The spectacular world rendezvous for classic cars called the Mille Miglia is revving up its engines and is arriving tomorrow in Rome, at Castel Sant’Angelo, an ideal setting for the Mille Miglia’s fascination and history. Its 375 classic cars will parade through the city on the evening of May 13 for the first leg of a race that is a symbol of passion for cars, for adventure, for challenges. Hundreds of famous champions and unknown heroes have indeed raced in the Freccia Rossa (Red Arrow) helping to make it one of the icons of Italy’s motor racing, sport and traditions.
The Red Arrow of the Mille Miglia and the 375 crews of driver and co-driver will be back along the roads of Italy from May 12 to 14, 84 years after its inception. Along the historic route going from Brescia to Rome and back, the 375 cars— selected from over 1,400 requests — built between 1927 and 1957 and representing 52 different automobile brands will cross 7 regions of Italy, 177 towns, and 1 foreign state (San Marino) passing through some of the most picturesque areas of the Italian landscape.
The world’s most famous regularity race continues to emphasize the technical aspect making the race more of a sports challenge this year with the trial in the Vallelunga circiut near Rome.
The 2011 race will also feature the spectacular Ferrari Tribute to the Mille Miglia that will bring 130 splendid Ferraris, both classic and modern, to parade in front of the participating cars down the
roads of the race.
Are you then ready for the effort and impassioned competitiveness of its participants, the much-awaited parade through Rome, the enthusiasm of the cities it passes through and the fervour of the crowds lining the streets?
Friday at 8pm the first Ferrari Tribute Cars will reach Castel Sant’Angelo, from 9pm the first Mille Miglia cars will arrive for the drive past and the presentation of cars and crews to the public. If you can’t make it on Friday night, well wake up early on Saturday. From 6:30am the cars will start leaving from Castel Sant’Angelo for the second leg of the race, final destination: Brescia.