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007 Bond Girls In Motion

Understandably, James Bond has always had his pick of cream of the crop cars.

But what about Bond girls and the cars they drove?

To remind us, the London Film Museum has installed a new display of original film cars driven by female characters starring alongside 007 in the James Bond franchise.

Also included are previously unseen costumes, props and storyboards.

The Bond in Motion exhibition has over 100 individual items on display including the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, the ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me, the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, and the ‘Little Nellie’ Wallis WA-116 Agile Autogyro from You Only Live Twice.

New movie cars added to the permanent exhibition include:
+ Land Rover Defender Double Cab – as driven by Eve (Naomie Harris) in Skyfall
+ Ford Ka – as driven by Camille (Olga Kurylenko) in Quantum of Solace
+ Ford Thunderbird – as driven by Jinx (Halle Berry) in Die Another Day

Additional costumes and props on display for the first time at the London Film Museum include:
+ Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) costume including Belstaff jacket, H&M silk vest, J Brand leather trousers and a Skyfall film poster showing Naomie wearing the outfit
+ Skyfall clapperboard signed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe and Javier Bardem
Skyfall storyboard showing Eve Moneypenny chasing the train sequence by Jim Cornish
+ Camille (Olga Kurylenko) costume from Quantum of Solace created by Jasper Conran
Jinx (Halle Berry) costume from Die Another Day – Versace leather jacket and skirt, Gina leather stiletto boots
+ Japanese film poster showing Jinx from Die Another Day
+ Crossbow from For Your Eyes Only used by Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet)

Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet) was the very first Bond actress to drive a car in the film Goldfinger, and the Mustang she drove was a pre-production car acquired from Ford especially for the film. An original production memo from January 1964 requesting driving lessons for Tania Mallet forms part of the new display.

More Information About Bond Girls In Motion

To celebrate the new exhibits, Bond in Motion is offering 2-for-1 tickets until the end of 2017 using the code GP001.

The London Film Museum is located at 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden and is open seven days a week. Tickets are available at the box office daily or in advance from

Classic wedding cars

Natalie TA Wedding

With so much attention focused on weddings, how you arrive on the day is surely almost as important as who you are with or marrying. Which is why Natalie Turner’s stylish choice of two Citroen Traction Avant (TA) cars made for an impressive choice on her big day.

The bride travelled in a 1936 TA limo with her bridesmaids following hot on her heels in a 1949 TA Light 15.

Natalie explained: “It’s impossible not to be enthusiastic about classic cars working at Footman James Insurance and it seemed only fitting that I should honour this on my wedding day! We had so many comments about them on the day; they were definitely the right choice for such an occasion. We were absolutely delighted with the continental touch and the photos will have pride of place in our new home!”

The 1936 Traction Avant Limousine is a French classic car, manufactured by Citroen from 1934 to 1957. Natalie’s car was one of the earlier models, having been made in 1936 at the Quai de Javel car plant in Paris. A left hand drive, the limousine version means extra classic luxury for the driver and up to five passengers.

Natalie’s bridesmaids were transported in the Citroen Traction Avant Light 15 model, manufactured between 1934 and 1957. Their car – a right hand drive – was built in 1949 at the UK Slough factory and is highly sought after because of its stylish design, red leather seats, wooden dashboard and trim.

Both cars were hired from Avant Wedding Cars, based in Swindon and the wedding between bridegroom Chris Turner and Natalie took place at St Mary’s Church in Kingswinford, followed by a reception at the Mercure Kidderminster in Bewdley.


Club members wanting to arrange a classic Citroen car for their wedding should contact the FOXY Lady Drivers Club Helpdesk for advice and contacts.

Women more likely to drive on short breaks abroad

A Ferrari is surely the perfect car to drive in Italy
A Ferrari is surely the perfect car to drive in Italy
It’s probably fair to say that one thing both women and men share in common is a love of going on holiday.

But there may be some destination differences in opinion between the sexes on where to spend their next holiday – and how to get around while there.

Data from the Target Group Index shows 60% of people who take short breaks in Italy are women.

And, it seems, despite the bountiful supply of wine, the research also revealed 54% of ladies said they would drive on their next short trip abroad. Or were expected to drive perhaps?

The findings also showed women are more likely to take their own car, with 27% of the survey saying they’d do this. The theory this might be to take advantage of the extra boot space needed when shopping for designer Italian shoes and handbags, however, remains unproven.

Of course, if you’re going to be driving in Europe any time soon it’s essential to plan ahead, even if that is just where you’re going to put all that shopping. Whether you’re taking your own car or hiring one, let us provide you with some hints and tips that will ensure you’re ready before getting behind the wheel abroad.

If you’re driving through France to get to Italy, you should know about France’s new Clean Air proposals/rules/penalties.

And the latest to do with driving in France of course.

And here is our motoring advice when driving in Italy.

Do you have any top tips to share for driving in Europe? Let us know!

You can get in touch with us @FOXYtweets or via our Facebook Page.

Foxy ways to enjoy the festival season

If you’re planning to join the beautiful people this ‘summer’ and head to the best of the festivals, here’s a list of top tips for you:

Be prepared – take your toothbrush and toothpaste, as well as any medical, beauty, sun care or female necessities – as well as a hat, insect repellent, bite cream and other first aid bits and pieces.

Take some water – and don’t get dehydrated by the sun or get heatstroke.

Keep your friends close – and don’t get lost; it might take hours to find them again and you’ll miss out on lots of interesting stuff and get stressed while you’re looking.

Know your location – where you’re aiming for and where the emergency services are.

Make sure you dress for the occasion – with our weather, take wellies, rain gear, thermals and a wartime spirit, as well as a sun hat, shorts, maxi, whatever you feel comfy in.

Be prepared to queue – both for the toilets and to get in or out of the site; also for the food and drink stations.

And as far as making sure you’re festival-savvy in terms of your motor trip there and back:

Be prepared – have your vehicle serviced beforehand, check your tyre treads and pressures as well as your spare, especially if it’s a long journey to get there – we don’t want you stuck by the roadside missing your favourite band. You could even take a spare car key in case one gets lost or the battery runs out. Know where your vehicle handbook is so you can check the fundamentals if you need to.

Take some water – check all the fluids in your car including oil and water, as well as windscreen wash in case the obligatory mud splashes too much; you could also take a windscreen shade so you don’t burn your hands on the wheel when you get back in to drive (you can see we’re covering all eventualities here!)

Keep your friends close – Have the contact details handy for your breakdown recovery service, any accident assistance support service and the FOXY Lady Drivers Club website, just in case.

Know your location – make sure you have a map, directions and/or working sat nav, as well as enough petrol and money put by for the journey home or enough credit on your card.

Make sure you dress for the occasion – even when you’re driving, make sure you’re kitted out in case it’s pouring and you have to change a tyre, fix a tow rope or other such practical considerations; also you can get burnt from the sun through glass so put on some sun cream in the remote event the sun’s shining!

Be prepared to queue – for petrol if you’re trying to get some near the site, if you forget to fill up beforehand; or to get out of the site ready for your journey home.

And – most of all HAVE A FUN, FOXY TIME!

We Love Our Business Partners

We have a new homepage for the Club’s website making it easier for visitors to see what we do.

Until now we’ve focused our sales efforts on individual female motorists but we also have new membership packages for employers, groups and associations so we need to get this message across as well.

This has required us to look for, identify and advantage new business partners where there is a genuine and reciprocal business case.

And we’re working with some great partners I’m delighted to say.

Three Different Types of Business Partnership

Just to explain where we’re starting from here. FOXY Lady Drivers Club is run on a not for profit basis. This means no salaries for the individuals that work here. Profits are called surpluses and they get re-invested in the business.

Clearly we do need to earn some money, so the Club is funded by key business partners including the FOXY Lady Approved garages, car dealers and tyre centres our sister website FOXY Choice manages, identifying, promoting and monitoring as female friendly, ahead of others.

These businesses support us through an annual subscription to one of our approved networks in exchange for female friendly marketing services which include gift memberships of The Club for their female customers. In this way we can help these business partners grow their female fan club by keeping in touch with them in-between motoring-related purchases.

We also work with remarkable business groups and associations that are largely run by and for women – this means we understand each other’s perspective. Businesses like Mumpreneurs Networking Club, named groups within The Athena Network and certain WI Federations can give their female customers/members free gift membership of FOXY Lady Drivers Club within this partnership.

We also recognise and reward our business partners that supply Club members with specialist benefits such as VIP car checks, airport parking, legal, motor claims and anxiety support services. So they can benefit from this relationship as well, we allow their female customers to claim free gift memberships of the Club as a gesture of our goodwill here.

Do have a look at our new partners’ scheme page to see what we’re offering. And if you would like to enquire about a new business partnership, in line with others on offer, please introduce yourself and your business to me via

Or by all means sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and keep in touch that way.

Steph Savill