05 Mar 2020
Alfa Romeo is again queen of the “Mille Miglia” race
- This year, the “most beautiful race in the world” will be held from May 13 to 16, with Alfa Romeo as Automotive Sponsor.
- The starting line will be graced by a number of Alfa Romeo legends – the 6C 1500 SS, 6C 1750 GS, 2000 Sportiva and 1900 Super Sprint – all part of the FCA Heritage collection.
- The “Red Arrow” will also offer the perfect occasion for celebrating the first 110 years of the Italian brand.
- The organizers can rely on a fleet of thirty modern Giulia and Stelvio models.
From May 13 to 16, 2020, the traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia route will play host to the 38th historical re-enactment of the “most beautiful race in the world”, as Enzo Ferrari liked to call it. It will be an unmissable occasion, with the continued participation and support of Alfa Romeo, as Automotive Sponsor. Renewed in 2019 and valid until 2021, the three-year sponsorship seals the deep bond that has united the “Red Arrow” and the Italian brand since back in 1928.
A number of classic Alfa Romeo vehicles will take part in the event in Brescia - 6C 1500 SS, 6C 1750 GS, 2000 Sportiva and 1900 Super Sprint – from the Alfa Romeo History Museum in Arese - The Time machine and part of the collection of FCA Heritage, the Group department dedicated to protecting and promoting the historical heritage of FCA’s Italian brands. These spectacular cars will be joined by other historical vehicles owned by private collectors, so many so that the Alfa Romeo team will be the largest one in the race, with 53 cars, 13 of which took part in a Mille Miglia race at least once between 1927 and 1957, the latter being the last time the “most beautiful race in the world” was run. And alongside these heritage jewels, a thirty-strong fleet of modern vehicles – the Stelvio and Giulia models – will also go on parade as the event's Official Cars. This is the best way to discover the values of Alfa Romeo up-close, imbued as it is with history and racing. For this edition of the Mille Miglia, various extraordinary events have been arranged, celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo brand, whose long and legend-filled history is constellated with victories, technological innovations and memorable four-wheeled creations. The amazing “travelling museum” - which will travel on the famed thousand-mile route and which consists of over four hundred historical cars - will be further enhanced by the presence of eleven Alfa Romeo models built after 1957. This special contingent – taking part in a classification all its own – will include some of the most significant Alfa Romeo cars created in the last sixty years, which will participate exceptionally only for this year’s edition. The number of these cars chosen – eleven – comprises a dual historical homage: Alfa Romeo’s history stands at eleven decades, and eleven is the number of its victories in the Brescia-based classic between 1927 and 1957… a record that can never be surpassed.
One of the most famous sporting moments in the history of the Alfa Romeo brand occurred in 1928 when, during the second edition of the “Mille Miglia”, Alfa Romeo won the individual and team events, with all eight cars on the starting line reaching the finish. Thereafter, until 1957, the brand racked up no less than eleven victories, an unbeatable record, proving the unbreakable bond that exists between two brands that shine out in the automobile scene worldwide. It is with the same enthusiasm of those years gone by that today’s Alfa Romeo owners and enthusiasts are preparing to experience this new edition of the classic race in Brescia. Many are already dreaming about an exciting performance similar to last year's, when Giovanni Moceri and Daniele Bonetti won the race on board the 6C 1500 SS (1928) from the FCA Heritage collection, on loan from the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese. In last year’s race, Alfa Romeo also won the coveted Sponsor Team Trophy, after the official Alfa Romeo team's historic vehicles had achieved good placings.
Turin, March 5, 2020