Alfa Romeo at the 'most beautiful race in the world'
by Helen Jackson |
posted 11 May 2018
The Mille Miglia is the legendary competition described as the “most beautiful race in the world". It is set to run for the 36th time this year with Alfa Romeo both as Automotive Sponsor and as ‘guest of honour’.
It was on 1 April 1928 that Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi recorded the first victory for Alfa Romeo in the 6C 1500 Super Sport. One of Vittorio Jano's - an Italian automobile designer - masterpieces. It was unbeatable thanks to its revolutionary mechanical design which included a fixed head and a supercharged engine.
The extraordinary car covered the 1,618km course at an average speed of 84km/h, to obtain the first of Alfa Romeo's 11 victories. There were seven of them in consecutive years, from 1932 to 1938: a record which can now never be beaten.
This year’s race will be run over the traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia route. The race will mark the 90th anniversary of Alfa Romeo’s first victory in the legendary race, held from 1927 to 1957, with a special stage at Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese.
To celebrate these epic feats, from 19 May the Alfa Romeo Museo Storico at Arese, Milan, will be hosting the “11 volte campione” or 11 times champion exhibition which will remain open until December 2018. It will be open to visitors every day apart from Tuesdays, from 10 am to 6 pm.
For information on the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo please visit www.museoalfaromeo.com.
For more details about the Alfa Romeo range please visit www.alfaromeo.co.uk.
To locate your nearest Alfa Romeo dealer visit www.alfaromeo.co.uk/find-a-dealer.