than a mere sports competition, the Mille Miglia did represent
a reason for the technical improvement of automobiles, the mobilization
of all the productive energies operating in that sector. It
was really through the aim of spurring the develpment of the
automobile - by creating an epoch-making car event - that the
Mille Miglia gradually aquired its unique charm and special
the main priority of the Organizers of the Mille Miglia is renewing
the magic suggested by the words of Giovanni Canestrini, one
of the four founders of the race.
years after the first edition, the ever-increasing success and
"unique charm" of the Red Arrow is proportional to
the magnificence of the spectacle offered to millions of people
standing along Italy's roadsides.
yesterday, this is possible thanks to the participation of the
most extraordinary cars ever built all over the world.
wish to offer motor racing enthusiasts the best sports and racing
cars ever. Maybe the definition of the race as "the only
traveling museum in the world" has sometimes been misused;
yet these words, uttered by Enzo Ferrari while greeting the
Mille Miglia at Scaglietti workshop in Modena, are still the
basis of our working creed. Not only did they represent significant
and special praise of our race, but they also act today as a
powerful spur for us to make the "traveling museum"
still more impressive and vital with the utmost care and strictness.
As is the custom, preference will be given to those cars, belonging
to Sport, Grand Touring and Touring categories, that took part
at least in one edition of the Mille Miglia held between 1927
cars in possession of F.I.V.A. Identity Card or F. I. A.
Fiche will be considered eligible for participation, provided
that they attend the technical inspections in their original
aim of favoring those cars burdened with age and history, each
of the selected cars will be given a coefficient which, taking
into account its age and technical, historical and sports characteristics,
will modify the score achieved during the regularity race.
the best examples in motor racing history, the Mille Miglia
will offer an extraordinary setting, with a route framed by
the artistic, historical and environmental scenery that can
be boasted only by the squares of some of the most beautiful
Italian cities such as Mantua, Ferrara, Ravenna, Arezzo, Rome,
Siena Florence, Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia and, after a
few years' absence from the route, Cremona.
up the tradition, for the twentieth time we address our usual
invitation to everyone: the rendezvous is on Thursday 2nd
May 2002, in Piazza della Vittoria, in Brescia, the City
of the Mille Miglia.
The President of the Organizing Committee