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- Credit: Shmee150

This is what a Monaco police impound looks like the week of Top Marques

Monaco: the unofficial supercar capital of the world. Stand on the right street corner on any day of the year, and it's only a matter of time before some sort of million pound, million horsepower spaceship screams past you. C'est normal.

But there are a few weekends each year when, even by Monaco's standards, things get a little crazy. The Formula 1 race weekend is one. Top Marques is another.

The McLaren GT made its public debut at Top Marques 2019

Top Marques, for those of you not born into shady oil money, is essentially a celebration of all things hyper-luxury. Cars, boats, tech, fashion and more. This year's event saw the public debut of McLaren's new GT, as well as the unveiling of a rather incredible one-of-a-kind 'F1 car for the road'. Cool stuff.

Another bonkers car revealed at Top Marques: The ROAD-LEGAL Zacaria SC

Unfortunately, in recent years Top Marques has been marred by some car-related misbehaviour. As one might expect, when all the richest, most powerful people in the world converge on the same town in their prized hypercars, a willy-waving contest ensues. Carspotters line the streets, camera phones at the ready, goading the owners to do something silly. This aptly-named video filmed during last year's Top Marques illustrates the point:

Understandably, the Monaco police tend to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on weekends like these in an effort to strongly dissuade such behaviour. If you're caught obnoxiously revving or doing burnouts, you car is immediately seized and detained - often for several days.

The result of all this is a police impound that looks like a car show in and of itself, as documented in Shmee150's latest video in which he takes us on a tour of the astonishing selection of cars currently being detained by the Monegasque rozzers in the wake of Top Marques 2019. It's quite a sight...

Frankly, they're missing a trick by not throwing up a few car show banners and charging people an entry fee to take a look around!

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