Ian Fleming, the original author of both Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car and more famously James Bond, was known to have a passion for all things exciting in life, especially automobiles. His fourteen published James Bond novels are ripe with his view of motor racing and motor vehicles, capturing both the…
The fourth James Bond movie in the franchise, 1965’s Thunderball, was the biggest yet with the best soundtrack, greatest sets, classic style, the loveliest Bond girls, a great performance by Sean Connery, and possibly the slowest, most anti-climactic ending to almost any other Bond film.
The Aston Martin DB5 and James Bond are both icons in their own right, and bringing them together for the first time in 1964's Goldfinger was a partnership so perfect the car has appeared in the spy's stories six more times in fifty years. And it has to stop - now.