See the Largest Collection of James Bond's Cars—Just in Time for the New Movie
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Calling all Bond fans! You can check out a new museum exhibition showcasing over 30 of James Bond’s most iconic vehicles, just in time for the release of the newest Bond movie.
This exhibition, called "Bond in Motion," will run at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The collection will be shown at the Mullin Family Grand Salon from Sept. 25, 2021 to Oct. 30, 2022. It’s sure to get any Bond fan in the mood for the 25th movie in the franchise, No Time to Die, which will be released in theaters in fall 2021.
Check out this museum exhibition of iconic Bond cars
According to Robb Report, "Bond in Motion" is set to be the largest-ever collection of Bond vehicles displayed in the U.S., boasting over 30 cars, boats, motorcycles, and planes featured in the movies. Previously, the exhibition was displayed by the London Film Museum, and the collection goes all the way back to the beginning of Bond history, to the 1962 film Dr. No.
Brought to viewers by EON Productions and the Ian Fleming Foundation, this exhibition pays tribute to the legacy of James Bond’s many vehicles. The exhibition’s sponsor, DHL, shipped eight of the vehicles from the UK so that they could be seen in the U.S.
To see this display, you need to pre-purchase a ticket, which will cost $16 for adults, $11 for children under 18, and $14 for seniors.
For a more curated experience, consider attending the premiere event, on Sept. 23, for $60 per ticket. This will give you pre-access to the exhibition, and includes a talk by the curator, as well as free food and drinks. You can also purchase a VIP ticket for $199, through which you can access a mysterious "secret agent lounge."
See Bond’s most iconic cars up close
This car museum will display James Bond’s signature car, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, which was used by Sean Connery in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger.
In addition, the exhibition will feature various other notable Bond vehicles, including a 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine, as seen in the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me; a 1999 Heron CX-70 Parachute Parahawk, as seen in the 1999 Bond film The World is Not Enough; and a 1985 Aston Martin V8, as seen in the 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights.
Terry L. Karges, the executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, said to Forbes, "James Bond is an international pop culture icon and the vehicles he drives are an integral part of his character." Karges added, "The Peterson is excited to showcase so many of the series’ most well-known vehicles. We are sure that there will be something to satisfy every generation of Bond fan."
More Bond cars to come in new movie
Fans of classic Bond vehicles will be happy to hear that No Time to Die, the soon-to-be-released new Bond film, will include four Aston Martin vehicles, a Bond car staple. Robb Report offers a summary of the new film’s jam-packed lineup.
Automaker Aston Martin tweeted about this, encouraging viewers to look out for the inclusion of four of the company’s iconic Bond cars in the upcoming Bond film. The automaker lauded the film for blending "past, present and future," and wrote, "From the classic DB5 and V8 Vantage, to the new DBS Superleggera and Aston Martin Valhalla, there is something for every Bond fan."
This will be the ninth appearance of the DB5, a fan favorite, in the franchise. For your optimal viewing experience, check out the vehicle in real life at the "Bond in Motion" exhibition—and then head over to the movie theatre to see it on the big screen.