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Statue of Mike Hawthorn and Lofty England

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Location

Street:Claypit Lane
Town:Goodwood
Parish:Westhampnett
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO18
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Outside building
Access is:Public
Location note:Faces the pits area. Next to the Aeorclub. Goodwood Motor Circuit.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:F2
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : David Annand
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: The England Hawthorn Memorial Trust
Construction period:2005
Unveiling date:09/2005
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Goodwood Motor Circuit.
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Statue of Mike Hawthorn and his trainer Lofty England. The statue of Hawthorn holds a helmet in its left hand. The right hand of the England statue rests on Hawthorn's left shoulder and he holds the steering wheel from a Jaguar car in his left. The figures are depicted walking.
Inscription:Base, south face, carved letters:

MAY THEIR NAME LIVE FOREVER
David Annand Sculptor

Base, east face, carved letters:

Mike Hawthorn 1929 – 1959 ‘Lofty’ England 1911 – 1995
First British World Champion 1958 Jaguar Competition Manager 1949 – 56

Base, north face, carved letters:

Supporters R Alcock, J Butterworth, Members of the J.D.C. XK Register
E-type. Register, J.L.C, Jaguar Club of Denmark

Base, west face, carved letters:

Appeal Benefactors. Ron Lea, John Pearson, Nigel Webb.
Benefactors: Jaguar Cars Ltd. Lucas Huni. Ole Sommer. Clive Brandon. The Earl of March.

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Composite, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Group

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Object Parts

Part 1:Statue with integral base
     Material:Bronze
     Height (cm):210
     Width (cm):175
     Depth (cm):205
Part 2:Base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):18
     Width (cm):150
     Depth (cm):230

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Metallic staining
     More details:Metallic staining on base from the bronze.
Date of on-site inspection:13/02/2008

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History

History:Mike Hawthorn, driving a Ferrari, became Britain’s first Formula 1 World Champion in 1958. He was killed in his Jaguar Mark 1 saloon in an accident on Thursday 22 January 1959. The accident took place on the A31 near the A3 junction, at a place called Hog’s Back, between Farnham and Guildford. His car, going at high speed, lost control in severe crosswinds and hit a tree. He was buried on 28 January 1959 at West Street Cemetery in Farnham. Ironically, Hawthorn was already dying from kidney disease. He had retired from motor racing after his F1 win, upset by the loss of close friends such as Peter Collins. He had also previously been traumatised by the 1955 Le Mans race disaster where at least 80 spectators had been killed when Pierre Levagh’s Mercedes crashed into the crowd. Mercedes-Benz withdrew from all motor racing at the end of the 1955 season and did not return until 1987.

Paid for entirely by donations (approx £70,000 was collected). Jaguar cars donated a new x-type that was raffled over many events. The statue was unveiled at the 2005 Goodwood Revival. Dedicated by Lord March.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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