Monaco Historic paddocks in magical Mediterranean light
The paddocks at the Monaco Historic are quite unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Not necessarily the cars – these are almost all veterans of Goodwood, Silverstone and other frequent haunts of ours – but the misty Mediterranean glow of the place.
The light seems to travel through the air differently down here, rippling across the body of a racing car exaggerating every sinew, every flaw. The buckled reflections ensnaring the rounded snout of a Lotus 49 seem all the more bright and the polished rad’ of a Type 35 Bugatti all-the-more lustrous. Every imperfection seems more permanent, too – patina rather than decay, wisdom rather than wear. It’s hard to quantify really. Hopefully, this gallery gets across something of what we’re seeing if only to prove it isn’t some romanticised construct of our minds.