Le Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, Histoire D’une Legende 1929-1960, Yves Naquin.
Very rare ‘Exemplaire Pilotes’ (Drivers Edition).
Le Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, The Story of a Legend 1929-1960, by Yves Naquin, this is the Luxury Limited Edition – nearly 600 pages, larger size and includes extra photographs and colour plates by Michael Turner.
Extent: 49x35cmx6, 580 pages. French text, limited edition.
Foreword by Juan Manuel Fangio & Acknowledgement from Prince Rainier, Palais de Monaco.
Red leather-bound, with gold gilt title to cover and spine, much expanded content from standard edition with colour plates and extensive photography.
Definitive history of the Monaco Grand Prix from inception to 1960, a watermark year before the circuit changed, thoroughly researched and illustrated with very high production values.
Published by Editions Automobilia, Monaco (1992) with the full endorsement of the principality, it includes a personal message from Prince Rainier in the foreword, together with many previously unseen images from the Palace archive. With various editions produced, it is still regarded as the greatest pictorial history of the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Monaco Collection is integral to the estate of the late Christine Mills MBE, who in partnership with her late husband David, forged a successful career within motorsport spanning more than thirty years. Following David’s untimely death from cancer in 2002, Christine established Hope for Tomorrow, a Gloucestershire based charity dedicated to bringing cancer care closer to the homes of patients throughout England.
With charity patron Sir Stirling Moss OBE by her side to ‘cut the ribbon’, Christine launched the world’s first Mobile Cancer Care Unit on 14 February 2007. Cancer patients are by the very definition and nature of the disease from which they suffer, perpetually vulnerable and never has the provision of mobile treatment on board what is now a fleet of 12 units, each funded and supplied to NHS Trusts by the charity, been of greater importance than it is during the Coronavirus pandemic. In support of their pioneering work, monies generated from the sale of this print, will be donated to Hope for Tomorrow.
Registered charity number: 1094677