The 2018 Mille Miglia has come to an end. It is a very prestigious and challenging car rally covering a little more than 1000 miles in 4 days. Some say that it is the most beautiful car rally in the world. That claim is difficult to challenge.
The teams that finished at the top of the score sheet are highly skilled at these types of events. Their minuscule timing errors are very impressive. The winning team was Juan Tonconogy and Barbara Ruffini from Argentina in their 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C.
Tonconogy/Ruffini Won The 2018 Mille Miglia In A 1933 Alfa Romoe 6C
It is no surprise to me that an Argentina-based team won the Mille Miglia. Practice is important and there is an event in Argentina, the 1000 Millas, which is very much based on the Mille Miglia and thus great practice for Argentine competitors for the Mille Miglia.
The Wine At The Mille Miglia Finish Line Looks Good
I have been following the North American teams that competed at the 2018 Mille Miglia. The top finishing America was Shawn Till, who was navigating in a 1929 Chrysler 75 driven by Oriol Vilanova of Spain. They finished in 31st position overall. The top all-American team was Gessler/Gessler in a 1927 Bugatti Type 40 who finished 47th Overall.
The following table lists the North American teams that finished in the top half of the 450 car field.
Top Finishing North American Teams At The 2018 Mille Miglia
|Pos||Car Num||Crew Members||Nationality||Team||Year||Points|
|31||66||VILANOVA Oriol||E||CHRYSLER 75||1929||53281|
|47||33||GESSLER Kurt||USA||BUGATTI T 40||1927||47509|
|116||79||VILLA Marzio||I||FORD A||1931||33361|
|ABELLO Maria Cristina||USA|
|120||269||HOUGHTALING John||USA||Manual Shift||1952||33080|
|VALOBRA Franco||USA||JAGUAR XK 120 M COMPETITION|
|129||410||SARGEANT Tom||USA||LANCIA APPIA GTZ||1957||32603|
|SARGEANT Mary Catherine||USA|
|147||344||EVOLI AGUADO Victor H.||MEX||JAGUAR XK 140 OTS||1954||30619|
|EVOLI CANDIANI Paloma||MEX|
|149||342||BROOKS Stephen||USA||OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88||1954||30372|
|153||404||BEHAEGEL Marc||B||ZAGATO FIAT 8V||1955||29951|
|161||419||DIXON Stephen||GBM||MG A||1955||28549|
|165||434||ATCHERLEY David||USA||ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPRINT||1956||28240|
|169||271||FOUNTAS Christopher||USA||Manual Shift||1953||27371|
|YAGER Walter||USA||JAGUAR XK 120 OTS SE|
|171||461||GERVAIS Guy||CDN||CITROEN DS 19||1957||27250|
|198||227||HELFRICH James||USA||JD Classics||1956||23960|
|HELFRICH Jack||USA||JAGUAR XK 140 ROADSTER|
|205||285||BARBOUR John||GB||NASH HEALEY SPORTS 4143 cm3||1953||22922|
|EVANS Sean||USA||MERCEDES 300 SL COUPE’|
|223||228||LOTMAN Jeff||USA||JD Classics||1954||19141|
|GROZIER Joshua Brian||USA||LINCOLN CAPRI|
For a complete listing of the final standings of all the North America teams, click on the following Excel file.
For a complete listing of the overall standings for all of the competitors, then click on the following Excel file.
I’m sure that those who were fortunate enough to have been able to compete in this very prestigious event all had a wonderful adventure and I’m sure that they have enough memories to last a lifetime.
If you have any questions or comments about this post or the Mille Miglia, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net