New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia -

Scalex­tric As­ton Martin DB5 give­away: De­signed by Ital­ian coach­builder Car­rozze­ria Tour­ing Su­per­leg­gera, the As­ton Martin DB5 was first re­leased in 1963 and is per­haps most fa­mous for be­ing one of the most rec­og­niz­able James Bond cars to date. The DB se­ries was named in hon­our of Sir David Brown, the owner of As­ton Martin from 1947 to 1972, and, while the DB5 is more of­ten as­so­ci­ated with darker shades, like the sil­ver it wore in Goldfin­ger (1964), the slot car here is pro­duced in a vi­brant red. It has also been the cen­tre of many pop-cul­ture ref­er­ences, with ac­tor Roger Moore us­ing the sil­ver ver­sion when he played a James Bond par­ody char­ac­ter in the film Thecan­non­ball

Run (1981), and Leonardo Di­caprio seen driv­ing one in Catch­meify­ou­can (2002) — im­i­tat­ing Bond, down to wear­ing the suit. To win this month’s prize, sim­ply an­swer the ques­tion be­low, then sub­mit your an­swer at clas­s­ic­­pe­ti­tions. Com­pe­ti­tion closes April 13, 2017.

Q.: The DB se­ries isn’t the only model to have ap­peared in Bond films. What other model made an ap­pear­ance in The­liv­ing­day­lights and Diean­other Day? Th­ese mod­els are avail­able from all good toy and hobby shops. Visit toy­ or call 09 527 0122 to find your near­est re­tailer.

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