Mille Miglia

HOME » Magazine » » » Mille Miglia

Andrea Vesco won his fourth consecutive Mille Miglia (his sixth in all) and his co-driver Fabio Salvinelli equalled Giuliano Canè ‘s record with a string of three victories in this year’s Mille Miglia revival, the longest edition in the history of the event.  The 2200km route over five days, from 13-17 June, saw crews driving in insistent rain before the arrival in Rome and then running under a scorching sun on the return trip to Brescia via Parma Alessandria and Milano.

“At the beginning there were challenges”, declared Vesco, “then we performed consistently with a low number of penalties.  Only when I took part with Dad had I achieved such a good result, I am very proud to have achieved this historic result,” he said.

Behind the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato of the winners, two Lancia Lambda Spider Type 221s were also on the podium, with Gianmario Fontanella and Annamaria Covelli second ahead of Andrea Belometti and Gianluca Bergomi.  The best all-female crew was Silvia Marini and Irene Dei Tos in a 1929 Bugatti T 40, who took the Ladies’ Cup by finishing 27th overall in a field of over 350 cars, most of the drivers of which were there just to enjoy the experience and not really interested in points.

These stories are all from the pages of Historic Motor Racing News.  Some have been abbreviated for this web site.  If you'd like to receive the full version, please visit our subscription page where you will find postal subscriptions available.  A full subscription also entitles you to access the current issue online (available soon), so you can take it with you and read it anywhere, and we are working on providing full access to our archives of back issues exclusively for our subscribers.