American Airlines magazine profiles IFF’s Doug Redenius

American Airline’s magazine (the one you can read while flying the airline), has a feature story on Doug Redenius, the Ian Fleming Foundation vice president who oversees that group’s efforts to acquire and rehabiliate vehicles than once appeared in James Bond movies.

You can read the story BY CLICKING HERE. Here’s an excerpt:

How did a postal carrier in Illinois wind up with one of the coolest car collections ever? By being as relentless as James Bond himself.

You might imagine that the man with America’s largest collection of James Bond movie vehicles is a reclusive, millionaire owner of an obscure, multinational ­corporation — a shadowy, Auric Goldfinger type, jonesing for cool cars instead of gold bullion.

You’d be wrong. The man’s name is Redenius. Doug Redenius. He’s a 55-year-old rural postal carrier. And hold on to your steering wheel: Most of the 34 cars, boats and other mind-bending vehicles sit under tarps. In a rented metal barn. Surrounded by farm fields near tiny Momence, Ill., about an hour south of Chicago.