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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 www.londonfilmmuseum.com.

The foxy choice for a Valentine’s Day mechanic

Surprise, surprise – most women drivers would like James Bond star Daniel Craig to be their personal motor mechanic.

Whereas fewer than one in five men would be prepared to stop at the road to help Joanna Lumley change a tyre.

These are some of the findings in a fun survey carried out by Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) with a Valentine’s Day theme.

MTS analysis suggests that women ‘clearly feel that the 007 star would be more technically competent to deal with car servicing than David Beckham’ who came second in the survey.

FOXY analysis suggests that any perceived mechanical prowess may well have more to do with their ‘phwoar factor’ in many female eyes…

Which explains why only 1% of women thought that Justin Bieber would make a good mechanic (or being in the least bit interested either way perhaps).

Happily for us ladies, the age of chivalry is not totally dead, as some might have thought, with more than 50% of men in the survey volunteering to stop at the roadside to help a lady in distress (should we ever feel the need to change our own wheel for ourselves that is…).

Even so, we were surprised to read that only 18% of men would stop to help Joanna Lumley, 12% Cheryl Cole and 3% Adele – let’s hope these three foxy ladies know what to do in the event of a car accident and could call on the Club’s VIP services whenever they need a motoring friend.

Needless to say the MTS survey had a serious point to it too, reminding us all that regular servicing and tyre care are vital to our personal road safety as well as that of other car occupants and pedestrians. And this explains why MTS is also a FOXY Lady Approved tyre fitting centre and garage who really cares.