Celebration Of 100 Years of BMW
Legendary sculptor Gerry Judah pays tribute to BMW in its 100 year with eye-popping Goodwood piece
Taking over six weeks to build at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Gerry Judah creates another impressive sculpture to commemorate BMW’s 100 year celebration. The biggest structure created in the festival’s history, Judah added a BMW ‘328 Mille Miglia’ roadster, the 1999 Le Mans winning BMW ‘V12 LMR’ and the Gordon Murray designed Brabham-BMW BT52 Formula 1 car – designed by Gordon Murray. ‘The sculpture is one of the best we’ve ever done, explains Goodwood Festival of Speed, it’s founder Charles Gordon-Lennox. ‘It feels a bit risky and a bit dangerous. It’s by far the biggest in terms of square footage and in terms of engineering it’s very critical. The tolerances are literally millimeters.’
The German brand is celebrating 100 years as a company this year, and the whole Festival of Speed will honor that – with the gravity-defying sculpture being the biggest tribute yet.
Judah has created every central feature for Goodwood since 1997, when Ferrari were the central marque. Since then, they get bigger and better each year, with 2016’s BMW feature the largest yet.
The night of unveiling the sculpture
Gerry Judah has been creating sculptures for Goodwood since 1997 – commissioned by companies like Mazda and Mercedes-Benz. Whatever it’s final shapes take each year, at the heart is a commemoration of car design, nourished by motoring history and Judah’s imagination.
The sculpture features a BMW ‘328 mille miglia roadster, the 1999 Le Mans winning BMW ‘V12 LMR’ and the Gordon Murray designed Brabham-BMW ‘BT52’ formula one car