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Photos, event coverage, news and information on vintage and classic car road rallies, including Mille Miglia, Tour Auto, California Mille, among others.

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...]

Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti 2015 Information

Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2014

The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2015 will be held from 23 to 26 July at Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomities of Northern Italy. The regularity race will again offer breathtaking panoramas, the always-festive Cortina d'Ampezzo and endurance testing of man and machine. ACI president Angelo Sticchi Damiani said, “The Coppa d’Oro is a race that all motor racing enthusiasts would like to do at least once in a lifetime. … [Read more...]

Tour Auto Rally 2015 – Photo Gallery

1975 Ligier JS 2 DFV

The Tour Auto Rally 2015 was staged 20-25 April on the back roads and racing circuits of France. Over 230 cars gathered at the Grand Palais in Paris for the start of the 24th historical Tour de France rally, a multi-day event that combined 1,907 km of road driving with multiple circuit and hillclimb stages. After leaving the Grand Palais at dawn on the 21st of April, the field in the 24th running of the Tour Auto … [Read more...]

Holy Land 1000 Tour 2015 – Report and Photos

1952 OSCA MT4

The inaugural Holy Land 1000 Tour was staged March 22-27, 2015 through Israel. The reliability trial for sports and race cars at least 50 years old took place over a historically fascinating route of approximately 1,000 miles through the stunning landscapes of the Holy Land. The Holy Land 1000 Tour was the dream of a group of Israeli vintage car aficionados. After spending many years participating in classic car … [Read more...]

American Theme at 2015 London to Brighton

1904 Cadillac

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2015 will be staged Sunday, 1st November in London. In recognition of the large number of American automobiles regularly taking part in the annual Veteran Car Run, this year’s event will have a distinctly US theme. As the world’s oldest motoring event, the lead image promoting the 2015 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has been revealed depicting a bright red 1904 Cadillac … [Read more...]

Modena Cento Ore 2015 Information

Modena Cento Ore

The Modena Cento Ore 2015 will be staged June 2-7 in Italy, starting in Rome and finishing in Modena. The organizers have planned a special edition for the 15th anniversary of the rally, with four circuit races and 13 special stages among the highlights. Created in 2000, the 'Cento Ore' is a Competition or Regularity rally held on scenic routes with circuit races, hillclimbs on closed roads and unique evenings in … [Read more...]

Tour Auto Rally 2015 – Report and Photos

Ford GT 40

The Tour Auto Rally 2015 was held April 20-25 on the secondary roads and race circuits of France. Since 1992, the retrospective of the Tour de France Automobile race followed the French secondary roads along a handpicked itinerary. Renewed each year, the route for the 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo finished in the sun in the Cite de l'Ocean in Biarritz. The 233 drivers, who had left the Grand Palais in Paris five days … [Read more...]

Flying Scotsman Rally 2015 – Report and Photos

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider

The Flying Scotsman Rally 2015 was staged 17-19 April, starting in England and finishing in Scotland. The sun shined on this year's event as the 110-strong field of pre-war cars battled it out over 750 miles from Leeds to Scotland’s Gleneagles in three days. It was William Medcalf, last year’s winner, with navigator Tony Brooks in the 1925 Bentley Super Sports that raised the winner’s cup at the finish line of what … [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...]

Poppy Regularity Rally 2015 – Report and Photos

Austin Mini Cooper S on Poppy Rally 2015

The Poppy Regularity Rally 2015 attracted an entry of 58 starters to Poperinge, Belgium over the weekend of 20-22 March. A round of the 2015 HERO Cup for drivers in association with EFG International as well as a the Golden Roamer Trophy for navigators in association with the Basic Roamer Company, the quality and depth of experience in the field meant the winner could come from anywhere within. The route consisted … [Read more...]