1 July 2011
The central sculpture for this year’s Goodwood Festival of
Speed (1-3 July) has been unveiled.
Sponsored by Jaguar to celebrate 50 years of
the timeless E-Type, this year’s sculpture is 27m (90ft) high and
has been carved into the form of an E-Type from 150 tonnes of steel
(equivalent to 122 Jaguar E-Types).
The sculpture comprises half a kilometre of
1220mm (4ft) diameter steel tubes, while the surface is covered
with four tonnes of paint. Its wheels are themselves the size of an
ordinary car while 90 tonnes of concrete provide support for the
structure under the ground.
Capita Symonds’ structures team once again
worked with renowned sculptor Gerry Judah and Littlehampton Welding
on the project.
Art, of course, is ephemeral, the statue is to
be torn down after just four days of glory in front of the public,
while the steel tubes that form the grain of the sculpture will be
ground down to be made into everyday objects, leaving a pristine
lawn ready and waiting for next year.
To see vidoes of the sculpture click