2018 Mille Miglia Gets Under Way

One of the world’s most prestigious car rallies, the Mille Miglia, is now underway in Italy.  This rally covers a 1,000-mile route through Italy that starts and finishes in Brescia while passing through Rome.  It is very difficult to get even get accepted into this rally, as the allowable cars are only those cars that could have competed in the Mille Miglia race between 1927 and 1957.  And within those parameters, if the actual car did compete in the Mille Miglia during those years, then it would have entry priority. These days about 1000 cars apply for entry, but only 450 cars are accepted.

I have included some images in this post of cars that are competing in this year’s Mille Miglia.  The image below shows some of the cars, prominently shown is a row of Alfa Romeos, in Brescia waiting for the start.  There certainly are lots of very nice cars to see.

A Gaggle Of Alfa Romeo Cars In Brescia

As one of the major sponsors of the Mille Miglia, Mercedes-Benz brings along a number of their cars from their museum.  Mercedes-Benz’ best customers and corporate friends get to drive these cars in the Mille Miglia.

Mercedes-Benz Brings Out Some Of Their Museum Cars

While most of the Mercedes-Benz cars at the Mille Miglia are 300SL cars, recently the Mille Miglia organizers designated the Mercedes-Benz 190SL cars as being eligible for the Mille Miglia.  As a result, the Museum has also sent a 190SL to the rally.

A Few Years Ago The Mercedes-Benz 190SL Was Accepted As Being Mille Miglia Eligible

As a rally navigator I find the picture below rather interesting.  The Bugatti is heading toward the camera while the red car (an Alfa Romeo?) is headed away from the camera.  It seems that the navigator in the red car is questioning just who is headed in the wrong direction.

The Navigator In Red Car Appears To Be Wondering Which One Of Them Is Traveling In The Wrong Direction

I have included the current interim results at the time of posting in the following Excel file.  Click on the following file to see these results.

Interim Results May 17

If you have any comments or questions 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

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One Response to 2018 Mille Miglia Gets Under Way

  1. Gary Spicer says:

    An interesting amount of positive camber on the front end of that Bugatti! And that 190SL is absolutely exquisite. Thanks for sharing this, Steve.

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