Mille Miglia

Photos, event coverage, news and information on the Mille Miglia road rally, held each May in Brescia, Italy.

1955 Mille Miglia Victory Celebrated

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722

At the 2015 Mille Miglia retrospective, Mercedes-Benz celebrated the 60th anniversary of its famed overall win at the 1955 Mille Miglia. Three of the greatest heroes of the thousand-mile race in 1955 returned to the route between Brescia and Rome. Together with the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car, Mercedes-Benz racing drivers Sir Stirling Moss and Hans Herrmann remembered the 1955 race at this … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2015 – Picture Gallery

1954 Maserati A6 GCS/53 Fantuzzi

The 2015 running of the famed Mille Miglia rally took place 14-17 May in Italy starting in Brescia. The Mille Miglia has been held as a regularity and reliability trial for historic cars since 1977. Only models that took part in the 1,000-mile event between 1927 and 1957 are eligible to compete, with original racers from that era enjoying an especially exclusive status. The opening stage of the Mille Miglia 2015 … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2015 – Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Scaglietti

The Mille Miglia 2015 took place 14-17 May in Italy on the historic roads from Brescia to Rome and back to Brescia. This year's 1000 Miglia featured a wonderful selection of 438 entrants built between 1927 and 1957 challenging 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 … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2015 – Report and Photos

1937 BMW 328

The Mille Miglia 2015 was held 14-17 May over 1,600 km (1,000 miles) of Italy’s most beautiful regions, starting and ending in Brescia. This year's 1000 Miglia – the 60th event to be held under this name since 1927 – took participants along a ride between historic villages, following an itinerary which although featuring some variations with respect to the previous editions, kept with the tracks of the twenty-four … [Read more...]

California Mille 2015 – Report and Photos

Steve and Dannielle Schmidt's 1957 Porsche 356 GT.

The California Mille 2015 was staged April 26-30 on the challenging back roads of Northern California. The 25th annual rally saw 67 historic cars from all over the world come to San Francisco to salute Italy’s most famous open road race, the Mille Miglia. The California Mille was founded by Martin Swig, who after driving the Mille Miglia from Brescia to Rome to Brescia, decided that Northern California “Looked … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2015 Information

1953 Porsche 356 Pre A Coupe 1500

The Mille Miglia 2015 will be held 14-17 May on the secondary roads of Italy, running from Brescia to Rome and then back again. The 33rd retrospective edition will see a great field of 430 historical automobiles celebrate the legendary Mille Miglia endurance road race. Marco Makaus, Managing Director of 1000 Miglia Srl, commented, “This year’s edition will be another step on a long journey that continues to hold … [Read more...]

California Mille 2015 Information

Bruce Meyer, 1957 Porsche 356 Coupe. Photographer: Bob Ross

The California Mille 2015 will take place April 26-30 over 1,000 miles of twisty back roads in California. The 25th annual event will bring 67 historic cars from all over the world to San Francisco to salute Italy’s most famous open road race, the Mille Miglia. The Cal Mille begins with a free car show atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on April 26 followed by a four-day back roads adventure. Co-organizers David and … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2014 – Picture Gallery

1951 HW Alta 2000 Sport

The 2014 running of the famed Mille Miglia rally took place 15-18 May in Italy on the historic roads from Brescia, through Padova, Rome, Siena, Pisa and Bologna, before returning to cross the finish line in Brescia. A field of 435 historic automobiles built between 1927 and 1957 challenged each other and themselves in the modern revival that celebrates the "finest race in the world", as Enzo Ferrari famously called … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2014 – Report and Photos

1921 Alfa Romeo G1

The Mille Miglia 2014 was held 15-18 May over 1,600 km of Italy’s most beautiful regions, starting and ending in Brescia. This year's 1000 Miglia took participants along a breathtaking ride between historic villages, following an itinerary which although featuring some variations with respect to the previous editions, kept with the tracks of the twenty-four editions held from 1927 to 1957. The field of 435 cars … [Read more...]

California Mille 2014 – Report and Photos

Tom and Gwen Price in their 1953 Jaguar C-Type.

Report by Dennis Gray | Photos by author and Bob Ross The 2014 California Mille was staged April 27th to May 1st on the challenging back roads of Northern California. The four-day, 1,000-mile rally continued its long tradition of spirited driving in historic sports cars on the twisty and picturesque roads for which they were intended. The rally celebrates Italy’s Mille Miglia race that ran from Brescia to Rome to … [Read more...]

BMW Classic at 1000 Millas Sport 2013

BMW 328 Kamm Coupe

The 25th edition of the 1000 Millas Sport was held November 14-16, 2013, starting and finishing in Bariloche, Argentina. South America’s foremost classic car rally consisted of more than 130 historic sports cars -- spanning eight decades of automotive history -- that challenged over 1000 miles of some of the most stunning roads in the world. … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2014 Taking Shape

1927 BNC 527 Monza

The 2014 Mille Miglia will be held 15-18 May on the historic secondary roads of Italy, running from Brescia to Rome and then back again. Next year's race will see more than 400 historical automobiles celebrating the legendary Mille Miglia endurance road race and the beautiful Italian way of living. Several changes will be implemented for the 32nd annual retrospective, aimed at enhancing the race and offering new … [Read more...]

La Festa Mille Miglia 2013 – Report and Photos

1951 Bandini 750 Sport, La Festa Mille Miglia 2013

La Festa Mille Miglia - What's in a name? Report and photos by Len Clarke Japan's premier historic rally, La Festa Mille Miglia reverted to its original name in 2013, having run under the La Festa Autunno banner in 2011 and 2012. This year's running took in more than 1,100kms (700 miles) of competitive stages traversing the Kanto plain, west of Tokyo, held 18-21 October. As can be expected, the quality of … [Read more...]

Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia 2013 – Report and Photos

F40 on Ferrari Mille Miglia Tribute

The 2013 running of the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia was staged May 16-19, starting and ending in Brescia, Italy. After three days of competition, nearly 115 of the 140 post-1957 Ferraris entered crossed the finish line in Brescia on the night of Saturday, May 19th. Historical cars like the 330 GT 2+2 and modern GTs like the latest F12 drove through Italy on the rally. The original Mille Miglia race was last … [Read more...]

BMW 328 Featured at 2013 Mille Miglia

1939 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster

Seventy five years after its debut in the legendary Mille Miglia endurance road race, the BMW 328 completed the 2013 running of this tradition-steeped reliability trial in similarly impressive style. BMW Group Classic fielded a team of nine BMW 328 models for this year’s event, with all making it to the finish, displaying the same reliability that helped the BMW 328 on its way to class victory in its premiere … [Read more...]