Ninety-six years ago, at 8:00 a.m. on 26th March 1927, Aymo Maggi and Bindo Maserati’s Isotta Fraschini started the first edition of the Most Beautiful Race in the World.

The race was won by Nando Minoja and Giuseppe Morandi in an O.M. 665 Superba, completing the journey from Brescia to Rome and back in just 21 hours and 4 minutes. Italy enthusiastically greeted the success of the automobile as a great mechanical means of transport and Giovanni Canestrini, one of the four founders, specified among other things the objective «to give the race a technical-social and, why not, tourist function».

It was the beginning of the story of an epic race and a dream open to the extraordinary possibilities offered by the future, of discovering and enhancing the Italian territory. A story that today we have not yet stopped writing.