The Mille Miglia Combines Beauty and History with Speed and Excitement
The Mille Miglia is a historic and unique race that takes place in Italy. Traditionally the race starts in Brescia in northern Italy continues on to Rome further to the south and then returns northwards to once again finish in Brescia. There were 13 races that took place prior to WW 11 starting in 1927 and 11 after WW 11 from 1947 to 1957 and now the tradition has returned.
Although the 2015 Mille Miglia takes place in what in places are more modern surroundings, this open road race immortalizes the original races with only models of cars that had been entered in those earlier races being allowed entry into this one. However, it was those early races that brought fame to many familiar names in automobile racing, like BMW, Porsche, Alpha Romero, Maserati, Mercedes Benz and Ferrari and so don’t expect a somewhat drab and unimpressive turnout. As well as some of these great names being impressive, the times and speeds may also be as, the fastest average speed for completion of the race took place in 1955 when the British driver Sterlin Moss averaged 97.96 mph. Whilst racing competitively, each car is awarded a coefficient class that will be taken into consideration when calculating winners and that class is dependent on model and year of the vehicle.
Following the same traditional route, the Mille Miglia will in 2015 take the cars past some of the most beautiful scenery that Italy can offer.
The Brescia region of Italy is renowned for its automobile enthusiasm and has been home to 6 automobile manufacturers and started hosting motor racing events as early as 1895 and had their own Automobile Association as a separate wing of the Milan Automobile Association since 1906. Then in 1926 Brescia was granted permission to form its own Brescia Automobile Club leaving it free to organize the first Mille Miglia in 1927.
This historic 2015 event is scheduled to take place on the long weekend of the 14th to the 17th of May and as the cars will all be classics and the route spectacular, all combined with the excitement that any racing event can generate, thousands are expected to attend it, joining the millions that have experienced this stupendous event in the past.
The Mille Miglia is unique in that it brings together those that embrace the qualities of elegance that classic historic cars personify, with the energetic enthusiasm of the racing enthusiast. The fact that both these groups can, at the same time enjoy stunning Italian vistas is an added bonus. This is the type of event that brings out the essence of the Italian people and affords them the opportunity to display their innovation, creativity and elegance in a manner that only Italy can. This event will again doubtless set standards for excellence that many events will try to match but will probably only come close to succeeding.