Historical 1000 Miglia sets dates, limits participants

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The historic 1000 Miglia sends vintage sports cars from Brescia to Rome and back | 1000 Miglia photos

The 38th re-enactment of the famed Mille Milglia race on public roads in Italy will be contested May 13-16, 2020, organizers have announced. The team behind the 1000 Miglia 2020 also said that only 400 cars will be selected for the event.

Organizers accepted 430 entries in the 2019 running, but they are reducing that number in 2020 “to guarantee greater safety and quality in services to the crews.”

Along the route

Already, nearly 625 car owners have applied for the 2020 event. A “special commission” will determine the final entry list.

In addition to the rally participants, 100 “modern cars” will follow the route ahead of the vintage vehicles.

Organizers also said they have applied for UNESCO heritage for the vintage racing event, which in 2020 will leave from Brescia and drive to Cervia-Milan Marittima via Lake Garda, Villafranca di Verona and Ravenna.

The second day sends the cars to Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, Rieti and on to Rome for a parade through the streets that ends at the via Veneto catwalk.

The third day has the cars going through the Piazza Il Campo di Siena, leaving Tuscany via the Cisa Pass and spending the night in Parma, which in 2020 will be the “Italian Capital of Culture” city.

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The rally ends on May 16 back in Brescia.

To apply for participation, car owners should visit the 1000 Miglia website. 

Parade after dark
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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.

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