The Mille Miglia passes through Maranello

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The historic race visited Maranello on 19 May 2012.

The “Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia”, the regularity competition for classic cars, continues the tradition of the historic road race held 24 times from 1927 to 1957.

In the Maranello stage, the classic cars drove along the town’s main streets and passed the symbolic Ferrari locations. It was particularly thrilling to see them cross the plant, driving in through the new entrance on Via Enzo Ferrari and exiting onto Via Abetone Inferiore through the historic entrance to the factory.

Enzo Ferrari described the Mille Miglia as “the most beautiful road race in the world” and its historic re-enactment is a homage to the original speed race. The Ferrari Tribute edition in 2012 was won by the Ferrari 512 TR (1992), 458 Italia (2010) and 250 GT Cabriolet (1962). Conforming to the tradition that originated in 1927, the competition route started and ended in Brescia and travelled half the length of Italy to and from the halfway point in Rome. The route is changed every year to enable the Mille Miglia to visit new, different locations. The visit to Maranello, the town where the world’s most prestigious automotive company was born, was an obvious choice.

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