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Historic Monaco Grand Prix - Grand Prix Historique de Monaco

(Takes place on alternate years -se déroule sur deux ans )

Above: Historic Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix Historique de Monaco)

The 10th Historic Monaco Grand Prix 2016 - Here

The 9th Historic Monaco Grand Prix 2014 - Here

The 8th Historic Monaco Grand Prix 2012 - Here

The 7th Historic Monaco Grand Prix 2010 - Here

The 6th Historic Monaco Grand Prix 2008 - Here

The 5th Historic Monaco Grand Prix 2006 - Here

History and further information about earlier Historic Monaco Grand Prix - Here

Image courtesy of Automobile Club de Monaco

The 10th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique was on the 13th to 15th May 2016 visit the Automobile Club de Monaco website here...

Below some images from 2016

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The 9th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique (9-11 May 2014) The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique celebrated in 2014 its 9th edition, an unmissable event for worldwide collectors and classic motorsport fanaticsMore information on their website via the image below

Image courtesy of Automobile Club de Monaco

Right and below images from 2014

Visit Sports Car Digest for some great photos and reports of the 2014 event here

2014 "Modern" Forumla One Grand Prix - 25th May 2014 - Riviera Radio News reported in the 26th May 2014 "Nico Rosberg won a typically incident-filled 72nd Monaco with local Var driver Jules Bianchi coming ninth"

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Image courtesy of Automobile Club de Monaco

Historic Grand Prix of Monaco 2012

As usual a great day's racing on the Sunday till the rain came towards the end of the day causing the second from last race (Race F)to finish earlier. However although very wet the old F1 cars put on a great performance for the final race and a few of the cars will require some TLC, before they get out on a circuit again. As you will see below in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, the British National anthem was played a lot.

Results courtesy of Sports Car Digest & Monaco Historics (see their report and photos Here)

Race A – Pre-1952 Voiturettes and Grand Prix Cars the winner was: 1938 ERA Type D – Julian Bronson, Great Britain

Race B – Pre-1961 Grand Prix Cars and Formula 2 the winner was: 1959 Cooper T51 – Roger Wills, Great Britain

Race C – Pre-1953 Sports Cars and Prototypes the winner was: 1952 Jaguar C-Type – Alex Buncombe, Great Britain

Race D – Pre-1966, Rear-engined Formula 1 the winner was: 1962 Lotus 25 – Andy Middlehurst, Great Britain

Race E – Pre-1973 3.0-litre Formula 1 cars the winner was: 1970 Brabham BT33 – Duncan Dayton, USA

Race F – 1973-78 3.0-litre Formula 1 cars the winner was: 1977 Hesketh 308E – Michael Lyons, Great Britain

Race G – Pre-1985 Formula 3 the winner was: 1978 Lola T670 – Ben Barker, Great Britain

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Image courtesy of Automobile Club de Monaco

Historic Grand Prix of Monaco 2010 Programme

Serie / Race A Voitures de Grand Prix et Voiturettes ayant couru avant 1947 Pre 1947 Voiturettes and Grand Prix cars

Serie / Race B Voitures de Grand Prix à moteur avant, construites avant 1961 Pre 1961 front engined Grand Prix cars

Serie / Race C Voitures de Sport et Sport Prototypes d'avant 1953 Pre 1953 sports and sports prototypes cars.

Serie / Race D Formule 3. 1000cm3 (1964-1970) Formula 3. 1000cc (1964-1970)

Serie / Race E Voitures de Grand Prix à moteur arrière, construites avant 1966 Pre 1966, rear engined Grand Prix cars

Serie / Race F Voitures de Grand Prix de Formule 1,3 litres, ayant participé à un Grand Prix F1 avant 1975 Formula 1,3 liter, who have taken part in a Formula 1 Grand Prix no later than december 31st 1974

Serie / Race G Voitures de Grand Prix de Formule 1,3 litres ayant participé à un Grand Prix F1 entre 1975 et 1978 Formula 1,3 liter, who have taken part in a Formula 1 Grand Prix from 1975 to the end of 1978

Serie / Race H Formule 3, 1600 et 2000 cm3 (1971-1984) Formula 3, 1600 and 2000 cc (1971-1984)

Left: one of cars on Sunday 2nd May 2010 that would be needing some tender loving care before racing again.

New to this 7th Monaco Historic Grand Prix is the introduction of two Formula 3 races, replacing the Formula Junior series held at the last event. The race weekend also had two parades. The first was the Credit Suisse Classic Car Rally, comprising 40 cars, and held on Saturday from 2 - 2.15 p.m. The second, sponsored by Chopard, is named “Silver Arrows - Auto Union” held from 1.30 - 1.45 p.m. on the Sunday. The second one was very small with only 4 vehicles and did not compare with Ferrari parades in earlier years. Hopefully the 2012 will feature more cars in the Sunday lunchtime parade.

Left: 2010 Historic Grand Prix

The weather over the weekend was better than expected, remaining dry and sunny. It look like the audience numbers were lower on the Sunday than in 2008. Prices are still great value with a ticket costing   35 on the Sunday and Children accompanied by an adult up to the age of 15 free.

More information about the 2010 Historic Grand Prix Here

Famous Monaco Historic Classic Grand Prix 2010

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1997 saw the first Historic Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco Historique). It was then held in 2000 and since then every two years in May. It is usually held a week before the Formula one event on the same circuit. Unlike the Formula One event that is 78 laps the races are only 10 to 15 laps depending on the category of cars racing. The event that is organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco is held over Saturday and Sunday with qualifying on the Saturday. Cars that race date back to pre- 1947, but there cannot be any cars post 1978.

Left: 2002 Historic Monaco Grand Prix

The day will attract many visitors who will go to the "Goodwood" Revival meeting in England in September. Tickets are not expensive (unlike the Formula One event) tickets around 15 euros and restaurant prices are still normal unlike when the Formula One event is on. You can have a most enjoyable day's entertainment.

Right: 2004 Historic Monaco Grand Prix

If you are visiting Monaco for the day, as many of the roads are closed off, parking can be very difficult. An excellent alternative to trying to come in by car is to take a train. There is a great service running along the coast from Ventimigla in Italy (plus Italian connections) on one side to Marseille on the other.

You will also find that restaurant prices are much lower than they would be for the Formula One performance. The noise from the track is not so loud either, unless they hold a parade of Ferraris as they did in 2004 and many of these were Formula One models.There is plenty of atmosphere to absorb including people watching the race from the yachts in the harbour or just people watching!

The Historic Grand Prix meeting is not over expensive to organise, as the stands, safety barriers, and the other essential infrastructure parts are already in place for the following week's F1 World Championship Grand Prix. Because many of the races are for cars from an age when drivers could be seen at work.

Today's F1 cars have high cockpit surrounds so it's difficult to see anything except the driver's head/safety helmet - with the cars in the Historic Grand Prix you can enjoy watching these racers with arms steering their beasts, often on opposite lock as they defy physics whilst treading that invisible line between total control and spinning off into the barriers.

Of course, it's only the bravest and most talented who drive these beasts at 10/10ths - some others are content to lap the circuit much more sedately, not wishing to take huge risks with their irreplaceable historic cars. But the heroes and heroines are those that have their cars sliding on the edge and giving spectators images that will last forever.

2004 Monaco Historic GP 8 "F1 1966~1975 (with Wing)

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The 6th Historic Monaco Grand Prix took place on Sunday 11th May 2008, with practice sessions on Saturday 10th May.Unlike 2006 the present day FI Grand Prix was not held the following week, but two weeks later (24th - 25th May). The weather was very warm and sunny, but not too hot for people sitting in the stands.

Regular drivers including Martin Stretton who was forced to retire his Tyrrell P34 early in the 1975-1978 'Formula 1' cars race, Frank Sytner (formerly owner of Sytner BMW dealerships) and Sir Sterling Moss took part and finished 18th in the Pre-1953 Sports car race in Frank Sytner’s Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica.During the lunch break the circuit beacame much noisier with a Ferrari 'F1' 1950-2000 Historic Parade and naturally some of these cars were fairly recent and much louder. The Pre 1953 Sports car race was won by by John Ure in his Mk2 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, with two other British drivers taking second and third place.

Race A: 'Formula Junior' cars - 10 laps or max 30 mins - won be John Monson in his BMC Mk1

Race B: Pre-1947 Grand Prix cars - 10 laps or max 30 mins - won by Julian Bronson in a ERA R4D

Race C:1947-1960 Grand Prix cars (Front engine)- 10 laps or max 30 mins won by Duncan Dayton in a Lotus 16

Race D:1954-1965 Grand Prix cars (Rear engine)- 10 laps or max 30 mins - won by Simon Hadfield in a Lotus 21

Race E: 1966-1974 'Formula 1' cars - 15 laps or max 45 mins - won by Duncan Dayton in a Brabham BT33

Race F: 1975-1978 'Formula 1' cars - 15 laps or max 45 mins - won by Mauro Pane in one of the two six-wheeler Tyrrell

Race G: Pre-1953 Sports cars 10 laps or max 30 mins - won by by John Ure in a Mk2 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica

Right: Pre- 1953 Sports Car race - 2007 Historic Grand Prix

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The 5th Historic Monaco Grand Prix was no exception. Memorable. It took place on Sunday 21st May 2006, with practice sessions on Saturday 20th May.

The day's racing included a 10 lap event for sports cars built before 1953. In 1952, the Monaco event had been run for sports cars, as this was a period in F1 when the regulations were being changed from one engine to another and there was not an abundance of single-seater racuing cars. How different to 1974, when 32 cars vied for 25 places on the grid..... The 2006 sports-car race featured cars that had competed in the '52 event or were competing in similar races at that time.

Amongst a gaggle of well driven 3.4 litre Jaguar C types, a brace of Ferrari 2-litre spyders, an Aston Martin DB3, a magnificent Gordini and two pre-2nd World War BMWs were a trio of Frazer-Nash cars. Much less powerful than many of the other runners, one of them, in the masterly hands of John Ure, dominated the event in early 2000 Schumacher style. Every lap, right on the limit, every lap like poetry in motion. That's why so many enthusiasts show up from around Europe and beyond.

Martin Stretton, in one of two 6-wheel Tyrrell-Cosworth 'bolides' in the 1975-78, was another on the edge throughout the penultimate race, perhaps the most exciting event of the day. Stretton, who prepares historic cars for a living, certainly knows how to make 'em slither and slide but somehow manages to keep them out of the barriers. He is the only driver to have won here at each Historic meeting to date.

Another sparkler, American Duncan Dayton came away from the meeting with two fine victories, one in the beautiful 1959 Lotus 16 and another in a 1970 Brabham. In both races he and his great rival, Spaniard Joaquin Folch, locked horns for the umpteenth time. Folch, a previous multi-winner here, had to settle for 2nd in one event and retired early in the other, mechanical gremlins spoiling what should have been a battle royal between the two Lotus 16 matadors. (Dick Suter)

Dick Suter lived in the south of France from 2004 until he died in March 2013

The 2006 Line up had the following seven categories:

Race A: Pre 1947 voiturettes and Grand Prix cars.

Race B: Pre 1961 front engined Grand Prix cars.

Race C: Pre 1953 sports sports prototype cars.

Race D: Rear engined Formula Junior cars.

Face E: Pre- 1966 rear engined Formula One Grand Prix cars.

Race F: Pre- 1975 Formula One 3 litre unsupercharged cars.

Face G: Formula One 3 litre unsupercharged cars from 1975 to the end of 1978.

Other events held in Monaco:

  • January:The Monte Carlo Rally.
  • April: Luxury and Supercar Show
  • May The Monte Carlo Tennis Masters and the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Historique (every other year).

Further information about Monaco: Located on the Mediterranean Sea, tucked into the Maritimes Alps, it is only minutes from Nice International Airport ( bus, train and helicopter connections) and  the French and Italian Rivieras. It has a population of 32,020 and is  2 sq km in size. The currency is the euro as in the neighbouring countries. Most of the people who dwell here come from somewhere else, drawn by the sun, glamourous lifestyle and – most importantly – tax-free income and more police per head of population than in any other European country. ( More information on other places to visit in the South of France )

 The information should not be relied on for its accuracy. jml Property Services do not take any responsibility to its accuracy ©jmlpropertyservices01/06 -05/08-05/10

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Dates for your diary:

The 2016 - 10th Historic Monaco Grand Prix - May 2016

10eme GRAND-PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE Mai 2016

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