Skoda recreates Stonehenge in London
Skoda has created a replica Stonehenge made from scrap cars (no Skodas included) and installed it next to Tower Bridge.
The installation can be viewed today (20 June) before it goes on a tour, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex from 28th June – 1st July. The piece of automotive art dubbed 'Citihenge' by the makers, was specially commissioned to celebrate the launch of the Skoda Citigo. It was built using 18 scrap cars and stands at over five metres tall. Each henge is five metres wide and the commanding structure weighs a remarkable 36 tonnes.
The installation is the latest in a series of cultural creative projects undertaken by Skoda, which has included giant cakes, a car in a cage and collaborations with musicians Anastacia and DJ Tiësto (not to mention some cool car ads). Tommy Gun, the piece's sculptor says: "The Citihenge project has been the most amazing challenge. Stonehenge is a huge, iconic structure and the Citihenge replica is too. It is made entirely from old car parts, which taps into my own childhood growing up on a farm where I used to love building and creating things with pieces of discarded machinery."
Real car anoraks can while away a few minutes trying to work out what the cars in the sculpture are. We reckon there is an old Vauxhall Astra hatch, an old Astra saloon (Belmont generation) and a previous-generation Megane saloon, but it is not easy with old bodyshells all painted grey. Any advance from our eagle-eyed readers?