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We all know the legitimate stars of each individual James Bond film are his vehicles. Exotic sports activities cars and trucks equipped with remarkable (and usually fantastic) accessories like machine guns, bulletproof glass and the occasional ejector seat. 

Rocket launchers? Way too mundane. Rocket boosters are much more like it. Who among us would not gladly trade a kidney for a Lotus that turns into a submarine? Probably that is just me. 

The closest any of us will get to being a tremendous-geared up superspy is a stroll through the new Bond in Movement show at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Some of Bond’s most effective vehicles, boats and a lot more are on show for those people without having double-O status to solitary-O ogle. Here is a search about.

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The most iconic Bond automobile is, unquestionably, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Showcasing oil slick dispensers, tire slashers and far more, it very first designed it to movie in Goldfinger and has been in 10 movies to day, including the latest, No Time to Die. The car or truck in this article was in that motion picture, as well as most of ones with Daniel Craig and several of these with Pierce Brosnan.

When most affiliated with British models like Aston and Lotus, above the training course of 25 movies Bond has driven a wide range of automobiles. One particular of the Ford Mustang Mach 1s in Diamonds are Endlessly is listed here, as is the Mercury Cougar XR-7 pushed so expertly by Bond’s shortly-to-be-wife from On Her Majesty’s Top secret Services. 

Then you will find the AMC Hornet X. A person of the cars utilized in The Person with the Golden Gun is right here, but it is not the a single that was utilised to perform just one of the greatest stunts in movie background:

Right after the Aston, one of the most unforgettable Bond cars and trucks is, of study course, the white Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Beloved Me. Numerous Esprits were being converted for the movie, most demonstrating the auto/sub in various states of transformation. The example listed here is just one of those. Only 1 was a performing submarine and it is really at the moment owned by Elon Musk

It really is not just cars and trucks at Bond in Motion both. There are two Glastron fiberglass boats, an real submarine and the very small, Chevy-run jet boat highlighted in The Earth Is Not Plenty of.

And, of training course, newer BMWs and Astons from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s Bond flicks.

The Petersen

In a city so shaped by the vehicle, it can be fitting that LA has a person of the best car or truck museums in the planet. 3 tales tall and wrapped in a spectacular stainless-steel floating ribbon facade, its amazing assortment has every little thing from ultra-unusual Jaguars and Porsches to motion picture vehicles like the Batmobile and the DeLorean from Again to the Potential. A handful of many years in the past they had a large Porsche show, which we caught just before it still left.

They rotate their selection, with even much more cars in a below-ground Vault, which calls for a particular guided tour. We did that, much too, a couple of several years back.

Bond in Motion

The Bond in Movement exclusive show is integrated with your ticket to the Petersen. You can e-book ahead of time, even though there will not appear to be to be any restrictions in put to restrict attendance or acquiring tickets when you arrive. It was quite fast paced in the course of my visit. 

I highly advocate also touring the Vault when you are there, nevertheless that expenditures more, as does parking, so it can be an high priced day out.

If you might be not in LA whenever quickly, look at out the gallery previously mentioned for all the Q-department high-velocity goodness.


As very well as covering TVs and other display screen tech, Geoff does picture tours of cool museums and locations all over the earth, including nuclear submarines, massive plane carriers, medieval castles, airplane graveyards, and much more.   

You can stick to his exploits on Instagram and his journey video clip collection about his 10,000 mile highway journey on YouTube. He also has prepared a bestselling sci-fi novel about city-dimension submarines, along with a sequel.  

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