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Two Honda CRF250R motorcycles that feature in the opening sequence of the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, shot in Istanbul and Adana, Turkey, plus the unmodified, original machine, are now on display in the BOND IN MOTION exhibition at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.One is a Turkish police bike that Patrice, played by Ola Rapace, seizes after a policeman crashes. The other is a Turkish merchant’s bike that James Bond, Daniel Craig, uses to pursue Patrice. Both bikes feature extensive modifications courtesy of Skyfall’s Special Effects coordinator, Chris Corbould, and his award-winning team.
Beaulieu’s Commercial Director Stephen Munn explained: “We are delighted to have these new vehicle additions to BOND IN MOTION; the exhibition features vehicles spanning five decades, from the early Bond films to the most recent. These bikes from Skyfall bring the display right up to date. The exhibition, which opened in January, has proved a great hit with Beaulieu’s visitors and these new exhibits make this unique exhibition unmissable for vehicle and Bond enthusiasts alike.”
BOND IN MOTION showcases 50 of the best-loved and most iconic Bond vehicles – some never publicly displayed before - in celebration of the 50th year of the James Bond films.
The exhibition features a whole range of vehicles which have appeared in Bond films over the 50 years including cars, boats, motorbikes, jets and many more. This collection of iconic movie vehicles includes the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, the 1937 Phantom lll Rolls-Royce from Goldfinger, the Lotus Esprit S1 affectionately nicknamed ‘Wet Nellie’ from The Spy Who Loved Me.
BOND IN MOTION is on display until the 6th January 2013 and can be seen as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction. For further information visit www.beaulieu.co.uk
Skyfall is due for release in the UK on 26th October.