Grand Prix Historique

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.

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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.


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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.


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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.





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