Thursday, July 17, 2008

Land Rover Sculpture

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Land Rover brand, the car manufacturer has unveiled a very big sculpture at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Festival of Speed is regarded as the world’s biggest and most diverse celebration of the history of motor sport and car culture. It’s held each year at the Goodwood estate 60 miles outside of London. The festival is known for it’s yearly hillclimb event that pits cars from all eras against the clock on the 1.16 mile course that winds through the grounds.

Designer Gerry Judah, who has been designing and producing large scale sculptures for the event for over ten years was commissioned by Land Rover for the giant sculpture.

The structure weighs 120 tonnes and is held together by nearly 5000 bolts. Anchored to the structure is a selection of 5 current and classic Land Rover models.

Must have been quite an impressive sight and shows off the brands heritage rather well, in my opinion.