Top Marques Monaco
|Top Marques Monaco|
|Genre||Supercar show and luxury fair|
|Begins||April 19, 2018|
|Ends||April 22, 2018|
10 Avenue Princesse Grace |
|Inaugurated||April 22, 2004–April 25, 2004|
|Most recent||April 20, 2017–April 23, 2017|
|Patron(s)||Albert II, Prince of Monaco|
Manoj Bairstow, managing director; |
Mederic del Monaco, shareholder;
Steven Saltzman, shareholder
Top Marques Monaco is an event that takes place annually at the Grimaldi Forum in the principality of Monaco. It features exhibitions by numerous purveyors of luxury aircraft, automobile, banking, boat, footwear, handbag, jewellery, real estate and wine products. One feature of the Top Marques Monaco that sets it apart from other automotive exhibitions is its use of the adjacent Formula 1 Grand Prix racetrack to display cars in action and conduct test drives. A quarter of the event's ticket sales are donated to Monaco Aide et Présence, a charity established by Monaco's reigning Prince Albert. Manoj Bairstow took over as managing director of the company in 2012.[not in citation given]
At the four-day 2011 event, there were 42 automotive manufacturers exhibiting luxury vehicles, 13 manufacturers exhibiting luxury yachts and other boats, and 26 jewelry manufacturers exhibiting watches. Exhibitors included Bugatti, Dartz, Exagon Engineering, Gillet, GTA Motor, Koenigsegg, Noble Automotive, Pagani, and Peraves. Six cars made their European debuts, including the Conquest Knight XV SUV and the Keating ZKR. A hundred cars were on display, of which more than two dozen were available for test drives. The entrance fee was 50 euros. Attendance was 33,000 people from twelve countries.
The four-day 2013 Top Marques Monaco featured six supercar debuts, including ABT Sportsline, Hamann Motorsport, Mansory, and MTM, and exhibitions by over 150 companies. Supercars on display included the GTA Spano, the Gumpert Apollo, the Koenigsegg Hundra, the Mazzanti Evantra, the Noble Automotive M600, the Roding Automobile Roadster, the Savage Rivale, the Soleil Motors Anadi, and the Vencer Sarthe. Other exhibitors included Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Fisker, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Pagani, Rolls-Royce, Ronn Motor Company, Vintech, and Wiesmann.
Running from 17–20 April, 2014's Top Marques Monaco was attended by Prince Albert of Monaco, Loris Capirossi, and a total of more than 35,000 other attendees. Vehicles premiered included David Brown Automotive's Speedback, Energica Motor Company's Ego 45 motorcycle, NanoFlowcell's Quant e-Sportlimousine, and W Motors's Lykan HyperSport. Other vehicles on display included cars manufactured by Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Hamann Motorsport, Mazzanti Automobili, Mercedes-Benz, Pagani, Porsche, Tesla Motors, and Zenvo; and the Energica Motor Company's Eco, Forza·G's Icaro and Demonio, and Mando's Footloose e-bicycles. VIP ticket-holders had the opportunity to use a 3D virtual studio to try their hands at designing a supercar. Other exhibitors had jet-propelled hovercraft and powered surfboards on display. The entrance fee was 50 euros.
Automotive exhibitors included BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes, Nimrod Performance, Porsche, Tesla and Zenvo. Larte Design's Tesla Model S and Toroidion's 1MW had their world premieres there, as did the AeroMobil 3.0, a Slovakian-made road-legal vehicle that transforms into a light aircraft.
AeroMobil s.r.o. unveiled the production model of its AeroMobil flying car, announcing that it would begin taking pre-orders for the vehicle before the end of 2017. Other exhibitors, including Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS, Vanda Electrics Dendrobium, and Calafiore C10 had their world premieres. The Jean Boulle Luxury Group announced that its patent-pending luxury diamond finish technology had been applied to a classic Pininfarina-styled Bentley, the Bentley Azure exhibited that year. The Boulle Luxury Bentley Azure was unveiled by Albert II, Prince of Monaco on 20 April at the official opening of Top Marques 2017.
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