The new Mille Miglia 2016 is ready. As in previous annuals, it is a systematic catalog of all 450 cars and all starters arriving from 38 nations for the race which is considered one of the most important motoring event in the world. Packed with stunning photographs of the cars and drivers involved, award ceremonies and arrival order.
The new, official book of the 2015 Mille Miglia opens with a focus on the memorable victory in the 1955 event by Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. They won the Brescian classic at an incredible average speed of 157 kph (97.6 mph), a record that has remained unbeaten. And three of those Silvers Arrows dominated the 2015 commemorative Mille Miglia, opening the roads of northern Italy for the crews that had brought their extraordinary cars to the event, which touched, as always, a number of the most delightful cities and locations in the bel paese. This year’s race was dominated by the Bugattis, with the French-built cars taking the first 10 places overall as well as in that Temple of Speed, the Monza Autodrome. The 2015 Mille Miglia’s visit to one of the world’s fastest racing circuits was its homage to Milan, home of the world-famous Expo, to which the central part of the book is devoted and which concludes as in previous years with a systematic cataloging of all 438 starters. Yet another record for a race that retains unaltered its unequalled fascination. As always, numerous professional racing drivers were at the start of the race, including Sir Stirling Moss, Hans Herrmann and Ralf Schumacher, each driving one of the works Mercedes-Benz 300 SLRs and they were joined by Jochen Mass, Cesare Fiorio, Derek Bell and Karl Windlinger.
Official Catalogue of the competition with relative programme, the route, admission requirement, etc, as well as the complete list with the order of departure of the protagonists of this edition. Great space has been devoted to the history and the birth of the historic Mille Miglia, the roll of honour of all the cars divided for brand, model, capacity, etc... In hundreds of historic photographs, many of which have never been published before, this book captures the true essence of the Mille Miglia, the history, the cars, the drivers and the people of the Mille Miglia from 1927 to 1957.
Alfa Romeo and the Mille Miglia are two names packed with fascination and legend, both for the prestige of the Brescian race and the epic feats of the drivers and the Portello-built cars on the roads of the unforgettable Italian marathon. No other marque can boast of competing in such a large number Mille Miglias, and especially not of such a series of successful results â€œcollectedâ€ by Alfa Romeo in the celebrated Race of the Red Arrow. Alfas were undisputed pre-war kings of the race, a period in which they won no fewer than 10 of the 13 events that took place between 1927 and 1940. And after the Second World War the 14th Mille Miglia of 1947 fell to the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B driven by Romano-Biondetti. Then, although missing out on the overall win, Alfa was once again a Mille Miglia protagonist in the 1957 race. To tell this long and spectacular story of road racing at its best is the authoritative pen of Andrea Curami, who relives the long and distinguished career of Alfa Rome at the Mille Miglia, all illustrated by rare archive pictures.
24 editions from 1927 to 1957. 24 races featuring the greatest ever cars and drivers participated in the years either side of the Second World War. This in the briefest of terms is the Mille Miglia, the race par excellence; the marathon that for almost three decades traversed Italy, bringing to the nation’s roads stars of the calibre of Varzi and Nuvolari, Biondetti and Fangio, Ascari, Moss and Taruffi driving for the likes of Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Lancia and Ferrari. The book draws on a wealth of photographic documents, in particular for the post-war editions, from the Novafoto-Sorlini Archive, an important collection featuring the shots taken by the official race photographer, Alberto Sorlini, between 1947 and 1957. Thanks to this previously unpublished and spectacular material, the book evokes an era in which unforgettable chapters in motorsport history were written.
First published in 1987 by Edizioni Autocritica, this Giorgio Nada Editore version has been thoroughly revised and enriched in its text and photographic apparatuses (with over 300 new illustrations taken from the Alberto Sorlini archive, official Mille Miglia’s photographer in the dacade 1947-1997). Count Giannino Marzotto, one among the protagonist of those days, writes on Ferrari cars and its famous drivers racing at the Mille Miglia up to the fatal accident that caused the race to end on a rather unhappy note in 1957. Each Ferraris are descrived with technical datas and, from 1940 to 1957, are included information of: the crew, the type of car, type and make of body, race number, registration number, chassis number, type of engine, cupic capacity, category and class, start time, overall placing, category and class placing, and principal stages starting from Brescia.
Special limited leather-bound edition of 25 numbered copies in english (and also 25 in italian). First published in 1987 by Edizioni Autocritica, this Giorgio Nada Editore version has been thoroughly revised and enriched in its text and photographic apparatuses (with over 300 new illustrations taken from the Alberto Sorlini archive, official Mille Miglia’s photographer in the dacade 1947-1997). Count Giannino Marzotto, one among the protagonist of those days, writes on Ferrari cars and its famous drivers racing at the Mille Miglia up to the fatal accident that caused the race to end on a rather unhappy note in 1957. Each Ferraris are descrived with technical datas and, from 1940 to 1957, are included information of: the crew, the type of car, type and make of body, race number, registration number, chassis number, type of engine, cupic capacity, category and class, start time, overall placing, category and class placing, and principal stages starting from Brescia.
Vittorio, Umberto, Giannino and Paolo Marzotto, four brothers belonging to a noble Italian family. All of them race enthusiasts; all of them being involved in the epic competitions of the Fourties and Fifties. They were protagonists at the Mille Miglia, at the Tour of Sicily, at the GP of Monaco, to tell some. This book gives the unique occasion to have the direct story of each of them, through fresh and vivid personal memories and a rich iconographic material.
Giannino Marzotto, classe 1928, una dinastia di imprenditori che dal Veneto guardarono oltre i loro confini. Vincitore di due Milla Miglia nel 1950 e 1953, gentleman driver di rosse Ferrari, uomo di industria con decine di migliaia di dipendenti, pilota di aereo e cuoco provetto, amante della vita e delle sfide che essa comporta, per la prima volta, con penna arguta e affascinante, Giannino Marzotto racconta se stesso e il mondo che ha visto intorno con lo sguardo di chi non è mai “comparsa” ma protagonista. Un racconto misto di aneddoti, di aforismi, di ricordi e storie che non hanno un passato perché sempre attuali, perché il centro è sempre “l’Uomo”, le sue scommesse, le sue sfide, le sue paure i suoi sogni. E le sue verità. Quelle che sono o che a lui paiono.
Cesare Pastore, Marino Marini, Giuseppe Morandi and Vincenzo Coffani. In this well illustrated book the racing and family life of the four champions from Mantova: Morandi and Coffani attending the competitions of the ’20s and ’30s with OM, Pastore tied to Bugatti and Maserati brands and Marini with Paolo Marzotto on Ferraris. A very important document in car racing history.
The authors have published an illustrated tribute to the 2012 edition of the most beautiful race in the world and to all the cities involved. Included the palmarès with all the 377 drivers with their cars and the final classifics.
The 24th and final edition of the Mille Miglia, held on the 11th and 12th of May 1957, has passed into history above all due to the tragic circumstances of the accident involving de Portago and Nelson’s Ferrari 335S, which crashed in the latter stages of the race near Mantua. It was however, also a race characterised by a bitter struggle amongst the Maranello marque’s drivers, a duel that never happened with Moss and Jenkinson’s Maserati 450S and the last career win for Piero Taruffi. Behind all this, there was also another story, one equally as fascinating and rich in incident, that of the crews racing in the minor classes: from the Tuned Touring and the 750 classes to the Gran Turismo and Sport 750 and 1000 categories. This previously neglected story of "little" cars and almost unknown drivers is recounted by Carlo Dolcini, a painstaking and accurate historian, who has reconstructed in engrossing detail the “minor” episodes of those days, drawing on a wealth of photographic documentation.
In addition, the volume offers a retrospective of the victories of Tazio Nuvolari and Giannino Marzotto in the Mille Miglia editions that occur in 2013, after eighty and sixty years, in 1933 and 1953, with an extensive authentic photo gallery.
The issue, in a joint-venture between 1000 Miglia Srl and Renografica, publisher from Bologna, has been created with style and care by genuine enthusiasts, worthy of those protagonists of the Mille Miglia: besides the graphics recalling a Futurist style, pages are of different paper, "uncoated” for the historical part and glossy for the modern section.
The editorial part is edited by Paolo Mazzetti, already author of several publications on the Red Arrow, former Director of the Mille Miglia Museum and current Executive Secretary of the Mille Miglia Club.
Two key players in the history of motor sport first came together in the early Thirties and continued their racing association until 1957. The cars from Stuttgart competed in the Brescian classic from 1930 to 1957 and won the race twice. The first time was in 1931, when Rudolf Caracciola drove the huge SSK to victory: the second was in 1955 with the 300 SLR, one of the famous Silver Arrows, crewed by Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson, This fascinating story, which not only deals with the sport itself but also the difficult relationship that existed between Italy and Germany throughout the Second World War, is illustrated with exceptional photographs and other material, most of it provided by Mercedes-Benz itself and never previously seen.
Giacomo Bretzel presents the Mille Miglia 2003 and 2004. This series of images is the fruit of 1.600 km, strapped in the back of an estate car, eye glued to the viewfinder to best capture the sensation of movement and speed. In these breathtaking vews, both space and time are traversed by magical moving machines; rays of light or phantom shadows on the photographer’s film.
During the remarkable period from 1953 through 1961, the most famous long-distance epics such as Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Sebring, Nürburgring, the Carrera Panamericana, and Dundrod all experienced their finest moments. This meticulously researched and edited photographic essay captures an era of spectacular World Sports Car Championship competition. In addition to covering the major manufacturers, the book explores a fascinating supporting cast of smaller-displacement cars, specialty builders, and “one-offs.” Many of the great drivers, team leaders, and constructors are revealed in compelling portraits.
A booklet with 3 DVDs celebrating three famous events in the motor sport world: the Italian Mille Miglia race of 1600 km born in 1927, the 24 Hours at Le Mans, a one day race in the French countryside and at last the mythic Tourist Trophy, the motorcycles race in the hard Isle of Man.