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UK Trip Day 17 part 2
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A long day, from Stonehenge to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.



Welcome to the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. This old omnibus will take you around the grounds.
National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

In the entry hall
National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

An early attempt at a steam auto
National Motor Museum

Chitty Chitty Bng Bang, a racing car from the mid 30s.
National Motor Museum

A working replica of Benz's 1886 auto - the first internal combustion car.
National Motor Museum

They don't make them like they used to.
National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

Bugatti
National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

Formula 1 winners
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National Motor Museum 17

National Motor Museum

So many cars...
National Motor Museum

Astin Martins from the "Bond In Motion" display. They have all the cars used in the James Bond movies.
National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

A distressed DB9 from "The Quantum Of Solace"
National Motor Museum

The original DB5 from "Goldfinger." They also have Goldfinger's Rolls Royce on display.
National Motor Museum

Some of the other cars used in the 007 movies.
National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

Oh look! A short, fat bastard is taking the photo!
National Motor Museum

Some of the aircraft issued by Q
National Motor Museum

Many more photos to come on Part 3.
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Tasty tasty stuff Den, TY!

Mako

There's a Harley Davidson in the next batch.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (cars) are 1966 not 1922

Chitty wasn't a period racing car, they were purpose built for the film to be as "Period Looking" early road car as they could get - with cast aluminum "wood artillery wheels" and a ~1966 Ford 3.0L V-6 and Automatic, and other modern bits hidden inside so it could take the pounding of filming a movie.

And the aluminum side-pipes mean that one at the stair landing was likely one of the 'no engine' (originally) mockup versions they built for the floating in the ocean scenes, trailer shots, "Flying" scenes with the faked Wings and Helicopter Rotors, etc.

Wikipedia says they started with Six cars total, two were fully road-worthy and the others were fitted with powertrains and made road-worthy after the movie filming was finished, to use for promotions.

The "Hero" car (that Pierre Picton owned and drove for years with the real issued GEN11 plates and MOT - Peter Jackson bought it and took it to NZ) and the "stunt double" drivable car both had Brass side-pipes.

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