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This year\'s Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​was held from 11 to 14 July. The main event of it happened to be the 50th anniversary of the legendary Porsche 911. Thematic sculpture measured 35 meters tall was decorated with the original \"nine hundred and eleventh\" of 1963 model year, accompanied by 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (1973) and 911 Carrera 4 (2012).

Goodwood estate is also famous by having a Royal Palace. The two-story building with turrets is called the Goodwood House. Goodwood Festival of Speed started with traditional speech of the estate owner, Lord March. Central sculpture is the so called Christmas tree of Goodwood. It changes its decorations every year, but some things remain the same: all the monuments are created by one person - a British artist Gerry Judah, who used real cars in almost all installations for the FOS. Some details about the construction of facilities for the glory of the Porsche 911 can be learned from the video of our British colleagues.

The tradition with the Goodwood\'s Central installation was not born at the same time with the Festival, but appeared only in 1997, when one company presented a Ferrari Romanesque arch with a horse and a F310B race car suspended on it. Since then lots of similar sculptures appeared: 1998 - Porsche, 1999 - Audi, 2000 - Jaguar, 2001 - Mercedes, 2002 - Renault F1.

In 2003, the main sculpture of the FOS was established by Ford company, in 2004 - Rolls-Royce, back in 2005 it was Honda, in 2006 - Renault, in 2007 the honor went to the Toyota brand, in 2008 the main place was reserved for Land Rover. In 2009 such installation was celebrating Audi’s achievements, in 2010 – Alfa Romeo, 2011 represented Jaguar and previous year, 2012, the place of a main sculpture went to Lotus. This year the right to present its sculpture went to Ferrari and its 911 model. When you love cars as much as Goodwood people do, you take pride in every detail that appears on this festival. And this year was more than interesting, just look at the pictures we prepared for you.



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