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MONTREAL GRAND PRIX: WHERE TO PARTY

Montreal is known as a party town. This is no secret, but the city has earned its F-1 (racing) stripes for the infamous Grand Prix du Canada parties and there’s another round of them coming up the weekend of June 10 to June 12, 2011…

GRAND PRIX DU CANADA (F-1) BY BULLGUIN

So, last night I’m running on the spot and watching the entire Fast and Furious franchise (a fabulous documentary series starring Paul Walker) with the help of several TVs lined up in a row and I was all, “Fast cars!” which reminded me of my mom who loves that Tracy Chapman song Fast Car because it’s “the story of my life/that’s how you were born,” or something but anyway, this got me thinking about Montreal and racecars. And this got me thinking about palindromes, which got me thinking about my first haircut which naturally led me to think about Vin Diesel which got me thinking about highly refined extinct animals and fossil fuels which got me thinking about the Grand Prix du Canada, aka F-1, aka Montreal’s Grand Prix…

FLICKR PHOTO OF THE WEEK

This week we tip our hats to the ‘urban formalist’ work of Flickr superstar dzpixel. With a sporty photo entitled ‘Scuderia Ferrari F1 team,’ we were impressed at how he got up close and personal with the shrine that many people call Ferrari. Well done. But the work of dzpixel is not just fast cars. What sealed the deal for us at THE MONTRÉAL BUZZ, was his exploration of vacant Montreal transit stations. He successfully captures spaces, which are typically seaming with people, empty. There is a warm sci-fi quality that appealed to our cool cyber-hearts. Well done, indeed. —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.

GRAND PRIX ART

At super speeds, F1 tires touch, scrape and bounced off the asphalt of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Now these marks have been transformed into works of art by artist Martin Désilets. 

MONTREAL GRAND PRIX : THE PARTIES!

Get ready for some memorable partying! Montreal Grand Prix Weekend is around the corner and with it, illustrious nightlife! I’ve already given you a Grand Prix Crash Course 101 and I’ve offered you a variety of Montreal hotels to choose from.  Now here’s your guide to some of the best F1 parties happening in Montreal this weekend!

MONTREAL GRAND PRIX 101

Great news guys! As you may already know, 2010 marks the return of the official Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal – and with it, three days of incredible nightlife and outdoor activities taking place from June 10 to June 13. The annual stopover in Canada is the most prestigious automotive event in North America and now is your chance to witness the incredible atmosphere that takes over Montreal during F1 weekend. When Grand Prix rolls to town, thousands of F1 fans and thrill-seekers take over the streets, making Montreal one of the most popular F1 cities in the world. I’ve already offered you some precious hotel recommendations last week, now here is some general Montreal Grand Prix knowledge that you’ll need during your Montreal trip.

FIVE MONTREAL HOTELS FOR GRAND PRIX WEEKEND

Koko is one of Montreal’s hottest drinking, eating and socializing spaces. Last week, the restaurant-bar (which is part of Opus Hotel) threw a fantastic party to celebrate the opening of their popular patio. As jet-setters, photographers and fashionistas flocked in, I was instantly reminded that Grand Prix Weekend was just around the corner. Here are some hotel recommendations to help you plan a memorable Grand Prix Weekend in Montreal!