The Mille Miglia Continues To Grow

Interest in the Mille Miglia continues to grow.  This year the event will be held from May 19 to May 22, 2016 starting and finishing in Brescia, Italy.  The route of the 2016 Mille Miglia is shown below.

MM Roadmap_2016

2016 Mille Miglia Route

During the past year over 3,000 on-line applications were made to participate in the 2016 Mille Miglia. From that group of entrants, there were 665 registered entrants.  The table below shows the number of registered entrants in 2016 as compared to recent years.

  • 2013 – 626
  • 2014 – 619
  • 2015 – 617
  • 2016 – 665

These numbers show that interest in this event in 2016 has been quite high.  From this list of registered entrants, the organizers selected 440 cars to participate in this year’s Mille Miglia.

The entrants came from all over the world.  The table below shows the home country of the in-car crew members of the selected entrants.  As can be seen in the table below, there will be 9 participants from Canada and 50 participants from the United States.  This represents considerable interest in North America in this prestigious event.

Accepted Countries

Country Of Origin Of The In-Car Crews

It had been expected that 405 cars would be accepted this year, but this year the Mille Miglia accepted a further 25 cars that will take part in the Mille Milia in the same way as all of the other cars, but these cars will be on a “Special List”.  These “Special List” car models  fall within the Mille Milia characteristics, but for various reasons they did not take part in the Mille during the years 1927 to 1957. These “Special List” car models will not be eligible to win the 2016 Mille Miglia.  In addition to the 440 cars, there will be 10 vehicles in the “Military Category” driven be officers of the various branches of the Italian Armed Forces, echoing what occurred at the Mille Miglia race in 1952.

The list of accepted cars in the 2016 Mille Miglia is presented below.

Accepted Cars

List Of Cars Accepted In the 2016 Mille Miglia

A part of the event that I don’t know much about is that 150 cars, 1958 and newer, will take part in the “Ferrari Tribute To Mille Miglia” and the “Mercedes-Benz Mille Miglia Challenge”.  These 150 spots are reserved for more modern vehicles made by these two manufacturers.

All indications are that the Mille Miglia continues to thrive.

If you have any questions or comments about this post either leave a comment below or send me a private email at:  shanna12 at comcast dot net

 

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