Cannonball 2000 Dreams Come True James Bond event announced

Article by Christian A., on July 22, 2012

‘Dreams Come True’ beneficiary children and their families will be treated to an enjoyable day on July 29, 2012 by Cannonballers who will get together at the Beaulieu Motor Museum for the James Bond – Bond in Motion exhibition. Various prestige cars will be displayed during this event, more than a month ahead of the first-ever Cannonball 2000 event on September 5 to 9.

The web site of the charity, Dreams Come True, is at dctc.org.uk. Before Cannonball owners begin their 2,000-mile five-day journey from London to Milan, passing through Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Paris, the Beaulieu Motor Museum for the James Bond – Bond in Motion exhibition will play host to a variety of models that will be displayed for the Dreams Come True children and their families -- a few weeks before the Cannonball event.

The public will be able to get a view of the cars at the ‘Cannonball 2000 Dreams Come True James Bond event’. The event will be open to members of the public on Beaulieu Motor Museum on July 29. Among the new cars that come from the Cannonballers are a Maserati Gran Cabrio, Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari California and an Aston Martin DB9, as well as the different cars used by James Bond in its films.

Model Katie Green and her partner Nathan will have to prepare for their new tasks to teach kids about stunt driving, car chases and film sequences. Green and Nathan will then make an appearance on board the Aston Martin DB9 together with Dreams Come True supporters TV presenter Melissa Porter and model, muse and TV presenter Hofit Golan.

This charity, which was chosen by Cannonball, aids children from 2 to 21 with a critical and long-term illness by making the children experience memories that could be shared with loved ones and friends. A portion of Cannonball 2000’s fee is sent directly to Dreams Come True. At Beaulieu, they would have to give children the chance to closely look at prestige and vintage cars.

The Cannonball 2000 car race is run from London to Milan and back via Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Paris. This event will span more than 2,000 miles as covered by luxury cars of the present and past. The Cannonball 2000 moniker is derived from legendary 1980s film Cannonball Run and from the distance of the challenge ahead (2,000 miles).

An interestingly trivia is that Roger Moore, who played Jamed Bond in 007 film “For Your Eyes Only,” was also part of the cast of the Cannonball Run. In the film, Moore plays "heir to the Goldfarb Girdles fortune," Seymour Goldfarb, Jr., who identifies himself as actor Roger Moore. Moore’s character behaves like James Bond and drives a silver Aston Martin DB5, which is essentially 007’s car of choice.

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