2011 Goodwood Sculpture Unveiled

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 here and here.