Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia begins and ends in Brescia, a 1,000 mile road trip of nostaglia to Rome and back for auto racing fans.It is a classic where great legends of road racing like Alberto Ascari, Sterlin Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Nuvolarri dashed in their Bugattis, Ferraris, Lancias, Oscas, Jaguars, Porsches and Mercedes sports cars over one thousand miles of winding Italian roads.
The Mille Miglia originated in 1927 as the Mille Miglia Cup. The name, meaning 1000 Miles in Italian was chosen using miles because of the MM and a thousand meters just didn’t quite accurately describe the distance between this northern Italian city in Lombardy to Rome and back, the elongated circle route the racing event takes over three days along a route lined with cheering fans.
The original form of the race, at all out speed over country roads often called the most beautiful race in the world, was also one of the most dangerous and ended in 1957 after a deadly crash. The Mille Miglia and its famous Red Arrow which is used to show the direction of the course was revived in 1982 as a road rally event, where timing rather than speed mattered and it has become over the years a magnet for international vintage auto race lovers. Classic cars from 1927 through 1957 eras which once raced now return to Brescia every May, generally driven by their enthusiast owners, many even brought out of factory museums, is now one of the most amazing collections of classic sports cars in the world.