The central feature of 2019’s Festival of Speed will be a monument dedicated to Aston Martin. The luxury British manufacturer is being honoured on the 70th anniversary its first race at Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the 60th anniversary of the brand winning the World Sportscar Championship.

It marks the anniversary of the 1949 event, which saw driver WG Bingley – behind the wheel of a DBR1 – secure a tenth-place finish for Aston Martin, reports the Daily Telegraph. This was followed in 1959 by their success in winning the World Sportscar Championship at Goodwood.

The central feature takes the form of a large sculpture, located prominently on the lawn outside Goodwood House. Each year it highlights a different idea or identity, and usually features real cars. 

The hill at this year’s FoS will be graced by a troop of Aston Martin’s most iconic racing cars, while the Supercar Run will feature several of the brand’s current range of road cars. One of the classes to feature in the Cartier display will be the incomparably stylish Aston Martin V8, which made its debut 50 years ago.

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