2011 Mille Miglia Rally Winners

On the weekend of May 14, the winners of the 2011 Mille Miglia rally were decided in what is one of the most spectacular event in rallying.  Perhaps no other rally in the world has as much prestige as the Mille Miglia.

The Mille Miglia is based in Brescia, Italy.  This was the original location of the Italian Grand Prix, but in 1922 the Grand prix race was moved from Brescia to Monza.  To replace this race the people of Brescia began a 1000-mile race in 1927 over public roads that began and ended in Brescia.  The original race ran from 1927 to 1957, with the exception of the war years.  The race was ended in 1957 after a major fatal accident involving a major racing car driver and some spectators.  The cars were also getting quite fast during the 1950s.

In 1982, the Mille Miglia was revived as a road rally.  Participation is limited to makes and models of cars, manufactured between 1927 and 1957, that took part in the original Mille Miglia races.  This year about 370 cars took part in the 2011 Mille Miglia.  In fact, just getting your entry accepted into the Mille Miglia is a major accomplishment.

Giordano Mozzi/Stefania Biacca Won the 2011 Mille Miglia

This year the winners of the 2011 Mille Miglia was the husband and wife team of Giordano Mozzi and Stefania Biacca, driving their 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans.  This is a very experienced team as they finished in 11th position in 2009, and they came in 4th in 2010.

The Winners!

The second place team was the father and son team of Bruno and Carlo Ferrari, who raced in a 1927 Bugatti Type 37. While an Argentine duo, Claudio Scalise and Daniel Claramunt, came in third in a 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS.

I could not find a good picture of the actual winning car, but I had the following image of the same model. 

Example of a 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans

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