Miura ends 50th anniversary back at namesake farm

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Miura drives back to farm where bulls still are bred | Lamborghini photos
Miura drives back to farm where bulls still are bred | Lamborghini photos

Automobili Lamborghini’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration of its Miura model concluded this month with “Back to the Name,” a visit to the bull-breeding farm in Spain that lent its name to a vehicle that established a new standard for sports cars.

A Miura SV from the Lamborghini museum at Sant’Agata Bolognese, accompanied by a contingent of Huracans and Aventadors, traveled about 400 miles from Madrid to the Miura family’s farm in Lora del Rio in Andalusia.

Founded some 175 years ago, the Miura breeding farm is one of the oldest and most highly respected “ganaderias” in Spain, run today by Eduardo and Antonio Miura, sons of Don Eduardo Miura, who greeted Ferruccio Lamborghini back in 1966 when the iconic sports car that bears the farm name was unveiled.

“It was a fitting conclusion to the important anniversary celebrations: events scheduled throughout the year included top international Concours d’Elegance (such as Amelia Island, Villa d’Este and Goodwood) and an Italian tour held in June with 20 Miuras coming from all over the world to take part,” the automaker said in its news release.

 

 

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.