Skoda reveals the Citigenge Stonehenge replica

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 21, 2012

Automotive art named the “Citihenge” was built to kick off the launch of the Skoda Citigo. Recycled car parts were used to create a replica of Wiltshire’s Stonehenge. Skoda has installed this sculpture on London’s Southbank right in time for the Summer Solstice on June 20. It was positioned on ley lines and is likely to be included in the important talking points in the capital.

The new car – the Citigo -- is at the center of this exhibit. The giant sculpture is set to already be on the Southbank on June 19-20. A design team led by sculptor Tommy Gun made the Citihenge, which took about three months to build.

This art piece used 18 scrap cars and has a height of more than five meters. Every henge has a width of five meters while the structure weighs 36 tons. Gun is a self-taught sculptor who specializes in large sculptures that frequently use machine parts. He has built sculptures that were exhibited at Chelsea Flower Show and The Grand Designs Show, Olympia.

He had also been tasked to make a sculpture for the Tour de France. In the past, Skoda has installed several cultural creative projects such as the giant cakes and a car in a cage. It has also worked with musicians Anastacia and DJ Tiësto. The Citihenge can be viewed at Potters Fields for two days. Skoda will be touring the UK and will transfer to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and its celebration of car culture, in West Sussex from June 28 to July 1.

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