Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Screen Cars

The "On Screen Cars" exhibition is found at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Despite not being a big exhibition it has some of the most famous cars shown on screen. 

The first one is the 1966 Ford Anglia 105 E 'Flying Car'. This Anglia was used during the filming of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It was stolen in 2005 but was later recovered after being dumped by the thieves probably due to the media interest surrounding the car. 

This famous car (below) is the 1981 'Back to the Future' De Lorean. It is a faithful recreation of the car that starred in the Hollywood blockbuster. Amid a glare of media interest, the first De Lorean cars left the Northern Ireland factory in December 1980. Nevertheless, sales in America were disappointingly low and the company collapsed. 

The original Ford Mondeo from the 2006 James Bond film 'Casino Royale'. The Ford Mondeo is the first car new Bond actor Daniel Craig drives in the film. Because the car was required for filming early in 2006, more than a year before it became commercially available. This model was constructed and shipped to the Bahamas under a veil of secrecy, which even 007 would find hard to penetrate. It is probably the most exclusive Mondeo in the world as it was hand built at Ford Europe's Design Studio in Cologne, Germany. 

The 1971 Reliant Regal Supervan III is probably one of the most famous three -wheel vehicles in Britain, featuring in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.  

The 1979 Austin Morris Mini, belonged to the famous Mr. Bean, played by Rowan Atkinson. It made its first television appearance on the 1st January 1991. 

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