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Licence to Drive: A Ride Through the History of Bond Cars

This presentation by UK car dealers Evans Halshaw takes us on a ride through the history of Bond cars. Classics include the open-top Sunbeam Alpine seen in Dr. No, the submersible Esprit Series 1 in The Spy Who Loved Me, and the comically unconventional Citroen 2CV. The quintessential Aston Martin makes no less than eight appearances, including a vintage silver-birch DB5 in the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall.

Have a look at some the wonderfully minimalist illustrations of the Bond vehicles after the jump.

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BMW 3 Series Assembly in Time-Lapse

I don’t know much about cars but when I think BMW 3 Series, I think ubiquitous. Just because it’s everywhere does not mean it’s common. Its creation process is anything but common.

This interesting time-lapse video shows the production process at BMW’s Werk München (Munich Plant) where the BMW 3-series comes to life. The various onboard and assembly-line cameras capture the build that starts off with unrecognizable sheet metal in the press shop and travels all the way through the plant’s innards, and ends when the fully-assembled BMW takes to the road. The video moves a little too quickly for my liking but that ruthless German precision for you.

[via Laughing Squid]