5. September 2014 06:39
The James Bond Car Collection was a fortnightly (later monthly) magazine published by GE Fabbri, Ltd. in the United Kingdom. Priced at £7.99 (the first issue was only £1.99) each issue came with a 1:43 scale model of a car from a James Bond film, in a small diorama. From 007's very first car, the Sunbeam Alpine from Dr. No, to his newest, the Aston Martin DBS V12 from Quantum of Solace, the most legendary and some not so legendary cars from more than 50 years of Bond movies were featured.
Each magazine also included exclusive interviews, behind the scenes photos and anecdotes with 007's creators, actors and stunt drivers and movie trivia about the featured car. The front cover typically had pictures of the Bond actors from the movie that the car was in, while on the back there would be a poster of the film - often one from a non English speaking country. The center spread usually had a photo of the car as it is/was available to general public, often a publicity shot from the manufacturer. All of this would typically amount to about 16 pages, including the front and back cover, so these are pretty thin magazines, the real prize being the scale model.
Originally expected to be limited to just 40 issues, the magazine proved so popular that it was extended numerous times (by the end it was starting to include cars seen only for a few seconds in the background of a shot, or in which Bond took a short ride from the airport), with the last issue (August 2013) bringing the final tally to 134 issues, plus three bonus models for early subscribers.
This 8 page promotional brochure for the magazine dates from 2006 and came bundled with another GE Fabbri Ltd. James Bond publication, 007 Spy Files.
THE JAMES BOND CAR COLLECTION
Welcome to The James Bond Car Collection - your chance to collect the best Bond cars, with the best gadgets, in thrilling film scenes. Your collection covers every era of Bond magic from 007’s first supercar, the Aston Martin DB5, to his newest drive, the Aston Martin DBS...
THE JAMES BOND CAR COLLECTION
IN YOUR MAGAZINE
Discover the inside story of every unforgettable Bond car.
Read interviews with 007’s creators, actors and stunt drivers, find out how Q Branch gadgets worked and the secrets of filming each famous car scene. Plus the real history and specs of each car.
- The car: 007’s amazing Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
- On-set secrets: filming on Iceland’s ice lake at -25°C
- Scene replay: Bond battles Zao on the ice
- The car: Bond’s Lotus Esprit underwater
- On-set secrets: transforming the Lotus into a submarine
- Collector’s story: restoring an original Bond Lotus Esprit
- The car: Bond’s sleek BMW Z8
- On-set secrets: destroying the Z8 at the caviar factory
- Car history: designing the Z8, inspired by the 1950s BMW 507
YOUR OFFICIAL JAMES BOND CAR COLLECTION
Beginning with 007’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the most legendary and beautiful cars from more than 40 years of James Bond movies are yours to collect. Every scale model is faithfully hand-crafted and exclusively presented in an authentic 3D movie scene, unique to The James Bond Car Collection
Your 1:43 scale model Aston Martin DB5 is diecast in metal. Utterly faithful to 007’s original DB5 from Goldfinger, the bodywork gleams in a metallic silver and chrome finish.
Your model DB5 is set on a 3D base, cast from a hand-sculpted original. Every detail, including the road surface and grass, is moulded and painted to match the movie.
Authentically reproduced from original Aston Martin styling with the steering wheel in wood effect, and the dashboard dials.
The DB5’s revolving tyre slasher is sculpted in metal with three scythe blades, extending from the rear wheel.
Inside the DB5, a hand-sculpted figurine recalls Sean Connery as James Bond, exactly as he appears in the film.
YOUR MODEL OF THE DB5 IN THE CLASSIC TYRE SLASHER SCENE FROM Goldfinger
In this unforgettable movie scene, Bond activates the DBS’s tyre slasher to run Tilly Masterson’s Mustang off the road. The scene is recreated in 3D against a dramatic Swiss mountain backdrop.
ALL THE BEST BOND CARS PRESENTED IN THRILLING MOVIE SCENES!
2. V12 VANQUISH from Die Another Day
Bond’s supercar, battling Zao on the ice with target-seeking guns and torpedoes.
3. LOTUS ESPRIT from The Spy Who Loved Me
007’s Lotus in submarine mode with fins, missiles and propellers displayed.
4. BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough
Bond’s Z8 with dual rocket launchers primed to shoot the buzz saws at the caviar factory.
5. CITROEN 2CV from For Your Eyes Only
Bond and Melina Havelock’s ‘Deux Chevaux’ survives a thrilling mountain chase.
JAGUAR XKR from Die Another Day
BMW Z3 from Goldeneye
MUSTANG MACH 1 from Diamonds Are Forever
TOYOTA 2000GT from You Only Live Twice
ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE from The Living Daylights
FERRARI 355 from Goldeneye
ALL THE CARS!
ALL THE GADGETS!
ALL THE ACTION!
Collect every scale model Bond car, accurately crafted, with gadgets, in a stunning 3D movie scene - exclusive to The James Bond Car Collection.
1. ASTON MARTIN DB5
2. ASTON MARTIN V12 VANQUISH
3. LOTUS ESPRIT
4. BMW Z8
- CITROEN 2CV from For Your Eyes Only
- JAGUAR XKR from Die Another Day
- TOYOTA 2000GT from You Only Live Twice
- BMW Z3 from Goldeneye
- LOTUS TURBO from For Your Eyes Only
- ASTON MARTIN V8 from The Living Daylights
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