Slammers British Pub Hosts Festivities During Grand Prix de Monaco

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The 2017 Grand Prix. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
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9, June 2017

By: Christy Oldham

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Photo credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

The Grand Prix de Monaco is considered the ultimate test of driving skills. It is a Formula One Motor Race that takes place once a year in the Principality of Monaco, overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. It has been an annual tradition on the Circuit de Monaco since 1929.  Weekend spectators, Festival du Cannes attendees, car enthusiasts, the rich and famous and even royalty, flock from around the globe, arriving by train, plane and yachts in its picturesque harbour, to fill the temporary grandstands, attend parties and be part of this motorsport majesty. The event is the epitome of glamour and prestige.

Christy Oldham and Slammers bartender Rozz Marcel. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Filmmaker Christy Oldham and Slammers bartender Rozz Marcel. Photo credit: Clinton H. Wallace/ DemiGoddessChronicle.com

After the race, one of the best places to celebrate the Grand Prix is at Slammers– an English pub that the locals affectionately call “home”.

Located in the heart of the Condamine district of Monaco, owner and British expat Lisa Bolton hosted seventeen Grand Prix parties at Slammers over the years and refers to her pub as “ A Cheers type of bar… where everyone knows your name, where we are glad you came, most of the time…(laughing) and we are family.”

Slammers is a popular bar among yacht crews and locals for its ceremonious drinking ideology and relaxed atmosphere.

Here are some of the highlights from this years festivities below:

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Singer Mike Dobie performs live at Slammers Pub. Photo credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

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Lily Thwaytes (second from left) enjoys the Grand Prix celebration with her father (far left), film producer Clinton H. Wallace and (far right) Harry Crecraft. Photo credit: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Mike Dobie. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Mike Dobie. Photo credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Paul Dobie performing at Slammers Pub. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Paul Dobie performs at Slammers Pub. Photo credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Slammers guests enjoying the festivities. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Slammers guests enjoying the festivities. Photo credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

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Filmmaker Christy Oldham with Jan Baltus and William Gabay at Slammers. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Filmmaker Christy Oldham with Jan Baltus and William Gabay at Slammers pub in Monaco. Photo credit: Clinton H.Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

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Christy Oldham, Clinton H. Wallace and a Slammers party guest. Photo credit: Joyce Chow/MonteBubbles.com

(left to right) Alex Vaal and guest, Christy Oldham and Producer Joyce Chow. Photo credit: Montebubbles.com

(left to right) Alex Vaal and guest, Christy Oldham and Producer Joyce Chow. Photo credit: Montebubbles.com

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The 2017 Grand Prix. Photo credit: ClintonHWallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

The 2017 Grand Prix. Photo credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

The race circuit has many elevation changes, a tunnel, tight corners, and a narrow course that makes it one of the most dangerous and demanding tracks in Formula One racing. Two drivers have crashed and ended up in the harbour- the most famous being Italian driver Alberto Ascari in 1955 and Australian driver Paul Hawkins in 1965. Three races are considered to form a Triple Crown of the three most famous motor races in the world- The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, The 24 Hours of Le Mans and The Grand Prix de Monaco. The British race car driver Graham Hill is the only driver ever to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport.  

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This year, Ferrari’s F1 team took the top two spots at the 2017 Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen taking the first and second spots, respectively and Daniel Ricciardo achieving third place.

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 For more information about planning your visit to Monaco, click HERE 

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About christy oldham
Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2012, she founded the film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur. In 2006, she opened the Los Angeles pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service- a company that provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She penned and self-published the book "Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog" and donates on-going proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray "Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron" (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. "Finley" is currently in development as a movie. In 2016, she directed 3 episodes of "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series that she also wrote and produced, and that has guest appearances by pop icons Ron Jeremy and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd aka The Big Lebowski. Look for "Vape Warz" streaming on Amazon Video Direct in the summer of 2017. Christy lives in Los Angeles.

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