The Mille Miglia Storica returned to the roads of Italy on May 13-17, 2009 for another 1,000 mile road rally from Brescia to Rome and back to Brescia.
“The legend has won. After last year’s enormous success, the world’s greatest road race has surpassed itself to become even greater,” said Alessandro Casali, President of the Organizing Committee of the Mille Miglia, at the Awards Ceremony which took place at the Teatro Grande in Brescia.
Team Ferrari were the winners of the XXVII revival of the Mille Miglia, but it’s probably not what you think as Carlo and Bruno Ferrari were driving a 1927 Bugatti Type 37 when they won by a mere two point advantage over their Argentine rivals— Carlos Sielecki and Juan Hervas in 1926 Bugatti Type 35 A.
Coming in third were the winners of last year’s Mille Miglia, Antonio and Luciano Viaro, in a 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport.
In the coming days Sports Car Digest will bring you photo galleries and more, including coverage of when the race drove down Viale Enzo Ferrari inside the gates of the Ferrari factory in Maranello.