All photography: Lucas Scherrer Production for Top Marques Monaco
The 18th edition of Top Marques Monaco, held at the prestigious Grimaldi Forum, has set new benchmarks for success and excitement. With over 25,000 attendees, this internationally acclaimed luxury auto show showcased around 200 exotic supercars, classic cars, motorbikes, and transport innovations. Exhibitors and visitors alike hailed this edition as the most spectacular and lucrative to date. From record-breaking sales to exclusive launches, Top Marques Monaco captivated the audience with its unparalleled display of automotive opulence.
A Historic Ferrari Auction:
One of the standout moments of the event was the inaugural Ferrari auction organized by MonacoCarAuctionsTM. The star attraction was none other than the Ferrari Enzo owned by Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso, which fetched an astonishing €5,400,000. The auction also saw the 1956 Ferrari 250 GTO Boano change hands for a record-breaking €1,512,000. These sales further solidified the reputation of Top Marques Monaco as a premier destination for automotive collectors and enthusiasts.
An Unprecedented Showcase:
Salim Zeghdar, CEO of Top Marques Monaco, expressed his delight at the overwhelming success of the event. With an astounding number of vehicles on display, including classic cars, motorbikes, and cutting-edge models from prestigious brands such as Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Porsche, and Rolls Royce, the Grimaldi Forum was transformed into a breathtaking automotive paradise. The unveiling of Audi France’s RS 6 GTO Concept and Venturi’s FLEX electric rover added an extra layer of excitement, captivating both press and public.
Beyond Cars: Superyachts, Timepieces, and More:
Top Marques Monaco extended beyond the world of automobiles, featuring an exquisite display of superyachts on the Esplanade. The event also showcased a range of exquisite watches and fine jewelry in the Espace Diaghilev, creating a luxurious ambiance that appealed to a discerning audience. With a VIP preview sponsored by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and an exclusive showcase of GMK’s first-ever motorbike, the event offered a unique experience to all attendees.
Celebrating Innovation and Young Talent:
Top Marques Monaco not only celebrated automotive excellence but also recognized innovation and young talent. The appearance of automotive influencer GMK, unveiling his custom BMW motorbike, added excitement to the show. Additionally, the first-ever Top Marques Monaco Carspotter Awards recognized the passion and dedication of car spotters, while the Children’s Art Competition awarded young artists for their imaginative designs of the transport of tomorrow.
With over 70% of exhibitors confirming their return for the next edition, the success of Top Marques Monaco is undeniable. The 18th edition has once again raised the bar, establishing the event as an unrivaled platform for showcasing the finest automobiles and luxury innovations. Mark your calendars for June 5-9, 2024, as Top Marques Monaco returns to the Grimaldi Forum to redefine automotive extravagance.