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Bond in Motion: Behind the wheel with 007

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

Daniel Craig is back at work on the new Bond film and the arrival of another outing for the world's favourite superspy can mean only one thing - some more great cars.

I mean, really, can anyone boast a better film car collection than 007?

As a kid I really wanted to be James Bond. Hell, as an adult I still do. One of the film scenes I identify with most is in Catch Me If You Can, where Leonardo DiCaprio's Frank Abignale Jr sees Goldfinger and then goes out and gets the suit and the car.

I mean, you would, wouldn't you?

A large part of this passions stems from my dad, who introduced me to the films and used them as go-to watching when the topic of putting on a film came up.

So last month we headed up to Bond In Motion at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden.

As you descend into the exhibition you are greeted by one of the true classics

And opposite? This truly stunning number from A View To A Kill.

The awesome thing about the Bond films is that even the poor ones, yes Die Another Day I am looking at you, featured some absolute beauties among its automotive stars.

Walking through the rooms, each vehicle is set up with context from the film it appears in, ranging from clips to costumes and photos of the stars.

And there are some classic favourites there too.

But in many ways, the real joy of the exhibition is that you feel like you have been allowed into a curated backstage area. Not only are all these vehicles there, but there are props and planning diagrams and storyboards, all of which help you get inside how the cars became a part of the legend.

And while his cars may be the ultimate accessory, 007 has never been badly accessorised when on foot either.

So if you are a Bond fan. Or a car fan. Or both, get yourself across to the exhibition. You won't regret it.

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