four ex Bond girls, including Britt Ekland (THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN), Eunice Gayson (DR. NO, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE), Jenney Hanley (ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE) and Madeline Smith (LIVE AND LET DIE).

    Also in attendance was Colin Salmon, who played the impeccable MI6 Chief of Staff, Charles Robinson, plus legendary stunt co-ordinator Vic Armstrong, who joined the Bond team with 1967’s YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and wing commander Ken Wallis, who flew his own invention, the ‘Little Nellie’ gyrocopter in the same film (mainly because in 1967 he was the only man who knew how a gyrocopter worked).

    Bond In Motion will be open throughout the year. For more information call 01590 612345 or visit www.beaulieu.co.uk
  • edited May 2012 Posts: 3,290
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  • The exhibition has been extended for another year. Will now be on until 4th January 2014
  • SuperheroSithSuperheroSith SE London
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    WHERE is the exhibition?
  • The exhibition has been extended for another year. Will now be on until 4th January 2014

    Where did you hear that out of interest?
  • edited November 2012 Posts: 74
    The exhibition is at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in the New Forest near Southampton. Web addesss is www.beaulieu.co.uk @SuperheroSith

    @myworldisenough I follow Beaulieu on Facebook and they said on there yesterday. It is also now on their website.
  • Hello All, I went a couple of weeks back and it was fantastic, to see Tim Dalton's TLD Aston Martin was my highlight. Their is some amazing Bond props, models and the rest of the museum is fantastic too. Check out the Monorail and the brilliant WHEELS pod ride.
  • And that extra year just cost you 300million dollars!

    WELL.......MAYBE ITS TIME TO START CUTTING OVERHEADS!
  • Hello All, I went a couple of weeks back and it was fantastic, to see Tim Dalton's TLD Aston Martin was my highlight. Their is some amazing Bond props, models and the rest of the museum is fantastic too. Check out the Monorail and the brilliant WHEELS pod ride.

    Ha. The wheels ride is so dated, but fun though. It's a great place but they need to update the facilities to the 21st century. The wheels ride is the same from when I was little years and years ago.
  • Posts: 12,241
    Great news it has been extended! May have to have a second visit next year?
  • Posts: 469
    RogueAgent wrote:
    Great news it has been extended! May have to have a second visit next year?

    Me too - wait till spring, I think


  • Posts: 12,241
    largo2 wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    Great news it has been extended! May have to have a second visit next year?

    Me too - wait till spring, I think



    May go in my Birthday week in April.
  • Posts: 5,745
    Someone has posted a walkthrough on YouTube.

    Duration: 20 minutes
    Quality: Good

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