Mille Miglia 2016

2016 marked the 34th re-enactment of the Freccia Rossa, once called “the most beautiful traveling museum in the world.” by Enzo Ferrari. The stars of the event were 3 classic Alfa Romeos. They were the:

  • 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Zagato
  • 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Zagato
  • 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Grand Sport

The 1930 6C won the legendary “overtaking in the dark” race by averaging 100 km/h over the course. This was one of the 11 wins from 1927 to 1957, a record that has remained undefeated.

The Mille Miglia is a race of vintage cars that aims to thrill drivers and enthusiasts from around the world. Two other Alfa Romeos also featured in the race. They were the 1954 1900 Sport Spider and 1956 1900 Super Sprint.

While this was predominantly a race for vintage cars, new Alfa Romeos were on show. The Alfa Romeo 4C was given the task of opening the parade while a fleet of new Alfa Romeo Giuliettas were made available.