Jaguar E-Type 50th Anniversary Sculpture Competition Finds Its Winner
Jaguar Cars head of design Ian Callum, who was also involved in the competition, said “All three models were exceptional in the expression of form and movement.”
“For me, Claudio's model presented the clearer statement of the simplicity, beauty and dynamics of the E-Type,” he added.
“The E-type Jaguar is one of the most beautiful cars of all time, a shape design so successful that its influence can still be seen in some of today's Grand Tourers. I’ve had a passion for cars since I was a child and dream of being a car designer working in the automotive industry,” Barbato said.
In addition to the cash prize, Claudio Gianluca Barbato’s winning sculpture will be cast and produced in a five limited and numbered edition that is to be auctioned to raise money for The Henry Surtees Foundation.
The foundation was set up after the death of Henry Surtees and acts as a resource for young people up to the age of 18 by providing advice and assistance and organizing programmes of physical, educational and other activities.
Henry Surtees, who had been participating in motorsport since the age of 8, was tragically killed driving in the new Formula 2 class at Brands Hatch, in an accident where he was hit by a wheel off of another competitors car on 19 July 2009 aged 18.