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#1 delfi_r

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:04 PM

Mille Miglia 2005




Abro este post con una triple intención:

poner la ingente coleccion de fotos que va a generar la edicón de éste año de la carrera

poner links a los temas que en éste foro han tratado este tema, que lo han heho desde todos los puntos de vista, histórico, coleccionista de coches y de coches de slot. Y ésto para cumplir dos objetivos, llamar la atención sobre esos enfoques, pero tambien sobre las aportaciones a éste foro hechas desde muchos puntos de vista.

Como otros temas, va ser un contenedor abierto, tanto éste primer mensaje como los sigientes, pero no os corteis en absoluto para aportar tanto aquí como a los temas a los que se apunta.

Temas Mille Miglia en Foroslot

Reportaje en El Mundo Mille Miglia

MILLE MIGLIA

Fotos Mille Miglia
Saludos/2

Delfi
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:23 PM



CITA
THURSDAY 19th MAY 2005

Hrs 9,30-18  Check-in and technical and competition checks.
Hrs 15-16  Check-in of the car manufacture's official vehicles.
Hrs 19  Dinner.
Hrs 20  Evening departure of the first vehicle for the Brescia - Ferrara lap.
Hrs 24  Arrival of the first vehicle in Ferrara.

FRIDAY 20th MAY 2005

Hrs 8,30  Departure of the first vehicle for the Ferrara-Rome lap.
Hrs 12-14  Lunch at a restaurant on route.
Hrs 20,40  Arrival of the first vehicle in Rome.
Hrs 21  Diner and night accomodation.

SATURDAY 21th MAY 2005

Hrs 6,30  Departure of the first vehicle for the Rome-Brescia lap.
Hrs 12-14  Lunch at a restaurant on route.
Hrs 21,40  Arrival of the first vehicle in Brescia.
Hrs 22  Dinner and night accomodation.

SUNDAY 22th MAY 2005

Hrs 11  Price-giving of the Mille Miglia 2004.
Hrs 13  Official farewell lunch.

Saludos/2

Delfi
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:38 PM

CITA
PART. Nº    DRIVER    CO-DRIVER    CAR    MODEL    YEAR    COUNTRY
1  SEEKAMP  SEEKAMP  OM  665 SS MM  1929  D
2  BRUNNER  LERI  OM  665 MM  1930  D
3  VAN HUELLEN  kOCKLAENER  OM  665 S MM  1927  D
4  VON PEIN  KROEGER  MERCEDES  720 SSK  1929  D
5  SIELECKI  HERVAS  BUGATTI  T 23 BRESCIA  1923  ARG
6  VAN HUYSTEE  ROWEN  BENTLEY  3 LITRE  1924  USA
7  BESANA  GUALTIERI  LANCIA  LAMBDA TORPEDO  1924  I
8  GIUSFREDI  CIUCCI  BUGATTI  T 23  1923  I
9  ORTTEWELL  ARUTUNOFF  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1500 S  1928  F
10  RAESS  FLURY  BUGATTI  T 37 A  1929  CH
11  HOWIE  HALL  OM  665 S  1925  SCO
12  FELLONI  FELLONI  BUGATTI  T 35 A  1925  I
13  BIONDETTI  STEINHAUSLIN  AMILCAR  CGS 3  1926  I
14  FERRARI  FERRARI  LANCIA  LAMBDA S  1925  I
15  MEIER  X  BUGATTI  T 35  1925  CH
16  SCHEUFELE  ICKX  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 GS  1930  CH
17  KOENIG  DOENNI  BUGATTI  T 49  1929  CH
18  HAUSCH  WIELAND  CHRYSLER  77 LE MANS  1930  D
19  PECORI GIRALDI  PECORI GIRALDI  BUGATTI  T 23  1925  CH
20  WOLLNER  WOLLNER  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 SS  1929  D
21  JOLLY  JOLLY  AMILCAR  CGSS  1926  CH
22  GIULIANI  GIULIANI  BUGATTI  T 35 A  1926  I
23  STEUER  DE MIGUEL  BENTLEY  4.5 LITRE  1928  COL
24  BELLER  WEBER  BUGATTI  T 40 A  1929  D
25  DIENST  GOLDEN  OM  665 MM  1927  D
26  PENDE  GRILL  BUGATTI  T 35 T  1926  D
27  RHOMBERG  RHOMBERG  LANCIA  LAMBDA  1928  A
28  LANDY  LANDY  BENTLEY  4.5 LITRE  1929  USA
29  ENGELEN  SAS  BUGATTI  T 37 A  1927  B
30  ROLLINGER  BIEL  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 SS  1929  LUX
31  LAMPRECHT  X  BENTLEY  4.5 LITRE  1928  D
32  VEEN  VEEN  MERCEDES  680 S RENNSPORT  1927  NL
33  BOLLER  WILDBOLZ  BENTLEY  4.5 LE MANS  1929  CH
34  VIARO  DE MARCO  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1500 SS  1928  I
35  LAQUEUR  VAN DOORN  INVICTA  4.5 LITRE  1928  NL
36  BROOKS  COINTREAU  BUGATTI  T 37 A  1927  GB
37  PIANTELLI  IENNACO  BUGATTI  T 37 A  1927  I
38  VALSERIATI  SPECCHIA  RILEY  BROOKLANDS  1928  I
39  GABURRI  GABURRI  OM  665 TT  1928  I
40  SUDJIC  MOUNTFORD  BUGATTI  T 44 GS  1927  SCO
41  MEIJER  RAFALOWICZ  LAGONDA  2 LITRE  1929  NL
42  BEUKERS  VAN HASSELT  BENTLEY  4.5 LE MANS  1930  CH
43  WETZ  KESSELER  BUGATTI  T 38 GS  1927  LUX
44  GALEAZZI  GALEAZZI  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 GS  1930  I
45  BRESCIANI  BRESCIANI  BUGATTI  T 40  1929  I
46  WUELFING  WUELFING  MERCEDES  720 SSK  1928  D
47  VAN ESSER  VON LIECHTENSTEIN  BUGATTI  T 35 B  1928  B
48  SANCHEZ-ZINNY  X  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 GS  1930  ARG
49  GALLIANI  BAROLI  ASTON MARTIN  INTERNATIONAL  1930  I
50  PRINS  PRINS  BUGATTI  T 35 C  1928  NL
51  DAY  HASDELL  BENTLEY  SPEED SIX  1930  GB
52  PALUN  DOUX  BNC  527 MONZA  1929  F
53  BAZHENIN  BAZHENIN  OM  665 S  1928  RUS
54  KIRKPATRICK  KIRKPATRICK  BUGATTI  T 37 A  1928  GB
55  SIEMES  KOERFER  MERCEDES  720 SSK  1929  D
56  PAEFGEN  VOELKER  BENTLEY  4.5 LITRE SC  1930  GB
57  STABIUMI  GUERRATO  BUGATTI  T 35 B  1928  I
58  GRIMALDI  MAIR  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 GTC  1930  I
59  FRANCIOSI  DE PAOLI  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1500 MMS  1928  I
60  RUECKWARTH  RUECKWARTH  MERCEDES  720 SSK  1929  D
61  ROBERTS  ROBERTS  BUGATTI  T 44  1928  USA
62  VIESSMANN  MOTSCHENBACHER  MERCEDES  680 S RENNSPORT  1928  D
63  FORD  FORD  BENTLEY  4.5 LITRE SC  1930  GB
64  MEIJER  MEIJER  BUGATTI  T 43 A  1929  NL
65  PUECHE  X  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1500 S  1928  E
66  BREVINI  TAZZIOLI  BUGATTI  T 40 GS  1929  I
67  PERLETTI  SALVINELLI  FIAT  514 COPPA ALPI  1930  I
68  LISMAN  DOYLE  LAGONDA  LG 45 RAPIDE  1936  USA
69  DARCEY  HUTCHINSON  BENTLEY  4.5 LITRE SC  1931  GB
70  DANIELI  BOLLERO  FIAT  508 S COPPA ORO  1934  I
71  MUCHETTI  FOGLIA  ASTON MARTIN  INTERNATIONAL  1931  I
72  VIESSMANN  FARINA  ALFA ROMEO  8C 2300 MONZA  1933  D
73  HERINGA  HARMS  LAGONDA  M 45  1934  NL
74  FRIEDRICHS  FRIEDRICHS  ALVIS  SPEED  1932  D
75  GAUL  X  BMW  327 CABRIO  1938  D
76  RUSTON  HARRIES  TALBOT  105  1934  UAE
77  GODEHARDT  WEIGAND  BENTLEY  8 LITRE  1931  D
78  DOSSI  DOSSI  FIAT  508 S COPPA ORO  1933  I
79  EBI  EBI  ASTON MARTIN  LE MANS  1932  J
80  SCALISE  SCALISE  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 GS  1931  ARG
81  VON BAYERN  BANGLE  BMW  328 MM  1937  D
82  ROTHENBERGER  ROTHENBERGER  INVICTA  4.5 S  1931  D
83  FRANCIS  ACKROYD  ALVIS  SPEED  1935  GB
84  DAVIS  MEIER  ALFA ROMEO  8C 2300 S  1932  USA
85  SUCARI  CELADA  MASERATI  4 CS 1100  1934  ARG
86  KENDALL  KENDALL  ALFA ROMEO  8C 2300 MONZA  1932  USA
87  GEORGE  LEYDON  MASERATI  8C 3000  1932  USA
88  KENDALL  LONGSWORTH  ALFA ROMEO  8C 2300 SPIDER CORSA  1932  USA
89  COLOMBETTI  SANCHEZ  ASTON MARTIN  2 LITRE  1937  ARG
90  BONOMI  BONOMI  ASTON MARTIN  MK II  1934  I
91  BERTOLI  GHIDONI  BMW  328  1938  I
92  GESSLER  RUDEN  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1500 SS  1932  USA
93  HISATOMI  HISATOMI  SS  JAGUAR 100  1936  J
94  AURICCHIO  AURICCHIO  FIAT  508 S COPPA ORO  1933  I
95  DAVIES  POTTERTON  ASTON MARTIN  LE MANS  1932  GB
96  JUNCADELLA  FERRARI  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 GS  1931  USA
97  GOESCHEL  KUEBLER  BMW  328 MM COUPE'  1939  D
98  PALMER  PALMER  SQUIRE  1.5 LITRE  1936  GB
99  WIRTH  SCHMITT  ALVIS  SPEED  1937  D
100  ROMAGNOLI  IZZO  ASTON MARTIN  ULSTER  1935  I
101  LANGEWIESCHE  THALER  BMW  328  1939  D
102  DELL'AGLIO  DELL'AGLIO  FIAT  508 MM  1933  I
103  SCHULZE  SCHULZE  ASTON MARTIN  ULSTER  1935  USA
104  MARX  MARX  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 GS  1932  CH
105  KAUFMANN  JANSSON  LAGONDA  M 45 RAPIDE  1934  CH
106  TOFFOL  MUELLER  MG  NA K MAGNETTE  1935  CH
107  LIEDTKE  KLEIN  BMW  328  1938  D
108  NOBEL  BERCHTOLD  ASTON MARTIN  15/98  1938  CH
109  DETOMI  CREMONESI  SS  JAGUAR 100  1937  I
110  CIVINI  SPADA  FIAT  508 CS MM  1934  I
111  LERCH  CIOCCA  BMW  328  1939  USA
112  BESSADE  X  ALFA ROMEO  6C 1750 GS  1932  F
113  BONI  BARZIZA  BMW  328 TOURING  1940  I
114  GRISAY  TAYLOR  INVICTA  4.5 S  1931  GB
115  GRUEHSEM  FRANK  AUTO UNION  WANDERER W25 K  1936  D
116  ACCERENZI  BETTONCELLI  RILEY  38454  1936  I
117  OMLOR  HUBER  BMW  328 WENDLER  1938  D
118  BONA  FIORENTINI  FIAT  508 S COPPA ORO  1934  I
119  KAESER  KERN KAESER  ASTON MARTIN  ULSTER  1935  CH
120  TAYLOR  ASPIN  ALFA ROMEO  8C 2300 SPIDER  1933  GB
121  MATTEACE  MOLINARI  LANCIA  APRILIA  1939  I
122  CLARAZ  LUEDI  HRG  1500  1939  MAL
123  SIEMES  STORMS  BMW  328  1937  D
124  KITAMI  KITAMI  SIATA  500 SPORT  1946  J
125  PYRITZ  PYRITZ  SS  JAGUAR 100  1938  D
126  ROSSI  BEVIONE  FIAT  508 S MM  1936  ARG
127  OTTEN  BERGER  BMW  328  1939  D
128  SACHS  PFEFFER  ALFA ROMEO  8C 2300 ZAGATO  1933  USA
129  VON BAUMBACH  VON BAUMBACH  BMW  328  1937  D
130  KOLTES  KLOSS  ASTON MARTIN  INTERNATIONAL  1931  D
131  DAUPHIN  SIMON  BMW  328  1938  D
132  BUECHL  BUECHL  AUTO UNION  WANDERER W25 K  1936  D
133  BELOTTI  FINAZZI  FIAT  500 A  1940  I
134  RIBOLDI  TAGLIETTI  FIAT  MORETTINI 508 S  1936  I
135  MATTIOLI  RUFFO DI CALABRIA  LANCIA  APRILIA  1938  I
136  CLARAMUNT  BERTSCHI  ALFA ROMEO  8C 2300 LE MANS  1931  ARG
137  HULSHOFF  VAN DEN ACKER  LAGONDA  V12 LE MANS  1939  NL
138  HOWES  -  INVICTA  4.5 S  1932  MC
139  NAUCK  NAUCK  BMW  328  1937  D
140  TONCONOGY  TONCONOGY  RILEY  SPRITE  1936  ARG
141  VINCOLI  GIBELLI  SS  JAGUAR 100  1938  I
142  MAGGIORE  MAGGIORE  FIAT  500 A  1938  I
143  ILIOHAN  ILIOHAN  ALFA ROMEO  6C 2300 B MM  1937  USA
144  LANNI  BRAVACCINO  ALFA ROMEO  6C 2500 COLONIALE  1942  I
145  X  X      
146  FERRARI  FERRARI  BMW  ISETTA  1957  I
147  MILESI  MILESI  FIAT  500 B  1949  I
148  MERCADANTI  MERCADANTI BASTONI  BMW  ISETTA  1957  I
149  MORAVETZ  MORAVETZ  BIZZARRINI  500 COUPE'  1952  I
150  REICHLE  LAPP  BMW  ISETTA  1957  D
151  DANIELI  BONAZZA  CISITALIA  202 S MM  1947  I
152  FAZIO  SPINELLI  PORSCHE  1500 GS CARRERA  1956  I
153  GNUTTI  BOLLINI  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  I
154  MARINELLI  MARINELLI  OSCA  MT4 2AD 1500  1954  I
155  GNUTTI  DELLA GIOVANNA  FERRARI  225 S  1953  I
156  IMBERT  IMBERT  FERRARI  250 MM VIGNALE  1955  I
157  LONATI  MENEGHINI  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1956  I
158  GNUTTI  GNUTTI POZZI  FERRARI  340 A  1954  I
159  CONSOLI  CONSOLI TASCHETTI  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1955  I
160  ROMBELLI  X  FRAZER NASH  TARGA FLORIO  1954  I
161  BAROZZI  ZANNI  ALFA ROMEO  1900 SPRINT PF  1953  I
162  BALESTRIERI  FIORIO  FIAT  1100 TV  1955  I
163  BOSSINI  MARNIGA  JAGUAR  XK 140  1954  I
164  BORDOGNA  BORDOGNA  CISITALIA  202 SC  1947  I
165  GNUTTI  CRISTINA  PORSCHE  1500 GS CARRERA  1956  I
166  SEEKAMP  SEEKAMP  VERITAS  RS 2000  1947  D
167  FYSHE  FYSHE  OSCA  MT4 1100  1954  GB
168  ZILETTI  BONAGLIA  PORSCHE  356 SPEEDSTER  1955  I
169  ARCHETTI  MAFFINELLI  STANGUELLINI  1100 SPORT  1947  I
170  LUCCHINI  X  FERRARI  212 EXPORT  1952  I
171  LUCCHINI  DADA  ALFA ROMEO  1900 CSS  1955  I
172  BRUNELLI  MELI  JAGUAR  XK 120  1952  I
173  BRUNELLI  MONINI  FIAT  1100 S MM  1947  I
174  BOMBASSEI  TIRABOSCHI  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1952  I
175  FONTE  FONTE  MASERATI  A6 GCS  1949  USA
176  ARDESI  PRANDELLI  PORSCHE  356  1952  I
177  MEDEGHINI  STANGA  STANGA  750 SPORT  1951  I
178  FALCHETTI  FIORANI  FERRARI  250 TDF  1957  I
179  VIAL  MOURENON-PANUEL  RENAULT  4 CV  1953  MC
180  FALCHETTI  CIOCCA  MASERATI  A6 GCS  1955  I
181  DAVIS  BOSS  SIATA  208 S  1954  USA
182  FALCHETTI  DOSIO  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  I
183  BRICCHETTI  RENZULLI  FIAT COLLI  1100 SPORT  1951  I
184  PIZZOCCARO  RAIMONDI  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1956  I
185  CHERUBINI  CHERUBINI  ABARTH  750 ZAGATO  1957  I
186  EDELSTEIN  EDELSTEIN  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  D
187  DI BONA  DI BONA  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1955  I
188  BONTEMPI  LUCCHESI  TRIUMPH  TR 3  1957  I
189  MAGNALBO'  ARCIERI  ALFA ROMEO  2000 SPORTIVA  1954  I
190  WILLMS  BACH  FERRARI  275/340  1951  D
191  PERONI  BERSINI  RENAULT  4 CV  1955  I
192  GIEHL  X  FERRARI  212  1952  D
193  MASUDA  MASUDA  HEALEY  SILVERSTONE  1949  J
194  SASAKI  HABIB  MASERATI  150 S  1956  J
195  KURIHARA  TANAKA  MASERATI  200 SI  1957  J
196  OBERTI  -  ALFA ROMEO  750 COMPETIZIONE  1955  USA
197  SCHEUFELE  X  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  CH
198  ARAKI  TSUJIMOTO  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  J
199  NISHIMURA  NISHIMURA  AC  ACE BRISTOL  1957  J
200  IMAMURA  ARIMURA  TRIUMPH  TR 2  1955  J
201  BURANI  BURANI  FERRARI  750 MONZA  1954  I
202  EBERHARDT  MEAD  CHRYSLER  SARATOGA  1951  D
203  CRIPPA  SEMPRINI CESARI  FERRARI  340 MM  1953  I
204  FACCHINETTI  TRONCATTI  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1952  I
205  KALBFELL  CONSOLI  ALFA ROMEO  1900 SPORT SPIDER  1954  D
206  MORESCHI  CHAN  FIAT  1100 S MM  1948  I
207  WALTHER  FELSKE  MERCEDES  300 SL PROTOTIPO  1952  D
208  MALE  MALE  MASERATI  A6 GCS  1954  USA
209  MAZZOLA  POGGI  HEALEY  SILVERSTONE  1949  I
210  COLOMBINI  COLOMBINI  ALFA ROMEO  1900 SUPER SPRINT  1955  I
211  BOCELLI  FORESTI  PANHARD  750 SPORT  1950  I
212  DAUPHIN  HOFFMANN  BMW  507  1957  D
213  HOESS  MARR  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  A
214  VON BAUMBACH  VON BAUMBACH  BMW  507  1957  D
215  DAUPHIN  FELTEN  PORSCHE  1500 GS CARRERA  1955  D
216  VON BAUMBACH  ATTAR  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  D
217  SCHREMPP  PIEDADE  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  D
218  MASINI  MASINI  NARDI DANESE  1500 SPORT  1947  I
219  BENSI  BENSI  ERMINI  SPORT CORSA  1952  I
220  LOTTI  BRUNI  FERRARI  500 MONDIAL  1954  I
221  BALDI  MICCIO  NARDI DUBOIS  203  1953  I
222  GIAMBARDA  ALBERTI  JAGUAR  PARRAVANO  1950  I
223  VICARI  GUIDI  ALFA ROMEO  1900 SUPER  1955  I
224  BREGOLI  TURRA  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1957  I
225  SCIO  RAVANI  HEALEY  SILVERSTONE  1950  I
226  VARGIU  X  BOTTEGA  1100 SPORT  1950  I
227  TOMASONI  X  AC  ACE BRISTOL  1955  I
228  GRASSELLI  SAVARIS  OSCA  MT4 1100  1952  I
229  CAIMI  X  JAGUAR  XK 120  1951  I
230  FONTANELLA  COVELLI  SIATA MOTTO  DAINA SPORT  1952  I
231  MALE  KARANDANIS  MASERATI  A6G 54 ZAGATO  1956  USA
232  DAY  CRAIN  MERCEDES  180 D  1954  D
233  FRIZZA  BECCALOSSI  PORSCHE  356 SPEEDSTER  1954  I
234  RUFFO DI CALABRIA  RUFFO DI CALABRIA  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1953  I
235  PICKERING  EARL  OSCA  MT4 1100  1953  GB
236  BOGLIOLI  LUSINK  ASTON MARTIN  DB 3S  1951  I
237  BETZ  MAIER  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  D
238  EARL  PICKERING  FIAT  8V  1953  GB
239  MORESCHI  X  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1954  I
240  DIAZ-LUNA  X  CISITALIA  202 SC  1950  ARG
241  RUSCHENA  PARUZZA  FIAT  1100 SMM  1948  I
242  LYHS  CHEVALIER  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  UAE
243  FRESCHI  X  PORSCHE  550 A RS  1957  I
244  BIASION  SPILLER  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1954  I
245  PERBELLINI  PERBELLINI  JAGUAR  BIONDETTI SPECIAL  1950  I
246  CROUL  RAIMONDI  FERRARI  340 AMERICA  1951  USA
247  HINDRICHS  BARTKE  MERCEDES  300 SL  1954  D
248  FITZSIMONS  CRAWFORD  FERRARI  250 TDF  1957  NZ
249  ROSSI  ORLANDO  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1955  CH
250  WOLFE  WOLFE  CISITALIA  202 S MM  1948  USA
251  QUEEN  QUEEN  FERRARI  212 EUROPA  1952  USA
252  GOETZL  X  PORSCHE  356  1954  D
253  BARTHELEMY  BARTHELEMY  OSCA  MT4 1100  1949  F
254  SCHROEDER  ULRICH  MERCEDES  300 SL  1954  D
255  TECHEL  TECHEL  JAGUAR  XKC BAROU  1953  D
256  GHOSE  X  FERRARI  212 TOURING  1952  USA
257  GHIRELLI  ROSSI  CISITALIA  202 SC  1947  I
258  BANDINI  ORSI  BANDINI  750 SPORT SILURO  1953  I
259  FIORENZA  DOMIZIANI  ALFA ROMEO  1900  1953  I
260  MAZZA  SALVAGGIO  ALFA ROMEO  1900 SUPER  1956  I
261  MARCHESI  STRINGHINI  OSCA  MT 4  1951  I
262  SCHREMPP  VATTANI  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  D
263  BONIZZOLI  BONIZZOLI  STANGUELLINI  1100 SPORT  1947  I
264  MAGLIANA  MAGLIANA  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1955  I
265  SALTALAMACCHIA  ZANARDI  BMW  507  1957  I
266  SELZ  SELZ  FERRARI  166 MM  1953  USA
267  WARWICK  WARWICK  PORSCHE  356 A  1956  AUS
268  TAUSCHER  RIEDEL  PANHARD  DYNA SPORT  1952  D
269  DICK  SCHWETLICK  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  GB
270  MARTINI  MARZARI  CISITALIA  202 SC  1950  I
271  KNOBLOCH  GROSS  FERRARI  500 TR  1956  A
272  ZANON  X  CISITALIA  202 B  1951  I
273  FOCARDI  FOCARDI  GILCO  PANHARD DYNA  1952  I
274  SHEPPARD  BAUER  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1955  GB
275  PUTNAM  AGNELI  JAGUAR  XK 120 LIGHTWEIGHT  1950  GB
276  SCALVENZI  APOSTOLI  FERRARI  750 MONZA  1955  I
277  STEFFEN  SIMISTER  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  D
278  CIBALDI  X  GILCO  1100 SPORT  1948  I
279  VIVES  MANGIN  AUTOBLEU  750 MM  1954  F
280  BODEGA  BODEGA  OSCA  MT4 1450  1953  I
281  FERNANDEZ  FERNANDEZ  FERRARI  250 TDF  1957  E
282  GIANSANTE  FERRACIN  PORSCHE  550 A RS  1957  I
283  KOJIMA  TAUCHI  FERRARI  212 INTER  1953  J
284  ROSAK  ROSAK  MERCEDES  300 SL  1954  USA
285  COVINDASSAMY  COVINDASSAMY  OSCA  MT 4  1953  USA
286  OLIVI  PEZZUOLI  FERRARI  250 TDF  1957  I
287  CORAZZA  CORAZZA  PORSCHE  356 A SUPER  1957  I
288  X  X      
289  MORELLATO  GIORDANO  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1956  I
290  VITALONI  VECCHI  CISITALIA  202 D  1952  I
291  SANTIAGO  JEFFRIES  FERRARI  250 TDF  1957  USA
292  SCHNEIDER  ROEHRIG  MERCEDES  220 A  1955  D
293  BINKERT  BECCHETTI  MORETTI  750 SPORT  1953  CH
294  CAMOZZI  RABOLLI PANSERA  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1957  I
295  TRUCCO  MORALI  BMW  507  1957  D
296  GROSSMANN  KLOSTERFELDE  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  D
297  PIRLO  BONOMETTI  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1957  I
298  ZWEIFLER  KYTTNER  MASERATI  200 SI  1957  D
299  ROSCHMANN  BUERGER  FERRARI  250 GT COMPETIZIONE  1955  D
300  MASS  MUELLER  MERCEDES  300 SLR  1955  D
301  DANA  BINDON  MORETTI  750 SPORT  1955  CH
302  FERNANDEZ FRANCES  FERNANDEZ ALAMAN  PEGASO  Z 102  1956  MEX
303  HEEREMA  NOORTMAN  FERRARI  860 MONZA  1956  GB
304  CASELLA  GILLI  FERRARI  166 MM  1950  I
305  PISKER  X  JAGUAR  C TYPE  1953  GB
306  LOUWMAN  LOUWMAN  ASTON MARTIN  DB 3S  1952  NL
307  KEIM  KEIM  PORSCHE  550 A  1957  D
308  DIETL  FICHTNER  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  D
309  CAGGIATI  BONI  FERRARI  500 TRC  1957  I
310  MOLINARI  RIZZONELLI  ALFA ROMEO  GIULIETTA SV  1956  I
311  MORATTI  MORATTI  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  CH
312  CAGGIATI  CAGGIATI  FERRARI  500 MONDIAL  1955  I
313  SISTI  SISTI  HEALEY  SILVERSTONE  1950  I
314  SIELECKI  X  FERRARI  225 S  1952  ARG
315  BACCHI  STERPONE  MASERATI  200 SI  1957  I
316  GIULIANI  PEDRINI  LOTUS  11  1957  I
317  GRUNNAH  GRUNNAH  FIAT  8V ZAGATO  1956  USA
318  PAOLETTI  PAOLETTI  ERMINI  357 SPORT  1955  I
319  QUINTANO  TEJERINA  FERRARI  166 MM  1950  E
320  GUSSALLI BERETTA  GUSSALLI BERETTA  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  I
321  GOLDSCHMIDT  GOLDSCHMIDT  HEALEY  SILVERSTONE  1949  ARG
322  SARASINI  SQUARZONI  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1957  I
323  PENSKE  X  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  USA
324  NOORTMAN  GROTZ  FERRARI  250 TDF  1957  NL
325  CALLUM  ENGLISH  JAGUAR  C TYPE  1953  GB
326  LISTER  EPPLE  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  GB
327  OSTMANN  PLATHNER  PORSCHE  550 A  1955  D
328  FERRETTI  FRABETTI  MASERATI  200 SI  1957  I
329  MEIER  MEIER  FERRARI  250 MM  1953  CH
330  QUINN  QUINN  AUSTIN HEALEY  100/4 M  1954  AUS
331  OROSCO  OROSCO  SCARAB  SPORT  1957  USA
332  YAMAWAKI  ALEXANDER  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1957  USA
333  ROSCHMANN  X  FERRARI  500 MONDIAL  1955  D
334  AKANE  ODA  ASTON MARTIN  DB 2  1951  J
335  CRISTOFOLETTI  LOCATI  OSCA  MT4 1100  1953  I
336  BIANCHI  WINKLER  ASTON MARTIN  DB 2  1952  D
337  SALVETTA  BONOMETTI  ALFA ROMEO  1900 TI  1953  I
338  LOMBARD  MAUNOIR  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  CH
339  MASTROENI  BOLETTI  FERRARI  250 GT EUROPA  1955  I
340  SCHUMACHER  ZINKANN  MERCEDES  300 SL  1956  D
341  OETKER  STAUCH  MERCEDES  300 SL  1955  D
342  PINELLI  X  LOTUS  MK 9  1955  F
343  PITTAREL  CASTELLANI  FIAT  8V ZAGATO  1955  I
344  KOBAYASHI  KOBAYASHI  LANCIA  AURELIA B 24 S  1957  J
345  MAGNUSSON  FRATTINI  PORSCHE  356 CONTINENTAL  1955  USA
346  SCHOENDORF  SWARTZ  MERCEDES  300 SL  1954  USA
347  SCHMIDT  DISTLER  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  D
348  BARTLETT  O'KEEFFE  JAGUAR  D TYPE  1955  USA
349  DARLING  DARLING  SIATA  208 S  1954  USA
350  GRIFFIN  CAMERON  AUSTIN HEALEY  100 S  1955  USA
351  DAVIS  TRIARSI  FERRARI  166 MM  1950  USA
352  FELDMAN  CROUL  AC  ACE BRISTOL ZAGATO  1957  USA
353  SOTGIU  OPPIA  ASTON MARTIN  DB 2  1952  I
354  CALUBINI  CANCELLERINI  ROSELLI  1100 SPORT  1949  I
355  SCHUMACHER  KOZKA  PORSCHE  1500 GS CARRERA  1956  D
356  DE KEGEL  MARINI  MERCEDES  300 SL  1956  B
357  PERY  GUILLAUME  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  B
358  PUSATERI  AMATO  LANCIA  AURELIA B 20  1956  I
359  GORNI  GORNI  OSCA  1100 S  1957  I
360  BOSCARINO  SCRIFFIGNANO  FIAT  8V  1952  I
361  PETERSMANN  PETERSMANN  FRAZER NASH  MILLE MIGLIA  1952  D
362  GRAZZI  GRAZZI  MASERATI  A6 GCS  1955  I
363  RATHENOW  GEISLER  VERITAS  RS 2000  1948  D
364  DYBLE  HARVEY  JAGUAR  D TYPE  1956  GB
365  SIXT  SIXT  MERCEDES  300 SL  1956  D
366  WESTERMAN  KUIJF  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  NL
367  JACOB  TREVISAN  AUSTIN HEALEY  100 S  1955  CH
368  BENDER  PAUKENS  MASERATI  200 S  1957  D
369  CALDARA  CALISSI  ALFA ROMEO  GIULIETTA SV  1957  I
370  ELICABE  VARALLA  OSCA  FS 372  1957  ARG
371  BEECROFT  MORLEY  ASTON MARTIN  DB 3S  1955  GB
372  ZANARDI  VENEGONI  ALFA ROMEO  1900 CSS  1957  I
373  SCANDURRA  CATTANEO  FERRARI  250 TDF  1957  MC
374  RUECKERT  KUESPERT  MERCEDES  300 SL  1956  D
375  KNAPP-VOITH  WINTERHALDER  PORSCHE  550 RS  1955  D

Saludos/2

Delfi
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:44 PM

CITA([url=http://www.1000miglia.it/)
http://www.1000miglia.it/[/url]]....... who knows if Nando Minoja, O.M. driver, arriving winner in Viale Venezia at seven in the morning on 27 March 1927 while Brescia still slept, and awaiting the returning vehicles of the first Mille Miglia Cup much later, could have faintly imagined that he had set the first seal on a legend destined to outlive its founders and protagonists. The covetousness of a great contest had been aroused, only a year earlier, in two scions of the Brescia nobility, Aymo Maggi 23 and Franco Mazzotti 22. The two set off every week, racing the train to Milan in their Bugatti or Fraschini, where they met the automobile enthusiasts; at the Biffi in the Galleria. There amongst simple fans, sports journalists, and champions of the day, Nuvolari, Borzacchini, Brilli Peri, Varzi, Danese, they decided to do something to restore to Brescia the role that she deserved in the automobile world.
In December 1926 they contacted another Brescia man, Renzo Castagneto, 34, a man with inborn organizational and show business gifts, secretary of the Brescia RACI, Regio Automobil Club d'Italia, (of which Mazzotti would be made president), and the Trento man, Milanese by adoption, Giovanni Canestrini, 32, journalist for the Gazzetta dello Sport, first journalist specialized in the automobile. The group thus composed, then called 'The Four Musketeers', proposed various solutions.
They lived in a decade of great challenges: these were the years of glorious enterprises, of Nobile's dirigible expedition to the North Pole, the flight of Lindbergh across the Atlantic, of speed records on land, sea, and in the air. These brilliant endeavours sparked the enthusiasm of our young Musketeers. Having discarded the idea of reviving one of the famous Brescia automobile races of the past (the "Grand Race on the road" of 1929, the celebrated "Week" of the beginning of the Century, the "Brescia Race" of 1905, for which the Florio Cup was awarded), they also had to drop the idea of reviving the Brescia Circuit, known as the "Fascia d'Oro", begun in the wilds between Montichiari and Ghedi, along which was contested the first "Gran Premio d'Italia", since the Brescian Arturo Mercanti (never forgiven by his fellow citizens so much so as to have to take part in the Mille Miglia under the pseudonym "Unknown Monk"), guessing the success of the circuits, he had recently inaugurated the Monza Autodrome. Unable to repeat a "Giro d'Italia", disdaining to imitate a regularity race, however hard, like the "Coppa delle Alpi", the necessity seemed evident to create something absolutely new and sensational.
The ideal course, hard and selective (consideration must be given to the state of the roads at that time and the low reliability of vehicles), was soon identified. This course answered some fundamental requirements; it involved half the peninsular offering choice among many tracks, it followed the custom of the time which aimed at everything converging on the capital and, something more important, it assigned to Brescia the role of protagonist. There only remained to find a name for the race; Franco Mazzotti, returned from a race in the United States, realizing that the route ran for about 1600 Km, immediately proposed "Coppa Mille Miglia" - the thousand mile cup.
The only opposition to the name came from the fear of being accused of admiring foreigners, but Canestrini remembered that the Roman Empire was measured in miles and the name was approved. The Mille Miglia was born officially.
Preparation was accordingly undertaken, amongst a series of difficulties and ill humor overcome thanks to the Milan press (the Gazzetta dello Sport allied themselves with our four from the beginning) and above all thanks to the political support of Augusto Turati, a Brescian at that time secretary of the Fascist Party.
Thus began a saga covering thirteen pre-war editions and in the eleven from '47 to '57 the most celebrated champions and the best cars gravitated towards Brescia from all parts of the world to deploy, at the order of Castagneto, at the point which foreign correspondents loved to call Viale Rebuffone, confusing it with Viale Venezia.

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Delfi
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:45 PM

CITA
1927

In a few months an organization was set up inside, for a race as long as half of Italy, which nowadays would seem unlikely. The problem of clearly indicating the route along roads badly maintained, badly sign-posted and, obviously, not closed to traffic during the race, was resolved by Castagneto, who thought up the widely known Red Arrow with white lettering. The first edition of Mille Miglia saw, almost to reward the organizing city, three O.M.s in the first three places. These cars were made in the Brescia Officine Meccaniche - great rejoicing!

1st MILLE MIGLIA -26/27 MARCH 1927

Started: 77 - Finished: 54
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  MINOJA-MORANDI
vincitori classe 2000 cmc.  O.M. 665 S
2°  T. DANIELI-BALESTRERO  O.M. 665 S
3°  M. DANIELI-ROSA  O.M. 665 S
4°  STRAZZA-VARALLO
vincitori classe 3000 cmc.  LANCIA LAMBDA TORPEDO
5°  PUGNO-BERGIA  LANCIA LAMBDA
6°  MAGGI-MASERATI
vincitori classe 8000 cmc.  ISOTTA FRASCHINI
Tipo 8A SS Torpedo
7°  "FRATE IGNOTO"
(Arturo Mercanti)-SOZZI  ALFA ROMEO RLSS
8°  CORTESE-BARONCINI  ITALA Tipo 6
9°  GUTTERMANN-MUNARON  ALFA ROMEO RLSS
10°  NUVOLARI-CAPELLI  BIANCHI Tipo 20 Sport Torpedo
1928

The following year, began the domination of Alfa Romeo. This began at this time, (in spite of the participation of the big team sent from France by the Milanese Ettore Bugatti, whose participation made the second year's race international), because he beat, along with Campari, the O.M. of Rosa and Mazzotti. This one showed himself to be a splendid driver besides being a high level organizer (some time after he set up a speed record with his hydroplane).

2nd MILLE MIGLIA -31st MARCH/ 1st APRIL 1928

Started: 83 - Finished: 40
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  CAMPARI-RAMPONI
vincitori classe 1500 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 Sport Spider ZAGATO
2°  ROSA-MAZZOTI
vincitori classe 2000 cmc.  O.M. 665 S MM.
3°  STRAZZA-VARALLO
vincitori classe 3000 cmc.  LANCIA LAMBDA Spider
4°  MARINONI-GUIDOTTI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 Sport Spider ZAGATO
5°  BORNIGIA-GUATTA  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 Sport Spider ZAGATO
6°  BRILLI PERI-LUMINI  BUGATTI 43
7°  SCARFIOTTI-LASAGNA  LANCIA LAMBDA
8°  PRESENTI-CANA VESI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 Sport Spider ZAGATO
9°  RADICE-LISSONI  LANCIA LAMBDA
10°  MORANDI-COFFANI  O.M. 655 S M.M.
1929

The following year there was the debut of a vehicle destined to dominate, the Alfa Romeo 1750, with which "Negher" Campari gave himself an encore, again in front of the O.M. Superba of Rosa-Morandi. These were the years when motoring was understood as an authentic arduous sport, pioneering and heroic, which contributed so much towards technological progress (it's enough to think of how many solutions the technicians unravelled and then adopted to make vehicles of that time face 1600 Km of wandering roads)
They were years in which, because of the dust thrown up by preceding vehicles, in order to keep in the right direction the drivers looked upwards to the line of telegraph poles on the roadside.

3rd MILLE MIGLIA -13/14th APRIL 1929

STARTED: 83- FINISHED: 42
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  CAMPARI-RAMPONI
vincitori classe 2000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 SS spider ZAGATO
2°  MORANDI-ROSA  O.M. 665 S M.M. 2300
3°  VARZI-COLOMBO  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 SS spider ZAGATO
4°  STRAZZA-VARALLO
vincitori classe 3000 cmc.  LANCIA LAMBDA spider CASARO
5°  GHERSI-GUERRINI  O.M. 665 M.M. 2100
6°  MINOJA-MARINONI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 SS spider ZAGATO
7°  NATALI-ZAMPIERI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 S
8°  CARRAROLI-MUNARON R.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 SS
9°  CORTESE-GUATTA  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 SS spider ZAGATO
10°  BORNIGIA-PINTACUDA  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 SS spider ZAGATO
1930

That is the year of Tazio Nuvolari - the flying Mantovano. So as to remain undetected by Varzi, started a little before him, and at the head of the race, he followed with headlights switched off from a few kilometres of Brescia, switching on at the last moment. Overtaking, he left him astonished and furious. With Nuvolari also the Alfa Romeo also triumphed placing four vehicles in the first four places. In the fourth edition of Mille Miglia, participated for the first time also the Mercedes, with their customary strategy sent only Caracciola, who drove an unimpressive Ssk, to explore the Brescian course.

4th MILLE MIGLIA -16/17th APRIL 1930

STARTED: 135- FINISHED: 73
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  NUVOLARI-GUIDOTTI
vincitori classe 2000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS spider ZAGATO
2°  VARZI-CANAVESI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS spider ZAGATO
3°  CAMPARI-MARINONI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS spider ZAGATO
4°  GHERSI-CORTESE  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS spider ZAGATO
5°  BASSI-GABAZZINI
vincitori classe 3000 cmc.  O.M. 665 SS M.M. 3000
6°  CARACCIOLA-WERNER
vincitori classe oltre 5000 cmc.  MERCEDES SSK
7°  ROSA-COFFANI  O.M. 665 SS M.M. 3000
8°  MAZZOTTI-MAGGI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS
9°  FERRARI-FORESTI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS
10°  FONTANINI-MINOZZI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS
1931

This particularly Teutonic programming gave its fruit only twelve months later when the same Caracciola reappeared with a highly equipped 7000 cc, but slightly shorter and lighter Ssk - to win the fifth Mille Miglia Cup.

5th MILLE MIGLIA - 11/12th APRIL 1931

STARTED: 99 - FINISHED: 59
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  CARACCIOLA-SEBASTIAN
vincitori classe oltre 3000 cmc.  MERCEDES SSKL
2°  CAMPARI-MARINONI
vincitori classe 2000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS spider ZAGATO
3°  MORANDI-ROSA
vincitori classe 3000 cmc.  O.M. 665 SS M.M. 3000
4°  KLINGER-SACCOMANNI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS spider ZAGATO
5°  GERARDI-GERARDI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS
6°  SCARFIOTTI-BUCCI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS
7°  TADINI-CANAVESI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS
8°  GABAZZINI-GUATTA
vincitori cat. senza compress.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GT berlinetta TOURING
9°  NUVOLARI-GUIDOTTI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 spider ZAGATO
10°  CORNAGGIA-PREMOLI  ALFA-ROMEO 6C 1750 GS
1932

Twelve months later Alfa Romeo took over the disputed dominion of the course, taking Baconin Borzacchini to success and winning nine of the ten first places. The winner, in homage to the Crown Prince, changed his originally Russian (and therefore Soviet) name to Mario Umberto.

6th MILLE MIGLIA -9/10th APRIL 1932

STARTED: 88 - FINISHED: 42
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  BORZACCHINI-BIGNAMI
vinc. classe fino a 3000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 spider TOURING
2°  TROSSI-BRIVIO  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 spider ZAGATO
3°  SCARFIOTTI-D'IPPOLITO
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS spider ZAGATO
4°  MINOJA-BALESTRIERI
vinc. cat. vetture a guida int.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GTC berlinetta TOURING.
5°  CARRAROLI-GHERSI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 spider ZAGATO
6°  GIULAY-VENTURI
vinc. classe fino a 1500 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 SS spider ZAGATO
7°  SANTINELLI-BERTI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
8°  STRAZZA-GISMONDI
vincitori classe oltre 3000 cmc.  LANCIA LAMBDA Speciale Spider
9°  LURANI-CANAVESI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 SS CAMPARI & SORNIOTTI
10°  GAZZABINI-DIAZ  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 spider ZAGATO
1933

In spite of its outstanding successes, in the whole of Europe (thanks mainly to the technical manager and planner, Vittorio Jano), Alfa Romeo decided to close its race course offices, confining itself to entrusting its vehicles to sporting customers or private teams. Nuvolari, therefore, fixed himself up with a racing team in Modena which prepared an Alfa 2300 that allowed him uncontested domination of the race: a team that embellished the red cars with a rampant horse on a yellow shield. It was Enzo Ferrari's car. To be mentioned is the fact that the English, with three vehicles of the MG team, arrived that year. These, with the Lurani-Eyston couple, were placed in the 1100 cc class.

7th MILLE MIGLIA - 9/9th APRIL 1933

STARTED: 85 - FINISHED: 52
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  NUVOLARI-COMPAGNONI
vinc. classe fmo a 3000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 spider ZAGATO
2°  CASTELBARCO-CORTESE  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Monza
3°  TARUFFI-PELLEGRINI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 spider ZAGATO
4°  BATTAGLIA-BIANCHI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
5°  SCARFIOTTI-D'IPPOLITO  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
6°  SANTINELLI-BERTI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
7°  RUESCH-KESSLER  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
8°  GABAZZINI-D'ALESSIO  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
9°  FOLIGNO-COMOTTI
vinc. classe fmo a 2000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS
10°  PEVERELLI-DELL'ORTO  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS spider ZAGATO
1934

In spite of all that the victories, however, the not easily swayable behaviours of Nuvolari and Ferrari led the Mantovano to separate, personally asking for vehicles from Alfa. Thirsty for revenge, at Maranello, Nuvolari beat his long standing rival, Achille Varzi. The eighth Mille Miglia is memorable for the collision between the two rivals supplied with cars identical on paper: on one side Nuvolari, with a motor of 2336 cc, with a Menini compressor and carburettor, looked after personally by Jano; on the other side Varzi with the same motor but brought by Ferrari to 2556 cc, with a Weber compressor and carburettor. This time Varzi had the advantage to leave after Nuvolari, following him for three quarters of the course as far as Bologna. There, on a heavy rain, Ferrari had him fit Pirelli manually grooved tyres. These made a difference because Nuvolari had Dunlop. Overtaken, he couldn't do other than wave to his rival regretfully and chivalrously, while they crossed the Laguna causeway at Venice. The man from Galliate reached Brescia with nine minutes to spare, achieving his sporting revenge and celebrating the victory of Ferrari over Jano.

8th MILLE MIGLIA -8th APRIL 1934

STARTED: 57-FINISHED: 29
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  VARZI-BIGNAMI
vinc. classe fino a 3000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600 Monza spider BRIANZA
2°  NUVOLARI-SIENA  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Monza spider BRIANZA
3°  CHIRON-ROSA  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600 Monza spider BRIANZA
4°  BATTAGLIA-BIANCHI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600 Monza
5°  TARUFFI-BERTOCCHI
vinc. classe fino a 1100 cmc.  MASERATI 4 CS 1100 Sport
6°  SANGUINETTI-BALESTRERO  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
7°  DUSIO-AJMINI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600
8°  AURICCHIO-BERTI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
9°  PERTILE-JONOCH
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 spider BRIANZA
10°  NARDILLI-PINTACUDA
vinc. classe fino a 3000 cmc.  LANCIA ASTURA
1935

A year of the race almost without a story. Ferrari modified a single seat Alfa Romeo 8C type B, 2654 cc, entrusting it to the small Pintacuda, who closely followed, according to the rules, by the equally small Marchese dell Stufa, challenged the field (thanks to the absence of Nuvolari and the immediate withdrawal of Varzi with a Maserati).

9th MILLE MIGLIA -14th APRIL 1935

STARTED: 86 - FINISHED: 47
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  PINTACUDA-DELLA STUFA
vinc. classe fino a 3000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 2900 Tipo B
2°  TADINI-CHIARI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600 Monza
3°  BATTAGLI-TUFANELII  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600 Monza
4°  RUESCH-GUATTA  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600 Monza
5°  MACCHI-DANESE  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
6°  SANGUINETTI-BALESTRERO  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
7°  BIANCO-BERTOCCHI
vinc. classe fino. 1100 cmc.  MASERATI 4 CS 1100
8°  CORTESE-SEVERI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 Pescara TOURING
9°  SALICE-LAREDO  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
10°  ROSA-COMOTTI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 Pescara TOURING
1936

The world and politic events (Italy was involved in war of Abyssinia), apart from causing almost complete absence of foreign cars, amongst them the unique Aston Martin 1500, had repercussions for the Red Arrow. Following international economic sanctions, the so-called succedaneum fuel was promoted, under strict domestic production, with the formation of a special category for vehicles fuelled by coal, using a suitable gas producer. The sports results were disastrous, but the situation was managed thanks to another fuel, that already used for many years by supercharged vehicles in competition, an alcoholic mixture of methane, benzol, and ethyl alcohol, which fuelled the winning Alfa Romeos in ’34, ’35, and ’36. The race was, as always, exciting and was won, with a trifling thirty-two seconds of advantage, by Tonino Brivio who led, in order, Nina Farina, Carlo Pintacuda and Clemente Biondetti. The first three had the latest 8C 2900 cc, derived from the single seaters of the Grand Prix, memorably triumphing and winning outright.

10th MILLE MIGLIA - 5th APRIL 1936

STARTED: 69 - FINISHED: 37
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  BRIVIO-ONGARO
vincitori classe oltre 2000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A
2°  FARINA-MEAZZA  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A
3°  PINTACUDA-STEFANI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A
4°  BIONDETTI-CESARA  ALFA ROMEO B 2900
5°  TENNI-BERTOCCHI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.  MASERATI 4CS 1500
6°  BIANCO-BOCCALI
vinc. classe fino a 1100 cmc.  MASERATI 4CS 1100
7°  RHAM-BANTI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600 Monza
8°  SALICE-LAREDO  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2600 Monza
9°  CATTANEO-DONATI
vincitori classe oltre 2000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 Pescara Berlina
10°  ROCCO-FILIPPONE  MASERATI 8C 26B 2000 Carrozzeria MENARINI
1937

After a year, the Abyssinian war finished with a victory, the excitement reached the stars, the success of the Brescian race increased even more, so much so that the organizers were forced to institute a further new category, Tourism, for the benefit of those fans who wanted to take the road with a mass produced car, something at low cost (anyway for the period).
The 1937 race is remembered as the "Mille Miglia of the young", thanks to the eighty-four enthusiastic amateurs who participated. But Enzo Ferrari's Alfas were too fast for everybody, even for the Grand Prix professionals coming from France in large and powerful, but not very agile, Delahayes and Talbots. Pintacuda and Farina in cars similar to those of the previous year, settled matters arriving in front of Schell in a Delahaye and a swarm of different Alfa models.

11th MILLE MIGLIA - 4th APRIL 1937

STARTED: 124 - FINISHED: 65
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  PINTACUDA-MAMBELLI
vincitori classe oltre 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A
2°  FARINA-MEAZZA  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A
3°  SCHELL-CARRIERE  DELAHAYE 135 MS
4°  BORATTO-GUIDOTTI
vincitori classe oltre 1500 cmc.
categoria Turismo  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 B M.M. berlinetta TOURING
5°  "VENTIDUE"-"VENTUNO"
(F.lli Wilde)  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
6°  CORTESE-GUATTA  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 Pescara spider ZAGATO
7°  CRIVELLARI-FERRARO  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 B MM
8°  TEAGNO-BARBIERI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 GT spider
9°  SEVERI-RIGHETTI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 B MM berlinetta GHIA
10°  CONTINI-SALVADORI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 Spider
1938

Inspired by successes on the road and by the defeat on the tracks by the Auto Union and Mercedes, Alfa Romeo returned to competing officially. The solution was obligatory: the management of "Alfa Corse", name of the revived group, was entrusted to Enzo Ferrari. At the "checking in" in Piazza Vittoria Ferrari was so secure of victory as to take bets. He was proved right: the French attack was again repelled, Dreyfus fourth with the la Delahaye, fifth Carriere with the Talbot, the fight was restricted to the family. Biondetti won over Pintacuda. For the record, in the 2000cc class without compressor, the winner overcame the BMW 328.
Thanks to an opportune change of route, with the introduction of fast stretches such as the Florentine motorway to the sea and the Via Aurelia to Rome, this chapter of the Mille Miglia records success without precedent, but it was the last of the early days, romantic and heroic.
A serious accident, caused by an Aprilia with two amateur drivers, uninjured, blundering onto the tram lines in the middle of Bologna, cost the lives of ten people. The Automobile Club suspended the competition and the Government prohibited racing on "metropolitan" streets. At Brescia, amongst the Musketeers there started a discussion on the possibility of adopting an alternative formula, such as for example the transfer of the race to Africa - to the Tripoli - Tobruk track, or planning road circuits well away from densely inhabited centres.
Above all, because of the opposition of Aymo Maggi in 1939, no further competition was organized.

12th MILLE MIGLIA - 3rd APRIL 1938

STARTED: 141 - FINISHED: 72
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  BIONDETTI-STEFANI
vinc. classe fino a 3000 cmc.
con compressore cat. sport int.  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900B spider M.M. TOURING
2°  PINTACUDA-MAMBELLI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900B spider M.M. TOURING
3°  DUSIO-BONINSEGNI  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A
4°  DREYFUS-VARET
vinc. classe fino a 4500 cmc.
senza compr. cat. sport intern.  DELAHAYE Tipo 145
5°  CARRIERE-VANDERPYL  TALBOT T150C
6°  "VENTIDUE"-"VENTUNO"
(F.lli Wilde)  ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300
7°  MAZAUD-QUINLIN  DELAHAYE Tipo 135 MS
8°  FANE-JAMES
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
senza compr. cat. sport intern.  BMW 328 Spider
9°  CORTESE-FUMAGALLI
vincitori classe oltre 1500 cmc.
categoria sport nazionale  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 B M.M. Spider Touring
10°  VON SCHAUMBURGLIPPE-LURANI  BMW 328 Spider
1940

Breaking his relations with Maggi, Castagneto decided to organize the "Gran Premio di Brescia della Mille Miglia", along a triangle composed of the fast straight country roads of the Po plain, with Brescia, Cremona and Mantua as points of the triangle. The circuit measured 165 Km and had to be covered nine times, for a total of 1485 Km. In spite of all that it was the eve of war, Castagneto succeeded in obtaining participation of two official teams; the German BMW (with two closed vehicles and three open) and the French Delage (with two six cylinders and Cotal electric clutch). Also Alfa Romeo was present, which however had to interrupt its long series of successes. The winner instead, was a member of the Munich team, thanks to the striking performance of the small saloon, derived from the 328 of 1938, Touring coachwork, already victorious at Le Mans, entrusted to Von Hanstein-Baumer. In second place Farina's Alfa, the French having withdrawn, but the performance of the German team was shattering.
With Italy's entry into the war competitions were not spoken of for years: Maggi was recalled to the Artillery to command a coastal battery, Canestrini to the Airforce, while Castagneto remained - as manager of the Brescia Automobile Club to coordinate local transport. Franco Mazzotti, 39 years old, failed to return from a fighter aircraft mission over the Mediterranean, probably shot down over the Sicilian Straits.

13th MILLE MIGLIA - 28th APRIL 1940

STARTED: 88 - FINISHED: 33
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  VON HANSTEIN-BAUMER
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.  BMW 328 berlinetta TOURING
2°  FARINA-MAMBELLI
vinc. classe fino a 3000 cmc.  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS Tipo 256 spider TOURING
3°  BRUDES-ROESE  BMW 328 spider
4°  BIONDETTI-STEFANI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS Tipo 256 spider TOURING
5°  BRIEM-RICHTER  BMW 328 Spider
6°  WENCHER-SCHOLTZ  BMW 328 Spider
7°  PINTACUDA-SANESI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS Tipo 256 spider TOURING
8°  TROSSI-LUCCHI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS Tipo 256 berlinetta TOURING
9°  FIORUZZI-SOLA
classe fino a 1100 cmc.  FIAT STANGUELLINI 1100 Hard Top TORRICELLI
10°  BERTANI-LASAGNI  FIAT STANGUELLINI 1100 spider TORRICELLI
*  D'AMBROSIO-GUERRINI
vinc. classe fino a 1500 cmc.  LANCIA APRILIA spider
*  VENTURELLI-CERONI
vinc. classe fino a 750 cmc.  FIAT STANGUELLINI 500 fino a 750 cmc.
1 testa SIATA, spider TORRICELLI

* Le classi 1500 cmc. e 750 cmc. disputavano la gara percorrendo solo 8 giri, anziche 9.

Saludos/2

Delfi
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1947

To Franco Mazzotti was entrusted the rebirth of the Red Arrow. The three surviving friends, together with Mazzotti's brother in law, Binda, found themselves faced with a disastrous situation - destroyed factories were under reconstruction - roads and bridges to be completely reconstructed; Italy, still occupied, slowly began to come back to life, but appetite for car racing had increased, and the atmosphere was in ferment. The biggest problem was that of suggesting to the new Republic a show which had often been exploited by the nationalistic propaganda of Mussolini. But, as Canestrini wrote, authentic sporting values are not poisoned by politics and republican Italy accepted the challenge to bring back into being the great race with the same old efficiency, even with the scarce means available.
Castagneto succeeded in obtaining from the state a concession for sufficient petrol and a supply of tyres for every competitor, both things in those years rare and rationed. It happened, however, that at the start there were lined up about twenty participants fewer in respect of the entries: they didn't give back the tyres or the fuel. At the check-in at Piazza Vittoria nearly all cars presented were pre-war, with only two exceptions, the Fiat 1100MM (one brought to the race by Aymo Maggi and Antonio Brivio, who had become President of CSAI) and the very new Cisitalia, recently created by Piero Dusio, some berlins and other Spiders.
Compressors not being allowed, the most powerful car was an Alfa Romeo (in spite of all the official renounce by the makers), a 2900 B 8C of '38, which the then owner, the Brescian Emilio Romano, had fitted as a Touring berlin, after removing the two compressors.
In the Piazza, the day before the race, Romano, still without a co-driver, met a despondent Biondetti, without a car to race. Romano didn't miss the occasion and the two triumphed twenty years after Minoja-Morandi. In contrast there was the lonely old Nuvolari with an open Cisitalia 110 (still today celebrated as the "Spider Nuvolari"). The Mantovano, already ill, was delayed by the rain which fell uninterruptedly, giving all the advantage to the closed vehicles, forcing some to stop to dry out the electrical system.

14th MILLE MIGLIA - 21st/22nd JUNE 1947

STARTED: 155 - FINISHED: 54
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  ROMANO-BIONDETTI
vinc. classe fino a 3000 cmc.
categoria Sport  ALFA ROMEO 8C
2900 B berlinetta TOURING
2°  NUVOLARI-CARENA
vinc. classe fino a 1100 cmc.
categoria Sport  CISITALIA 202 S M.M. Spider
3°  BERNABEI-PACINI  CISITALIA 202 M.M. berlinetta "Cassone"
4°  MINETTI-FACETTI  CISITALIA 202 S M.M.
5°  CAPELLI-GERLI  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
6°  DELLA CHIESA-BRANDOLI  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
7°  ERMINI-QUENTIN  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
8°  COMIRATO-COMIRATO  FIAT- COMIRATO 1100
9°  BALESTRERO-BRACCO  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
10°  SALICE-CORNAGGIA MEDICI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS

1948

After this great disappointment terrible days arrived for Nuvolari, who lost two children and worn and ill, retired to a convent in Gardone Riviera on the Lake of Garda to try to improve the bad state of his lungs. Here, a few days before the Mille Miglia, Enzo Ferrari ferreted him out, looking for drivers for his new automobile, one of which he had presented, withdrawing it, at the race of the year before. This man, already fifty-two, at the point of death, accepted the proposal and, asking for an open car, presented himself in the then very new, today mythical, wooden starting ramp in the Viale Venezia. Nivola, with a flask of Grappa at his neck, without ever having tried the Maranello vehicle, set off supported only by his class and his courage, keeping all Italy immobilized before their radios following his solitary progress. In spite of some incidents which damaged the vehicle, although he had to stick his head out to inhale a larger quantity of air, in Rome he led at a substantial distance ahead of Biondetti, also engaged by Ferrari. After another bump he was obliged to abandon the left mudguard and the bonnet; then, motor uncovered, at Bologna he remained always the first, but Ferrari, seeing the precarious situation of the vehicle and of his physically, begged him to stop.
Nuvolari, incorrigible, started off again, and Italy held its breath; few kilometres after Reggio Emilia, a spring pin gave way with a crash: his race finished, and Biondetti went on to win. It was not his physical condition, but his mechanical means which betrayed "el Nivola".

15th MILLE MIGLIA - 1st MAY 1948

STARTED: 167 - FINISHED: 64
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  BIONDETTI-NAVONE
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  FERRARI 166 S coupe ALLEMANO
2°  COMIRATO-DUMAS
vinc. classe fino a 1100 cmc.
categoria Sport  FIAT-COMIRATO 1100 Sport
3°  APRUZZI-APRUZZI  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
4°  TERIGI-BERTI  FIAT STANGUELLINI spider ALA D'ORO
5°  G. SCAGLIARINI-MAFFIODO  CISITALIA 202 SC
6°  BIANCHETTI-CORNAGGIA MEDICI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS spider
7°  C. SCAGLIARINI-MASI  FIAT STANGUELLINI 1100
8°  CHRISTILLIN-NASI  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
9°  D. HEALEY-G. HEALEY  HEALEY 2400 WESTLAND
10°  COLNAGHI-POZZONI  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta

1949

Although without the flying Mantovano, the story repeated itself to the advantage of Clemente Biondetti, who, in his 2 litre Ferrari 166 Touring, profited by a transmission break in Piero Tartuffi's identical vehicle, for a long time in the lead to enter into legend, winning his fourth Mille Miglia (consecutive if the anomalous race of 1940 is excluded). This Mille Miglia, the sixteenth, closes the transition period dedicated to construction, followed by the romantic period of the race.

16th MILLE MIGLIA - 24th APRIL 1949

STARTED: 303 - FINISHED: 182
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  BIONDETTI-SALANI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  FERRARI 166 MM barchetta TOURING
2°  BONETTO-CARPANI  FERRARI 166 MM barchetta TOURING
3°  ROL-RICHIERO
vinc. classe oltre 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Competizione berlinetta
4°  AURICCHIO-BOZZINI
vinc. classe fino a 1100 cmc.
categoria Sport  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
5°  G. SCAGLIARINI-MAGGI  CISITALIA-ABARTH 204
6°  BASSI-BRAMBILLA  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
7°  APRILE-BOSSETTI  MASERATI A64CS 2000 spider
8°  ADANTI-MALLUCCI  STANGUELLINI 1100 berlinetta BERTONE
9°  CAPELLI-VERONELLI  FIAT 1100 S berlinetta
10°  G. HEALEY-WISDOM
vincitori classe oltre 1100 cmc.  HEALEY 2400 WESTLAND

1950

The new decade opened the modern era of the Mille Miglia which returned to being international, became famous all over the world. These are the years in which the Brescian competition pressed to improve the roads, constructing others. These are the years of popular enthusiasm. Castagneto moved the table of results of the competition from Corso Zanardelli to Piazza Vittoria, doubling the size so that the Brescians could read minute by minute the performance of the drivers. For the rest of the Italians there were the radio and the special races of the Gazzetta dello Sport (which wanted Castagneto to organize the cyclists' Giro d'Italia) and the principal dailies. Foreigners reappeared in large numbers in Brescia, above all the English who are the most zealous about the race. They are always entertained by Aymo and Camilla Maggi in their magnificent villa of Calino. For this seventeenth Mille Miglia Enzo Ferrari lent two "barchettas" of 3300 cc, 214 cv, to Ascari and Villoresi, whilst Alfa Romeo deployed, besides Bonetto and Rol, the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio with an experimental 2500. The "enemy" is represented by the official Jaguar team (which has engaged Biondetti), Healey and Frazer Nash. It is easy to imagine the vexation to which the 22 year old Giannino is subjected - offspring of the Marzotto textile industry of Vicenza, when he presents himself at the start with his Ferrari 195 S, 2340 cc, developing "only" 155 cv, wearing an elegant double breasted jacket(with a tie which was blue like the coachwork of the Touring berlin), instead of the overalls, standard wear for the multitude of champions present. He wore the same double breasted jacket after thirteen hours when he presented himself in Viale Venezia, completely unexpected and loudly cheered as the victor. Marzotto, a sporting customer and not an official driver for Ferrari, remains the youngest winner of the Mille Miglia.

17th MILLE MIGLIA - 22nd/23rd APRIL 1950

STARTED: 375 - FINISHED: 213
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  G. MARZOTTO-CROSARA
vincitori classe oltre 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport Internazionale  FERRARI 195 S berlinetta TOURING
2°  D. SERAFINI-SALANI  FERRARI 195 S berlinetta TOURING
3°  FANGIO-ZANARDI  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Competizione berlinetta
4°  BRACCO-MAGLIOLI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport Internazionale  FERRARI 166 M.M. Barchetta Touring
5°  JOHNSON-LEA  JAGUAR XK 120 ROADSTAR
6°  CORTESE-TERAVAZZI  FRAZER NASH LE MANS REPLICA
7°  FAGIOLI-DIOTALLEVI
vinc. classe fino a 1100 cmc.
categoria Sport Internazionale  OSCA MT4 1100
8°  BIONDETTI-BRONZONI  JAGUAR XK 120 ROADSTAR
9°  V. MARZOTTO-FONTANA  FERRARI 195 S barchetta FONTANA
10°  SCHWELM-COLONNA
vincitori categoria GT Internazionale  ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS coupe TOURING

1951

The first signs of recovered economic prosperity created the automobile phenomena and hundreds of enthusiasts tried their luck, on board little low power mass produced cars: the teams at the start abundantly exceeded three hundred units. About a hundred drove Topolinos, the Fiat utility. To render the position in the race of the participants clearer to the spectators, the starting numbers were assigned on the basis of time. At 4 o'clock and 5 minutes, with the number 405, Gigi Villoresi left: during the race he will leave the road, smash the clutch but on his return, although with the front patched up and only the fourth gear available, his Ferrari berlin, 4100 cc 12 cylinders, Vignale coachwork, will find itself ahead of all the rest. The revelation of the year is however a very new car, the Lancia Aurelia B20, with which Bracco succeeded in having a much more powerful vehicle, gaining an extraordinary second place Fagioli was also fantastic, eighth with an Osca 1100.

18th MILLE MIGLIA -27th/28th APRIL 1951

STARTED: 325 - FINISHED: 175
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  VILLORESI-CASSANI
vincitori classe oltre 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  FERRARI 340
America berlinetta VIGNALE
2°  BRACCO-MAGLIOLI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria vetture veloci  LANCIA AURELIA B20 coupe
3°  SCOTTI-RUSPAGGIARI  FERRARI 212 EXPORT spider MOTTO
4°  P. MARZOTTO-MARINI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  FERRARI 166 M.M. barchetta TOURING
5°  "IPPOCAMPO"-MORI  LANCIA AURELIA B20 coupe
6°  BONETTO-CASNAGHI  ALFA ROMEO 412 spider VIGNALE
7°  VALENZANO-MAGGIO  LANCIA AURELIA B20 coupe
8°  FAGIOLI-BORGHI
vinc. classe fino a 1100 cmc.
categoria Sport  OSCA MT4 1100
9°  CORTESE-TAGNI  FRAZER NASH LE MANS REPLICA
10°  BORDONI-SERBELLONI  OSCA MT4 1100

1952

The fame of the Mille Miglia (become thanks to an American newspaperman universally and simply - MM) reached its consummation: the nineteenth race came to be called by the newspapers "the race of the century". Besides the traditional rivals, Alfa, Lancia, and Ferrari, with the English were represented with the Germans with the splendid prototype 300 Sl, anticipations of the "seagull's wing". Bracco, thanks to the magnificent display of the previous year, had at his disposal a more competitive car, obviously from Maranello - a three litre 250 S Vignale saloon.
The vehicle is intended for Villoresi, but the outgoing winner must give a forfeit for an accident. Bracco, however, was not considered a member of the Ferrari team and therefore didn't have the assistance of Ferrari. His poor financial position didn't even allow him refurbishment and spare tyres. While the forecasts are predicting Taruffi with the Ferrari or the old Caracciolo with the Mercedes will win, to the surprise of all are the behaviour of Kling with the 30081 and indeed Bracco. Bracco was preceded by the German at Siena, flew through the fog which wrapped around the passes of Futa and Ratiscosa. He fell on Bologna like a madman. Ahead by one minute, he had managed to recuperate eight over the German driver, risking everything through the Apennines.
Only at this point, his other drivers retired, did Enzo Ferrari order help for Bracco and, above all, tyres. The hardy driver from Biella was thus able to hold onto his advantage until reaching Brescia.

19th MILLE MIGLIA - APRIL 1951

STARTED: 501 - FINISHED: 275
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  BRACCO-ROLFO
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport Internazionale  FERRARI 250 S berlinetta VIGNALE
2°  KLING-KLENK  MERCEDES 300 SL Prototipo
3°  FAGIOLI-BORGHI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
Gruppo Gran Turismo Intern.  LANCIA AURELIA B20 coupe
4°  CARACCIOLA-KURRLE  MERCEDES 300 SL Prototipo
5°  ANSELMI-SEMINO  LANCIA AURELIA B20 coupe
6°  "IPPOCAMPO"-MORI  LANCIA AURELIA B20 coupe
7°  JOHNSON-MACKENZIE  NASH-HEALEY
8°  AMENDOLA-PINZERO  LANCIA AURELIA B20 coupe
9°  BRIVIO-CASSANI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport Internazionale  FERRARI 166 M.M. berlinetta VIGNALE
10°  BORDONI-GERONIMO  FERRARI 166 M.M. berlinetta VIGNALE

1953

The double m (MM) race carried Brescia forward to become, as in the dreams of the "Four Musketeers" a world capital of sporting automobilism; there was instituted the "World Championship for Sports Cars" and the races valid for earning this title, some on roads, others on racing circuits, are the "Carrera Pan-American", the "Le Mans 24 Hours", the "Spa 24 Hours", the "Tourist Trophy", the "1000 Km of Nurburgring" and naturally the "Franco Mazzotti Mille Miglia Cup". The line-up formation is imposing from all points of view.
For all the victories there are lined up names like Ferrari with Bracco, Villoresi, the Marzotto brothers, Hawthorn and Castellotti, Alfa Romeo with drivers of the calibre of Fangio, Kling and Sanesi. Lancia, finally with a prize vehicle, the D23, had Taruffi, Biondetti, Bonetto, and Maglioli. From the other side of the Channel came the splendid Db2 and Db3 of Aston Martin, driven by the experts Collins and Abecassis. From Coventry, with aces like Moss, Johnson and Rolt, is sent the very fast Jaguar C type (evolved from the Xk) which however proved unsuitable for the course.
Much cited are also the French Gordini and Maserati. Giannino Marzotto, accused three years before of an accidental victory, came with an official Ferrari 340, 4100 cc, anxious to demonstrate its qualities. Wearing elegant trousers and a comfortable cashmere jumper with V-neck so as not to dispense with a tie, he succeeded in joining and cutting off Fangio - in command for most of the race.
He reached Brescia in ten and a half hours, beating (at 142 km/h) the average set up by Biondetti in ’38. Lost in the crowd, Ingrid Bergman, wife of the director Rossellini, was waiting in Viale Venezia. Rossellini was at the race for a short while to shoot some film material.

20th MILLE MIGLIA -25th/26th APRIL 1953

STARTED: 481 - FINISHED: 286
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  G. MARZOTTO-CROSARA
vincitori classe oltre 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport Internazionale  FERRARI 340 M.M. Spider Vignale
2°  FANGIO-SALA  ALFA ROMEO 6C 3000 CM berlinetta COLLI
3°  BONETTO-PERUZZI  LANCIA D20 berlinetta PININ FARINA
4°  COLE-VANDELLI  FERRARI 340 MM spider VIGNALE
5°  PARNELL-KLEMENTASKY  ASTON MARTIN DB3 spider
6°  GILETTI-BERTOCCHI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport Internazionale  MASERATI A6GCS/53 spider FANTUZZI
7°  MAGGIO-ANSELMI  LANCIA AURELIA B20 2500
8°  BIONDETTI-BAROVERO  LANCIA D20 berlinetta PININ FARINA
9°  CABIANCA-ROGHI  FERRARI 250 M.M. spider VIGNALE
10°  MANTOVANI-PALAZZI  MASERATI A6GCS/5

1954

Some months after the brilliant victory of Marzotto, Italian automobilism and Mille Miglia circles in particular, were struck by the death of Tazio Nuvolari. In remembrance, his Brescian friends decided to modify the route, passing through his home town Mantua and instituting a Nuvolari prize. The MM had undergone, over the years, a progressive technical evolution: from twenty hours of driving over a bad route, dusty and tortuous, of the earlier races, the time had been practically halved not only due to the power of the motors but by roads in perfect condition including tracts of motorway. The regulations, therefore, underwent changes which caused a fuss: for every vehicle the obligation of the presence on board of a second person- co-driver, mechanic or navigator - was abolished. The candidates for victory that year profited from this innovation - Ferrari (with Farina, Maglioli, Giannino and Paolo Marzotto) and Lancia (with Ascari, Taruffi, Castellotti and Valenzano). Lancia presented an exceptional vehicle, the D24, 3300 cc, six cylinders, certainly less powerful than the Ferrari rival (supplied with twelve cylinders of nearly five litres), but certainly more agile and with a better hold on the road.
All the powerful versions of the two makes, for various reasons, didn't return to Brescia with the exception of Alberto Ascari who, deservedly, finished the race victorious, inflicting thirty-four minutes of advantage on his followers. An exciting battle broke out in the 2000 cc Sport Class for the post of honour; where prevailed, in a run of more than 1600 Km, the Ferrari of Vittorio Marzotto over the Maserati of Luigi Musso - by only nine seconds.

21st MILLE MIGLIA - 30th APRIL/1st MAY 1954

STARTED: 374 - FINISHED: 275
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  ASCARI
vincitori classe oltre 3000 cmc.  LANCIA D24 spider PININ FARINA
2°  V. MARZOTTO
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.  FERRARI 500 MONDIAL spider SCAGLIETTI
3°  MUSSO-ZOCCA  MASERATI A6GCS/53
4°  BIONDETTI  FERRARI 250 MM spider MOTTO
5°  VENEZIAN-ORLANDI  MASERATI A6GCS/53
6°  HERMANN-LINGE
vinc. classe fino a 1500 cmc.  PORSCHE 550 Spider
7°  G. SERAFINI-MANCINI
vinc. classe fino a 1500 cmc.
Gruppo Gran Turismo  LANCIA AURELIA B20 2500
8°  CARINI-ARTESANI
vincitori classe oltre 1300 cmc.
Gruppo Turismo di serie spec.  ALFA ROMEO 1900 TI
9°  D e C. LETO DI PRIOLO  FIAT 8V berlinetta ZAGATO
10°  CABIANCA  OSCA MT4 1500

1955

Public's interest for the race, although it seems impossible, was even more intensified by the arrival of television which, finally, gave a reality to the personalities and events along the country, which had often relied on imagination and exaggeration.
For the Mille Miglia and its city, it's an apotheosis. Coming from all over the world, five hundred and twenty-one competitors mount the "Rebuffone" ramp: starting take nine and a half hours.
The duel of the year is Ferrari-Mercedes. As already occurred in 1931, they prepared for the race at Stuttgart with a strictly Teutonic meticulousness. At the command of the charismatic manager, Alfred Neubauer, four crack drivers of the company repeated fifteen times the entire Mille Miglia run in some training 300 Sls. Denis Jenkins, Stirling Moss's navigator and British like him, devised a mode of preparation which resulted in the first example of "radar" in the story of automobilism. On rolls of paper, more than three metres long, he scrupulously noted every detail of the route. During the race he unrolled one after another "relating the notes" to the driver, as done in modern "rallies". This stratagem and the great talent of Stirling Moss allowed the two, not only to triumph, but also to establish the definitive record for the race with the fantastic average of 157.65 Km/h. The success of Mercedes, advantaged also by the withdrawal of Taruffi, who for the nth time found himself driving, was completed by the second placing of Fangio and by the first two places of the tourism class (fifth and seventh absolute) obtained by Fitch and Gendebien in two "gullwings".

22nd MILLE MIGLIA - 30th APRIL/1st MAY 1955

STARTED: 521 - FINISHED: 281
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  MOSS-JENKINSON
vincitori classe oltre 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  MERCEDES 300 SLR
2°  FANGIO  MERCEDES 300 SLR
3°  MAGLIOLI-MONTEFERRARIO  FERRARI 118 LM spider SCAGLIETTI
4°  GIARDINI
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  MASERATI A6GCS
5°  FITCH-KURT
vinc. classe oltre 2000 cmc.
Gr. vetture Granturismo spec.  MERCEDES 300 SL
6°  SIGHINOLFI  FERRARI 750 Monza spider SCAGLIETTI
7°  GENDEBIEN-WASCHER  MERCEDES 300 SL
8°  SEIDEL-GLOCKLER
vinc. classe fino a 1500 cmc.
categoria Sport  PORSCHE 550 Spider
9°  BELUCCI  MASERATI A6GCS
10°  CASELLA  MERCEDES 300 SL

1956

Redemption of the Prancing Horse over the "three pointed star" is immediate. Enzo Ferrari brings five cars to Brescia, four "Sports" driven by Castellotti, Collins, Musso, Fangio and one "Gt" for Gendebien. It is in this precise order that the five win the first five overall positions, with the Belgian driver winning the Gran Turismo category, in front of three Mercedes.
The twenty-third race is the hardest and harshest due to a deluge, which hit Italy for the whole length of the competition. The victory of young Eugenio Castellotti is unanimously acclaimed for his extraordinary skill in driving, in the rain, the newest Ferrari 290 MM, twelve cylinders, 3941 cc. Unfortunately also Castellotti, as had already happened with Ascari, died a year after his victory - during a test circuit. The loss of two Italian champions was only one of the numerous tragedies which saddened automobilism in those years, practically all over the world, involving not only drivers but also, as in the case of the eighty dead at Le Mans, the public.
The cause is probably to be found in the components, such as tyres, brakes and suspension, inadequate to the power developed by the motors. Giannino Marzotto, indeed in those years, confessed, "our cars easily go from 0 to 300 Km/h, the problem arises in returning from 300 Km/h to 0."

23rd MILLE MIGLIA - 28th/29th APRIL 1956

STARTED: 365 - FINISHED: 182

 
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
l°  CASTELLOTTI
vincitore classe oltre 3000 cmc.
categoria vetture Sport  FERRARI 290 MM spider SCAGLIETTI
2°  COLLINS-KLEMENTASKY  FERRARI 860 Monza spider SCAGLIETTI
3°  L. MUSSO  FERRARI 860 Monza spider SCAGLIETTI
4°  FANGIO  FERRARI 290 MM spider SCAGLIETTI
5°  GENDEBIEN-WASHER
vinc. classe oltre 2000 cmc.
Gr. Granturismo di serie (1A)  FERRARI 250 GT berlinetta SCAGLIETTI
6°  VON METTERNICH-EINSIEDEL  MERCEDES 300 SL
7°  SEIDEL-GLOCKLER  MERCEDES 300 SL
8°  POLLET-FLANIDRAK  MERCEDES 300 SL
9°  CABIANCA vinc.
classe fino a 1500 cmc.
cat. vetture Sport  OSCA MT4 1500
10°  RIESS-HERMANN EGER  MERCEDES 300 SL

1957

The organisers of the Mille Miglia understand that the future of races, on the main roads, depends on the safety factor and decide to reduce the number of competitors, carrying out a strict selection, to avoid repetition of the accidents which in preceding years had cost numerous lives.
The Italian's love affair with "four wheels", favoured by the duel between Ferrari and Maserati in the World Championship Formula 1 (won by Maserati with Fangio) and in the World Championship for Manufacturers (won instead by the cars from Maranello), didn't anyway seem to diminish.
Then, it was easy to imagine the excitement of the spectators when the two firms deployed their champions in the twenty-fourth MM. Disappointed, having driven in the year before, with Maserati, the race for the fifth time, forced always to withdraw, Piero Taruffi arrived at the start with a four litre Ferrari of 400 Hp. Already fifty, with high standing adversaries like the team mates Collins and Yon Trips, as well as Moss with the Maserati, he was resigned to finishing his precious career without adding to his successes on the road, Carrera Panamericana and Targa Florio, the victory which he wanted above everything else. He had repeated for years to his always more worried wife, "I'll give up racing the day I win the Mille Miglia." After a difficult race he reached the finishing line a little upset over transmission problems which had prevented him from challenging the leader of the race, the Englishman Collins, and the unbridled acclamation of the crowd in Viale Venezia surprised him.
Incredulous, he asked for an explanation from his wife who, crazy with joy, repeated several times that he was first, that finally he had won. He couldn't know that Collins had withdrawn two hundred kilometres earlier. It is here, unfortunately that the story of the racing Mille Miglia is concluded: on 12 March 1957 when, at Guidizzolo, less than forty kilometres from Brescia, the official driver of the Ferrari team, returned from the Tour de France victory, Alfonso Cabeza de Vaca, 17th Marquis of Portago, twenty-eight, a Spanish Grandee and nephew of King Alfonso XIII, had a puncture, mowed into the crowd at nearly 300 Km/h and was immediately killed along with his co-driver Nelson and ten spectators.
At the checkpoint at Rome, he had invited the actress Linda Christian to get an aeroplane and go and wait for him at Brescia. Three days later the Italian government decreed the end of car racing on the main roads and there was nothing gained by the attempts of Castagneto and, Bruno Boni, the mayor of Brescia to reverse the decision: an epic was irrevocably ended.
But the Mille Miglia, as Canestrini said, is the spiritual state of a city: even if races on the main roads are finished. The Red Arrow cannot die.
The first attempt to revive it was made by Castagneto and Mayor Boni who, elected in the early post-war years soon understood the enormous advantages that organisation of the race brought to the city, and became one of its most enthusiastic supporters and collaborators.
It is curious to note that "Ciro" Boni never got a driving licence...

24th MILLE MIGLIA - 11th/12th MAY 1957

STARTED: 298 - FINISHED: 163
Position in General Classification  Vehicle
1°  TARUFFI
vincitore classe oltre 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  FERRARI 315 S PININ FARINA
2°  BERGHE VON TRIPS  FERRARI 315 S PININ FARINA
3°  GENDEBIEN-WASHER
vinc. classe oltre 2000 cmc.
cat. Gran Turismo  FERRARI 250 GT berlinetta SCAGLIETTI
4°  SCARLATTI  MASERATI 300 S spider FANTUZZI
5°  MAGLIOLI
vinc. classe fino a 1500 cmc.
categoria Sport  PORSCHE 550 A Spider
6°  LUGLIO-CARLI  FERRARI 250 GT berlinetta ZAGATO
7°  "IPPOCRATE" (FERRARIO)  FERRARI 250 GT berlinetta SCAGLIETTI
8°  G. MUNARON
vinc. classe fino a 2000 cmc.
categoria Sport  FERRARI 500 TRC
9°  BUTICCHI  FERRARI 250 GT berlinetta ZAGATO
10°  KOECHERT  FERRARI 500 TRC spider SCAGLIETTI

1958

Castagneto and Boni organise a sort of rally with various legs around Italy, but the rejection of the official car companies who by now are only engaged on tracks and therefore lacking suitable vehicles, means that the event does not take off. The diffidence of the newspapers and consequently of public opinion, leads to the disappearance of the new race after only two further editions, in 1959 and 1961. During the following years, every hope of re-opening the roads to the racing cars definitely fades, and the Mille Miglia is spoken of less and less in Brescia, with a single nostalgic exception on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary.

1967

The Brescian enthusiasts celebrate the anniversary with a race (on paper a reliability trial race, in reality a speed race) for pre-war vehicles that is disputed along the hairpin curves of the Brescian mountain Maddalena under the melancholy name of the 'Raid delle 10 Miglia'. For another decade the Mille Miglia falls into oblivion. The 1970s will remain famous as the decade of the criminalisation of the automobile. Following the petrol crisis, the most important car factories remove sports models from their lists, taxes for the owners of vehicles increase out of all proportion, the first speed limits are imposed on motorways and for a certain period a system is even introduced, based on alternating licence plates, to limit vehicle circulation on Sundays. To speak of the Mille Miglia or of races in general at this time is even considered blasphemous: but not for the faithful supporters of the Freccia Rossa.
 

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1977

The occurrence of the fiftieth anniversary since the birth of the Red Arrow and it was the intention to celebrate it in the city. As happened fifty years earlier, the undertaking seemed arduous - again for political reasons. We were in very disturbed times, at the height of the trad union conflict: to take around Italy a caravan of historic cars seemed most inopportune. But, as happened in ’27 and in ’47 sporting values succeeded in overcoming political ones. A group of friends had the force to convince the Brescia Automobil Club as in 1967 and the fifty years were celebrated with a partial repetition of the course. About a hundred cars were present at the race. Again for some years the possibility was discussed in town of bringing back the Mille Miglia, but the good intentions and certain love of the Brescians are not sufficient to overcome the organisational problems, to resolve the logistic difficulties and, above all, to find adequate financing. The repetitions at ten year periods, however well organised, had occurred as single nostalgic episodes, to be repeated at the most every ten years.
To keep the memory of the race alive, at the end of the Seventies, it was called a local rally which still today is called the Mille Miglia Rally, although having nothing to do with either the race of the past nor with the classical route. Brescia however was not looking just for memories. The Mille Miglia lived as an unrenouncible patrimony. To bring back the ancient glory to the race and the city no more was necessary than it had taken to invent it, a group of young men fired with the desire "to create something absolutely sensational to jerk the automobile world from its torpor and recall our sporting traditions" (from the dialogue of Franco Mazzotti and Aymo Maggi with Giovanni Canestrini, 1926). To feel irresistibly the fascination of the MM are Beppe Lucchini, the President of the Mirabella team, Vittorio Palazzani, Costantino Franchi, the new Castagneto, deus ex machina in organisational matters as he was, the journalist Manuel Vigliani deceased in 1993, (in the last classic races he was engaged in involving media representatives), Gino Danieli engaged in surveying our country, and Enzo Ziletti responsible for finances.

1st MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 100 - FINISHED: 88

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Hepp-Bauer
 

Alfa Romeo RLSS


 

Nagel-Nagel
 

Bentley Tourer


 

Guidotti-Bonini
 

Alfa Romeo 1750 SS

1982

Twenty five years later, viale Venezia is reanimated by thousands of people who have come to witness the start of the Mille Miglia. The new formula foresees a reliability trial race disputed by 150 crews chosen from the 220 applicants driving vehicles constructed between 1927 and 1957. The route, the same as the one followed in the editions that took place in the 1930s, is divided into four legs: Brescia-Modena, Modena-Rome, Rome-Verona and Verona-Brescia. It is such a success that even the young organisers are surprised; just as in 1927, the enthusiastic interest of the public and the press mean that at the conclusion of the event thought is already being given to the organisation of the successive edition. Bacchi and Montanari are victorious in an Osca Mt 4, followed by Bidelli-Marcianò in a Fiat 1100 S MM, and Pancera-Tenconi in an Osca Mt 4 1500.

2nd MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 150 - FINISHED: 127

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Bacchi-Montanari
 

Osca MT 4 - 1956


 

Bidelli-Marciano
 

Fiat 1100 S MM - 1947


 

Pancera-Tenconi
 

Osca MT 41500 - 1955

1984

220 teams at the starting line (taken from the 350 applications from all over the world) of a particularly well organized race. A touch of class can be seen right from scrutineering in Piazza della Vittoria, which, thanks to the skilful direction of Vittorio Pirlo, looks like a film set: even the lanterns made in white canvas used in far off 1927 have been remade with candles supplied by the Vatican candle makers, the barriers are made in wood as before, copied from archive photos, the 18 flags of the participating countries are flying over the square as in tradition. The success is astounding, with the public cheering all along the roads of Italy. Winning this time is a Brescian team, Vittorio Palazzani and Dario Campana (Stanguellini Sport 1948) in front of Paterlini -D'Amico (Alfa Romeo 1750 GS) and Arengi -Arengi (Alfa Romeo 2000 Sport prototype).

3rd MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 220 - FINISHED: 136

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Palazzani-Campana
 

Stanguellini 1100 S - 1947


 

Paterlini-D'Amico
 

Alfa Romeo 1750 SSC - 1929


 

Arenghi-Arenghi
 

Alfa Romeo 2000 Sport Pr - 1951

1986

VIPs, industrialists, finance kings, and blue blooded scions from half of Europe all come to Mille Miglia. But of the 255 teams competing the crowd above all cheers on Michele Alboreto, Stirling Moss, Mike Bongiorno, Clay Regazzoni and Renato Pozzetto. The winner, a surprise, is an enormous Mercedes SSK from 1929: seven litre cc, six cylinders in line, compressor and 225 hp. A very fast car which despite weighing more than two tons reaches a speed of 200 km/hr. Driving it to victory are Klaus Schildbach, a 49 year old engineer and Joerg Netzer, a 33 year old mechanic, both from West Berlin. "Is it the only problem? Filling it up: the SSK consumes 24 litres every l00 kilometres. But it's a real Mercedes and, like all Mercedes, it does not know what it is to stop". In the places of honour are Bianchini-Bianchini (Ferrari 225 S) from Turin and Vesco-Edalini (Abarth 750 Zagato) from Brescia.

4th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 250 - FINISHED: 147

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Schildbach-Netzer
 

Mercedes SSK - 1929


 

Bianchini-Bianchini
 

Ferrari 225 Sport - 1952


 

Vesco-Edalini
 

Abarth 750 Zagato - 1957

1987

The success of the first editions of the Mille Miglia is so overwhelming that the organisers can not avoid accepting the pressing requests. They disregard the usual two-yearly interval between editions and repeat the race again in 1987 in order to celebrate the sixtieth anniversaries of both the Mille Miglia and the Automobil Club of Brescia in a worthy manner. From this year the growing enthusiasm will mean that the Mille Miglia becomes an annual event. The 1987 Mille Miglia breaks new records: selected amongst 580 applicants, as many as 292 vehicles are present at the start.
Accredited journalists number more than 500 and the race is watched along the roads of Italy by a public estimated at over twenty million people. Great success for Maserati in this edition; the Nannini-Marin crew in a Maserati 200 SI are classified in first place, followed with only 13 points difference by Ardesi-Franchina in a Cisitalia 202 SC and in third place by Calmonte-Simionato in a Maserati A6 GCS Scaglietti.

5th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 292 - FINISHED: 226

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Nannini-Marin
 

Maserati 200 SI - 1957


 

Ardesi-Franchina
 

Cisitalia 202 SC - 1947


 

Calmonte-Simionato
 

Maserati A6GCS Scaglietti - 1953

1988

Like Nuvolari chasing Varzi. Carla Gaslini and Roberto Rollino, his mother and his son, unintentionally repeat the experience of driving a Mille Miglia at night and without any headlights, just like the Flying Mantuan did to catch his adversary by surprise. In a red Fiat 1100 S MM, with the battery in a bad way, team number 101 drives the last one hundred kilometres, of a solitary and beautiful race. A much suffered triumph, a victory won by a tenth of a second, against indomitable opponents such as Schoen-Ceresi (Ferrari 250 TDF) and Guasti-Bazzi (Ferrari 500 TRC). Amongst the YIPS participating in the race are Prince Michael of Kent, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Luigi Chinetti, the Greek shipowner George Livanos, Mauro Forghieri, the racing driver Stefan Johansson, and Piero Dusio, the founder of the legendary Cisitalia.

6th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 298 - FINISHED: 195

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Rollino-Gaslini
 

Fiat 1100 S MM - 1948


 

Schon-Ceresi
 

Ferrari 250 TDF - 1957


 

Guasti-Bazzi
 

Ferrari 500 TRC - 1957

1989

The fact that one vehicle in three did not manage to get to the finishing line in Viale Venezia in Brescia had never happened before and it is certain that this race of the race will be known as the most difficult and demanding. For about a hundred of the teams the most beautiful regulated race in the world was not up to expectations: due to bad weather, which struck all of Italy for days and days, the Mille Miglia was transformed from a simple promenade to an endless endurance trial on four wheels. Surviving extremely violent gusts of wind, terrible downpours, and sudden hail a lawyer from Brescia, Flaminio Valseriati, together with Bernardo Favero in a Mercedes 300 SI won the race; the places of honour went to husband and wife from Turin Bianchini-Bianchini (Ferrari 225 Sport) and Calmonte-Simionato from the Veneto region (Maserati A6GCS Scaglietti).

7th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 307 - FINISHED: 237

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Valseriati-Favero
 

Mercedes 300 SL - 1955


 

Bianchini-Bianchini
 

Ferrari 225 Sport - 1952


 

Calmonte-Simionato
 

Maserati A6 GCS Scaglietti - 1953

1990

Between the 324 teams coming from all over the world, two Brescian friends, Massimo Agnelli and Davide Cavallari, in a Cisitalia 202 SC win, at the end of a race driven nearly always in the dark and without knowing they were in the lead. "When they were told, at the finishing line that they had won the Mille Miglia, we laughed: we thought they were joking. We knew that we had done well and that they had recuperated few positions, we'd seen better placed teams withdrawing. ... but it's one thing to do well and another to a win. This type of success can only happen once in a lifetime and it's not enough to be good, we're not. One needs a lot, a whole load of luck. " Behind them in a Mille Miglia marked by many withdrawals and surprises another Brescian team Valseriati-Saporetti (Lotus 11) followed by Braccaioli- Colli (Alfa Maserati Prete) from Emilia Romagna.

8th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 318 - FINISHED: 241

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Agnelli-Cavallari
 

Cisitalia 202 SC - 1950


 

Valseriati-Saporetti
 

Lotus 11 - 1957


 

Braccaioli-Colli
 

Preti Alfa Maserati - 1948

1991

At scrutineering in Piazza della Vittoria in Brescia, the most cheered and photographed person is Gigi Villoresi: exactly forty years previously he had won a real Mille Miglia, one of the most dramatic in history, accompanied by endless rain. The atmosphere is not much different now, it is again raining all over Italy and a very wet Mille Miglia is envisaged; a real drama for the teams at the starting line in their 'barchettas'.
And it is one of these to win, maybe the smallest, a light blue Renault 750 Sport. And again a Brescian team, Gianfranco Panizza and Fabio Pisanelli. Their secret? It's certainly not practice: "We've been friends for years, but we never managed to see each other due to our work and many engagements: our only preparation was taking part together in the Winter Marathon. It is enough to find out about driving charts and stop watches, nothing else". Behind them arrive Grandori-Cane (BMW 503) and Danieli-Calvitto (Fiat 508 S), of the 311 teams participating.

9th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 309 - FINISHED: 242

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Panizza-Pisanelli
 

Renault 750 Sport - 1954


 

Grandori-Canè
 

BMW 503 - 1956


 

Danieli-Calvitto
 

Fiat 508 S CO - 1938

1992

In this Mille Miglia, 1628 km of hard driving across Italy, twenty ability trials, four time checks calculated at a tenth of a second and then a lot of rain, hail and even snow on the winding roads of the Terminillo and also the race does not find its leader until right up to the end. Only at the time check in Montichiari, a few kilometres from the finishing line, can the place list be seen clearly and winning with a lead of only twelve points (nothing considering the four thousand available) is the BMW 507 belonging to Giuliano Cane and Lucia Galliani, husband and wife from Bologna who have always belonged to the world of racing. Crowning a team victory for BMW, Cane-Galliani leave behind them the Brescians Agnelli- Voltolini (Cisitalia 202) and the Bolognese Buzonetti-Argenti (Lancia Aurelia B21). With 51 withdrawals and 34 cars arriving after the maximum time limit of the 328 teams at the starting line, the '92 race is known as the year of Moana Pozzi: whole villages cheer as she goes by. The actress arrives twelfth overall, beating all the VIPs from Stirling Moss to Renato Pozzetto and from Fabio Testi to Jean Alesi.

10th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 316 - FINISHED: 265

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Canè-Galliani
 

BMW 507 - 1957


 

Agnelli-Voltolini
 

Cisitalia 202 SC - 1950


 

Buzzonetti-Argenti
 

Lancia Aurelia 821 - 1954

1993

After the Gulf War, then a great number of complaints from many competitors, the organizers decide that many regulations which do not allow any ultra sophisticated chronometers and modern electronic devices must be respected: there were general surprise between champions of the stop watch like Giuliano Cane and Mauro Argenti, and famous foreigners like John Surtees (the legendary world champion racing driver) and Dirk Strassl are taken off the place list. In the end after a great amount of controversy and protest two Brescians win the race, two veterans in historic racing. They fought against everything and against everybody, above all against superstition. In Rome, Roberto Vesco and Valerio Bocelli in a -Cisitalia 202 SC wanted to withdraw because of a black cat in the middle of the road. That really would have been bad luck... In the places of honour were Guasti-Bazzi and Veronesi-Veronesi (Alfa Romeo 1900 SS).

11th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 316 - FINISHED: 270

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Vesco-Bocelli
 

Cisitalia 202 SC - 1948


 

Guasti-Bazzi
 

Bugatti Brescia - 1922


 

Veronesi-Veronesi
 

Alfa Romeo 1900 SS - 1954

1994

Four sunny days made the 1994 Mille Miglia a beautiful motoring festival;there was record of participants: 323 cars chosen from 620 entries (65% from foreign countries). A new press office, working throughout the year, increased the number of journalists to 1100 consisting largely of ones from RAI and Fuji TV. Now the Mille Miglia is a very attractive event to the public and represents the best opportunity for sponsors to advertise their products.

12th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 323 - FINISHED: 294

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Canè-Galliani
 

Lancia Aurelia B 20 - 1957


 

Gaburri-Gallinari
 

Abarth 750 Zagato - 1957


 

Marin-Marin
 

Maserati 200 S - 1957

1995

The race of 1995 race had a lead up to it: in the squares, theatres and churches of Brescia's down town, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and nights, the Organising Committee staged many historical performances, old shows, cultural exhibitions and concerts from the towns and the regions of Italy crossed by the Mille Miglia. There were two magic nights whilst waiting for the race! The New record of entries and of participants was: 328 chosen from 740 entries (only 125 Italian teams) coming from 26 different countries.

13th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 328 - FINISHED: 289

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Ferrari-Salza
 

Abarth 750 Zagato - 1957


 

Vesco-Bocelli
 

Cisitalia 202 SC MM - 1948


 

Paoletti-Specchia
 

Ermini 357 Sport - 1955

1996

The 1996 race has confirmed the growth of the previous years: more spectators, more entries (750) and more participants (340) from 27 countries all over the world.
Also the lead up events on Tuesday and Wednesday were a big success, giving to our race a special "popular" taste.
This success was confirmed by the great number of articles, in magazines and newspapers, and of hours of programming on television by over 2.000 accredited journalists given over to coverage of our race.

14th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 332 - FINISHED: 287

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Canè-Galliani
 

BMW 328 MM - 1937


 

Guasti-Bazzi
 

Bugatti 35 C - 1926


 

Paoletti-Specchia
 

Ermini 357 Sport - 1955

1997

The 1997 event was the 70th anniversary of the race. The interest was very high: more spectators by the road and in Brescia, during the whole of the week, but also increased television coverage in Italy and in Europe with the collaboration of EuroSport and EuroVision particularly from St Peter's Square in Rome; more entries (840) and more participants - 350 from 25 countries all over the world. This event confirmed the great success of the Competition!

15th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 347 - FINISHED: 275

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Valseriati-Sabbadini
 

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Pr - 1952


 

Canè-Galliani
 

BMW 328 MM - 1937


 

Mazzola-Cicotti
 

Healey Silverstone - 1949

1998

The event of 1998 will be remembered for two main themes: the solidarity of Assisi and of the populations of Umbria and Marche, struck by the earthquake and the enchantment of the travelling museum with 358 wonderful cars. The crossing of the "green heart" of Italy, so deeply injured by the earthquake was an unforgettable moment of great emotion. The cars were waited for in the Church square of San Francesco d'Assisi Basilica by Padre Nicola: it was a perfect marriage of beauties between the masterpiece of the Italian artists of the 14th and 15th century and the beautiful cars created by the manufacturers from 1927 to 1957.
The success was confirmed by the high numbers: more than 800 inscriptions with 358 starting cars from 31 countries all over the world. Also there were more people on the roads to see the cars and more than 1600 journalists recorded present.

16th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 357 - FINISHED: 259

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Canè-Galliani
 

BMW 328 MM - 1937


 

Valseriati-Sabbadini
 

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Pr. - 1952


 

Croul-Raimondi
 

Maserati A6 GCS/53 - 1953

1999

Exactly fifty years after the triumph of Clemente Biondetti, a Ferrari again wins the Mille Miglia: if half a century ago a Ferrari victory was nothing out of the ordinary, it had yet to happen in the modern edition of the event. Giuliano Canè and Marino Auteri are the crew to put a 'rossa' back on the podium of the world's most splendid race. The two Bolognese friends on board a 340 MM, a Ferrari constructed in 1953 to take part in the Mille Miglia, began a true triumphal march with the third leg from Rome to Brescia. And in a thrilling race, filled as always with twists and turns, they were first to the finishing line ahead of their rivals Danieli-Sartori (1934 Fiat 508 Coppa d'Oro) and Croul-Raimondi (1953 Maserati A6GCS). With this success Giuliano Canè rightfully claims his place in the race's history: nobody before him has collected five victories. Four triumphant editions saw his wife Lucia Galliani, a very able navigator, at his side but this time he raced with his friend Marino Auteri, a doctor who was even a débutant in the world of chronometers and time trials. He challenged everybody at the wheel of a vehicle as difficult to drive as the Ferrari 340 MM, a fast car that was born to race, as incisive in its reactions as a thoroughbred: a victory that delighted fans of Maranello from all over the world.

17th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 360 - FINISHED: 286

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Canè-Auteri
 

Ferrari 340 MM - 1953


 

Danieli-Sartori
 

Fiat 508 S COPPA ORO - 1934


 

Croul-Raimondi
 

Maserati A6 GCS/53 - 1953

2000

Coming from more than 25 nations and from every corner of the globe, 375 sports cars arrive at Brescia to set off on the first Mille Miglia of the new Millennium, the 2000 edition. There are many well-known personalities among the participants: the racing driver Jochen Mass with the president of Mercedes-Benz and Daimler-Chrysler Italia Wolfgang Schrempp, Prince Leopold von Bayern and Hans Stuck, Juan Fangio Junior grandson of the great Manuel, Adrian Newey , designer for the McLaren-Mercedes F1 team, the honourable Cesare Salvi and senator Sandro Pardini, the well-known photographer Oliviero Toscani and stars of the stage and screen such as Lucio Dalla, Alessandro Bergonzoni, Roby Facchinetti from the group Pooh, Fabio Testi, Renato Pozzetto and Paola Perego. This year the edition of the Mille Miglia is directed towards Italy, the country of art. After many years, town centres of unequalled beauty are opened to the race. The Mille Miglia passes through Verona, from the walls of Castelvecchio to piazza Bra, it arrives at the finishing line of Ferrara in the shadow of the Estense Castle, it passes in front of Urbino's Ducal Palace, in the heart of Assisi and Viterbo, through the magical piazza del Campo at Siena, piazza del Duomo at Firenze and the piazza with the statue of Neptune at Bologna, it is welcomed by the Military Academy at Modena and passes piazza Sordello in order to admire the Ducal Palace at Mantua. The Mille Miglia 2000 was won by Giuliano Canè and Lucia Galliani at the end of a simply exemplary race, on board a 1937 BMW 328 MM. They triumphed after a race of the highest standard and with this success have earned a place in the history of the modern version of the event. In this way they were able to celebrate together with BMW the legendary triumph of 1940. On 28 April of that year the driver Fritz Huschke Freiherr von Hanstein together with Walter Bäumer were classified as uncontested winners of the race. Behind Canè and Galliani the runners-up places were taken by Valseriati-Bocelli (1928 Mercedes 720 SSK) and Franciosi-De Paoli (1930 Aston Martin International) after a passionately fought duel on the roads of Italy

18th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 370 - FINISHED: 271

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Canè-Galliani
 

BMW 328 MM - 1937


 

Valseriati-Bocelli
 

Mercedes 720 SSK - 1928


 

Franciosi-De Paoli
 

Aston Martin Int'l - 1930

2001

Numerous firsts: new record number of applications (836) and of crews admitted to the start (371). Numerous important and famous people such as the German tennis star Boris Becker, actors Renato Pozzetto and Massimo Boldi, racing drivers Jackie Ickx, Jochen Mass and Alex Zampedri, Williams F1 team designer Patrick Head, engineer Paul Rosche the 'father' of BMW F1 engines in the eighties, princesses Gloria von Thurn und Taxis and Alessandra Borghese, Cica the daughter of Count Giovanni Lurani, the singer Nada, Miss Malaysia Ludi Mei Ling and many others. For the first time in the history of the Mille Miglia the gates of the Eternal City are opened to the Freccia Rossa. The passage of the race from the heart of Rome astonishes everybody: enthusiastic opinions from competitors and thousands of enthusiasts of all ages. The cars in the race pass through Porta Pinciana, via Vittorio Veneto, via Barberini, going up as high as piazza del Quirinale. Piazza Venezia is crowded and it is impossible to describe the joy that is felt as the drivers pass by.
Prestigious support from sponsoring bodies: the Patronage of the President of the Republic, the Sponsorship of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Labour and various provincial and communal administrations. Sergio Sisti and Dario Bernini from Ferrara dominate the 2001 Mille Miglia. In a Healey Silverstone 1950 n. 278 they have the better of Roberto Vesco and his son Andrea in a Fiat 508 Balilla S Coppa Ora n. 113. Third place goes to Bruno and Mariano Bresciani in a Bugatti T 40 n. 65 ahead of Turin couple Gian Maria Aghem and Rossella Conti in an Aston Martin DB3 n. 359. British cars dominate the scene: three amongst the first five places. First place foreign crew are Cesar Mario Sorkin with his son Juan Pablo (n. 74) in an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS

19th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 375 - FINISHED: 259

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Sisti-Bernini
 

Healey Silverstone - 1950


 

Vesco-Vesco
 

Fiat 508 S Coppa Oro - 1935


 

Bresciani-Bresciani
 

Bugatti T40 - 1929

2002

Of the 720 applications to participate in the race, 370 crews eventually came down from the stage in Brescia's Viale Venezia to plough a furrow through Italy between 2 and 5 May 2002. Amongst the most prestigious celebrations were those for the 75th anniversary of the trade mark created by the Automobil Club of Brescia for the most famous speed race in the world, as well as those for the 20th anniversary of the new time trial edition. Amongst the 'leitmotivs' of the 2002 edition were sentiments of friendship and peace between different populations, intercultural exchanges, the promotion of tourism and of Italian environmental and architectural treasures. Amongst the many notable firsts that took place along the route of the race's three legs were a stop outside the house of Giuseppe Verdi, continuing the celebrations for the centenary of the great Emilian composer's birth, and the charming transition through the historical centre of Rome. The huge crowd that lined the entire route of the race has left indelible signs in the hearts and minds of the participants that arrived from 26 nations from all over the world.. Several generations awaited the passing of the 'race' with great enthusiasm, at all hours of the day and in all of the various localities involved, showing great hospitality.
'It's not surprising' many assert: 'the Mille Miglia is the true festival of Italy and the Italian people'.
Giuliano Canè and Lucia Galliani affixed the seventh seal to the Mille Miglia. With their BMW 328 Touring the Bolognese couple dominated the twentieth edition, leading the race for a large part of the 1680 km.
An impassioned head to head took place between the Argentinians Carlos Sielecki and Juan Hervas (Bentley 4.5 Litre SC) and third placed Brescians Roberto and Andrea Vesco (Fiat 508 S Coppa Oro): the South Americans claimed second position after the last time trial at Modena. In fourth place, in a Fiat 508 S Coppa Oro, were Massimo Daniel and his wife Arianna.
Argentinian crews claimed five of the first 13 positions. The first female crew was comprised of Franca Boni and Monica Barziza from Brescia in a Bmw 328. 275 crews completed the race in downpours of rain and occasional bursts of good weather.

20th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 375 - FINISHED: 259

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Cane-Galliani
 

BMW 328 Touring - 1940


 

Sielecki-Hervas
 

Bentley 4.5 Litre SC -1929


 

Vesco-Vesco
 

Fiat 508 S Coppa Oro -1935

2003

The 21th edition of the “race most beautiful in the world” is on scene from 22 to 25 of may, it received 720 requests for participation; pilots of rank and many vip measure one’s strength in 35 time trials and in 3 time controls along 1.600 km.
Carlos Sielecki and Juan Hervas, professionals from Buenos Aires, won the Mille Miglia 2003 on Bugatti T 23 Brescia of 1923 n.14, confirming the amazing growth of Argentinian school: infact four south American crews are in the first twelve places. The second in the risults is Roberto Vesco with his son Andrea on Fiat 508 S Coppa Oro in the 1934, the third is Gian Maria Aghem and his wife Rossella Conti (Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 MMS). The 18th are Franca Boni and Monica Barzizza (Bmw 328 of 1937) who won, once more, the “Coppa delle Dame”
At the start line there were 373 crews, from five continents, and 289 completed this edition.
Among the vips: Gianna Nannini (Bmw, 110th), the Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia (Bugatti, 160th), Jochen Mass (Mercedes, 169th), the King Charles Gustavus XVI of Sweden (Bmw, 190th) and Lucio Dalla with Oliviero Toscani on Porche 356 A, out of the race from Urbino. The hot of the end of may doesn’t give respite neither to the motors, nor to the pilots, this edition will be remember as “the Mille miglia with the sun”.

21th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 373 - FINISHED: 289

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Sielecki-Hervas
 

Bugatti T 23 Brescia - 1923


 

Vesco-Vesco
 

Fiat 508 S Coppa Oro -1934


 

Aghem-Conti
 

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 MMS -1928

2004

The 21th edition of the “race most beautiful in the world” is on scene from 22 to 25 of may, it received 720 requests for participation; pilots of rank and many vip measure one’s strength in 35 time trials and in 3 time controls along 1.600 km.
Carlos Sielecki and Juan Hervas, professionals from Buenos Aires, won the Mille Miglia 2003 on Bugatti T 23 Brescia of 1923 n.14, confirming the amazing growth of Argentinian school: infact four south American crews are in the first twelve places. The second in the risults is Roberto Vesco with his son Andrea on Fiat 508 S Coppa Oro in the 1934, the third is Gian Maria Aghem and his wife Rossella Conti (Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 MMS). The 18th are Franca Boni and Monica Barzizza (Bmw 328 of 1937) who won, once more, the “Coppa delle Dame”
At the start line there were 373 crews, from five continents, and 289 completed this edition.
Among the vips: Gianna Nannini (Bmw, 110th), the Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia (Bugatti, 160th), Jochen Mass (Mercedes, 169th), the King Charles Gustavus XVI of Sweden (Bmw, 190th) and Lucio Dalla with Oliviero Toscani on Porche 356 A, out of the race from Urbino. The hot of the end of may doesn’t give respite neither to the motors, nor to the pilots, this edition will be remember as “the Mille miglia with the sun”.

22th MILLE MIGLIA

STARTED: 374 - FINISHED: 359

Position in General Classification
 

Vehicle


 

Canè-Galliani
 

BMW 328 MM Coupè


 

Scalise-Scalise
 

Aston Martin Le Mans


 

Vesco-Vesco
 

Fiat 508 S Coppa Oro

 

 

Saludos/2

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:59 PM

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A piece of bread in one's pocket, or at the most some chestnut cake bought from a stall nearby, and one's everyday clothes (not the good ones, for holidays: maybe one would have to climb over some netting, or climb up a tree, to see the show better... and if they got broken, it would mean trouble!). At that time, many went like this to see the start of the Mille Miglia.
It was 1927 and Brescia boasted of being a highly respectable town. But for each person who had a full wallet, there were at least a hundred whose pockets were empty, people who wouldn't dream of taking a tram to get the Rebuffone area. These set out on foot, leaving at home even their bicycle, the only means of private transport which was widespread. Many went out of curiosity. Probably not everyone would have sworn to the happy outcome of this newly born race, not even the organizers themselves: Castagneto, Maggi, Mazzotti and Canestrini, the enthusiasm was already sky high. Gazing at these shining meteors which in theory could do up to 140 kilometres an hour was widely exciting. The youths ecstatic. In fact, more than one of them had played truant to be able to follow the various stages of scrutineering. The protagonists on the sides of what was to become "the most beautiful race in the world" were probably precisely them: the half grown boys, still wearing short trousers, and the youths, who gathered around in flocks surrounded by their best friends to greet the motor bigwigs who were leaving or to meet them on their return. Obviously, close to the heirarch Turati who sending off the race, there were ladies and gentlemen of different descent, but the crowds were made up mostly by common people. Poor people.
Above all people who crowded along the route outside the towns, and who still made their living off patches of ground. After all the Mille Miglia was above all theirs. They were the ones who were starved for the spectacle, for the wish to travel, to live a dream, at least for one day. Oh, in the town one certainly had more opportunity to be a bit more cheerful despite the times. Some could slip into a cinema, one of the many in Brescia. For example, there was the Crocera cinema which was enormous with 810 seats, and the Magenta, formerly the Salon Parisien, and the Sole, first known as Roi Soleil: beautiful, elegant cinemas which changed films as much as every two days, for the bougeois public who could afford to walk under the 'porticos', have an ice-cream and then dive into the pleasure of a new film. Who had less and could have less, was able to nip into a second series cinema located in the area of the Carmine, the Vittoria, Trieste and Brescia cinemas, places with wooden benches and a sheet for the screen, where Tox Mix's cavalcades took turns with the magnificant enterprises of Maciste, or one sighed before the trembling silent stars like Menichella and Gys. The Brescians read the sub-titles of the film in a chorus, and listened to the music strummed on the piano, there in the cinema. There were those who if they could had their ears glued to the radio. (Not many of them: in Italy the URI, which was to become the EIAR at the end of '27, had about 51.000 subscribers in all!). And from the radio came music, a lot of music, for dancing or for singing. Lola, cosa impari a scuola or Creola were whistled in the streets, or Piccinina or Biagio, adagio, or Nanni was sung. The more sophisticated, who liked the then very fashionable synchopated rythym and the more cheerful and more course grained preferred the easy double meanings in In riva al Po or things like that. Crazy Italy: with that general brushing of black fog which was already suffocating her, she still wanted to sing. And to dance. To the Charleston which was so much in fashion that one of Maestro d'Anzi's successes was called Charlestonmania. Scanty clothing, for the ladies, exaggerated necklines and impossibly long necklaces, down to one's belly button. They were happy people, those who could enjoy revues, operetta and the theatre. The others, instead, having no money, got on with it as best they could. Who knows how many, at daybreak of the Mille Miglia, threw the Race Bulletin away without paying for it. Right. The race. A dream. Even if, both at the start and at the finish it was blessed by rain. Pouring rain, coming down as fast as it could: it rained cats and dogs for both the first two editions of the race. Drenched spectators, and the drivers, at the end, were unrecognizable, covered with masks of mud. Poor Italy: the roads were rough and broken, so full of holes and stones that during the race many competitors had to change their tyres once, twice, four times and even six times, they were so worn out and broken. No heed. The Mille Miglia was beautiful and mythical also for this reason: it was like a long cavalcade with a certain amount of snares and dangers. A sudden bend, and then after than, a ditch, or a cow pacifically wandering about outside his field. For the seventy seven magnificent drivers, there were trials to be overcome, just like the princes in fairy tales. 'Bravo' Morandi, Minoia, Varzi, Nuvolari. 'Bravo' because they created a dream, because they were heralds of promises, promises of travels and therefore promises of the future. It was obvious that the Mille Miglia would pass from being an awaited rite to a radiant myth. On the doorstep of the Thirties Italy needed a springboard, a little bit of hope. And Brescia too. That still tiny Brescia, gathered around the historic centre. With the parties and associations dissolved, thought to be contrary to the regime; the freedom of the press abolished (here the only source of information was Il Popolo di Brescia), instituted Special Tribunals and with them the death sentance and political exile. Everybody in town, like everywhere else, was forced to wear the badge on their lapel which was immediately re-named "bug" by the Bresciani. It didn't matter if the Brescia-Bergamo motorway was being built, or if the west side of Garda was being opened. Many Brescians would have certainly preferred something else. They also needed the Mille Miglia for something. As it went around the roads of Italy maybe it fomented the sacrosanct wish to run, but to run freely. Things of other times, luckily. The fascination of travelling and of speed, of the car and of competition have now taken on completely different meanings. But it could be possible that, in repeating the Mille Miglia, in the granny-cars which arouse more tenderness than enthusiasm, some pallid echo of past dreams and passion remains. It is possible that repeating it now does not mean getting bogged down in a swamp of nostalgia, but reopening the pages of an exciting adventure, with the wish of finding out more about this old myth. Even legends help one to understand.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:00 AM

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Las Mille Miglia originales, un  rápido galope por los caminos y regiones de Italia, era como una experiencia culinaria fuerte y emocionante. Y porque era tal, necesitaba un plato adicional atractivo, una que pudiera interesar a los que no estaban interesados en los grandes pilotos, o aún los "Don Nadie" que atravesaban los caminos con su utilitario familiar. Renzo Castagneto, el patrón legendario de la Mille Miglia que se disputó entre 1927 y 1957, tenía la destreza de organizar los sideshows, como damas asisitiendo a Su Majestad, la Reina de todas las Carreras. Incluso fué él quien pensó en el sello que se publicó en ocasión del vigésimo aniversario, que se ha convertido en una rareza en círculos flatelicos. Más raras son aún las postales, firmadas con una dedicatoria por algunos de los pilotos durante los escasos minutos en que sus coches se reaprovisionaban de combustible y que después se enviaban a un reducido círculo de elegidos.

Castagneto también inventó las Mille Miglia gastronómicas. Era un gourmet que era capaz de disfrutar tanto la cocina doméstica, simple y tradicional que es distintiva del Mediterraneo, así cómo de las mas sofisticadas artes del estilo culinario francés. A partir de su experiencia, Castagneto había preparedo una lista de restaurantes recomendados por el Mille Miglia Club, otorgándoles, como signo de reconocimiento y gratitud, un diploma y permiso para usar la flecha roja en el exterior del restaurant. Esas placas son tambien extremadamente raras hoy en día. Una reliquia de dias pasados.

Aunque sin inguna duda la más espectacular Mille Miglia alternativa es la que se disputaba con palomos de carrearas como participantes. Todo empezó al principio de los 1950s', cuando en Brescia había una Societa Colombieri Bresciani, "La Leonessa", uno de laos más fuertes clubs de esta clase en Italia. Entre ellos nació la idea de instaurar una carrera más silenciosa simultanea a la disputa de las Mille Miglia. El "boss" pensó que tambien era una buena idea. Y así fué como se organizó. Plaomos con Pedigree, que habían sido seleccionados en duras carreras preliminares, eran entonces entreanados en el estrecho Ravenna-Brescia, cerca de 190 Kms. La vispera de la carrera, las aves, que habían sido inscirtas por los numerosos clubs locales, partieron junto con los coches, una vez satisfechas todas las verificaciones tecnicas en la Piazza della Vittoria en Brescia. It involved tying to their little legs a little flying license, the name of the bird, of the club, as well as a good will message from the town and the organizers. The time checkers recorded on a form the start time. And all of this was kept in a little container. Thus checked and equipped, the 100 or so birds, were taken overnight to Ravenna, from where they would start their race back to Brescia, where they would finish at the foot of Ronchi, which dominated the old town. The next day; at dawn, and while the first :Mille Miglia competitors roared through the heart of the city, the sky speedsters were freed to make their way back over the Po Valley , guided by their prodigious sense of direction. The record books remind us that the most dramatic flight for these champions of the sky, was that of May 4th, 1952, which ran together with the :Mille Miglia of the "1.000 drivers", that many were the participants in the 19th year of the "Red Arrow". And while Giovanni Bracco, driving like fury through the rain storms and the wind at the wheel of a Ferrari berlinetta managed to beat Kling's Mercedes, the :Mille Miglia racing pigeons, were flying through threatening clouds, their feathers soaked with water, trying to take to their destination their "Colombigrams" in a tough race against time.

Despite the crippling adversities, the number of participants which made it to the finish was very high: 80 out of 100. And superior to the land based Mille Miglia which was finished by 275 crews out of the 501 which had started. And for the record, the fastest beating of the wings was that of a pigeon that had been entered by Signor Francesco Pedretti. The small, tenacious navigator made the Ravenna-Brescia race in less than 3 hours, leaving many of its famous rivals a long way behind. This pigeon's average speed was 63 kilometres per hour; only just below, on the same lap, of the Topolino. There was a great cheering for the winner and for its trainer as they won the biggest of the trophies. Signor Pedretti would not reveal how he trained the winner, even though it seemed it had to do with the feed he gave his champion, and the other birds in his stable. After this episode, the news about the winged Mille Miglia spread to all enthusiasts. The following year, in order to honour the 20th anniversary of the most famous race in the world, the Societa Colombi Bresciani, made of the Mille Miglia the annual championship, which took place over four races, with the final one on the Ravenna- Brescia stretch. The good weather on April 26, 1953, helped the flight of the carriers of the Colombograms, and the second win by Count Giannino Marzotto di Valdagno at the wheel of a Ferrari.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:29 AM



Desde Boston: Ralph Lauren’s collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Art, otro tema de interés....señores el Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 vencedor de las edidones de 1935 a 1938 (con distintas variaciones)
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 04:45 PM

Estoy traduciendo todos los textos anteriores, espero llegar a tiempo para poner luego las fotos de la edición de este año. Prepararos para el mejor desfile de históricos del mundo, son 375 los admitidos, y algunos participan para ganar, y de eso hablaré más tarde, pero podeis buscar algun post en el que se habla de ello.
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:21 PM

Primeras fotos de coches

Brescia 21/5/2005: llegada de los vencedores de la Mille Miglia 2005 Viaro- De Marco sobre Alfa Romeo - © www.bresciafoto.it


Brescia 21/5/2005: llegada del Mercedes 300 SLR de Mass-Mueller a la Mille Miglia 2005 - © www.bresciafoto.it


Yel primer coche a la llegada en la Viale Venezia de la Mille Miglia 2005 - © www.bresciafoto.it



Los que queráis ver todas las fotos a gran resolución, en la web oficial:

http://www.1000miglia.it/

Vendrán más, no temáis.
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:43 PM

Pido perdón por no haber finalizado al traducción de lo que antecede, pero ahora vienen fotos, y ¡qué fotos! desde www.barchetta.cc los mejores fotógrafos como siempre.

1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, s/n 0068M [Casella / Gilli (ITA)]



1951 Ferrari 275 S / 340 America Spider Scaglietti, s/n 0030MT [Michael Willms / Bach (DEU)]





1951 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Coupé, s/n 0082A [Jack Croul / d'Antinone (USA)]
(Vencedor de la edición de 1951)


1952 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Spider, s/n 0182ED [Giuseppe Lucchini (ITA)]


1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Touring Berlinetta, s/n 0215EL [Ghose (USA)]


1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Touring Berlinetta, s/n 0215EL [Ghose (USA)]


1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Cabriolet, s/n 0255EU [Queen / Queen (USA)]


1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta, s/n 0298MM [Arnold Meier / Meier (CHE)]



Paciencia, van a venir muchos más.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:56 PM

Las Mille Miglia actuales son la ocasión para saccar a pasear coches imprescindibles:

1952 Mercedes 300 SL Prototipo [Walther / Felske (DEU)]


Este Mercedes 300SLR con sus colores en la Carrera Panamericana, es el que nos aportó SlotClassic.


1929 Bugatti T 49 [Koenig / Doenni (CHE)]


Este es sin duda el 'bugatti' más reproducido
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 01:22 PM

Fotografiado en el Centro Histórico de San Marino:

1953 Renault 4 CV [Vial / Mourenon - Panuel (MCO)]


este nos llegó gracias a Mini-Replicas.


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