Mille Miglia 2015 – The Official Book. Isn’t it the ultimate dream for any classic car fan to participate in the Mille Miglia once in his life-time?
The stunning number of beautiful classic cars, icons from the history of car racing. Driving through small romantic villages and historic cities like Ferarra and Pisa. Springtime under the Italian sun. Long winding roads and thousands of spectators waiving and cheering.
What was once a race, not without risks, became a tradition to celebrate wonderful cars. Heroes of those days like Sir Stirling Moss, made the event even more memorable. Heritance of famous car brands show 'acte de presence' like Porsche, Ferrari and Zagato.
Mille Miglia 2015 - The Official Book is just that. A photo book showing photos and names of all the contestants and their cars. Pages filled with tables show the details of the cars and their final ranking. The winners of 2015 were Juan Tonconogy and Guillermo Berisso in a bright blue Bugatti T40, made in 1927. Mind you, driving 1000 miles for four days in an 89 year old car!
Going through all the photo filled pages of each of the participants, I realized that it was not only classic cars participating. There are a few Fiat 500 Topolino’s, a Lincoln Capri Sport Coupe and a Renault 4, just to name a few.
The last two chapters are filled with photos of the Ferrari and Mercedes tribute to the participants. Cars like the Ferrari LaFerrari and Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss. I am sure that all the 2015 Mille Miglia participants would like to have this book. Also those interested in everything around this event, because it really is a great book.
However, I am missing something and after going through the book for the second time, I realized that I miss photos which capture the feeling of driving through beautiful Italy. All the photos are close-ups of the cars with their drivers but without landscapes. Or photos of all the preparations before the race and late night activities to fix and prep the car for the next day. Stories which are more interesting to me then just the cars. Well maybe that is something for 2016?