1. Bond Cars at LA Auto Show

    By daniel on 2003-01-02

    Car manufacturer Aston Martin will stage a special display at the 2003 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show to commemorate their cars which have graced the silver screens thanks to Q-Branch and James Bond.

    Once immersed in the exhibit, visitors will see a variety of props and “optional equipment” that were cleverly devised for the action-packed films, as well as video highlights from some of the movies’ more memorable moments. The display’s centerpiece, however, will be the cars; highlighted by what many consider to be the classic James Bond car of all time – the DB5 that Sean Connery popularized in 1964’s Goldfinger and the following year in Thunderball.

    Certainly not to be missed are the cars featured in … Die Another Day… Alongside Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) gadget-loaded Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, which in the film is chased around a frozen lake in Iceland, will be the Ford Thunderbird and Jaguar XKR that play supporting roles in the gripping film.

    Aston Martin’s stand at the event will also feature the DB7 Vantage and the DB7 Volante Vantage.

    There is no mention, however, of the Aston Martin DB5, a new model of which is apparently going to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.

    The LA Auto Show runs from January 4 through January 12. Further details can be found at the official site at

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