The Art of Historic Monaco

Aug 9th, 2018

The first Monaco Grand Prix was held in 1929, pre-dating the world championship. The circuit has been called "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige".1

The race still runs today, and is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes, tight corners, and a tunnel - making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula 1. Despite the relatively low average speeds on this track, it is a dangerous place to race and often involves the intervention of a safety car.

As of late, there has been great renewed interest in art of the golden age, as it captures the contrast between the innocence and the romance with the dangers of the sport. In line with this, Caracalla has collaborated with the Mary Evans Picture Library - selecting posters dating from 1930 to 1957 to produce a limited-edition leather goods collection that celebrates the art of historic Monaco.

Historic Monaco 4 images


The collection will be launched at this year’s Goodwood Revival (7 - 9 September). In classic maranello tan leather, it will feature iconic artwork of the famous race.

The collection will include a driver’s utility bag, and a small tented bag - ideal for touring or track days and the ideal receptacle for keys, wallets, telephone and loose change. Caracalla are also producing a range of key-rings, each one featuring an iconic poster.

Caracalla have created a folio to carry paperwork and a tablet - perfect for the boardroom - and a stylish pochette ladies’ bag. Designed in conjunction with our Tuscan atelier, this ladies’ bag can be carried in the hand or by the metal shoulder strap.

If you are interested in any of the above and are unable to attend Goodwood Revival, please email

1 "His Serene Highness Prince Rainier of Monte Carlo awarded the first FIA Gold Medal for Motor Sport". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 October 2004