Bond in Motion Heads to Los Angeles

Bond in Motion, the display of James Bond film vehicles, is heading to Los Angeles for about a year.

The exhibit will be at the Petersen Automotive Museum from late this month through October 2022.

Here’s part of the description at the museum’s website.

Produced in collaboration with EON Productions and The Ian Fleming(TM) Foundation, Bond in Motion is the first official exhibition in the United States to feature original vehicles from one of the world’s most iconic film franchises, James Bond. This exhibit celebrates the 60th anniversary of the franchise since the release of Dr. No (1962).

The exhibition can be seen with purchase of a general admission ticket or museum membership.

U.N.C.L.E. car to be part of ‘Dream Machines’ exhibit

Robert Vaughn with the U.N.C.L.E. car in a third-season episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Piranha U.N.C.L.E. car will be part of an exhibit titled Hollywood Dream Machines at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

The car is owned by Robert Short, who has a variety of special and visual effects credits in film and television. He announced the news in a post on Facebook on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – Inner Circle page. That’s a fan page where he’s the administrator.

The car with gull-wing doors was a prototype built by AMT Corp. in Phoenix, according to an online history of the vehicle. It debuted during the 1966-67 season on both The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

By this time, the Aston Martin DB5 that appeared in Goldfinger had inspired other “spy cars.” The AMT Piranha was supposed to have various weapons and defensive systems, but few episodes really showed them off.

The Hollywood Dream Machines exhibit opens during the first weekend of May.