Saturday, 21 April 2012

Before the Aston Martin...

I re-read Casino Royale recently and particularly enjoyed the following passage:
Bond's car was his only personal hobby.  One of the last 4 1/2-litre Bentleys with the supercharger by Amherst Villiers, he had brought it almost new in 1933 and had kept it in careful storage during the war.  It was still serviced every year and, in London, a former Bentley mechanic, who worked in a garage near Bond's Chelsea flat, tended it with jealous care.  Bond drove it hard and well and with an almost sensual pleasure.
I knew there was another reason I was attracted to this car!

And for a bit of Bond silliness, here's an almost hypnotic clip of all the "double-oh"s from the movies:

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