We live in a beautiful place that organizes the Mille Miglia – Lavocediasti.it

We live in a beautiful place that organizes the Mille Miglia – Lavocediasti.it

Let’s start with some background. The Mille Miglia was a road car race held from 1927 to 1957. 1600 kilometers more or less from Brescia to Rome and back. Since 1977, the Mille Miglia, which became the Miglia 1000, has been revived in the form of a stage race for the best historical cars, produced before 1957, to participate or at least enter the original race.

… the development of men’s ways and courage. Crazy, tired running, without stopping, through the countryside and the city, over the mountains and along the sea, day and night. Roads that pass under roaring cars, eyes that don’t sleep, faces that don’t tremble, pilots with nerves of steel. It is a good description of the first edition, narrated by La Stampa, with all the emphasis and remarks of the period.

The first edition started at 1 pm on 26 March 1927. Of the 77 crew at the start, only 55 finished the race. All went well, in the growth of international and public interest success, until 1940, and stopped because of the war until 1946.

The Mille Miglia made car brands such as Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Ferrari winners and known around the world, thanks to the famous characters at the wheel. Among all Giuseppe Campari, Lombard, the nickname el negher for the physiognomy of the face is more suitable for a jazz master or a black wrestler. Winner in 1928 and 1929, he was remembered for being one of Italy’s strongest drivers of the 1920s and 1930s and for his deep friendship with Enzo Ferrari. And what about Tazio Nuvolari, Tazio Giorgio, the flying Mantovano, winner of 1930 and 1933. The first, however, by the number of victories, four, is the small and stubborn Sardinian, Clemente Biondetti, on the podium in 1938, 1947, 1948. and 1949.

And Asti? Asti becomes a stage in 1947, along with Turin and Milan, because of the bad post-war condition of the post-war roads on the original layout of the twenties and thirties. The stage in 1947 and 1948. After 75 years, the regional capital of Asti will again see the Mille Miglia and its historic cars passing through the streets of the center. The selection is on Friday June 16, in the fourth stage of the competition, from Parma to Milan. And Asti? Asti is prepared by a Red weekendfrom 16 to 18 June: three days of tastings in many places in the historic center and design and photo exhibitions, It’s not just redat Palazzo Mazzetti where the 1940 FIAT Topolino will also be on display, which ran the Mille Miglia in 1948.