The thirty third revival of the Mille Miglia saw over 400 cars taking part including a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR driven by Sir Stirling Moss, between the 14th and 17th of May.
Following the success of last year’s event, the 2015 re-enactment was raced over four legs in four days. Day 1 was from Brescia to Rimini, Day 2 from Rimini to Rome, Day 3 from Rome to Parma and Day 4 the return from Parma to Brescia.
The Jaguar Heritage drivers drove across the 1000 miles in some of the company’s most storied models including the 1953 C-type NDU 289, the black XK120 OOF 748 from the same year, and the 1956 long nose D-type 393 RW, a Jaguar works team car from the 1956 Le Mans 24 hour race.
The second day of the Mille Miglia with Jaguar Heritage saw the competitors depart the Adriatic coastal town of Rimini. The Jaguar Heritage drivers plotted their course over the scenic Apennines towards the Italian capital of Rome where they would stay overnight. Today sees the nine Jaguar Heritage car drive North past Pisa and on to Parma in what is shaping up to be an exciting and challenging drive.
The popularity of the Mille Miglia remains undiminished and remains faithful to tradition, with cars as diverse as BMW 328s, Maseratis, and Porsches, though today’s events do give more care to health and safety.