JAMES Bond fans visiting the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power next month will be in for a treat when a line-up of genuine cars from the films goes on display.
Organisers of the motoring extravaganza have teamed up with the National Motor Museum in Hampshire to host the Bond in Motion exhibition that celebrates 50 years of the iconic British spy’s presence on the silver screen.
Cars on show during the three-day event which takes place on June 15-17, will be the very ones that starred alongside Pierce Brosnan, including the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Die Another Day.
The car featured an ‘Adaptive Camouflage’ cloaking system, which allowed it to become invisible to the naked eye at the push of a button.
The Vanquish was also equipped with a generous quota of Bond gadgetry, including twin .50-calibre autocannons, rocket projectiles, dorsal target-seeking shotguns, and a passenger ejector seat as a homage to the original Aston Martin DB5.
Also on show will be the Jaguar XKR and Ice Dragster which were driven by Bond-villains Zao and Gustav Graves in Die Another Day and the stunning BMW Z8 from The World is Not Enough
James Hall, event director of the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, said: “We’ve announced many new additions for the Pageant of Power in 2012, and I believe that the Bond car celebration will be one of the most popular and memorable,”
“I can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to fire anyone from an ejector seat or launch any missiles, but crowds will certainly be wowed by these stunning cars.”
Alongside the Bond car celebration, visitors will also be treated to a 50th anniversary celebration of the seminal AC Cobra, as well as the appearance of a range of aero-engined cars such as the BMW ‘Brutus’ which was featured on the most recent series of BBC2’s Top Gear.
To buy tickets or get further information on the Pageant of Power, visit www.cpop.co.uk.