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Annual Goodwood Festival of Speed Centrepiece Sculpture, features Daver Steels Tendons

Thursday 19th July 2018

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual event celebrating the diverse history of motor-sport. Every year since 1997 a brand new sculpture, show casing  the famous cars has been the centrepiece. This year to celebrate Porsche reaching seven decades of sportscar manufacture, six Porsche cars were attached to a 52-metre-high star-shaped white structure, designed by British artist and designer Gerry Judah.

The sculputre was in front of Goodwood House, towering high above the entire event. One single narrow spine, starting at only 98 millimeters wide on the ground, shot vertically into seven pointed spindles, with six iconic Porsches at each end, and the seventh spindle pointing sharply into the sky. The Structure was supported in its up right position by eight M42 Daver Steels tendons with turnbuckles and couplers. 

Photographs by, David Barbour.