Kartrite Expedition Journal Entry #05-21 Day 163
In 1928, after a long night of great food and roulette at Monaco’s Grand Casino, Sir Kartrite and his party had run into a bit of bad luck. And they were almost out of money.
Playing with them was Prince Louis II of Monaco, son of the current Monarch. Prince Louis suggested one final bet. Double or nothing. Win and Prince Louis would repay Kartrite’s debts.
Lose and Kartrite would cede the papers to his yacht currently moored in Monaco Bay. Kartrite agreed. The bet? They would draw a circuit and race from the Casino to the bay. First to the boat wins.
Sir Kartrite and Prince Louis loaded into their Bugattis and took off. Back and forth the race went. Each man taking his turn at the lead. Through the famous tunnel, around the hairpin bend,
Sir Kartrite took the lead at the last moment as Prince Louis spun out just on the side of the bay. Both men laughed the entire way enjoying the most beautiful race in the world. It quickly became apparent that this had to continue.
The next year, 1929, Prince Louis founded one of the world’s great auto races, the Monaco Grand Prix.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Sunday - Thursday: 9AM-10PM
Friday - Saturday: 9AM-11PM