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OPENING NIGHT: Art in Motion: Seven sportscars that shaped the future - & t...
Fri 5 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
The art and beauty of automotive design, combined with the enduring genius of innovative engineering, will be celebrated at Messum’s Wiltshire throughout the month of May.
The opening night of Art in Motion: Knowledge and Design will take the form of a champagne reception, and will include an informal and engaging introduction by motoring expert Richard Sutton, who is curator of the Messums Wiltshire exhibition.
Every classic car represents a story of adventure in imagination, innovation, true grit and exceptional creative endeavour. Ground-breaking designers of the future have invariably been inspired by those who broke away from the design conventions of the past. Richard will bring the exhibition to life as he shares insights into the design and development of seven magnificent greats of the automotive world. Each of the iconic cars and their designers has influenced not only the past, but continues to influence design trends today. The month ahead will celebrate the best of the old as well as the brilliance of the new – hybrid, electric and hydrogen – technologies.
The seven iconic cars to be showcased are:
- 1950s/60s: Alfa Romeo 750 series SS low-nose
- 1960s: AC Cobra 289 Mk II
- 1960s: Jaguar E-type Series One roadster
- 1960/70s: Lamborghini Miura S
- 1970s: Ferrari Daytona coupe
- 1980s: Ferrari 288GTO
- 1990s: McLaren F1
Richard is passionate about championing those who are designing the cars of the future that will enable us to travel with minimal damage to the environment. Art in Motion: Knowledge and Design embraces a host of designers and makers who are spearheading just such a revolution.
A founding member of the Classic and Sportscar editorial team in the eighties, Richard is well-known for his extensive knowledge of the history, design and value of classic and historic cars. Richard created the Cartier Style et Luxe automobile design competition for Lord March at Goodwood in 1995, before joining the Goodwood Racing Company, where he ran both the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival for a formative decade. He was also he was also writer and co-presenter for all of Channel 4’s record-breaking ‘Deals on Wheels’ series. He is passionate about the future of sustainable transport and championing those who are designing cars that allow us to travel with minimal damage to the environment.