Chitty Chitty Bang Bang celebrates 50 Years
At Beaulieu’s preview launch of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years’, Lord Montagu and celebrity guest Adrian Hall (who played Jeremy in the film) recreated a scene from the film as they emerged out of the garage in Chitty in the National Motor Museum.
Accompanying the thrilling moment, a cast of 30 children from The Ccads Theatre’s stage production – which runs from November 1st-3rd at Kings Theatre in Portsmouth – performed the title song.
Guests included Lionel Whitehead, the head mechanic for Alan Mann Racing which produced all of the Chitty film cars, Alan Mann’s son Henry and Rupert Howes, the nephew of Truly Scrumptious actress Sally Ann Howes.
Lord Montagu said: “I remember seeing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as a seven-year-old, the thought of a flying car was so exciting and the music has stayed in my head for 50 years. So I am delighted to open ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years’ at Beaulieu.”
‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years’ opened to visitors on October 20th and will be on display at Beaulieu until November 2019. The exhibition includes an original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious, Coggins Garage, the inventive machines of Rowland Emett, a replica of Grandpa Potts’ hut, the Spy Phone, and costumes.
Original film artwork will also be on display for the first time.