Date: 18 May, 2017
Location: Brescia to Rome (Italy)
Mille Miglia is one of the most sensational celebrations of classic motorsport in the world, and it’s back and better than ever for 2017.
On 18th-21st May 2017, the Mille Miglia will be taking place in the idyllic settings between Brescia and Rome.
Here’s what makes the Mille Miglia such a special event:
An event full of history
The Mille Miglia event has been taking place since 1977, as an homage to an open-road endurance race of the same name.
The original Mille Miglia race took place 24 times between 1927 and 1957, and some of the facts and figures behind the race are mind-blowing. The Italian race was, as the name suggests, around 1,000 miles, and it’s estimated that the event had 5 million spectators. For 5 years, the race was part of the World Sports Car Championship, until the event’s sad end in 1957.
Today, the Mille Miglia exists to celebrate those original races and the cars that took part. Now, enough of the history lesson, let’s look at the cars.
The cars heading to Italy
The only cars allowed to take part in the Mille Miglia are cars where at least one specimen took part in the original speed races from 1927-1957. This means one thing is guaranteed; some of the world’s most stunning classic sports cars will be there.
The original Mille Miglia is famed for helping make Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Porsche and other big manufacturing names famous, and examples of all these manufacturers’ incredible cars will be on display. The Mille Miglia website has a great list of every car that took part in the original races if you want to swot up on your history.
A race for Roberto Gaburri
Alongside the 1,000-mile race, this year will also see the second ever Roberto Gaburri Trophy; a regulatory race dedicated to the late Roberto, the first President of the new Mille Miglia.
You can find out more about this year’s event, the original Mille Miglia and the Roberto Gaburri Trophy by visiting the Mille Miglia website