A licence to thrill for Bond fans at the fifth Pageant of Power

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Jaguar XKRsm
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Jaguar XKRsm

A SELECTION of modern James Bond cars will be displayed at the 2012 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. Vehicles will include the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Die Another Day, 007’s BMW Z8 and Bond-villains’ Jaguar XKR.

James Bond fans visiting the Pageant from June 15 to 17 (visit www.cpop.co.uk) will be left shaken and stirred at this year’s event.

In association with the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, who are hosting the Bond in Motion exhibition that celebrates 50 years of the iconic British spy’s presence on the silver screen, the 2012 Pageant will showcase some of the machinery that starred alongside Pierce Brosnan.

The 2012 Pageant’s 007 celebration is a satellite exhibition of Beaulieu National Motor Museum’s ‘Bond in Motion’ season, which features many of the most famous Bond cars from the last 50 years. The exhibition is currently a major highlight of the museum’s celebrated automotive collection.

“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,” said James Hall, Event Director. “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.”

Now in its fifth year, the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power will take place on the Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire, to buy tickets or find further information, visit www.cpop.co.uk. For further information on Beaulieu National Motor Museum’s ‘Bond in Motion’ exhibition, visit www.beaulieu.co.uk.