Girls, we are not so much into speed and car races. But once you see the Milla Miglia, one of the worlds most important open-road race featuring cars produced before 1957 you just wish you could be part of one of the teams.
This year the race took place from May 17 till May 20 starting from Brescia, a small town in Italy where the race takes place since its beginnings in 1927. I was at the starting point, supporting the Team Acqua di Parma which for the second year takes part at this amazing race. Acqua di Parma is an iconic Italian brand of lifestyle evoking luxury and elegance.
The day started at Piazza della Loggia where the cars had a parade for the public. It was a very interesting morning meeting with Martina Stella, an italian actress which was the attending as the 'Godmother' of the event. Another interesting conversions was with the Italian actor Luca Galvani which we'll find at the latest Woody Allen movie 'To Rome with Love'.
We followed the cars at the Mille Miglia Museum where every team was getting ready for the the start of the race. There we met with the Acqua di Parma team and the amazing Maserati 150 S. Mr. and Mrs.Gorni, were the drivers of the Acqua di Parma car. They perfectly embodied the values of the brand and for sure were the most fun couple ever. Both elegant and understated.
'I believe that the spirit of the race is the respect of style rules and of fair play, a spirit that has been preserved since the twenties, when this prestigious competition was born.' - said Mr. Roberto Gorni
The race has ended on Sunday proclaiming as winners Claudio Scalise and Daniel Claramunt and their 1933 car Alfa Romeo 6C 1500. The Acqua di Parma team concluded the race at the 81st place. A great result for a race which isn't about winning as much asit is about doing a wonderful journey with amazing people, beautiful cars and stunning views of the Italian countryside.
You can read the diary of this amazing race at the website Scent of Mille Miglia.
Piazza della Loggia, Brescia
Mille Miglia Museum
The teams are getting ready
Inside the Museum Mille Miglia
Thanks to Acqua di Parma for the amazing day.