Gerry Judah was first commissioned to produce a Festival of Speed central feature in 1997, when Ferrari took the role of central feature marque. Over the years, it has developed into one of the most eye-catching and iconic aspects of the event. At its heart, it is a celebration of automotive design, fuelled by motoring heritage and Judah’s creativity. Judah has a diverse CV. He has been commissioned by rock bands for their energetic stage shows, but at the other end of the spectrum he has created sculptures for celebrated museums, such as a piece for the Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Exhibition in 2000. His range gives the Central Feature a renewed energy each year, as car manufacturers take turns to partner with him and create a truly memorable sculpture. This short video (below) charts the history of FoS’s centrepiece, from its early days as a display of some the world’s greatest cars, to the modern day sculptures that wow the 200,000-strong crowd every summer. What’s in store for 2017 I wonder?