NO James Bond car is complete without its hidden daggers, grenades and breath-freshener, according to 10-year-old Oliver Wells.
And Sir Roger Moore agreed when he picked out the 10-year-old’s car design from hundreds of hopefuls to win a competition organised by the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
Now Oliver, of Tregaron Avenue, Drayton, will see some of the real Bond cars at the museum’s Bond in Motion exhibition and he gets to take his whole class from Court Lane Junior School, Cosham.
The Bond fan even gets to share the trip with his brother Lewis who won the runner-up prize of a family ticket to the exhibition for his well thought out design.
Oliver said: ‘I was amazed that out of all those entries they picked mine and that Lewis was runner up too. That’s funny, but it makes it so much special that I can share it with him.
‘I’m excited to go now.
“I wanted to go before but now I can’t wait to see the exhibition.’
There are 50 vehicles at the Bond in Motion exhibition to celebrate 50 years of Bond, including two Honda motorbikes and the Land Rover Defender from the opening sequence of the latest 007 blockbuster Skyfall.
Iconic classics such as the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, the Phantom III Rolls-Royce from Goldfinger and the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me are also showcased.
Lewis, 11, said: ‘I’m really excited about seeing the Bond cars, I love cars.
‘I was thinking about designing a car before the competition anyway so when I heard about is I used all those ideas and added some things for James Bond, like the razor-edged window wipers.’
Sir Roger, who played Bond from 1973 to 1985, said: ‘I was delighted with the imaginative entries.
‘The winners have designed cars which I’d have been proud to drive as Bond, with all the gadgets I could have dreamed of.
‘It was a hard job to choose the winners when the standard was so high but I’ve picked the cars I’d most like to drive.’