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RE: Rendez-vous car
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This thread wouldn't be complete without at least a passing reference
to the auot chase scenes in "Goldfinger" where Bond drives his Austin
Martin DB5 through a forest and then the factory of Auric Goldfinger,
chased by presumably Chinese henchmen in Merc sedans. Smoke screen,
oil slick, bullet-proof armor, not to mention the console radar,
Ben-Hur hub caps, etc.
Back when the movie was released, in teenage ignorance, I thought
surely the DB5 could outrun the stodgy-looking Mercs, but all that
armor plating must've made the DB5 one heavy pup.
Anyway, when Bond crashed the DB5 into the factory wall, ending the
film life of that wonderful car, the whole movie and 007 series went
downhill from there, I thought.
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