Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend my first ever Grand Prix Historique, and it just happened to be the 10th year anniversary of this landmark race! So I flew to Nice, excited about the experience but honestly, unknowledgeable about anything racing related.
I found out that the races include cars dating all the way back from from the 1920s up until 1976, so I would definitely be amongst classic motorsport fanatics. I might even pick up one or two things…
On the first night I went to the opening of the Credit Suisse Drivers club – what was to be our home for the next 3 days. There was great food, music and we had the first real chance to see the classic cars in all their glory, and the super yachts lined up on Monaco’s harbour.
Then the action truly began. On Saturday we spent the afternoon kicking back on a Sunseeker yacht and watching the practice races from the Credit Suisse Classic club which oh so conveniently overlooks the Monaco racing circuit.
After an “exhausting” day of yachting :) There was a final dinner at the Yacht Club de Monaco (see menu below). A monumental building designed by Norman Foster, which actually makes you feel like you’re on a cruiser. The fun didn’t stop after dinner, I headed to Buddha Bar for drinks and a bit of a dance – the only way to finish any Riviera trip.
After dancing the night away it was bedtime and also our final day watching the races. And if this all wasn’t enough I managed to shoot a mini-series for your visual consumption during my stay! My first every Monaco Diaries will be starting right here tomorrow, so get excited and get ready.