The H.S.H. Prince of Monaco Car Collection is currently hosting a unique exhibition of legendary racing cars from the past 60 years. Around fifty competition cars are on display – some for the first time ever – and many of them have a prestigious track record. Monaco Tribune has visited the exhibition with Valérie Closier, director of the Terrasses de Fontvieille museum.
Legendary racing cars
PEUGEOT 205 TURBO 16 EVOLUTION 2 groupe B
Juha Kankkunen drove this race car in 1986 winning the Swedish Rally.
MITSUBISHI LANCER EVO 3 groupe A
With this Mitsubishi, Tommi Makinen won the Finland rally in 1996.
CITROËN XSARA WRC
This car has achieved 32 victories in the hands of Sébastien Loeb and his co-driver Daniel Elena.
RENAULT 5 MAXI TURBO
Jean Ragnotti won many trophies with this car, including the French Rally Championship, the Monte Carlo Rally and the Tour of Corsica.
SUBARU IMPREZA WRC
The one exhibited is the 2001 World Rally Champion driven by Englishman Richard Burns.
Cars Collection of H.S.H the Prince of Monaco
Prince Rainer III – a true car enthusiast – began collection old cars at the end of the 1950s. Today, the exhibition is located on the Terrasses de Fontvieille and spans 5 000 m2. The unique museum brings together around a hundred-odd different cars.
The exhibition was opened in December by Prince Albert II and runs until Sunday 15 March 2020. For more information, please visit The Cars collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco.