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Wallace and Gromit Anti-Pesto Van
The Austin A35 van based Wallace and Gromit Anti-Pesto Van – on show at Beaulieu

“OH come on lad! Let’s get down to Beaulieu.”

It’s true. Those cheese-loving film characters Wallace and Gromit have found themselves in the spotlight again at Beaulieu’s On Screen Cars display.

An Austin A35 Anti-Pesto Van is the latest exhibit to arrive down at the New Forest attraction – a plasticine version of this Austin A35 van was created for the film Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Nick Park, creator of the Wallace and Gromit animations, used to own an A35 and thought it was the ideal model to use in the film because “the van needed to be big enough to transport Wallace’s invention, the Bunvac 2000, while slick enough to go on high-speed chases.”

In the film, Tottington Hall’s Giant Vegetable Competition is fast approaching and Wallace and Gromit are running a vegetable security and humane pest control business, Anti-Pesto.


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