Historic Automobile Exhibition to be Staged in Monaco

A new exhibition, Monaco and the Automobile From 1893 to Today will run through the summer in Monaco.

The exhibition will feature over 50 historic vehicles that have taken part in or won the Monaco Grand Prix or the Monte-Carlo Rally, together with unique, unpublished photographs and video from the archives of the Automobile Club of Monaco.

The Principality of Monaco has since the end of the 19th century had close ties with the automobile and the archive material will include items connected with the princely family, Monegasque drivers and the two legendary races – the Monaco Grand Prix and the Monte-Carlo Rally.

“Although Monaco is a major location for the automobile, no retrospective of this kind has yet been organised”, said Sylvie Biancheri, General Manager of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

The exhibition is being curated by Rodolphe Rapetti, General Heritage Curator and Director of the National Domains and Museums of Compiègne and Blérancourt, and supported by the Prince’s Palace, the Automobile Club of Monaco and the Automobile Club of France. The final list of vehicles, documents and items on show will be announced in late March.

Monaco and the Automobile From 1893 to Today will run from 11 July to 6 September 2020 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Entry price will be € 11 with free access for under 18 year-olds. A group rate will also be offered.

Feature Image: Entry #1 in the 1930 Rallye Monte Carlo was a Talbot 14/45 license “GC 66” driven by 17-year old British driver, Kitty Brunell, who ended in 41st place. (Public Domain, Bibliothèque Nationale de France via Wikimedia)


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