Mini Miglia set for Creighton Farms

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Scenes from the 1000 Mille Miglia USA event in 2019 | Creighton Farms photos

Did you know there’s an American arm of Italy’s 1000 Miglia, the Mille Miglia USA? It will be hosted for the second year by Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting restrictions, the theme for the US gathering November 7 at Creighton Farms is “Then & Now,” and will feature entrants’ vintage sports cars as well as their current counterparts.

In addition, there will be a display of “eclectic electric,” which are vintage vehicles converted to electric powertrains.

A “Cars & Cappuccino” event at Creighton Farms is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. November 7, with the Mille Miglia USA cars leaving for a road tour. 

For more information, visit the event website.

“We’re delighted to host this popular event,” said Wayne Trudeau chief sales officer for Southworth Development (owner and manager of Creighton Farms.) 

“Many of our residents are avid collectors with a big interest in vintage and rare autos,” said Wayne Trudeau, an officer of Southworth Development, owner and manager of Creighton Farms, also the site each summer of a golf tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering resumes

Scuderia Southwest, which each winter stages the Concours in the Hills in the Phoenix area, resumes its monthly Scottsdale Motorsports Gatherings from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on November 7, but at a new location, Market Street at DC Ranch. Cars will be parked in three separate areas, which are connected by walkways. 

For information, including car eligibility, visit the event website.

AACA special show at Gettysburg

The AACA, which had to cancel its big Fall Meet at Hershey because of the coronavirus pandemic, gathers instead at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 6-7 for its Special Fall Nationals car show. The events, with social distancing and other health precautions, will be held at the Wyndham Hotel complex. Visit the event website for details.

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Other upcoming Antique Automobile Club of America events include the national convention, February 11-13, 2021, at Philadelphia; the Western Spring Nationals, March 10-12, 2021, and held for the first time at Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Eastern Spring Nationals, June 17-19, 2021, at Saratoga Springs, New York.

Drive Toward a Cure honors Phil Hill

The Drive Toward a Cure, launched to give car enthusiasts a series of events that also raise money for the battle against Parkinson’s Disease, has announced a special Phil Hill Challenge Match that will provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000. The program runs through the end of this year.

Hill, America’s first Formula One world champion, was challenged by Parkinson’s in his later years.

“Several other renowned racers including David Love and Sam Posey have also faced the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease,” said Deb Pollack, Drive Toward a Cure founder.  “Heroes like Phil Hill are an inspiration to many, and our organization seeks to take advantage of the emotional bonds we share with car enthusiasts to elevate the funding we can provide to those with similar disadvantages.”

For information, visit the Drive Toward a Cure website.

New venue for Carlisle Auto Mania

Carlisle Events’ annual Auto Mania event moves from Allentown to the Carlisle Expo Center January 15-17, 2021, but is scheduled to return to the Allentown Fairgrounds, its home since 1990, in 2022.

The event is staged so collectors can “stock up on supplies for winter car projects” and to get their vehicles ready for the 2021 car show season.

To share news of your local car shows and cruises, email journal@classiccars.com

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