The most successful Top Marques Monaco show to date brought with it hundreds of exotic automobiles from manufacturers that are not known to shy away from speed and lots of lovely noise. With this in mind, the Prince’s Government ensured that the Principality’s police would be attentive in their mission to control these “vehicles likely to cause significant disturbances to public order.”

Over the course of the show, 168 infractions were noted in a five day period, of which “44 offences gave rise to vehicle immobilisation for a period of 120 hours.” 31 of these fines were issued for ‘not having driven the vehicle with caution’, while a further 13 fines were issued for ‘excessive speed’. This may seem like a large number, but the number of vehicles to face the impound this year was actually down from the 64 confiscations recorded in 2023.

Among the automobiles to face immobilisation in Fontvieille was a four million euro Ferrari Enzo, which is most likely not the easiest car to drive slowly as a result of its roaring six litre V12 engine.

The 124 offences that did not warrant immobilisation were issued as a result of infractions such as ‘noise caused without necessity’, ‘excessive speed’, the ‘use of telephone while driving’ and one for ‘non-compliance with the roundabout direction’.

It should be noted that the Top Marques show is not responsible for any dangerous drivers in Monaco, but it can certainly be blamed for bringing the best that the luxury automotive industry has to offer to the Principality in an event enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. From Wednesday, June 5 to Sunday, June 9, the 19th and best ever edition of Top Marques Monaco hosted over 200 exhibitors, and attracted 29,000 visitors to the Grimaldi Forum.

“This has been our most successful edition yet, and we are incredibly proud,” said Emeric Garcia, the show’s director.