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1000 Miglia warmup event set for Virginia


Entries are open for the 1000 Miglia, the USA warm up and training event scheduled for October 23-26 in the Washington, D.C./Virginia area. The event features a one-day regularity rally training and a three-day race in 1000 Miglia style, said the organizers.

Based on the success of the inaugural 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA in 2018, the event becomes the first formal 1000 Miglia srl competition outside Italy with the overall winner receiving the Coppa USA.

The event in the U.S. is being staged by the Italian Embassy, Alfa Romeo, Chopard, Alitalia and Summit Point Motorsports Park. The event is open to 40 cars in two classes — 1000 Miglia Era (1927-1957) and Post-1000 Miglia Era (1958 to present). There will be divisions for novice and veteran entrants.

Entries close September 9. For details, visit the event website.

Registration ends soon for Ramshorn Rally

July 31 is the deadline for registration for the 2020 Ramshorn Rally, aka Luftgehuhlt Porsche, scheduled for May 15-20 beginning and ending in Whitefish, Montana, and venturing in between into British Columbia. The event is for air-cooled Porsches. For information, visit the rally website.

British hill climb celebrates American cars

England’s Prescott Speed Hill Climb stages the Anglo American Autumn Classic on October 5-6 featuring American-made vehicles and an American car show. British “muscle cars,” Indian motorcycles and custom choppers also will be featured.

Other events during the weekend include “The World’s Oldest Wall of Death” motorcycle show, the hill climb season racing finale, live entertainment and family activities.

For more information, visit the event website.

Ford RS2000 wins Pyrenees 1000

Rally-winning Ford RS2000 | Bespoke Rallies photo

A 1972 Ford RS2000 carrying the father and son team of Gerold and Gerd Letzbor won Bespoke Rallies’ three-day Pyrenees 1000 despite a final-day charge by a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 with Luc Maruenda and novice co-driver Agathe Bubbe.

Next up for Bespoke Rallies is the Slartibarfast event August 17 to September 2. 


Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
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, 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.


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