The gas station Aurora in Andermatt, Switzerland, a famous filming location in the movie Goldfinger (1964) in the Swiss Alps, will be closed on April 23rd 2014, in the same year that the Goldfinger movie celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In 2013, Aston Martin celebrated its 100 year anniversary with several events organised around the world. American Bond fan Ronald Zaguli visited the Aston Martin Centenary celebrations at Kensington Gardens in London in July 2013 and shares his experience and photos.
One of the original James Bond Aston Martin DB5's has been put up for sale by Richard Stewart Williams Ltd in the UK. This DB5 features all the working gadgets, from the hidden telephone to the bullet screen, hidden weaponry and rotating license plates.
Scalextric has announced their SkyFall movie tie-in scale race sets. With the two James Bond cars featured in SkyFall, an Aston Martin DB5 and a Range Rover Sport, chase scenes can be re-enacted on the track using the gravity defying flying leap.
A survey of 1,000 Bond fans by esure home insurance unveiled the top icons to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bond's first film, Dr No. Like the theme song and Bond's witty one liners, they are among the most memorable parts of any of 007's big screen spy adventures.
Brits are urging movie makers to put 007 back behind the wheel of a British manufactured car in the next Bond flick, after the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger came out top in a Virgin Cars poll of favourite ever Bond motors.