Gerry Judah's arcing sculpture suspends
Mercedes cars above Goodwood crowds

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Two Mercedes-Benz cars appear to soar through the sky in British designer Gerry Judah's latest installation for the Goodwood auto show (+ movie).

Mercedes-Benz Sculpture by Gerry Judah for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Installed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, Gerry Judah's steel sculpture arced 26-metres high over Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK.

Mercedes-Benz Sculpture by Gerry Judah for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Two curved elements meet in the air in front of the building, each supporting silver Mercedes-Benz cars positioned to look like they're hurtling past each other.



A 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 racing car, celebrating it's 80th anniversary, is positioned facing the ground at the end of one bowed trail.

Mercedes-Benz Sculpture by Gerry Judah for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Mercedes' W04 Formula 1 car, raced by driver Lewis Hamilton in 15 Grand Prix last year, points in the other direction.

Mercedes-Benz Sculpture by Gerry Judah for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

The cars are examples of the brand's Silver Arrows, the name given to its vehicles after the 1934 model was stripped of its lead-based white paint.

Engineered by Capita and fabricated by Littlehampton Welding, the installation weighs 160 tonnes and measures 90 metres in length.

Mercedes-Benz Sculpture by Gerry Judah for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Each year Judah designs a new giant sculpture for the festival, using cars from different auto brands as the prominent features.

Previous iterations have included three Porsche 911s soaring up into the sky like rockets and a white knotted sculpture of a race track for car brand Lotus. See more Goodwood installations »

Mercedes-Benz Sculpture by Gerry Judah for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Photography is by David Barbour.

  • carsharer0909

    What a nonsense. Just a waste of resources.

  • Goodwoodfan

    I couldn’t disagree with you more.

  • Kate

    Yeah, they are great hey?!?!

    If someone wants to invest in art, then use it is a significant marketing tool to enable a successful event, we must thank them for deciding to use art and design as a tool.

    There are other websites for people who don’t like art…