A travel journal for a motorsport Eurotrip from two eccentric Aussies.
In May 2011 we will be travelling to Europe. This is no normal Eurotrip, we are going on this trip to witness two of the greatest motor races in the world. The Jewel of the Formula 1 crown, the Monaco Grand Prix; and the infamous 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The idea for this trip came from our first trip from the Melbourne GP in 2006. Hearing the exotic roar of a Formula 1 engine is intoxicating and addictive. The Monaco GP is the highest profile, the most exclusive, the most glamourous race of the year, and naturally it is a dream to attend.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a slightly different story, its long and its messy. One key similarity between these two races is the emotion evoked by the sound of the cars. When 35,000hp cross the start finish line the effect is indescribable.
After years of optimistic dreaming, we decided that we should make it happen. So in September 2009 we started to visit travel agents, and the rest is history.