If the cars on the silver screen and telly have captured your attention more that the protagonists themselves, then this is one exhibition you need to include to your Paris itinerary. Happening from October 1 – 16, the “Moteur! L’automobile fait son cinéma” (“Action! Cars from the movies”) exhibition is held in tandem with the Paris Motor Show, and will stage some of the most iconic cars audiences have seen.
These include the Jeep Wrangler from Jurassic Park, Chevrolet Camaro from Transformers, Plymouth Fury from Christine (main image and a tasty classic treat) and the Alfa Spider Duetto from The Graduate. And if James Bond’s exclusively manufactured Aston Martin DB10 took your breath away in Spectre, we’re certain seeing it in the flesh (or metal) will leave you in awe.
The Citroën DS 21 from The Mentalist will also go on show. The classic car – heralded with the nickname “Goddess” – was widely known for being technically superior for its time and highly distinctive with its inimitable curves.
Happening at Hall 8 of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition center, the retrospective event is the brainchild of many dedicated organizations – British carmaker Aston Martin, together with French film and TV studio distributor Canal+, the French federation of cinema stunt doubles (Fédération des cascadeurs français du cinéma – FCFC), the French federation of historical vehicles (Fédération française des véhicules d’époque – FFVE) and France’s national audiovisual institute (Institut national de l’audiovisuel – INA), which holds French radio and TV archives. If you’re visiting the Paris Motor Show anyway, this is a worthy side attraction.