Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Countdown to the 2013 Mille Miglia

One day left to the 2013 Mille Miglia. An endurance race that only the very best cars and very best drivers could endure.

For 30 years - from 1927 until 1957-, la Mille Miglia was the excellence in car racing and one of the competitions most loved by Italians. It was the race that passed very close to home, which allowed people to see their idols. The original Mille Miglia ended in 1957 after a series of fatal crashes that made the event untenable on public roads, but it returned in 1977 as the Mille Miglia Storica, a wonderful race around Italy of classic cars – which must have taken part in the original 1927-1957 race –.

In this edition, Jaguar Heritage Racing enters three C-Type and three XK120 classic cars into the famous event, followed by, on the majority of the driving route, five new Jaguar F-TYPE sports cars. Taking the seats of them will be six-time Olympic cycling Champion Sir Chris Hoy, the world’s only male supermodel David Gandy, Le Mans 24 Hours race winner Andy Wallace, Chairman & CEO of 20th Century Fox Jim Gianopulos - who will drive with a film industry colleague, German actress Hannah Herzsprung, Italian Salvatore Ferragamo Jr., fashion icon Yasmin Le Bon and Michael Quinn, the grandson of Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons. This exciting list of classic car enthusiasts will be led by Jaguar Heritage Racing's own multiple race winner Alex Buncombe and motoring journalist Chris Harris who will be driving a Jaguar C-Type once owned by Juan Manuel Fangio.




During the past week, in a driver training session with the 2013 Jaguar Heritage Racing team at Goodwood Motor Circuit which was captured on film, we could see David Gandy alongside his glamourous co-driver Yasmin Le Bon and the rest of the Jaguar team. 


As always, the race will start in Brescia, off to Rome and back again, mixing history, nature & sport. Three intense days ahead, we hope you all enjoy this unforgettable experience. Congratulations David, because one of your dreams is about to become reality. Good Luck and Good Journey!


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