Mille Miglia 2011
The Mille Miglia, will host 375 original ‘Mille Miglia classics’, cars that once raced in the original Mille Migla race or revival event. The Mille Miglia 2011 version of the “World’s Greatest Road Race”, as Enzo Ferrari once called this spectacle, will once again bring competitors to the historic Brescia-Roma-Brescia route.
In his speech, the mayor of Rome wished to underline the importance of the Mille Miglia to his city, stating: “Rome is pleased to welcome and support the latest edition of the Mille Miglia races, which represents an important moment of international prestige for our city. This event, with its 375 classic cars that parade through the city of Rome, perfectly matches the picturesque image that our Capital offers, and also makes an illustrious example of ‘Made in Italy’ in the eyes of the world.”
Eighty four years after its inception, the ‘Freccia Rossa’ – this is the red arrow of the Mille Miglia logo – will again decorate the roads of Italy, along the historic route, from May 12 to 14.
Three hundred and seventy five cars from between 1927 and 1957, including 60 original racing cars, selected from over 1,400 requests, will challenge for victory.
In the process, they will cross 7 Italian regions, approximately 147 characteristic and historic old town centres, including the town of Modena where the participating cars will parade past the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and 1 foreign state (San Marino), passing through some of the most picturesque areas in Italy.
The spectacular ‘Ferrari Tribute´, which was successfully introduced to the Mille Miglia 2010, will see a repeat and again some 130 classic and modern Ferraris will ´parade´ in front of the participating cars and hurry down the roads of the Brescia-Rome-Brescia route.> Mille Miglia 2011 (official website) > Mille Miglia 2011 (flickr) > Mille Miglia 2011 (youtube) > 1000 Miglia 2010 (historic racing news)