The 1000 Miglia 2020, the 38th edition of the historical re-enactment of the race held from 1927 to 1957, will take place from 22 to 25 October .
Alfa Romeo is returning to the Mille Miglia 2020 as defending champion after winning last year with the 1928 6C 1500 SS picked from the FCA Heritage collection.
Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful race in the world”. Twenty-four editions of the Mille Miglia were held as a speed race from 1927 to 1957, while since 1977 it has been a regularity rally reserved exclusively for vintage cars. Only vehicles built before 31 December 1957 and of a model that competed in at least one edition of the “historic” edition of the race that earned a well-deserved place in motorsport legend are admitted. The 2020 edition is scheduled to be held from 22 to 25 October on the time-honoured route from Brescia to Rome and back.
The bond between Alfa Romeo and the Mille Miglia runs very deep and started in 1928, when the Milan-based car manufacturer won the second edition of the race both in the individual and team standings with all eight cars making it to the finish line. In the twenty-two successive editions, Alfa Romeo would go on to win ten times more.
Alfa Romeo, that has been supporting the event as Automotive Sponsor many years, will be the star once again in 2020 and will be lining up three gems picked from the FCA Heritage collection, namely the 6C 1500 SS, the 2000 Sportiva and the 1900 Super Sprint. These gorgeous cars are usually housed at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese.
Several special activities have also been planned to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Alfa Romeo this year. The parade 400 classic cars taking part in the re-enactment will form a genuine “travelling museum” and be complemented by the presence of eleven Alfa Romeo cars built after 1957. This special squad includes some of the most significant Alfa Romeo models made over the past sixty years that have been exceptionally authorised to take part in the Mille Miglia only this year. The number 11 is far from random. It commemorates the decades of Alfa Romeo’s history and the manufacturer’s victories at the Mille Miglia, a record that will remain forever unbeaten.
This year, Alfa Romeo will also be the most represented brand in the race with fifty-three cars on the starting line, thirteen of which participated at least once in the Mille Miglia from 1927 to 1957. Finally, thirty current Stelvio and Giulia models will be joining the parade as the official cars of the event alongside the vintage cars.
Find out more on this historical motoring event here.