Produced in collaboration with EON Productions and the Ian Fleming® Foundation, “Bond in Motion” showcases land, sea and air vehicles used in the 007 films including from the forthcoming “No Time to Die”
LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2021) – The Petersen Automotive Museum’s newest exhibit, “Bond in Motion,” celebrates the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise through a diverse selection of iconic screen-used vehicles and is now open to the public in the Mullin Grand Salon gallery. The exhibit is the largest official Bond vehicle display to date in the U.S., featuring more than 30 cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters and even scale filming models of aircraft from an array of both classic and contemporary Bond films.
“The vehicles that James Bond drives are a prominent part of the franchise’s legacy,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “The Petersen is excited to welcome all Bond fans, movie buffs and car enthusiasts to see many of these world-famous vehicles up-close in an intimate, yet exhilarating setting.”
Highlighted automobiles include the 1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage from “The Living Daylights” (1987), 1999 BMW Z8 from “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) and the 2019 Aston Martin DB10 from “Spectre” (2015). Select other vehicles featured in the exhibit are the Tow Sled from “Thunderball” (1965), the 1973 Glastron GT-150 watercraft from “Live and Let Die” (1973) and the Neptune Submarine from “For Your Eyes Only” (1981).
“Bond in Motion” was created as a collaboration between EON Productions and the Ian Fleming® Foundation, with support from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), to explore how the vehicles featured in the Bond movies contributed to each movie’s popularity and legacy. Transportation of eight automobiles from the United Kingdom was generously donated and managed by DHL, who oversaw logistics for the last five Bond films and is the official partner of “No Time to Die” (2021).
The exhibit will run through October 30, 2022 and is included in the price of admission. It will also provide a space for upcoming screenings, panel discussions and lectures related to the Bond franchise.
For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.
The 25th film in the James Bond Franchise, “No Time to Die,” will be released in cinemas on September 30, 2021 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S. on October 8, 2021, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) via its United Artists Releasing banner.
About Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors and $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under age 4 are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.petersen.org.
ABOUT EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company that has made the James Bond films since 1962 and together with Danjaq controls all worldwide merchandising. For more information, visit www.007.com.
About the Ian Fleming® Foundation (IFF)
The Ian Fleming® Foundation (IFF) was formed as a public benefit nonprofit U.S. 501(c)(3) California corporation in July of 1992. The IFF is dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of Ian Lancaster Fleming, Ian Fleming’s literary works, the James Bond phenomenon, and their impact on popular culture. One of the IFF’s goals is procuring, restoring, preserving, archiving, and displaying the original works of Ian Fleming® and all of the subsequent products of that original body of work. These include the films, as well as the merchandise and memorabilia spawned by the films. Another goal of the Ian Fleming® Foundation is to establish scholarships and endowments in studies related to the dedicated areas. For further information please visit: http://www.ianflemingfoundation.org