Slammers British Pub Hosts Festivities During Grand Prix de Monaco

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.

Slammers British Pub highlights:

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

This year, Ferrari’s F1 team took the top two spots at the 2017 Grand Prix:

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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christy oldham
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Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante 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 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

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