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1953 Jaguar C-Type
1953 Jaguar C-Type

Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 – Sports Racing Photos

The Sports Racing Cars from 1952 to 1955 were among the featured race classes at the 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix, staged 9-11 May on the 3.34-kilometer Monaco Grand Prix Circuit. Organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco, the 9th running of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique was comprised of seven races, each tailored to provide spectators and participants the opportunity to relive the motorsport event that started on 14th April 1929.

Race C at this year’s Monaco Historics was for Sports Racing cars of a type that raced from 1952 to 1955 in international events. Examples included Jaguar C- and D-Types; Maserati A6GCS, 150S and 300S; Ferrari 225 S, 340 MM, 500 Mondial and 750 Monza; Allard J2 and J2X; Aston Martin DB3 and DB3S; Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica and a wide selection of Coopers; among others.

The ex-Juan Manuel Fangio Jaguar C-type, race prepared by JD Classics and driven by Alex Buncombe, won a decisive victory in the Series C race for sports racing cars the participated from 1952 to 1955. Buncombe won the same race in the same car at the last Grand Prix de Monaco Historique in 2012. Following victory, the winning C-type was quickly packed up and transported to Brescia, Italy, where it will be driven by Belgian singer Milow, and Jaguar Land Rover Regional Director for Europe Bernard Kuhnt in this year’s Mille Miglia (15-18 May).

Another Jaguar C-type entrant from the same race – Richard Frankel – drove his 1952 C-type the 200 miles from Monte Carlo to Brescia, after his brother Andrew safely brought the Jaguar home in Monaco from a crowded grid of 37 cars. This C-type is famous for the journey it made in 1952 – from Coventry to the Monaco Grand Prix – where it finished 6th and was the first non-Ferrari home. The car was driven by Tommy Wisdom in that race – and then driven back to the UK.

Similar to 2012, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also documented the 2014 running of the Monaco Historic GP, offering the following images that expertly capture the essence of this prestigious historic motorsport event. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.

Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery

1955 Maserati 300S
1955 Maserati 300S
Tires coming off the rim of the 1954 Aston Martin DB3S
Tires coming off the rim of the 1954 Aston Martin DB3S
1955 Jaguar D-Type
1955 Jaguar D-Type
1955 Cooper T38
1955 Cooper T38

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1954 Cooper T33
1954 Cooper T33
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica
1953 Jaguar C-Type
1953 Jaguar C-Type
1953 Ferrari 250 MM
1953 Ferrari 250 MM

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  1. Great photos! However, only the name of Alex Buncombe driving the C-Type Jaguar appears in the photos. I imagine it was because he won the race. Believing in Fundamental Fairness, the names of the second and third drivers was warranted. They are given credit in the narrative regarding the winner, second and third.

    Too bad there were no TVR’s entered in the race. Would have loved to see the McInerney brothers in an older TVR Griffith 400, or if it didn’t qualify, at lease a TVR Griffith 200. I believe they would have given Alex Buncombe a run for his money.

  2. Great coverage Tim of my favorite cars, oh by the way, the Aston Martin D B 3 S has Rudd wire wheels especially made for this car. The “outer” part of the rim was always exposed to the breeze so to speak. It just looks as if the tyres are parting company from the wheels…

  3. Great photos of cars that many of us daydream about, racing through the narrow streets of Monaco, Your coverage is super, and the mortals among us will view them imagining being behind the wheel charging up and down hills around tight turns, with no speed limit. Thanks!

  4. Why would a TVR race against 50s sports cars? Time to learn the basics of historic racing, I think.

  5. Great photos but seem to be concentrated at “Lowes Casino” corner. Where is La Rascasse, Anthony Loges, St. Devote, Casino Square or the chicane just out of the tunnel ?