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Mercedes-Benz Sculpture Unveiled at Goodwood

The Central Feature at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed is a sculpture soaring 26 metres (85 feet) over Goodwood House.

Jul 03, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Mercedes Benz sculpture Goodwood Festival 2014

A 160-tonne steel sculpture depicting two classic Mercedes racing cars soaring through the sky made an appearance last week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

The brainchild of artist Gerry Judah, the structure soared in an arc 26 meters over Goodwood House.

The London-based creative was commissioned to produce the piece to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the birth of the brand’s trademark silver color, which led to its cars being given the nickname “the silver arrows.”

Mercedes Benz sculpture by gerry judah

The sculpture features one classic and one modern Mercedes track model racing one another towards the ground.

The first car is a 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25, which won the race at its first outing at the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife, starting the tradition for the company’s works cars to always be in silver.

Mercedes Benz sculpture Goodwood Festival

The second is the AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s F1 W04, raced in 15 Grand Prix events in 2013 by Lewis Hamilton and winner at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Judah called the project a “tremendous opportunity” which “pushed the limits of what is possible with size and complexity in engineering.”

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