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‘Mille Miglia’ coming to South Africa!

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africa’s own version of Italy’s Mille Miglia classic-car event will run from March 8-13 on some of the best roads in the Western Cape.

Organiser Ross Crichton told The Corner: “We’re very pleased with the response to our call for entries to this inaugural 1000 Mile Tribute – half of the maximum number of entries have already signed.”

ONE OF THE ENTRIES: A super-rare 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Image: Supplied

Among the exotics confirmed for the event’s four categories to honour the iconic Mille Miglia raced on open roads through Italy from 1927-1957 will be a super-rare 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, 1955 Jaguar XK140 OTS, 1974 Porsche 911 2.7 RS, and – perhaps the most iconic of all supercars – a 1990 Ferrari F40.

Route-planners Dave Alexander and Di Dougmore told The Corner the event will start with registration at Cape Town’s Victoria and Albert Waterfront on March 8 2022 and last for four days/five nights of regularity stages, non-competitive track events, and “a healthy dose of grand touring”.

VICTORIA AND ALBERT WATERFRONT: Cape Town. Image: Wikipedia

Entries will be limited to certain brands and models and invitation or application will be decided by an admissions committee.

The categories:
1927-1957: Mille Miglia Specific
Pre-1976: Classic
1977-1996: Modern Classic
1997-2021: Sports

The 60 entrants will start from the Cape Town Waterfront on March 9 and head for Hermanus along some of South Africa’s most scenic coastal roads.

The next day’s drive will be Hermanus-Franschhoek area, Day 3 to St. Helena Bay on the Ca[e West Coast, the fourth back to Cape Town.

WANT TO REGISTER FOR THE RUN…?

Crichton told The Corner: “Interested enthusiasts should contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We’ve negotiated special rates for vehicle owners requiring their entries to be moved between Johannesburg and Cape Town.”

TOYOTA REPRESENTED: Image: supplied

Beneficiaries of the even will include the Motorsport Legends Benevolent Fund and Quadpara Association of South Africa. Registration will open on http://www.cape1000.com or by contacting info@cape1000.com.

Entries will close on January 24 2022.

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