Bond in Motion!
PAGEANT OF POWER GAINS ‘LICENCE TO THRILL’,
AS ORGANISERS CONFIRM BOND IN MOTION LINE-UP
James Bond fans will be left shaken and stirred at this year’s event, as we have confirmed that a thrilling line-up of genuine Bond cars will be on display. In association with the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, who are hosting a Bond in Motion exhibition that celebrates 50 years of the iconic British spy’s presence on the silver screen, the 2012 Pageant will showcase some of the machinery that starred alongside Pierce Brosnan.
Cars on show during the three-day event will include the vanishing Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Die Another Day. Codenamed ‘The Vanish’ by MI6 in the 20th Bond film, the car featured an ‘Adaptive Camouflage’ cloaking system, which allowed it to become invisible to the naked eye at the push of a button. ‘The Vanish’ was also equipped with a generous quota of Bond gadgetry, including twin .50-calibre autocannons, rocket projectiles, dorsal target-seeking shotguns, and a passenger ejector seat – in homage to the original Aston Martin DB5.
Also on show at the 2012 Pageant will be the (Jaguar XKR) and Ice Dragster driven by Bond-villains Zao and Gustav Graves in Die Another Day, and the beautiful BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough.
The 2012 Pageant’s 007 celebration is a satellite exhibition of Beaulieu National Motor Museum’s ‘Bond in Motion’ season, which features many of the most famous Bond cars from the last 50 years. The exhibition is currently a major highlight of the museum’s celebrated automotive collection.