Jeff Breault helped me out when I left college I got a job working for a his local automotive group which he had created from scratch. Back then I really didn’t care too much for the car industry and it was my role to be an assistant to Jeffrey Breault, meaning that my knowledge of cars really didn’t have to be that great. I thought that this would be a short term job but as of today I have been with the company for over 15 years. Jeff Breault’s love of cars is absolutely infectious and over the years he has taught me so much about cars and the industry, so much so that I would now consider myself a fully fledged petrol-head. Jeff has been kind enough to take me with hi to some of the world’s greatest car races and here are just some of my favorites.
Le Mans 24 Hour Race
Jeff well and truly gave me a baptism of fire with my first race which was the famous Le Mans 24 Hour Race. This race has been going on since 1923 and throughout that time it has created some true legends of the sport. Watching the race is a fascinating event and we decided to do it in 3 parts, we watched from the beginning until the 6 hour mark, came back for 4 hours in the middle of the night and then watched the incredible last 6 hours of the race. The race sees drivers go for over 3,100 miles, a true test of endurance.
Monaco Grand Prix
I feel very privileged to know Jeff and to be taken along to these spectacular races and by far the most decadent which I saw was the Monaco Grand Prix. From a racing standpoint this is a Grand Prix which really tests its drivers like no other track can, it is in the heart of the city and there is little room for maneuver or error. Away from the racetrack this is an event which brings the rich and famous from all over the world and here you see sights which you never thought possible from decadent yachts to expensive champagne, and everything in-between.
Thanks to Jeff’s influence I have become a huge fan of car racing and my favorite sport of them all is NASCAR. The one event which I had always wanted to go to therefore was the famous Daytona 500, the race which kickstarts the season and a racetrack which has turned people into heroes. I was lucky enough to go to this event last year with Jeff and it was everything that I had hoped that it would be, speed, crashes, action and even a surprise victory thrown in for good measure. Of all the races which I have attended this has certainly been the best and I can’t wait to go again next year.
Which of these would you prefer to go to?