Here they are – your best James Bond impersonations!
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition; we received some great entries and also notifications of the donations made to the Prince’s Trust charity. The idea – conceived by Gaëtan Van der Kindere of British & Sportscars – was always about having a bit of fun, giving to charity and soaking up some time while we’re going through these challenging days together.
From the moment it dropped into our inbox, there could only be one winner of the Lego Aston Martin DB5. The Reverend George Watkinson sent a picture so similar to the real Skyfall image, we had to look twice! Taken two years ago, it shows George and his dear old friend Robin, posing as Bond and M respectively. Robin passed away in July 2019, but not before they were able to drive up to Glencoe. This is where the iconic scene was recreated, using George’s father’s DB5. We think you’ll agree it’s a deserved winner and a heartwarming story for these cold days.
Other notable entries included: Bryan McMorran posing with the ex-Prince Charles Virage (complete with polo-horse sugar-cube pot and security handgun hold), Arthur Wightman in the Western Highlands with his Series II DB4 built to GT specification, Chris Stahl in full blacktie (just missing his martini!), Ania Tchórzewska outside the RAC Club at Woodcote Park, ‘Bond Girl’ Marie-Christine and her own Aston Martin DB9 posing with Bruno Nünlist and his DB7, Guy Pinsent on the Furka Pass with his stunning DB9 (photographed by Classic Driver contributor Blazej Zulawski) and finally, Christian Christodulopulos relaxing in front of a DB5.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate, Ian Fleming would be proud of you all. And congratulations to the Reverend George Watkinson: we expect a photo of the Lego DB5 when you have completed it!