Alfa Romeo celebrates its 111th birthday with victory in the 39th historical re-enactment of the race of the Red Arrow… the 1000 Miglia 2021.
Founded on June 24th, 1910, the Italian marque has an unbreakable bond with the 90-year-old street race that has been the epitome of passion on four wheels. From 1927 – 1957 it was carried out as a street race embracing a route that started from Brescia in northern Italy, covering 1000 miles and finally reaching the chequered flag in the beautiful city of Rome.
At the second Mille Miglia in 1928, Alfa Romeo celebrated victories in both the individual and the team classification, with all eight vehicles of the works team crossing the finish line. In the following years, Alfa Romeo won ten more times, holding the all-time record. In 1977 what was once “the most beautiful race in the world” according to Enzo Ferrari was revived as a regularity rally for classic cars.
Alfa Romeo celebrates its 111th birthday with victory in the 39th historical re-enactment of the race of the Red Arrow – The Miglia 1000 2021. Read more: https://classiccarcuration.co.uk/alfa-romeo-celebrate-111-years-with-victory-at-1000-miglia-2021/
Posted by Classic Car Curation on Wednesday, 23 June 2021
1000 Miglia 2021
The 1000 Miglia 2021 brought success once again for Alfa Romeo as Andrea Vesco and Fabio Salvinelli, wearing the number 43, were victorious after covering almost 1800 km through some of the most beautiful cities in Italy in their stunning 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport.
Plaudits were received by all the heritage Alfa Romeo cars entered by the Heritage department, all of which completed the race. The four gems of the vintage collection at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo were driven by the skilled crews, including Stellantis Chairman John Elkann aboard the 1900 Super Sprint.
Not hampered by a few technical glitches, the multiple titleholders Giovanni Moceri and Daniele Bonetti drove the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport, while enthusiasts from Car & Vintage, Alberto Vassallo and Giovanni Branco, were in the 2000 Sportiva. Last but not least, at the wheel of the 1900 Sport Spider were Roberto Giolito, Head of Heritage, and the TV presenter Camila Raznovich.
The pleasure of driving the Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint and the beauty of this country stop this very long stage from tiring us out too much. We’ll remember passing by Bolgheri and the magic of the twinkling lights of the Italian capital. We were moved most of all by the warmth of Rome’s welcome, the same welcome we were given throughout the day in every village, in every town and on every road, at all times of the day: a sign of the passion for beautiful cars stir up in us Italians
Out of 375 cars in the race, an impressive 341 managed to cross the finish line at the end of the race…
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