Last May 21, Christopher Locke sat behind the wheel of his 1976 Lotus Formula One at the gridline — amazed. It was a partly cloudy day in Monaco, and high-rise buildings towered above. About to take off on a street circuit that has been used for grand prix racing in the tiny European city-state since 1929, Locke understood that very few people would ever experience what he was about to. When the green flag dropped, he would test his skills against other historic grand prix fans and a handful of professional drivers.

“You can’t help but be awestruck waiting to race, reflecting on the fact that the race has been run for so many years by so many legendary drivers,” recalled the Farella Braun & Martel environmental law partner. “To drive that same circuit is phenomenal.”