From 10 to 12 May 2024, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will see
classic racing cars speed along the legendary circuit that winds through the
streets of the Principality, in what is now a traditional annual tribute to
motor sport of yesteryear.
A step back in time
Organised by the
Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) since 1997, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
is held every two years ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Today, it is an
essential event for classic car collectors and enthusiasts from all over the
world and has grown steadily in popularity, with bigger crowds flocking to Monaco every
year to admire the vintage racing cars.
Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the only non-championship Monaco Grand
Prix meeting, reserved exclusively for cars in the “sport” category, rather
than modern-style single-seaters.
Spectators can look
forward to a spectacular series of races, each featuring a different class of
exceptionally rare vehicles.
Over the course of three days, the competitors will share their passion for
top-class sport under real race conditions. And of course, there will be the
distinctive noise and smell of vintage racing cars in the heart of the
Principality of Monaco, on the iconic circuit where 80% of the straights and
turns remain exactly as they were back in 1929, and are still used every year
for the most glamorous Grand Prix of the Formula 1 World Championship.
A celebration of motor
resounding success of last year’s meeting, the Organising Committee of the
Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) has decided to leave the event format
unchanged, with the same eight series and classes for 2024. Highlights will
include tributes and anniversary celebrations during real races in the
authentic and majestic setting of the Principality’s circuit.
This 14th edition of
GP de Monaco Historique is set to turn several pages in motor racing history. A decade-by-decade look back at some of the cars and drivers to have graced the circuit in Monaco since 1924 includes some legendary names!
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