In 1953, Ian Fleming published his “spy story to end all spy stories,” which would eventually led to the longest continually-running franchise in the history of film. It took nearly 50 years before it finally got the big screen adaptation it deserved. That would be 2006’s Casino Royale, the best James Bond movie ever…
Audiences cheered when the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, fully laden with gadgets, reappeared in the James Bond franchise with 2012’s Skyfall after first appearing in Goldfinger. Along with the DB5, SPECTRE will have another automotive connection to one of the best Bond films of all time.
A world without a Soviet Union, the economic boom, the personal computer and the introduction of the internet! It’s the 1990s, baby, and Bond is back with a new actor, a female boss, and questionable relevance. Oh boy, does GoldenEye manage to juggle a lot.
The fourth James Bond movie in the franchise, 1965’s Thunderball, was the biggest yet with the best soundtrack, greatest sets, classic style, the loveliest Bond girls, a great performance by Sean Connery, and possibly the slowest, most anti-climactic ending to almost any other Bond film.
The Aston Martin DB5 and James Bond are both icons in their own right, and bringing them together for the first time in 1964's Goldfinger was a partnership so perfect the car has appeared in the spy's stories six more times in fifty years. And it has to stop - now.
I'm sure only a few of you noticed Patrick George and Jason Torchinsky's recent attempts at drilling every known photo and fact about the new Aston Martin DB10 into all of your heads, but if you actually have somehow managed to come across one of their articles, you'll probably want to read this, too.
Photo Credit: James Hart Dyke, oil on canvas
In Top Gear's phenomenal new special about 50 years of James Bond's cars, Richard Hammond makes the bold claim that Bond's Aston Martin DB5 is the most famous car in the world.
Even in non car movies, cars can end up being a pretty essential part of the plot. While we know and love a lot of these cars this weekend we are more concerned with the less memorable automotive movie appearances. What is your favorite obscure car appearance in a non car movie?
It took less than 13 minutes of screen time to earn James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5 the title of "the most famous car in the world." On the 46 year anniversary of Goldfinger's American release, where is it now?
Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We had a minor upset yesterday, with longshot Germany defeating PCH Superpower Britain in the Jaguar Versus BMW Choose Your Eternity poll. That's not quite the headline news that, say,…
Special Agent 007 and cars go together like Britney Spears and poor decisions — you have one, you have the other. Davey G and I were doing the IM the other day and trying to figure out which car is Commander Bond's best. Herr Johnson immediately slammed the kibosh down on the DB5 from Goldfinger arguing that it's just…