Mille Miglia

Mille Miglia
VenueItaly
First race1927
Last race1957
Distance1,000 miles (approximately)
LapsOne
Most wins (driver)Clemente Biondetti
Most wins (manufacturer)Alfa Romeo
Mille Miglia road sign

The Mille Miglia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmille ˈmiʎʎa], Thousand Miles) was an open-road, motorsport endurance race established in 1927 by the young Counts Francesco Mazzotti and Aymo Maggi, which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before World War II, eleven from 1947).[1]

Like the older Targa Florio and later the Carrera Panamericana, the MM made grand tourers like Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche famous. The race brought out an estimated five million spectators.[2]

From 1953 until 1957, the Mille Miglia was also a round of the World Sports Car Championship.

Since 1977, the "Mille Miglia" has been reborn as a regularity race for classic and vintage cars. Participation is limited to cars, produced no later than 1957, which had attended (or were registered to) the original race. The route (Brescia–Rome round trip) is similar to that of the original race, maintaining the point of departure/arrival in Viale Venezia in Brescia.

Car numbering

Unlike modern day rallying, where cars are released with larger professional-class cars going before slower cars, in the Mille Miglia the smaller, slower, lower displacement cars started first. This made organisation simpler as marshals did not have to be on duty for as long a period and it minimised the period that roads had to be closed. From 1949, cars were assigned numbers according to their start time. For example, the 1955 Moss/Jenkinson car, #722, left Brescia at 07:22 (see below), while the first cars had started at 21:00 the previous day. In the early days of the race, even winners needed 16 hours or more, so most competitors had to start before midnight and arrived after dusk - if at all.

Before World War II

Some of the founders: From left, Giulio Binda, Aymo Maggi, Filippo Tassara, Giovanni Canestrini and Renzo Castagneto, pictured in the 1940s.

The race was established by the young Counts Aymo Maggi and Franco Mazzotti, sports manager Renzo Castagneto and motoring journalist Giovanni Canestrini, apparently in response to the Italian Grand Prix being moved from their home town of Brescia to Monza. Together with a group of wealthy associates, they chose a race from Brescia to Rome and back, a figure-eight shaped course of roughly 1500 km — or a thousand Roman miles. Later races followed twelve other routes of varying total lengths.

The first race started on 26 March 1927 with seventy-seven starters[3] — all Italian — of which fifty-one had reached the finishing post at Brescia by the end of the race.[3] The first Mille Miglia covered 1,618 km, corresponding to just over 1,005 modern miles.[3] Entry was strictly restricted to unmodified production cars, and the entrance fee was set at a nominal 1 lira.[3] The winner, Giuseppe Morandi,[3] completed the course in just under 21 hours 5 minutes, averaging nearly 78 km/h (48 mph) in his 2-litre OM;[3] Brescia based OM swept the top three places.

Tazio Nuvolari won the 1930 Mille Miglia in an Alfa Romeo 6C. Having started after his teammate and rival Achille Varzi, Nuvolari was leading the race but was still behind Varzi (holder of provisional second position) on the road. In the dim half-light of early dawn, Nuvolari tailed Varzi with his headlights off, thereby not being visible in the latter's rear-view mirrors. He then overtook Varzi on the straight roads approaching the finish at Brescia, by pulling alongside and flicking his headlights on.

The event was usually dominated by local Italian drivers and marques, but three races were won by foreign cars. The first one was in 1931, when German driver Rudolf Caracciola (famous in Grand Prix racing) and riding mechanic Wilhelm Sebastian won with their big supercharged Mercedes-Benz SSKL, averaging for the first time more than 100 km/h (63 mph)[3] in a Mille Miglia. Caracciola had received very little support from the factory due to the economic crisis at that time. He did not have enough mechanics to man all necessary service points. After performing a pit stop, they had to hurry across Italy, cutting the triangle-shaped course short in order to arrive in time before the race car.

The race was briefly stopped by Italian leader Benito Mussolini after an accident in 1938 killed a number of spectators. When it resumed in April 1940 shortly before Italy entered World War II, it was dubbed the Grand Prix of Brescia, and held on a 100 km (62 mi) short course in the plains of northern Italy that was lapped nine times.

This event saw the debut of the first Enzo Ferrari-owned marque AAC (Auto Avio Costruzioni) (with the Tipo 815). Despite being populated (due to the circumstances even more than usual) mainly by Italian makers, it was the aerodynamically improved BMW 328 driven by Germans Huschke von Hanstein/Walter Bäumer that won the high-speed race with an all-time high average of 166 km/h (103 mph).

After World War II

The Italians continued to dominate their race after the war, now again on a single big lap through Italy. Mercedes made another good effort in 1952 with the underpowered Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, scoring second with the German crew Karl Kling/Hans Klenk that later in the year would win the Carrera Panamericana. Caracciola, in a comeback attempt, was fourth.

Few other non-Italians managed podium finishes in the 1950s, among them Juan Manuel Fangio, Peter Collins and Wolfgang von Trips.

Stirling Moss at the Mille Miglia

In 1955, Mercedes made another attempt at winning the MM, this time with careful preparation and a more powerful car, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR which was based on the Formula One car (Mercedes-Benz W196), entirely different from their sports cars carrying the 300 SL name.

Both young German Hans Herrmann (who had had remarkable previous efforts with Porsche) and Briton Stirling Moss relied on the support of navigators while Juan Manuel Fangio (car #658) preferred to drive alone as usual, as he considered open road races dangerous after his co-pilot and friend was killed during a race across South America. Karl Kling also drove alone, in the fourth Mercedes, #701.

Similar to his teammates, Moss and his navigator, motor race journalist Denis Jenkinson, ran a total of six reconnaissance laps beforehand, enabling "Jenks" to make course notes (pace notes) on a scroll of paper 18 ft (540 cm) long that he read from and gave directions to Moss during the race by a coded system of 15 hand signals. Although this undoubtedly helped them, Moss's innate ability and the 300 SLR’s exceptional build quality were clearly the predominant factors. Moss was competing against drivers with a large amount of local knowledge of the route, so the reconnaissance laps were considered an equaliser, rather than an advantage.

Car #704 with Hans Herrmann and Hermann Eger was said to be fastest in the early stages, though. Herrmann had already had a remarkable race in 1954, when the gate on a railroad crossing was lowered in the last moment before the fast train to Rome passed. Driving a very low Porsche 550 Spyder, Herrmann decided it was too late for a brake attempt anyway, knocked on the back of the helmet of his navigator Herbert Linge to make him duck, and they barely passed below the gates and before the train, to the surprise of the spectators. Herrmann was less lucky in 1955, having to abandon the race after a brake failure on the Futa Pass between Florence and Bologna, while Kling crashed just outside Rome.

After 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, Moss/Jenkinson arrived in Brescia in their Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the now famous #722, setting the event record at an average of 157.650 km/h (97.96 mph) which was fastest ever on this 1,597 km (992 mi) variant of the course, not to be beaten in the remaining two years. Fangio arrived a few minutes later in the #658 car, but having started 24 min earlier, it actually took him about 30 minutes longer, having engine problems at Pescara, through Rome and by the time Fangio reached Florence, a fuel injection pipe had broken and he was running on 7 cylinders.[4]

The end

Memorial to victims of Mille Miglia where the fatal crash happened

The race was forever banned after two fatal crashes in the 1957 race. The first was the crash of a 4.0-litre Ferrari 335 S that took the lives of the Spanish driver Alfonso de Portago, his co-driver/navigator Edmund Nelson, and nine spectators, at the village of Guidizzolo.[3] Five of the spectators killed were children, all of whom were standing along the race course. Portago, already unsettled by doing a race he felt was too dangerous, waited too long to make a tyre change. The crash was caused by a worn tyre. The manufacturer was sued for this, as was the Ferrari team.

The second car crash, in Brescia, took the life of Joseph Göttgens. He was driving a Triumph TR3.

From 1958 to 1961, the event resumed as a rallying-like round trip at legal speeds with a few special stages driven at full speed, but this was discontinued also.

Since 1977, the name was revived as the Mille Miglia Storica, a parade for pre-1957 cars that takes several days, which also spawned the 2007 documentary film Mille Miglia – The Spirit of a Legend.

From 1927 to 1957, the race took the lives of a total of 56 people.[5]

Mille Miglia winners

YearDriversCarPicture of winners & cars
1927Italy Ferdinando Minoia
Italy Giuseppe Morandi
OM 665 S1927-03-27 Mille Miglia winner OM 665 Minoia Morandi.jpg1927-03-27 Mille Miglia winners OM 665 Minoia Mirando.jpg
1928Italy Giuseppe Campari
Italy Giulio Ramponi
Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport Spider Zagato1928-04-01 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Campari Ramponi.jpg
1929Italy Giuseppe Campari
Italy Giulio Ramponi
Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport Spider Zagato1929-04-14 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Campari Ramponi.jpg
1930Italy Tazio Nuvolari
Italy Battista Guidotti
Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider Zagato1930-04-13 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo Nuvolari Guidotti.jpg
1931Germany Rudolf Caracciola
Germany Wilhelm Sebastian
Mercedes-Benz SSKL1931-04-12 Mille Miglia winner Mercedes SSKL Caracciola e Sebastian.jpg
1932Italy Baconin Borzacchini
Italy Amedeo Bignami
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Touring1932MilleMiglia-Borzacchini-Bignami-Alfa.jpg
1933Italy Tazio Nuvolari
Italy Decimo Compagnoni
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Zagato1933-04-09 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C Nuvolari e Compagnoni.jpg
1934Italy Achille Varzi
Italy Amedeo Bignami
Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Monza Spider Brianza1934-04-08 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Varzi Bignami.jpg
1935Italy Carlo Maria Pintacuda
Italy Alessandro Della Stufa
Alfa Romeo Tipo B1935-04-14 Mille Miglia winners Alfa 8C 2900B Pintacuda e Della Stufa e Ferrari.jpg
1936Italy Antonio Brivio
Italy Carlo Ongaro
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 A1936-05-03 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Brivio Ongaro.jpg
1937Italy Carlo Maria Pintacuda
Italy Paride Mambelli
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 A1937-04-04 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Pintacua e Mambelli.png
1938Italy Clemente Biondetti
Italy Aldo Stefani
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Spider MM Touring1938-04-03 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B sn412031 Biondetti Stefani.jpg 1938ClementeBiondetti.jpg
1939no race held
1940Germany Huschke von Hanstein
Germany Walter Bäumer
BMW 328 Berlinetta Touring1940-04-28 Mille Miglia winner BMW 328 von Hanstein e Bäumer.jpg
1941–46no races held
1947Italy Clemente Biondetti
Italy Emilio Romano
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Berlinetta Touring1947 Mille Miglia Alfa 8C 2900B Biondetti.jpg
1948Italy Clemente Biondetti
Italy Giuseppe Navone
Ferrari 166 S Coupé Allemano
1949Italy Clemente Biondetti
Italy Ettore Salani
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Touring1949-04-24 Mille Miglia WINNER Ferrari 166 0008M Biondetti boy.jpg
1950Italy Giannino Marzotto
Italy Marco Crosara
Ferrari 195 S Berlinetta Touring1950-04-23 Mille Miglia Ferrari 166 sn0026M Marzotto Crosara.jpg
1951Italy Luigi Villoresi
Italy Pasquale Cassani
Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta Vignale1951-04-28-Ferrari340-0082A-MilleMiglia-Villoresi-crashfront.jpg
1952Italy Giovanni Bracco
Italy Alfonso Rolfo
Ferrari 250 S Berlinetta Vignale1952-05-04 Mille Miglia Ferrari 250S sn0156ET Bracco Rolfo wins.jpg
1953Italy Giannino Marzotto
Italy Marco Crosara
Ferrari 340 MM Spyder Vignale1953-04-26 Mille Miglia Ferrari 340 sn0280AM Marzotto Crosara.jpg
1954Italy Alberto AscariLancia D24 Spider1954-05-02 Mille Miglia winner Lancia D24 Ascari.jpg
1955United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Denis Jenkinson
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR1955-05-01 Mille Miglia winner Mercedes 300 SLR Moss e Jenkinson.jpg 1955-05-01 Mille Miglia winners Jenkinson and Moss.jpg
1956Italy Eugenio CastellottiFerrari 290 MM Spyder Scaglietti1956-04-29 Mille Miglia Ferrari 290MM sn0616 Castellotti.jpg
1957Italy Piero TaruffiFerrari 315 S1957-05-12 Mille Miglia winners Ferrari 315 Taruffi sn0684 e von Trips sn0674.jpg

Name usage

Owner of the trademark logo of Mille Miglia is the Automobile Club Brescia.

Mille Miglia is also the name of Alitalia's frequent flyer program.

Mille Miglia is also the name of a jacket, named after the race, inspired by the 1920s racewear and designed by Massimo Osti for his CP Company clothing label. The garment features goggles built into the hood and originally had a small circular window in the sleeve enabling the wearer to see their watch. The jackets have been produced for a long period and are still popular with British football casuals.

As a sponsor and timekeeper of the Storica event, the event has lent its name and its trademark logo to Chopard for a series of sports watches. For promotions, Chopard uses photographs from the event by photographer Giacomo Bretzel.

Mille Miglia Red is the name for a colour used by Chevrolet on its Corvette models. The colour was offered between 1972 and 1975.[6]

In 1982 the Mille Miglia endurance race was revived as a road rally event.[7]

"Mille Miglia" is also the title of a song from Lucio Dalla's album Automobili (1976). The song describes anecdotes about the 1947 edition of the race.

Kaneko released two arcade games based on the race in 1994 (1000 Miglia: Great 1000 Miles Rally) and 1995 (Mille Miglia 2: Great 1000 Miles Rally). SCi Games released a PlayStation game simply named Mille Miglia and endorsed by Stirling Moss in 2000 in PAL regions.

In 2008, Alfa Romeo created a limited edition version of its Tipo 939 Spider called the "Mille Miglia". Only 11 cars were built - 8 left-hand drive and 3 right-hand driver - with each numbered car corresponding to one of the marque's Mille Miglia victories. Each car carried a small metal plate with details of the race.[8]

Mille Miglia Storica results

Mille Miglia Storica
VenueItaly
First race1977
Last race2022
Distance1,000 miles (approximately)
LapsOne
Most wins (driver)Italy Giuliano Canè (10)
Most wins (team)Italy Giuliano Canè / Lucia Galliani (9)
Most wins (manufacturer)Italy Alfa Romeo (11)
Bandini 750 sport siluro in Mille Miglia 2006
Marx/Donà with Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport in 2008 Mille Miglia
Mika Häkkinen and Juan Manuel Fangio II in 2011 Mille Miglia
A Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale at the Mille Miglia Storica sealing ceremony
The Mille Miglia Museum in Sant'Eufemia, near Brescia Italy
The 2020 edition of Mille Miglia Storica was postponed until autumn due to COVID-19 pandemic in Italy

Mille Miglia Museum

Since November 2004, the former Monastery of Sant'Eufemia at Brescia houses the Mille Miglia Museum, which illustrates the history of this car race with films, memorabilia, dresses, posters, and a number of classic cars that are periodically replaced by other in case of participation in events.

See also

  • List of major automobile races in Italy
  • California Mille, an annual historic and classic car tour run on public roads in California

References

  1. ^ "Mille Miglia". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ MacKenzie, Angus (February 2013). "The Most Epic Drive. Ever". Motor Trend. 65 (2): 88. With an estimated 5 million Italians out watching the race, crowd control was another cause for concern.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Tausen Meilen Nostalgie". Auto Motor u. Sport. Heft 16 1977: Seite 18–19. 3 August 1977.
  4. ^ fp46racing. "Juan Manuel Fangio - Tribute by Stirling Moss pt 2". YouTube. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  5. ^ The Motorsport Memorial Team. "Car and truck fatalities by circuit". Motorsport Memorial. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  6. ^ Binnie Langley. "Corvette C3 Colors and Paint Color Codes for Corvettes". Corvettec3.ca. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  7. ^ Cheer, Louise (15 June 2022). "1000 Miglia: Your guide to the ultimate race for classic car enthusiasts". Supercar Blondie - Automotive, Gaming, Tech, Lifestyle, Watches. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  8. ^ James Martinez. "Alfa Romeo builds special-edition Mille Miglia Spider - Motor Authority 16th May 2008". motorauthority.com. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  9. ^ Garrett, Jerry. "Argentines Win the 2013 Mille Miglia".

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Entry #611 and WINNER of Mille Miglia on 3–4 May 1952 was this 1952 Ferrari 250 S Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0156ET, driven by Giovanni Bracco and Alfonso Rolfo.[1] Bracco was driving by himself, not part of the Ferrari works team, but still won.[2]
1928-04-01 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Campari Ramponi.jpg
Entry #30 and WINNER of the Mille Miglia race in Italia on 1 Aprile 1928 was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Zagato Sport Spider (SS) with compressor, driven by Giuseppe Campari and mechanic Giulio Ramponi.[1] There were a lot of 6C 1500 in this race.[2]
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Memorial to victims of Mille Miglia - SS 236 Goitese, Cavriana (MN), Italy
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Mille Miglia 2008, 51 Marx A. CH Donà A. A ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Gran Sport
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Giuseppe Campari (sitting, left) and co-driver Giulio Ramponi (standing, right) in the winning Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 entry #39 at Mille Miglia on 14 Abril 1929.[1]
1951-04-28-Ferrari340-0082A-MilleMiglia-Villoresi-crashfront.jpg
Entry #405 and overall WINNER of the Mille Miglia race in Italy on 28–29 April 1951 was the 1951 Ferrari 340 America Coupe by Vignale s/n 0082A, driven by Luigi Villoresi and Cassani of the Scuderia Ferrari team.[1] This may have been Pasquale Cassani, a mechanic in the Scuderia Ferrari team (died 2012 [2]). The car had gone off the road at Ravenna ("Motor Racing Heroes: The Stories of 100 Greats")
1931-04-12 Mille Miglia winner Mercedes SSKL Caracciola e Sebastian.jpg
Rudolf Caracciola and co-driver Wilhelm Sebastian win Mille Miglia in Brescia, Italia, on 12 Aprile 1931 in Mercedes SSKL (W 06 RS) entry #87 [1] They were the first to pass 100 km/h average speed, as they drove the 1,635 km Brescia–Rome and back, at 101,1 km/hour. [2]
Biondetti-navone-ferrari-166-mille-miglia-1948.jpg
Entry #16 and WINNER of Mille Miglia on 2 May 1948 was the 1948 Ferrari 166 S Allemano Berlinetta s/n 003S driven by Clemente Biondetti and Giuseppe Navone.[1]
1948 Mille Miglia Maggi et.al.jpg
Piazza della Vittoria in Brescia (in back: The Leonessa d'Italia monument). We see the organizers of the XV 1000 Miglia on 2 May 1948. From left: Giulio Binda, cousin of Franco Mazzotti (Binda represented the Mazzotti family since Franco's death in 1943), Aymo Maggi, Filippo Tassara (President of Automobil Club di Brescia), Giovanni Canestrini and Renzo Castagneto.[2]
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The Mille Miglia Museum in San Eufemia, near Brescia Italy
1930-04-13 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo Nuvolari Guidotti.jpg
The winner Tazio Nuvolari and co-driver Battista Guidotti waiting to start at IV Mille Miglia in Brescia on 13 Aprile 1930 in an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport entry #84.[1]
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Tazio Nuvolari with Giovanni Battista Guidotti after the victory in the Mille Miglia in 1930.
1927-03-27 Mille Miglia winners OM 665 Minoia Mirando.jpg
Entry #14 (and WINNERS) at the first Mille Miglia race in Italia on 27 Marz 1927 was an OM 665 Sport driven by Ferdinando Minoia and Giuseppe Morandi.[1]
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Mille Miglia sign
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1927-03-27 Mille Miglia winner OM 665 Minoia Morandi.jpg
Entry #14 at the first Mille Miglia race in Italia on 27 Marz 1927 was an OM 665 Sport driven by Ferdinando Minoia and Giuseppe Morandi.[1]
Handwriting says approximately this: "Coppa delle 1000 miglia" 26–27/3/1927 Passo della Raticosa ... a Nando Minoia f...?
1933-04-09 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C Nuvolari e Compagnoni.jpg
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 entry #98 driven to VICTORY by Tazio Nuvolari and co-driver Decimo Compagnoni in the Mille Miglia race on 8–9 April 1933.
1949-04-24 Mille Miglia WINNER Ferrari 166 0008M Biondetti boy.jpg
Entry #624 and WINNER of Mille Miglia (race in Italy) on 24 April 1949 was this 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring barchetta s/n 0008M driven by Clemente Biondetti and Ettore Salani of the Scuderia Ferrari team, here talking to a boy.[1][2]
1955-05-01 Mille Miglia winners Jenkinson and Moss.jpg
Jenkinson and Moss wins 1955 Mille Miglia
1955-05-01 Mille Miglia winner Mercedes 300 SLR Moss e Jenkinson.jpg
1955 Mille Miglia winners Stirring Moss e Denis Jenkinson in Mercedes 300 SLR
1950-04-23 Mille Miglia Ferrari 166 sn0026M Marzotto Crosara.jpg
Entry #724 of the Mille Miglia in Italia on 23 April 1950 was the 1950 Ferrari 195 S Touring Berlinetta s/n 0026M driven by its first owner Giannino Marzotto and Marco Crosara.[1] [2]
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Mille Miglia 2011
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Ready for departure at the Mille Miglia 93th edition 2020 of the number 8. Crew Gianni Morandi and Marco Morosinotto (I) on OM 665 SUPERBA M production year 1929 and number 9. Crew Giuseppe Nobis and Paola Mambrini on OM 665 SUPERBA S production year 1930 in Brescia.
1940-04-28 Mille Miglia winner BMW 328 von Hanstein e Bäumer.jpg
1940 Mille Miglia won on 28 Aprile 1940 in BMW 328 by von Huschke von Hanstein e Walter Bäumer
1938-04-03 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B sn412031 Biondetti Stefani.jpg
Entry #143 and WINNER of Mille Miglia in Italia on 3 April 1938 was Clemente Biondetti and co-driver Aldo Stefani in this 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Mille Miglia 412.031 (as of 2019 in the Simeone Museum, Philadelpia).[1]
1937-04-04 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Pintacua e Mambelli.png
Entry #150 and WINNERS at Mille Miglia in Italia on 4 Aprile 1937 was Carlo Maria Pintacuda e Paride Mambelli.[1]
1953-04-26 Mille Miglia Ferrari 340 sn0280AM Marzotto Crosara.jpg
Entry #547 and WINNER of Mille Miglia on 25–26 Aprile 1953 was Giannino Marzotto and co-driver Marco Crosara in the 1953 Ferrari 340MM Vignale Spyder s/n 0280AM.[1]
1932MilleMiglia-Borzacchini-Bignami-Alfa.jpg
Entry #106 (and WINNER) in the Mille Miglia in Italy on 10 Abbrile 1932 was king Baconin Borzacchini (to the right in the picture, at the steering wheel) and Amedeo Bignami (left in picture). They were part of Scuderia Ferrari and drove an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 by Carrozzeria Touring.[1] One historian says this was chassis number 2111033.[2]
1935-04-14 Mille Miglia winners Alfa 8C 2900B Pintacuda e Della Stufa e Ferrari.jpg
Entry #106 and WINNERS at Mille Miglia in Italy on 14 April 1935 was Carlo Pintacuda (standing) and marquis Alessandro Della Stufa (possibly stting, dark shirt/smoking) in an Alfa Romeo P3 (Tipo B; possibly the 1932 Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B 5001[1]). They were part of the Scuderia Ferrari team.[2] Team manager Enzo Ferrari is second from right (smiling, caps), while to the right (smiling cigarette) is motor journalist Giovanni Canestrini.[3]
1954-05-02 Mille Miglia winner Lancia D24 Ascari.jpg
Ascari wins 1954 Mille Miglia in Lancia D24 #602 on May 2.[1]
1938ClementeBiondetti.jpg
Italian racecar driver Clemente Biondetti at the Mille Miglia in Italy on 3 April 1938. Which he won with co-driver Stefani in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Spider MM by Touring for the "Alfa Corse" racing team.[1]
1936-05-03 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Brivio Ongaro.jpg
1936 Mille Miglia winners Antonio Brivio e Carlo Ongaro in Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A. One source says this is in Modena.[1]
1934-04-08 Mille Miglia winner Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Varzi Bignami.jpg
The winners of Mille Miglia on 08 April 1934 was Achille Varzi and Amedeo Bignami driving this Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 by Brianza (entry #48).
1956-04-29 Mille Miglia Ferrari 290MM sn0616 Castellotti.jpg
Entry #548 and WINNER at Mille Miglia in Italia on 28–29 Aprile 1956 was Eugenio Castellotti in the 1956 Ferrari 290 MM s/n 0616
1947 Mille Miglia Alfa 8C 2900B Biondetti.jpg
Entry #230 and WINNER in the Mille Miglia on 22 June 1947 was the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta s/n 412.036 driven by Clemente Biondetti and Emilio Romano (co-driver, probably the owner of this car).[1]
1957-05-12 Mille Miglia winners Ferrari 315 Taruffi sn0684 e von Trips sn0674.jpg
Entry #535 (front) is the winner of Mille Miglia on 12 May 1957, a Ferrari 315 S s/n 0684 driven by Piero Taruffi. Behind is entry #532, also a Ferrari 315 S s/n 0674 driven by Wolfgang von Trips, he ended in 2nd place.
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A Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale at the 2016 Mille Miglia Storica sealing ceremony.
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