Time warp: 5th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

This weekend saw the 5th running of the Monaco Historic GP, an enormously popular historic race that runs the weekend before the Monaco GP, in front of a crowd rivaling that of the current event.

Grand Prix cars are, by their very nature, rare beasts, with a competitive lifetime measured in months, not years. So it's no wonder that huge crowds show up to see some of the most spectacular surviving cars race on a classic circuit that will host its 64th Grand Prix next weekend. It's a brave driver (and an even braver owner) who will risk one of these priceless cars in wheel to wheel competition, no matter how gentlemanly. (The lead photo shows a March leading a pack of irreplaceable early '70s Formula 1 cars in one of the weekend's events.)

The Automobile Club de Monaco has a host of photo galleries from the 2006 event, and an archive of photos from earlier events. Enjoy!

[Source: Automobile Club de Monaco]

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