Aside from the vehicles themselves, the major highlight of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 was undoubtedly the event’s arching Mercedes-Benz sculpture. Created by London-based artist and designer Gerry Judah, the enormous 90-meter-tall steel arch soars 26 meters above the historic Goodwood house and pits two Mercedes racers against one another. Designed to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Mercedes racing team’s distinctive silver colorway, the piece makes use of two classics: the 1934 W25 – which won in its very first outing at the notorious Nürburgring with Manfred Von Brauchitsch behind the wheel – and the F1 W04, the Formula 1 team’s current vehicle of choice and one that’s been led to victories at both Silverstone and Monte Carlo by Nico Rosberg.
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