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  • I Say, Old Chap, Would You Care To Host Your Own Car Restoration Programme?

    Time to dream! Your road to fame and fortune runs through London! Here's a thought-provoking nugget I found on the blog...

    A UK television production company, Betty, is looking for two presenters and a team of mechanics to host a new car programme.

    The programme will feature the two presenters traveling across the globe to find rare and rundown classic cars, bringing them back to the UK and restoring them to their former glory. The hosts will also look into the history of the models, speaking to various enthusiasts, designers and production workers along the way. According to Betty, the new show will be "nostalgic and inspirational", and will aim to deliver "retro cars in an aspirational light."

    They're looking for two people who ideally have an expert knowledge of car restoration, are passionate about the history of cars, and have big personalities who can bring the show to life. So, if you think you meet the above criteria and fancy a career in television, contact the producers:

    Development Producer
    The Heal's Building
    8 Alfred Mews
    London, W1T 7AA
    United Kingdom
    Phone: 0207 2900660

    Click here for "Betty" website

    Well, at least you can dream.

  • "The Name's Bond. James Bond."

    Rolls-Royce Phantom III, from James Bond's "Goldfinger"


    When Sean Connery would utter those words, he oozed a certain sophistication, self-assurance...and "cool". That style was reflected in the automobiles James Bond and others would drive, or should I say, deftly maneuver, at breakneck speeds on deserted mountain roads or through busy city intersections.

    Would you like to see 50 of those very special classic cars, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise? Well, you'll have to get on a plane and fly to England, to the "Bond In Motion" Exhibition at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire, UK.

    But if you can't journey to the other side of the pond, you can still view the cars and read about their background. Click here for photos and specs.

    Alongside the most famous Bond vehicles (like the Aston Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit S1), you'll also find other classics dating back to the elegant Fairey Huntress Speedboat in "From Russia With Love", the "Goldfinger" 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, the buzzing autogyro from "You Only Live Twice", and Octopussy’s screeching Acrostar Jet.

    If you'd like to see them all in person, click here for admission information.

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