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Mille Miglia 1,000-mile classic car parade returns to Brescia

Mille Miglia 1,000-mile classic car parade returns to Brescia

Storica Mille Miglia returned once again to the city streets of Brescia where 420 classic cars lined up to begin a 1,000-mile ride across the beautiful Italian countryside.
 
While this may not seem like too far to drive over three days, when doing it in the most rudimentary of vehicles, it's certainly more of a challenge.
 
Among the cars setting off from Brescia in the torrential rains were 1948 Maserati A6GCS, 1935 Aston Martin Ulster, 1938 BMW 328 and 1949 Ferrari 166MM, while there were a large number of Bentleys on show.
 
The vehicles embarked upon the road trip, which takes down the east of the peninsula to Rome and then back up the west side through Siena, Florence and Modena, finishing back in Brescia.
 
The rally does not celebrate speed, but rather consistency, keeping to the route and turning up on time. Winners this year were the Argentinean team Tonconogy Berisso driving a Bugatti T40.
 
Storica Mille Miglia takes its name from the open road endurance contest held in Italy 24 times between 1927 and 1957. The race was eventually banned due to two fatal crashes, coming back in its current incarnation in 1977.
 
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