Rallies

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

Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races – Photo Gallery

The trio of Spiders owned by Les Wexner

The Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races event was held Friday, August 14, 2015 during Monterey Classic Car Week to celebrate the period races held in the 1950s. An all-Ferrari grid, the event honored the 1951 effort of Jim Kimberly in his 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta (s/n 0010M), the first Ferrari to ever race in California. This very car was on site driven by Jon Shirley, in addition to six other … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 2015 – Photo Gallery

1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta

The Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2015 was held Thursday, August 13th, starting and ending at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The 18th annual scenic 75-mile trip around the Monterey Peninsula, held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, was open to vehicles that are participating in the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, August 16th. This year saw over 150 historic … [Read more...]

Eifel Rallye Festival 2015 – Report and Photos

1983 Lancia Rally 037

The Eifel Rallye Festival 2015 was staged 23-25 July in the Eifel Mountains of Western Germany. A strong field of more than 160 rally machines from more than 35 manufacturers represented five decades of rallying history. The 3-day rally was held over eight special stages in and around the town of Daun, turning the volcanic Eifel region into the center of historic rally racing. The 2015 running of the Eifel Rallye … [Read more...]

Hope Classic Rally 2015 – Report and Photos

Hope Classic Rally 2015 at Blenheim Palace

The inaugural Hope Classic Rally was held 10-11 July, 2015 from Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands, Surrey to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The Hope Classic Rally 2015 featured more than 40 automobiles in an effort to raise money for the charity HOPEHIV. All the funds raised will go directly to projects run by HOPEHIV, a charity which empowers children isolated by poverty, and often orphaned by HIV and AIDS, in … [Read more...]

Icelandic Saga Rally 2015 – Report and Photos

1933 Talbot 105 Vanden Plas Tourer, 1973 BMW 2002 Tii, 1968 Morris Mini Cooper S and 1974 Ford Escort

The Icelandic Saga Rally 2015 was staged 18-25 April in Iceland, organized by the Historic Enduro Rallying Organisation (HERO). Thirty-one starters made the grand departure in front of the Harpa Concert Hall in downtown Reykjavik on Sunday the 19th of April. Heading in a northerly direction, this adventure in the land of fire and ice was to test some of the most experienced crews – and novices also – from around the … [Read more...]

Julien Mahiels Needs Our Help

1968 Austin Mini Cooper S 1300

Senior Photographer Julien Mahiels needs help from the enthusiastic readers of Sports Car Digest. Julien is a freelance photographer based in Belgium that consistently produces excellent work for Sports Car Digest and a variety of other publications and outlets. He was recently robbed of €5,000+ worth of camera gear, right in the middle of the motorsport season. Insurance provided no benefit and, with the limited … [Read more...]

Modena Cento Ore 2015 – Report and Photos

Modena Cento Ore 2015

The Modena Cento Ore 2015 was staged June 2-7 in central Italy, starting in Rome and finishing in Modena. The organizers 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...]

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...]