Mazda must be furious, but it’s almost entirely the BBC’s fault. Let me explain, plus show you all the details of this 28.5 liter monster Fiat that will do runs up the hill all weekend long, or until ours ears bleed out.
Mazda spent its money the right way by sending two race cars sky high in front of Lord March’s humble home.
They are proud of their choice as well:
Mazda’s racing heritage is the centre of attention at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The central feature of the annual motoring event is a spectacular 40-metre high sculpture in front of Goodwood House featuring two Mazda racers bursting into the sky on a twisting track of steel beams.
Inspired by Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion design, the creation of artist Gerry Judah conveys a grace and agility that disguises the complexity of the installation, which is made from 120 tonnes of steel. Each of the 418 steel beams is stacked at a different angle, curling the structure so that the cars at the top actually hang over the spectators below.
Indeed it does. It’s awesome.
The problem is that the Beast of Turin still tops it, so everybody is checking that out at the moment instead of looking at Mazda’s statue in the background.
The BBC asked for the car to be parked in front of the house for their morning show, but by the time they finished the shooting, the Beast of Turin got stuck as the race marshals shut down the road leading back to the paddocks.
So, the car’s builder, the always cheerful Duncan Pittway left her there and went for lunch...
And there’s quite a lot to check out on this 1911 Fiat S76 record car despite it’s simplicity. The people around hardly believe they are looking at a Fiat...
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