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1987: The 1000 Miglia returns every year

A new chapter, the same legendary spirit

After the success of the biennial editions, there could only be one answer: since 1987 the “Spring Race” would be back every year. The rebirth of the Red Arrow was now complete.

1987: a new start

On the day of the sealing ceremony, Piazza della Vittoria turned into a living room. Here Bruno Boni, the Mayor of the 1000 Miglia and later President of the Chamber of Commerce, received illustrious guests, just as in all the post-war editions. At the start, Lorella Cuccarini led the many stars that walked on the platform, stealing the flashes of photographers from the Prince of Kent.

After the Brescia-Rome-Brescia race, victory went to a Formula 1 driver: Alessandro Nannini, that until today, is the only professional driver to have won the 1000 Miglia.

1988: the rise of the Red Arrow

1988 was a turning point: from the biennial organization, supported by a voluntary service, it became necessary to set up a permanent structure with permanent employees, able to guarantee the annual scheduling of the event.

Good results soon arrive: the new 1000 Miglia began an ascent that led it to be recognized as “the most beautiful race in the world”. While the legendary events of the speed race editions remained unique and Brescia became known worldwide as “the city of the 1000 Miglia”.

A long-lasting success

Between Automobile Club Brescia and Marva Srl, the company set up by the organizers, a contract was signed that provided for the entrusting of the 1000 Miglia for four-year periods.

After the 1989 edition, known as the year of uninterrupted rainfall and with the President of the Italian Republic Francesco Cossiga attending the sealing ceremony, the Nineties began under the sign of communication.

One only needs to think of the 1.500 information workers that arrive in Brescia from all over the world.

1000 Miglia in the world

Thanks to its fame, the Red Arrow attracts fans from all over the world, extending well beyond Brescia. It is such a great success that, during the Nineties, the phenomenon led to the creation of many independent international events, appointments and initiatives inspired by the 1000 Miglia.

  • 1991: the “American Friends of the Mille Miglia” club is founded and, since the 1990s, it has organized a motoring event called “California Mille”. 
  • 1992: a race called “La Festa Mille Miglia” continues to be held in Japan.
  • 1996: the “Mil Millas Sport de la República Argentina” started again, an Italian-Argentine co-production of organizers and fans, who resumed the traditional race that was held in Argentina in the Forties.

Museo della Mille Miglia

In 2004, in the ancient Monastery of S. Eufemia della Fonte in Brescia, the Mille Miglia museum was inaugurated thanks to a group of enthusiasts who financed the restoration of the monastery and the setting-up of the museum.

The Automobile Club of Brescia, in addition to taking an active part as a member of the Association that runs the Museum, made available the Historical Archive of the 1000 Miglia, which it owns.

The management and the organization of the Red Arrow

The management of the Miglia by Marva Srl ended in 2007: the Automobile Club of Brescia announced a tender for the 5 year assignment of the management of all operations marked by the Red Arrow.

ATI (Associazione Temporanea d’Imprese) made up of MAC Group Srl, Meet Communication Srl and Sanremorally Srl won the tender and management ended in 2012 with the holding of the 30th edition of the Race.

Since 2013, the organization of the race and the management of the brand and licenses have been handled directly by the Automobile Club of Brescia, through its subsidiary 1000 Miglia Srl, an in-house company wholly owned by the organization.

The route of the “traveling museum”

If the number of entry applications increases year after year, the route, except for a few variations, is always the same. An itinerary that, respecting the original roads, the journey continues to represent one of the best promotions of Italy and its excellences.

The Red Arrow: a symbol rich in history

In designing the “red arrow” with white writing, in order to indicate the race path, Renzo Castagneto could not have thought that, at the beginning of the third millennium, his symbol would have continued to indicate what is still the “most beautiful race in the world”.

An event with very different characteristics from the original speed race, which continues to be a prestigious, internationally known and loved brand.

All the organizers of the 1000 Miglia

From the 1000 Miglia speed race to the re-enactment of the vintage car Race, there have been many organizers and promoters over the years. Personalities who have been able to enrich each edition with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence.

1927 – 1940 (except 1939): Royal Automobile Club of Brescia.

1947 – 1957: Automobile Club of Brescia.

1958 – 1961 (Editions with Rally formula, except 1960): Automobile Club of Brescia.

1967 (“10 Miglia” Re-enactment): Musical Watch Veteran Car Club Brescia.

1968 (Historical Re-enactment for the launch of the Alfa Romeo 1750): Alfa Romeo S.p.A.

1977 (Historical Re-enactment): M. W. V. C. Club and ACI Brescia.

1982 2007 (except 1983 e 1985, Historical Commemoration): Marva Srl under licence from ACI Brescia.

2008 2012 (Historical Re-enactment): A.T.I. under licence from ACI Brescia.

Since 2013 (Historical Re-enactment): 1000 Miglia Srl, in-house company of Automobile Club of Brescia.

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2 months ago

Domani alle 12:00 nei giardini del Rebuffone il Tributo ai fondatori della 1000 Miglia: Aymo Maggi, Renzo Castagneto, Franco Mazzotti e Giovanni Canestrini, i “Quattro Moschettieri” che hanno dato vita a quella che, ancora oggi, è conosciuta come “la Corsa più bella del mondo”.
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The Tribute to the founders of the 1000 Miglia will take place tomorrow at midday in the Rebuffone gardens: Aymo Maggi, Renzo Castagneto, Franco Mazzotti and Giovanni Canestrini, the “Four Musketeers” who gave life to what is still known today as “the most beautiful race in the world
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Domani alle 12:00 nei giardini del Rebuffone il Tributo ai fondatori della 1000 Miglia: Aymo Maggi, Renzo Castagneto, Franco Mazzotti e Giovanni Canestrini, i “Quattro Moschettieri” che hanno dato vita a quella che, ancora oggi, è conosciuta come “la Corsa più bella del mondo”.
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The Tribute to the founders of the 1000 Miglia will take place tomorrow at midday in the Rebuffone gardens: Aymo Maggi, Renzo Castagneto, Franco Mazzotti and Giovanni Canestrini, the “Four Musketeers” who gave life to what is still known today as “the most beautiful race in the world
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2 months ago

Un'auto iconica che nel 1938 ha sostituito la TA in casa MG (Morris Garages). Il motore 4 cilindri da 1.250 cc. alimentato da carburatori doppiocorpo e la produzione di soli 379 esemplari, rendono questa MG TB del 1939 la più rara tra tutte le T-Type.
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An iconic car which replaced the TA in MG (Morris Garages) in 1938. The 1,250 cc 4-cylinder engine fed by twin-body carburettors along with the fact that only 379 were produced make this 1939 MG TB the rarest of all T-Types.
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Unauto iconica che nel 1938 ha sostituito la TA in casa MG (Morris Garages). Il motore 4 cilindri da 1.250 cc. alimentato da carburatori doppiocorpo e la produzione di soli 379 esemplari, rendono questa MG TB del 1939 la più rara tra tutte le T-Type.
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An iconic car which replaced the TA in MG (Morris Garages) in 1938. The 1,250 cc 4-cylinder engine fed by twin-body carburettors along with the fact that only 379 were produced make this 1939 MG TB the rarest of all T-Types.
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2 months ago

Una Rally ABC Grand Sport del 1928 che sfila tra gli sguardi meravigliati del pubblico, attraversando borghi e città fra le eccellenze italiane.
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A 1928 Rally ABC Grand Sport drives in between the rows of amazed spectators as it passes through villages and towns of Italian excellence.
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Una Rally ABC Grand Sport del 1928 che sfila tra gli sguardi meravigliati del pubblico, attraversando borghi e città fra le eccellenze italiane.
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A 1928 Rally ABC Grand Sport drives in between the rows of amazed spectators as it passes through villages and towns of Italian excellence.
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2 months ago

26 Marzo 1927 - 26 Marzo 2022
Buon Compleanno 1000 Miglia, sei bella come il primo giorno!

1927, March 26 - 2022 , March 26
Happy Birthday 1000 Miglia, you look as beautiful as the first day!
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26 Marzo 1927 - 26 Marzo 2022 
Buon Compleanno 1000 Miglia, sei bella come il primo giorno!  1927, March 26 - 2022 , March 26 
Happy Birthday 1000 Miglia, you look as beautiful as the first day!

The award ceremony ends this extraordinary, evocative and incredibly emotional adventure.
Many thanks to those who participated and to you who followed us step by step over these fantastic four days!
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The Coppa delle Alpi 2022 has its winners: Gianmario Fontanella e Anna Maria Covelli on board a 1939 Lancia Aprilia. In second place comes Roberto Crugnola and Francesco Mosconi with a 1937 FIAT 508 C and then Francesco Di Pietra and Giuseppe Di Pietra on a 1938 FIAT 508 C.

All the cars have crossed the finish line in Brixen!
After the Time Control at the end of the race the crews wait for the final classification.
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The final destination is getting closer: the competing cars cross the Sella Pass and Val Gardena after competing for the City of Brixen Trophy in the Time Trials in Canazei.
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After climbing the Marmolada, right after the Average Trials, the cars headed towards the Fedaia Pass, an alpine pass on the border between Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto which is one of the most tourist destinations of the mountain chain known as the Queen of the Dolomites.

After stopping for lunch in Caprile, the crews faced the Average Trial that will take them to the Fedaia Pass.
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