The 2012 running of the famed Mille Miglia rally took place 16-20 May in Italy on the historic roads from Brescia to Rome and back to Brescia. A field of approximately 375 cars built between 1927 and 1957 challenged each other and themselves in the modern revival.
Far more than a historic car rally, the Mille Miglia Storica is a virtual step back to the era of 1927 to 1957 when these racing cars roared across the Italian countryside and towns at the hands of such greats as Nuvolari, Marzotto, Biondetti, Caracciola and Moss. And as the pictures attest, spectators of all ages enthusiastically support and cheer the cars and drivers.
In addition to Dirk de Jager’s Mille Miglia – Report and Photos and our Mille Miglia Picture Gallery, we also offer photos from “Behind the Scenes” at the this year’s Mille Miglia that give an overview of the pre-race action, spectators and participants along the 1,000 mile route.
Correspondent Alessandro Gerelli, a veteran Mille Miglia attendee, reported that the crowds at the 2012 Mille Miglia were stronger than ever and that the quality of cars was likely the highest he has seen.
Mille Miglia 2012 – Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture)
[Source: Mille Miglia; Alessandro Gerelli]