Mercedes-Benz will be honoured at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with tribute being paid to our 120 years of achievement in motorsport. Running from 26-29 June, the festival’s spectacular Central Feature will be designed by renowned sculptor Gerry Judah to celebrate the successes of Mercedes-Benz.
The history of these successes is long and remarkable. Having invented the modern automobile in 1886, Mercedes-Benz vehicles were among the first to take part in motorsport events in Europe and around the world, winning races and setting new speed records.
The centenary of the spectacular victory in the 1914 French Grand Prix, when Mercedes-Benz racers beat Peugeot to record an historic one-two-three finish, will also be marked. All three of the Mercedes GP machines that raced to that stunning victory a hundred years ago will be present at the largest automotive garden party ever staged at Goodwood.
Also due to be unveiled at the festival is the new Mercedes-Benz CLS, which will reach showrooms in September.