Category Archives: Monaco

Indianapolis 500 versus Monte Carlo Grand Prix: Train to the Race

Yes as far as the races: Indianaplis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix; there are a lot of differeces. We won’t try and appear intelligent; let’s conclude they are HUGE spectator events that happen every May.

In 1911, The Peoria & Eastern  Railway will convey about 70,000 to the Indianapolis Speedway.  1963 The Peoria & Eastern runs the last of its “500” specials. The trains are profitable, but do not fit into the company’s long-range plans.

Beginning in 1929, the Grand Prix of Monaco is also a really huge event.  Compare to Monaco F-1 Grand Prix held end of May. SNCF (French National Railways) runs through Monaco over a high speed electrified line from French Riviera to Italy. Most trains are eight car Alstom-manufactured trainsets. Four of these are owned by the Principality of Monaco and painted royal colors of red and white with royal crest. Limited roads into Monaco and very limited parking. Frequent busses run in two and three sections. The course of the race has been modified over the years, but the current route from the beach to the casino used to be a tramway route.

See our WebSite on the Peoria & Eastern Raiway.

 

 

 

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YOU’VE seen a convertible, now check out the latest real life transformer: the AeroMobil

YOU’VE seen a convertible, now check out the latest real life transformer: the AeroMobil, a stunning prototype of a flying roadster which metamorphoses into a two-seater light sport plane.
Automotive pioneer Henry Ford famously predicted that it was only a matter of time before a flying car was invented. “Mark my words,” he said in the 1940s, “a combined airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come.”
That time has arrived…
From April 16 to 19th 2015 the AeroMobil will be on show at Top Marques Monaco, the world’s most exclusive supercar show held in the capital of innovation and luxury. The Slovak team behind the integrated vehicle, launched last October at Vienna’s Pioneers Festival, have chosen Top Marques as the venue to reveal the latest chapter in its ground-breaking story.
Manoj Bairstow, managing director of Top Marques, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that AeroMobil is coming to Top Marques 2015. We are certain it will prove to be extremely popular with our visitors in the Grimaldi Forum who will be able to see the vehicle as it miraculously transforms from a supercar into a plane.”
The flying car prototype AeroMobil 3.0, which is expected to be issued with its full airworthiness licence within weeks, can with the current engine configuration reach speeds of up to 160 km/h on the road and once sky-bound, accelerates to 200 km/h.
This ultimate two-seater prototype is an exquisite feat of design and engineering which runs on regular fuel and has a range of 800km. It can take off from speeds of about 100 km/h, meaning that owners can use any legal leveled grass surface to get their luxury transport airborne.
Tickets for Top Marques Monaco, a four day luxury exhibition the principal partner of which is the private bank Edmond de Rothschild, are on sale now at the venue’s website www.grimaldiforum.com or www.topmarquesmonaco.com