The motoring extravaganza at Beaulieu over the coming months aims to offer an array of delights for classic, performance and imported car enthusiasts from across the UK and even further afield.

A sleepy town in Hampshire for much of the year, Beaulieu will again be hosting a festival of treats for motoring fans in summer 2012 running from July through to September.

Highlights of the summer's activities are set to include the Bond In Motion exhibition which is taking place at the National Motor Museum in celebration of 50 years of films featuring the iconic MI6 agent James Bond.

A host of 007's vehicles will be on display for exhibition visitors over the coming months, with 50 of his most iconic cars on show.

The exhibition is set to include the Jaguar XKR convertible featured in 2002's Die Another Day, as well as a host of Aston Martins – ranging from the V8 Volante through to the DB5s of both 1963 and 1985, as well as the Astron Martin DBS stunt car used in 2006's Casino Royale.

Other attractions that are set to get the pulses of petrolheads visiting Beaulieu this summer racing include the World of Top Gear show, which includes many of the vehicles from the popular BBC television series.

The famous TGV12 Sports Train will be on display for visitors, as will the Snowbine – created to help the Top Gear presenters clear a Norwegian snow field.

Other highlights of the show will be the Three Wise Men Top Gear Christmas Special cars, the Hammerhead Eagle i-thrust, the "indestructible" Toyota Hilux and much more.

Meanwhile, Beaulieu's Wheel attraction aims to educate and entertain visitors to the Motoring Museum as it takes passengers on a trip through 100 years of motoring history and highlights the important contribution Britain has made to the world of automotive engineering.

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Posted by Micheal Yates

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