Bond exhibition turns up heat
Image: John W. Schulze
An exhibition of the various vehicles that have been used in the James Bond movie franchise, over the 50 years since it first hit the silver screen, is still pulling the crowds at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.
The next Bond film, enigmatically titled Skyfall, is going to be released into cinemas next month and in order to celebrate this fact, a couple of new motors used within the film have also been added to the showcase at the museum.
This includes a pair of Honda CRF250R motorbikes, which join the throng of other cars from past Bond flicks.
Amongst the cars on show is an Aston Martin DBS, which featured in 2006's Casino Royale. This model is noteworthy not only because of its cinematic pedigree, but also because it holds the Guinness World Record for the most flips achieved during a movie stunt.
A second record breaker is present at the museum, although this is a waterborne vehicle rather than one designed for the road. This is of course the Glastron GT-150 speedboat, which jumped 110 feet during Live and Let Die, so there really is something for everyone at the exhibition, which runs every day until the end of 2012.