The Petersen Automotive Museum presents a new exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise through a highly diverse selection of iconic screen-used vehicles.
Opening on Sept. 25, in the Mullin Grand Salon gallery, “Bond in Motion” will be the largest official Bond vehicle display to date in the United States and will feature more than 30 cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters and scale filming models of aircraft from classic and contemporary Bond films.
Highlighted automobiles include the 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine from “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977), a 1985 Aston Martin V8 from “The Living Daylights” (1987), a 1999 BMW Z8 from “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) and the 2019 Aston Martin DB10 from “Spectre” (2015).
“James Bond is an international pop culture icon and the vehicles he drives are an integral part of his character,” Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges said. “The Petersen 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.”
“Bond in Motion” was created as a collaboration between EON Productions and the Ian Fleming Foundation, with support from Metro Goldwyn Mayer, to explore how the vehicles featured in the Bond movies contributed to each film’s popularity and legacy. Transportation of eight automobiles from the United Kingdom was donated and managed by DHL, which oversaw logistics for the last five Bond films and is the official partner of “No Time To Die” (2021).
The exhibit will run through Oct. 30, 2022. It will also provide a space for screenings, panel discussions and lectures related to the Bond franchise.
The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. For information, visit petersen.org/bond.
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