No one would ever confuse Motown with Monaco but in the 1980s the two cities had at least one thing in common: both were hosts to Grands Prix. In 1982 in an effort to showcase the home of Ford, G.M. and Chrysler as an international world-class city, community leaders lured the F1 circus into running a 2.5-mile course on the bumpy streets around Detroit's Renaissance Center. After seven years and winners John Watson, Michele Alboreto, Nelson Piquet, Keke Rosberg, and Ayrton Senna, the races left Detroit, never to return. Dramatic photos and insightful reminiscences from drivers, teams, and journalists capture the event's rich stories and distinctly American atmosphere.