A quite unusual race is currently taking place in Italy. Mille Miglia 2016 started on Wednesday May 18 and it will finish on Sunday May 22. The tribute to the original Mille Miglia race traditionally starts in Brescia. From there it passes through Rimini, Rome and Parma before returning to Brescia again.
In the last 30 years, eligible cars for the Mille Miglia race are those that took part in the original Mille Miglia race between 1927 and 1957. Additionally, cars manufactured before 1986 can also take part in the race with the exception of select modern sports cars permitted by the organizers. This year's provisional entry list has over 440 cars that range from pre-war cars to post war cars. This list is overly saturated with the best of Alfa Romeo, Cisitalia, Healey, Dagrada, Bristol, Porsche, HWM, Bugatti, Lancia, Invicta and more.
The cars are to leave Brescia on May 19 at 14:30 driving through beautiful country roads and pass several regularity tests and checkpoints on their way to the final stop of the day in Rimini. They will leave Rimini the next morning, closing the day in Roma at around 9 PM. The third day of Mille Miglia 2016 will see drivers leave Roma in the early morning of May 21 for another fun and exhausting day. Their final checkpoint on this day will be in Parma, after passing through Ronciglione, Viterbo, Radicofani among others.