007 celebrated The Queen and 70 years of exceptional service to her country by taking part in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 5th June. Ten iconic Bond vehicles joined Act II of the People’s Pageant in a once-in-a-lifetime procession.
The vehicles appeared amidst a collection of 500 vintage cars and motorbikes which covered a 3km route taking in the Mall and Buckingham Palace to echo the Coronation journey 70 years ago.
The beloved Aston Martin DB5 which starred in eight films: Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Spectre and No Time To Die was driven by special effects supremo Chris Corbould OBE. The Triumph Scrambler motorbike seen recently in No Time To Die was driven by world champion bike rider Paul Edmonson who completed the film’s spectacular stunt jump. Moneypenny’s Land Rover Defender from Skyfall was driven by one of the world’s leading female stunt drivers Jess Hawkins and the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud from A View To A Kill was driven by Academy Award winning director Vic Armstrong.
Other vehicles featured included the Aston Martin DB10 as featured in Spectre with three-time British World Rally Champion Mark Higgins behind the wheel, and the Jaguar XKR from Die Another Day driven by Stunt Coordinator Gary Powell.
Completing the array of iconic cars in the 007 line-up was the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Die Another Day, a Land Rover Series III from No Time To Die, the Rolls Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, a Lotus Esprit S1 seen in The Spy Who Loved Me and the Aston Martin V8 from both The Living Daylights and, more recently, No Time To Die.