Lately I am watching a lot of youtube videos about what it looks like an epidemic that is killing what Monaco used to represent to the Automobile world.
Not to long ago, if someone had to describe what Monaco was, the best word someone could use would be Glamour. A place where You could find Yachts docked in the Montecarlo's harbor, Rich people cruising with their Hypercars or their luxury cars around the Principality or parked in front of the Casino next to some Cartier or Bulgari store. Monaco meant class.
As i said earlier, something is killing all of this. A whole bunch of BMW M3/M4/M5, Mercedes C63/E63 ///AMG, Audi RS3/RS4/RS6 and many others with Swiss plates are roaming around doing burnouts, launches and i have also seen people drifting. While a bunch of virgins run around with expensive cameras even if it's in the middle of the street with incoming traffic to take pictures or video.
This is what i am talking about:
And yes, Many of you will justify that "It was just the Top Marques 2018 weekend, then it will go back to normal"... Which i highly doubt. Many people are going to see the videos and when they come to Monaco they will try to imitate the things they see on them. Kind of like this one guy who had the idea of take a picture like he was leaning on the Pisa tower and now all the tourists that go there try to take the same picture or get a little bit more creative.
And with this post i don't want to sound like an old man or a snob. I believe that everything has it's time and place and this kind of behavior shown in the videos belong to a place like a Supermarket parking or even an Industrial complex NOT Monaco, a small place where automotive history has let it's mark big time.
What do you guys think?