Alfa Romeo to be honoured at Mille Miglia
Alfa Romeo is set to be a ‘guest of honour’ as well as a sponsor at this year’s Mille Miglia, which takes place between the 16th and the 19th of May. This year’s running, which will take place on the traditional Rome – Brescia – Rome route marks the 90th anniversary of Alfa’s first victory in the legendary race, and as such will include a special stage at Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese.
On 1st April 1928 that Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi recorded victory with the 6C 1500 Super Sport, one of Vittorio Jano’s masterpieces, unbeatable thanks to its revolutionary mechanical design, including a fixed head and a supercharged engine. The extraordinary car covered the 1,618 km course at a remarkable average speed of 84 km/h, to obtain the first of Alfa Romeo’s 11 victories, 7 of them in consecutive years, from 1932 to 1938: a record which can now never be beaten.
To re-create all the atmosphere of these epic feats achieved by daring men on the dusty roads of the past, from 19 May the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo at Arese (Milan) will be hosting the “11 volte campione” [11 times champion] exhibition. Alongside the exhibition, for the first time its history, the Arese site will be welcoming a stage of the Mille Miglia, enabling the cars taking part to compete in time trials on the museum’s internal track. Alfa Romeo owners and fans will be able to attend the event: for that day only, the museum entry ticket will also include access to the outdoor area and the circuit, as well as an exhibition of historic cars associated with the Mille Miglia, organised by the Italian Alfa Romeo Register.
This visit to the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo is a fitting tribute to the Italian brand which has done more than any other to fix the Brescia classic in the collective imagination. Taking part in the event this year will be several magnificent historic Alfa Romeo cars – a 6C 1500 SS, a 6C 1750 GS, and 1900 SS and 1900 Sport Spider models – normally exhibited at the Museum from the collection of FCA Heritage, the department dedicated to protecting and promoting the historical heritage of the Italian brand.