Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015: The centrepiece sculptures throughout the years

Petrolheads at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed won't be disappointed with the centrepiece sculpture

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The latest centrepiece sculpture for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed has been revealed - a towering metal sculpture crowned with two legendary Mazda cars.

The annual motoring show in the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex will attract 150,000 petrolheads, who come to see some of the world's most amazing cars take part in a challenging hill climb.

Since 1997, spectators have been able to see impressive sculptures by accomplished installation artist, Gerry Judah.

This year's sculpture is made up for 720 individual spiralling beams that form a tower, topped with two of Japanese car manufacturer Mazda's most impressive machines.

 

The sculpture features Mazda's rotary-engined 787B Le Mans racer - still the only Japanese car to take an outright victory at Le Mans - and its LM55 Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

An accomplished and world-famous sculptor, Judah's previous creations have been no less spectacular.

In 2014, the honour of being the manufacturer displayed in the central sculpture was given to Mercedes. Judah created a 160-tonne steel arch that went over the top of Goodwood House, with old and new vehicles racing on it.

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2013's sculpture, which featured three legendary Porsches, had no visible means of support

2013's was even more impressive, and featured three Porsche sports cars shooting out from the ground on white steel 'arrows' with no obvious means of support.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place this weekend, from 26-28 June. With gorgeous weather forecast for the whole festival, the attending car fans have a lot to be happy about.

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