The Arched Mercedes

The race tracks and cars we play with as children are taken to a whole new level. Each year British designer Gerry Judah is chosen to construct a centerpiece at the Goodwood house Sussex, UK for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. For 2014 Judah’s method was to engage with the house by creating a race track arching from the roof of the house and to the front lawn.

Courtesy of Gerry Judah

Courtesy of Gerry Judah

The Goodwood house helps to support the Mercedes-Benz sculpture weighing 160 tons and measures 90 meters in length. The concept of the track is very simple; it is a single line that splits into two roads as if the two race cars are passing each other. The race cars represent the Mercedes’ W04 Formula 1 car and the ancient 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 racing car this is to elaborate on the history of the cars, the history of the Goodwood and the history of Mercedes.

Courtesy of Gerry Judah

Courtesy of Gerry Judah

By:Ala’ Abuhasan

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