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2018 MILLE MIGLIA STORICA

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When one thinks of the golden era of racing, one of the road races that first come to mind to any Motorsport fan has to be the Mille Miglia. This event was for decades the most anticipated dates of the racing season and were pivotal in the development of many Grand Tourers that we cherish today. For Enzo Ferrari and his newly established independent “Scuderia” the MM brought a lot of satisfaction with 8 wins in 11 entries from 1947 to 1957.  proved to be The race had to come to a stop when safety concerns for the drivers and the millions of spectators that lined the roads became too big. Fortunately, motoring enthusiasts are today given the opportunity to carry on the racing legacy through an unmissable tribute event.

The Mille Miglia Storica

The 2018 edition of the Mille Miglia Storica (the 35th of its kind) will take place from the 16th to the 19th of May. As usual, the event will start and finish in Brescia’s Piazza della Vittoria with its turning point in Rome. Only owners of classic cars built before 1957 (last edition of a competitive MM) will be able to take part in this prestigious regularity race. The drivers must adhere to many strict regulations and the winners will have flawlessly passed the many time trials, time controls and average trials with minimal penalties. The classic cars will motor along breathtaking scenic roads that have shaped the history of world motor racing, paying homage to the feats of fearless drivers such as Clemente Biondetti, Gigi Villoresi, the Count Marzotto, Piero Taruffi and the list goes on…

This year, the first day of racing will take participants from Brescia to the vibrant Adriatic town of Milano Marittima. On the second day, the race will cross the boot to reach the Italian capital, where the cars will gloriously parade the city center of the Eternal City. On the third and fourth legs, the participants will head back north stopping in Parma and complete the 1,000 miles race in Brescia.

The Mille Miglia is without a doubt the most anticipated classic road-racing event of the year. Enthusiasts from all over the world bring their cars to Brescia for four days of unforgettable actions and no one forgets to pack their competitive side! Applications for this year’s edition are now closed, please do not hesitate to get in touch for assistance for future participation.

Via e-mail: contact@collezionebymag.com

Via Phone: (888) 356-7110

A SUCCESSFUL RETROMOBILE WEEK

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Dear Friends,

It was an honor being represented at Salon Retromobile in Paris, the most relevant classic car expo in the world, with Ferrari Classiche, while showing the only surviving street alloy “Daytona” in its legendary “barn find” conditions as well as the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB4 in Argento and Pelle Nera, masterfully restored by our own craftsmen at Bacchelli & Villa restoration shop. Both cars were true crowd-pleasers and attracted many enthusiasts throughout the week.

I am attaching the Ferrari sales results at the Artcurial Motorcars, RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams auctions in Paris: Click HERE. The market seemed to have plateaued on most models.

Additionally, I am pleased to share with you the newest addition to Ferrari Beverly Hills Team: Emiliano Torkar. Emiliano joins Ferrari Beverly Hills after nearly 20 years spent at Ferrari factory, four of which spent at the Ferrari Classiche as a technical inspector.

Emiliano will make your Classiche Certification process seamless, visiting your collection at your convenience and location; he can be reached at Emiliano@ferraribeverlyhills.com 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Giacomo Mattioli

President & CEO, Mattioli Automotive Group

JOIN US A RETROMOBILE, PARIS

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With some exciting events already in the books and many more coming up, we can say that 2018 is set to be another exciting year for us classic car lovers.

Our next occasion is set for the extravagant Salon Retromobile, in Paris from February 7 to 11, 2018. Considered one of the most relevant classic car expos in the world, Retromobile will take stage at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre and guarantees to be a premier rendez-vous for the most prominent car collectors. We invite you to attend this famed event in Paris, and we will be glad to welcome you inside our hospitality area located in the main Pavilion (Hall 1, booth No. R015).

Last week-end Collezione by MAG and Bacchelli & Villa had the privilege to attend the prestigious 27th Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, where we showcased our gorgeous 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina and our newly-added restoration facility made its American debut.  It sure was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces there and participate in the success of the first major concourse of the year.

Last but not least, it is important to comment on the January Scottsdale auctions, as their results and performances set the tone for the coming months. Overall, sales totaled $247.8M with a minor decline (-5%) over last year’s results. However, fewer lots crossed the block (-8%) and sell-through rates were up to 84%. Blue-chip Ferraris with fascinating provenance continue to bring strong results. A clear example is this year’s highest sale: Battista Pininfarina’s personal1965 275 GTB Speciale sold by Gooding & Co for over $8M.

As Always, Forza Ferrari!