Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix – this legendary auto race (the only one that runs through urban streets) started back in 1929 (as part of similar auto races organized by auto clubs in other European countries like France, Italy, Spain & Belgium). This race, like other Grand Prixs, was postponed during World War II, and didn’t resume until 1950 (when Argentine Juan Fangio won the Monaco Grand Prix).
Over the years, advances in automotive technology coincided with growing international spectator interest in both Monaco’s and other Grand Prix events. Latter advances in mass media technology also helped drive global television audiences in the Monaco Grand Prix. The auto racers themselves assert that the race course’s elevation changes, tight corners, and a narrow throughway make this one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One racing. Nowadays, the Grand Prix is part of a weekend of VIP partying events, complete with celebrity sightings that resemble a Hollywood film premiere.