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Mille Miglia 2015, remembering old times

If you have ever driven on an Italian highway, the black soft asphalt, the winding roads through the beauty of the scenery, as well as the local cars speeding by will tell you something you would have probably guessed anyway: Italians love speed. They also love cars and driving – these go hand in hand with their passionate natures, probably.

One of the most famous races in the world was Mille Miglia, now a symbol of open-road endurance racing. The original contest on wheels took place between 1927 and 1957 and was said to attract as much as 5 million spectators. Among the cars that competed for the supreme stitle, there were sports models of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, but also the German grands BMW, Mercedes Benz and Porsche.

After a pause, the famous race was reborn like a Phoenix of car races in 1977 as a race for vintage and classic cars. Today, only cars produced before 1957 are allowed to attend the contest. Apart from that, much of the particularities of the race have been preserved: the route is the same, from Brescia to Rome and back, and the departure and return place in Viale Venezia, Brescia was also kept.

The race takes place in May. This year, you’ve missed it unfortunately, as it was organized last weekend. But for those who were in Brescia for the Mille Miglia 2015, remembering old times was made possible at this display of vintage beautiful cars and history.

If you were wondering, participation in the Mille Miglia 2015 was no trifling thing, at least not as far as costs were concerned. The entry fee was around 8500 Euro, excluding accommodations and extras – which can cost some additional 2000 Euro.

Surely, the price is irrelevant when passion is concerned, but just in case you are simply one who wants to see the race from afar, you can visit Italy and rent a car in Rome (though it will not be a vintage one).

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