Inevitably, there can be only one answer. Since 1987, the rebirth of the Red Arrow can be said to be complete: the “spring race” will be back every year.
On the day of the stamping, Piazza della Vittoria was transformed into a living room, where Bruno Boni, the Mayor of the 1000 Miglia, now President of the Chamber of Commerce, received illustrious guests, just as in all post-war editions.
At the start, Lorella Cuccarini headed the many stars that walked the platform, stealing the flashes of photographers from the Prince of Kent.
Victory was won by a Formula 1 driver, Alessandro Nannini, who would remain – until today – the only professional driver to have won 1000 Miglia.
1988 is considered the turning point for the modern 1000 Miglia. Until the year before, every two years, the whole organization was a sort of voluntary service. Having established a fixed appointment allowed the organizers to set up a permanent structure, with permanent employees.
And the results can be seen: the new 1000 Miglia begins an ascent that leads it to be, in its kind, “the most beautiful race in the world”.
Of course, the legendary achievements of the speed editions remain unique and inimitable, but Brescia is once again, for the whole world, “the city of the 1000 Miglia”.
Success also attracts sponsors and – finally – there is no longer the problem of covering losses …
Between Automobile Club Brescia and Marva SrL, the company set up by the organizers, a contract is signed that provides for the assignment of the 1000 Miglia for four-year periods, in exchange for a sum that will vary over the years.
In 1989, the year of uninterrupted rain, the city was blocked; The President of the Italian Republic, Francesco Cossiga, attended the stamping operations.
The nineties began under the star of communication: about 1,500 information workers arrived in Brescia from all over the world.