Monaco’s biennial Grand Prix de Monaco Historique kicked off in fine style earlier this year as 180 classic vehicles gathered in the tiny principality alongside the Mediterranean.
Using the same closed streets as the Formula One Grand Prix, the Historique event offers a thoroughly different atmosphere and experience.
Rather than bustling streets, packed hotels and feverish fans, the race exudes passion, rarity and exclusivity. In other words, a true Maserati style event.
And as the official vehicle sponsor of the Yacht Club De Monaco, naturally guests were able to take advantage of the Club’s superb trackside location.
The 180-strong field included no less than 19 Maserati vehicles. All of which earnt legendary status competing in earlier years at the classic circuit.
Among the drivers were Julia De Baldanza, one of only two female entrants in the competition. Driving her beloved 1952 A6GCM, Julia put on an inspiring show against a fleet of spirited Maserati 250F vehicles.
Anthony Sinopoli achieved a well-deserved third place, racing his rare Maserati 6CM. The vehicle is one of only 13 that still remain from the original 27 produced. And taking out second place in Race C was Maserati driver Ben Short in his 1956 Lister. His category included 11 other classic Maserati vehicles.
The popularity of the Grand Prix is evident in the increasing visitor numbers year on year. No more forgiving today than 60 years ago, the historic track continues to offer participants and spectators alike a spectacular trip back in time.