Thursday, October 16, 2008

A win for Alfa Romeo at the “Festa Mille Miglia 2008” race in Japan

Alfa Romeo and the 6C1500 Super Sport were the indisputable stars of the “Festa Mille Miglia” that took place in Japan from 11 to 14 October. This victory was achieved after wins in 2007 at the “1000 Milas Argentina” and in the latest edition of the “Mille Miglia Italiana” when Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo drove off with the outright winner's title and also the team Cup, with two cars placed amongst the first six of the overall rankings in what is considered “the Queen of Historical Races” (a historical re-enactment of the race that Enzo Ferrari described as "the finest race in the world", now reserved for classic cars built before 1957).

The race was won by the team Luciano Viaro-Toru Ishikawa that returned to the winner’s podium at this Japanese event after a success in 2006 with the 6C1750 GS. Lest we forget, the Italian driver also won the 2004 race at the wheel of a Disco Volante Coupè car from the Arese Museum, also carrying the Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo team colours.

No fewer than 116 cars took place in the “Festa Mille Miglia 2008”, driving over a route of more than 1600 km from Tokyo-Harajuku to Yokohama. The Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport, the supreme victor, is a model that shares a particular empathy with the 1000 Miglia race: in 1928 it won the speed race with the team of Campari-Ramponi, the first in a string of eleven Alfa Romeo wins (still an unbeaten record) at the great classic race held in Brescia.

source Alfa Romeo press release

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