Goodwood Festival of Speed sculpture

Goodwood ''Festival of Speed 2014 central feature celebrating 120 years of Mercedes-Benz success in motorsport. 'Picture: Paul Melbert
Goodwood ''Festival of Speed 2014 central feature celebrating 120 years of Mercedes-Benz success in motorsport. 'Picture: Paul Melbert
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A NEW sculpture has been unveiled to mark the start of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The artwork, unveiled by Lord March and head of Mercedes-Benz Classic Michael Bock, towers 26 metres over Goodwood House, weighing 150 tonnes.

It is a tribute to Mercedes, which is the leading marque of the 2014 Festival of Speed. The German car manufacturer has plenty to celebrate this year – including 120 years of achievement in motor sport and 100 years since the famous 1-2-3 victory in the 1914 French Grand Prix.

It is Mercedes’ remarkable record in the sport over the decades that provided the inspiration for renowned sculptor Gerry Judah for what has been labelled the most architecturally challenging and spectacular installation ever seen at Goodwood.

The festival starts today and runs through until Sunday.

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