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.
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