The organizers of the 2015 Mille Miglia have announced the provisional starting list for this wonderful car rally. There are still a large number of blank spaces in the provisional starting list so I expect that additional names will be revealed at a later date. Many North Americans were fortunate enough to have been selected from the hundreds of entries to take part in this prestigious event. This is quite an honor.
The following is an initial listing of the 2015 American and Canadian entrants, based on the provisional starting list.
North American Entries
Number Driver Navigator Car
|54||David Eichenbaum||Scott Crater||1929 Chrysler 75|
|58||Jim Swartbaugh||Gregory Dillon||1929 Chrysler LeMans|
|61||Pablo Stalman||Fernando Sanchez||1929 Buggatti T40|
|62||Richard Lisman||Clifton Fink||1929 Aston Martin Le Mans|
|79||Marzio Villa||Maria Cristina Abello||1931 Ford Model A Roadster|
|93||Oriol Vilanova||Shawn Till||1933 8V Spider|
|99||William Binnie||Heather Binnie||1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza|
|116||Tom Kazamek||Debra Kazamek||1935 Delahaye 135 Sport|
|158||Thomas Smith||1947 Healey Elliot|
|200||Luca Pascolini||Joe Bastianich||1950 Healey Silverstone|
|225||Spencer Croul||Thomas Rofles||1951 Lancia Aurelia B20|
|227||Sylvia Maria Antonietta Oberti||1951 S.I.A.T.A. 300 BC|
|240||Gerald Woodward||1952 S.I.A.T.A.|
|266||David Cecchele||Charles Andrew Beam||1953 Fiat 1100|
|272||James Taylor||1953 Jaguar C-Type|
|274||Jeff Urbina||John Recca||1953 Alfa Romeo 1900|
|303||Bradley Tank||1954 Lancia Aurelia B20|
|317||Jeff Lotman||Brian Grozer||1954 Lincoln Capri Sport Coupe|
|318||Kim McCollough||Mitch McCollough||1954 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster|
|328||Theo Bean||Ann Coffey Bean||1954 Ferrari 500 Spider|
|358||Jean Claude Chalhoub||Margherita||1955 Porsche 356 1500|
|360||John Karubian||1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL|
|362||Jonathan Savage||Julia Savage||1955 MG A|
|364||Kenneth Roath||William Story||1955 Ferrari 250GT|
|367||Mark Behaegel||Lorraine Rosenblum||1955 Fiat 8V Zagato|
|371||Nicholas Brayshaw||Warwick Bond||1955 Austin Healey 100S|
|405||William Warner||Frank Campanale||1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk|
|420||John Devine||Westley Pietz||1956 Ferrari 500 Spider|
|439||Carl Gustav Magnusson||Jay Loren Cross||1957 Abarth Fiat 750|
|448||Peter Fodor||Mory Ejabat||1957 Alfa Romeo 1900|
If any of the North American entrants want to ensure that their car gets pictured along the route and that they can track down a photographer, then let me know and I can put you in touch with an Italian photographer.
The 2015 Mille Miglia route and the arrival times of the first car are shown on the following image.
For more information about this rally please check out their website at: www.1000miglia.eu
I think that it is every car enthusiast’s dream to be able to compete in the Mille Miglia at least once. I will have more about this rally in the upcoming weeks.