Festival of Speed 2014: Sculpture celebrated with fireworks

Festival of Speed central feature launch SUS-140627-095127001
Festival of Speed central feature launch SUS-140627-095127001

THE soaring sculpture celebrating Mercedes-Benz’s motorsport history was unveiled in a flurry of fireworks yesterday (Friday, June 26).

Michael Bock, head of Mercedes-Benz Classic said: “The sculpture goes beyond my wildest expectations.

“It’s truly amazing and an apt focal point for what promises to be a vibrant celebration of the most thrilling, most charismatic and most beautiful racing machines ever created. Our support of the Festival of Speed is stronger than ever this year as we celebrate 120 years since Daimler-powered cars won the first motorsport events in 1894.

“These tentative first steps set us on a course that’s led us to where we are today – here’s to the next 120 years of thriving competition, both on and off the track.”

In unveiling the sculpture, Lord March said: “This year’s Central Feature is the most architecturally and artistically challenging sculpture that we’ve ever had at Goodwood and it’s a testament to the out-of-the-box thinking of Gerry Judah, which is very much aligned with our philosophy of constant innovation around the Festival of Speed. The result is a truly spectacular sight for all our Festival of Speed visitors to view.”

Do you like this year’s sculpture?