gerry judah swoops an aston martin skywards in sculpture at goodwood festival of speed

gerry judah swoops an aston martin skywards in sculpture at goodwood festival of speed

the goodwood festival of speed is an annual event that celebrates the extensive history of motorsport. since 1997, the festival features a new centerpiece sculpture every year that features famous cars and welcomes guests to the festival at goodwood house in west sussex. the 2019 festival introduces a new sculpture by the renowned sculptor gerry judah.




judah’s sculpture alludes to the 70th anniversary of aston martin’s first race at goodwood. it’s also the 60th anniversary of its historic win at the world sportscar championship in 1959 when stirling moss crossed the finish line a lap in front of the competition. once again, judah has created another unique design for littlehampton welding to fabricate and install.




unlike recent years, the sculpture features just a single car, the classic dbr1, which appears to be swooping skywards leaving a huge looping trail behind it. it’s made up of nine separate triangular, steel monocoque sections with plate thicknesses of 10 and 15 mm which were fabricated at littlehampton welding’s workshops before being transported to the site at goodwood. the various pieces were fitted in seven stages and connected with high-strength splice bolts.




starting in may 2019, the installation took six weeks to fabricate and install which included the fitting of modified steel grillage to support the foundations. the sculpture was finished in a white, spray applied, matt paint which tied the whole structure together visually. the swooping line and green colored






project info:


sculptor: gerry judah

location: goodwood festival of speed 2019



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edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

  • and I waited till the end of the video to see the car slide down the “road” … just imagining how it would stop , or spin stoplessly … what a dreamer … but , tks for improving my imagination …

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