If you can’t get to the French Riviera then these vintage French race paintings are the next best thing. Visiting the glamorous French Riviera has always been on my bucket list. But I keep kicking that bucket down the road. Not sure I will ever get my James Bond moment but I will gladly settle for these really cool vintage paintings. Racing up and down the narrow French hillsides of Cote d’ Azur and Monaco is definitely 007 at his best.
Vintage French Race Paintings
The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. It is considered one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world since 1929. Add it to the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and you have the Triple Crown of Motorsport. Who knew? Just like these paintings, the race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco. There are many changes in the elevation of the course along with tight corners and tunnels. It’s considered one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One racing. It’s also dangerous so the racing speeds are relatively slow compared to other major racing events. So who did win the Monaco Grand Prix of 1935? It was none other than Luigi Fagipoli, also known as the Abruzzi robber. That’s a story for another day. Luigi was an Italian motor racing driver and is still the oldest driver to win a race in Formula One. There’s the checkered flag.