The 36th historic re-evocation of the Mille Miglia over the traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia course in Italy proved to be a record-breaking edition with 450 teams competing, but it belonged to Alfa Romeo as cars from the famous Milan marque filled the top three places.
In first place was the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS Testa Fissa crewed by Tonconogy-Ruffini, while in second place and just eight points behind was the 6C 1500 Super Sport dating from 1928 with coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina, an official car from the FCA Heritage collection which is normally on display at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo.
This car carried the race number 30, also borne by its sister which won the first Alfa Romeo victory in the Mille Miglia with Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi in 1928. It was driven in this year’s event by Giovanni Moceri, with navigator Daniele Bonetti. Third place was taken by the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato driven by Vesco-Guerini.
The Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Milan’s Arese commune is well worth a visit, with six floors linking Alfa’s past with its present. Plus from now until December 2018, there is also a temporary exhibition dedicated to the marque’s 11 victories at the Mille Miglia.
For more information, check out Muse Alfa Romeo