Memories of the Mille Miglia road race
Remembering one of the world's most prestigious motorsport endurance races
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The Mille Miglia was an open-road motorsport endurance race established in 1927 by a group of Italian noblemen. One of the most famous road races for automobiles, the Mille Miglia, or "Thousand Miles," started and ended at Brescia in Lombardy after following a route that traversed the Italian peninsula all the way to Rome before heading back and chasing the checkered flag. The race ran until 1957, when a series of fatal accidents forced its cancellation. In 1977, however, the Mille Miglia was reinstated as a more serene and far safer classic and vintage car rally, a prestigious event that attracts motorsport fans and celebrities from around the world.
Click through and see how the Mille Miglia motored into life and shifted gear over its 20-year run.
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