Things that make you go VROOM
If you’re a car-lover then you’ll know these curves anywhere. Motoring enthusiasts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed cast a dreamy sigh when they set eyes on this beauty.
Sculptor Gerry Judah put the pedal to the metal to make this incredible tribute to the Jaguar E-Type – ‘the most beautiful car in the world’ according to Enzo Ferrari – using material supplied by Jaguar’s sister company Tata Steel.
Incredible tribute to the Jaguar E-Type
Over 175 tonnes of hot rolled and plate steel made this cool cat roar, and the result is a huge 28-metre high sculpture which wowed the crowds during the four-day festival earlier this year, one of the highlights of the annual motoring calendar.
Steel interpretation of the iconic car
With its sleek lines and undulating curves, the sculpture is a feat of engineering all on its own. It took four months to plan and build, and ten days to actually install in front of Goodwood House.
The steel interpretation of the iconic car to mark its 50th anniversary was driven by Judah’s acknowledgement that the instantly-recognisable shape of the E-Type was all that was needed to create such a momentous monument. A real E-Type was, according to Judah, ‘too small and delicate’ to hoist into the air.
And so this is one of the first ever Goodwood sculptures to not actually use a car. But really, it’s not surprising. If you owned such a piece of historic British motoring heritage, would you be willing to let your pride and joy be dangled above the ground?