The first day of Mille Miglia 2020 is done. Last night the cars that made it to the finish line have arrived in Cervia, near the beaches of Milano Marittima. An area famous for its salt production.
A nice overview report of this day from the embankment of river Po near Ferrara, with English comments, can be watched on the YouTube channel of Stefano Fioravanti.
This morning, the first participants already have left Cervia and have set course towards Rome.
Participating in the Mille Miglia is high on the wish list of many car enthousiasts. 400 entries are the lucky ones, another 200 equipes were on the waiting list this year. The teams are from 33 countries. It figures that most of them are from Italy. What’s striking is the percentage of Dutch teams, almost 70 entries from the nether region. Far more entries than for instance from Germany (just over 40 entries) and the UK (just under 40).
The number 393 and 397 teams are two of the many Dutch equipes, but they are special ones. Lady drivers and co-drivers in very rare Alpine’s A106 Mille Miglia. Janneke Vos-Van Helden – Joyce Hurkens (393) and Liesbeth Nagelkerke-Mulder – Marietta Winsemius (397) have started this adventure and we will try to find out more about these equipes as they go.
The 397 car in all its glory was featured on Petrolicious before (gallery). Have a look at this amazing little sports car, the first Alpine car of Jean Rédélé, based on mechanical components of the Renault 4CV. In a way it’s the founder of the nowadays Alpine A110 .