3/22/2017

Another Mille Miglia admission

Last year Niels Borum participated in the Mille Miglia race in Italy in his 1953 Oldsmobile 88 Rocket. He debuted with his co-driver Christian Daluiso, also from Denmark, and despite technical issues, they finished the race in style. Quite extraordinary, Christian and Niels have now been accepted for the second consecutive year. Therefore, the Rocket will be in action again!

To drive in the Mille Miglia you need a car (year and type) that has participated in the original Mille Miglia. Only time an Olds participated was in 1953, with the two Italian/American drivers Joe Santi and Bruno Pozatto. From about 1.500 applicants only about 420 cars are admitted each year.

Mille Miglia is a 4 days rally, with a very scenic (and complicated) route going from Brescia to Rimini (day 1), further from Rimini to Rome (day 2) and then from Rome to Parma (day 3) and finally the grand finale, from Parma back to Brescia.

Total distance 1.600 km (1000 miles, aka Mille Miglia) passing through some of the most beautiful areas of Italy, including Tuscany, Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio and Emilia Romagna.

Cars from 1927 to 1957 are participating, and among them are many priceless museum and collector's cars (not the Rocket, though) that you rarely (or ever) see on public roads.

Mille Miglia is called "the most beautiful race in the world".

Read more about the adventure on Christian and Niels’ Facebook site