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Monaco Historic Grand Prix

A week in politics is a long time, and its even long in the world of Formula One. We might be in the middle of the European Grand Prix season, but that also means we start looking towards the events for next year. One event that is gathering interest as each day ticks by is the Historic Monte Carlo Grand Prix.

Historic motor racing has grown in popularity over the last 10 years; the Monaco Historic is the jewel in that crown, and 2020 sees its 12th Edition in 20 years. Compared to the contemporary race, the Monaco Historic sees a great variety of machinery. From post-war front-engined Grand Prix Cars, all the way F1 cars from the late 1970’s, there’s something for everyone. The added beauty of historic racing cars is the noise which cannot be experienced with modern machinery. A naturally aspirated v10 at full-chat is like sticking your head in a speaker at an Ozzy Osborne concert.

Like most grand tours, the racing is a bit of an excuse to take in some of the best roads and hotels that Europe has to offer. Provisional stops on this tour include Annecy, Lake Como, and Nice. That means driving the Route Napoleon, the Black Forest, and the Big Three Alpine passes