E-Motion Wins Sculpture Competition
The innovative sculpture competition sponsored by Classic Motor Cars (CMC), in which 40 of Coventry Automotive Design School students competed to produce a sculpture incorporating original aluminium left over from CMC’s restoration of the Lindner-Nocker Lightweight E-type, reached its climax at the RAC Club in London on December 5. A panel of judges headed by Ian Callum, Head of Jaguar Design, finally chose the piece designed by Claudio Barbato, a third-year design student from Bedford. Just five of these beautiful pieces entitled ‘E-Motion’ will be produced. They are milled out of solid aluminium and mounted on a polished black granite base, into which is set a piece of the original Lindner-Nocker metal, formed as an individually-numbered body tag. These will be sold at £9950 each, all proceeds going to the Henry Surtees Foundation, set up after John Surtees’ son was tragically killed in a freak accident at Brands Hatch. The sculpture was unveiled at the RAC Club by John Surtees OBE. Ben Cussons, Chairman of the RAC Motoring Committee, said, “This is a wonderful charity and the sculpture is all the more appropriate as John Surtees was the recipient of one of the very first E-types to leave the line in 1961.”
Anyone interested in purchasing one of the sculptures should contact Nick Goldthorp at CMC, tel +44 (0)1746 765804, email firstname.lastname@example.org.