Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia 2010 – Photo Gallery and Video

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB4 - Mille MigliaThe inaugural Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia took place May 6-9, 2010, starting and ending in Brescia, Italy. After three days of competition and 1,180 kilometres of driving, the 130 modern and classic Ferraris entered officially ended their race along the route of the Mille Miglia, just a stone’s throw from the Maranello factory complex, before moving on to the grand finale parade along Viale Venezia in Brescia.

The last edition of the famous race was held in 1957 and this is also the cut-off year of manufacture for cars entering the contemporary race, thus excluding owners of more modern Ferraris from 1958 and beyond. Beginning with this edition in 2010, however, they have their own dedicated event.

The Ferrari Tribute was an event within an event as the 43 different Maranello models went ahead of the historic Mille Miglia car race, whipping up huge enthusiasm amongst the spectators that lined out to welcome the Tribute participants at every stage. They drove from Brescia to Rome and back, against the marvelous backdrop of the Po Valley, the hills of the Marche, Umbrian forests, snow-capped Apennines and gentle Tuscan countryside. The drivers and navigators from 16 different countries were invariably greeted by a festive atmosphere at every stage but most notably along the legendary hairpins of the Futa and the Raticosa mountain passes where hundreds of fans thronged the roadsides. The routes through small towns and the larger historic cities, such as Bologna, Florence, Siena and of course, Rome, were spectacular too. In fact, there was a particularly impressive parade at Castel Sant’Angelo on the Friday evening.

Final classifications were be decided by regularity trials over specific sections, including the Fiorano circuit during the Maranello stage. Aside from the overall classification, there were separate standings for “contemporary” cars from 1982 to 2010 and “classic” cars from 1958 to 1981. Surprisingly, the entry list was weighted heavily towards modern Ferrari with only 23 Enzo-era cars in the tribute. Part of the problem was the requirement that only road-legal cars with regular number plates and insurance were eligible.

Overall victory in the first Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia went to the 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena of Leonardo Giardina and Giuseppina Di Serio, who finished ahead of the 2009 Ferrari California manned by Marta Bonomi and Adrian Paolicchi and the 1992 Ferrari 512 TR crewed by Gino Verghini and Lamberto Fuso.

Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia 2010 – Contemporary Car Results (1982-2010)

1. 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena F1 – Leonardo Giardina and Giuseppina Di Serio
2. 2009 Ferrari California – Marta Bonomi and Adrian Paolicchi
3. 1992 Ferrari 512 TR – Gino Verghini and Lamberto Fuso
4. 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia – Mario Gnutti and Simona Cremonesi
5. 2009 Ferrari F430 Spider – Sotiris Gikontes and Maria Zouropoulou

Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia 2010 – Classic Car Results (1958-1982)

1. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona – Ugo Gussalli Beretta and Donato Benetti
2. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – Antonio Ghini and Cristina Valenza
3. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet – Carlos Lopez and Maria Eugenia Lopez
4. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France – Kim Taylor-Smith and Neil Twyman
5. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – Chris and Natasha Evans

Click for complete results: Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia – Official Rankings.

Ferrari Tribute at Mille Miglia 2010 – Photo Gallery and Video

Ferrari 250LM - Jean-Jaques Bally and Alan Tanzi
Ferrari 250LM - Jean-Jaques Bally and Alan Tanzi
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder - Chris and Natasha Evans
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder - Chris and Natasha Evans (photo credit: Peter Brown)
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder - Chris and Natasha Evans
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder - Chris and Natasha Evans (photo credit: Peter Brown)
1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Michael Pearce and David Moores
1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Michael Pearce and David Moores
1972 Dino 246 GT - Vincenzo Cremonini and Augusto Cremonini
1972 Dino 246 GT - Vincenzo Cremonini and Augusto Cremonini
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB4 - Heinz Wehrli and Elsa Hotz
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB4 - Heinz Wehrli and Elsa Hotz
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Omer Akyol Faruk and Mario Vignali
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Omer Akyol Faruk and Mario Vignali
Ferrari F430 Spider - Desenzano del Garda
Ferrari F430 Spider in Desenzano del Garda
1972 Dino 246 GT - Vincenzo Cremonini and Augusto Cremonini entering Urbino
1972 Dino 246 GT - Vincenzo Cremonini and Augusto Cremonini entering Urbino
Arriving at Pista di Fiorano - Ferrari 365 GTB4
Arriving at Pista di Fiorano - Ferrari 365 GTB4
Headed to Pista di Fiorano track
Headed to Pista di Fiorano track
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy - Michael and Margaret Kwee
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy - Michael and Margaret Kwee
Ferrari F40 - Roland Becker and Sandra Rehm
Ferrari F40 - Roland Becker and Sandra Rehm
1968 Ferrari 365 GTC - Roland and Werner von Ballmoos
1968 Ferrari 365 GTC - Roland and Werner von Ballmoos
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France - Kim Taylor-Smith and Neil Twyman
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS - David MacNeil and David Iverson
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS - David MacNeil and David Iverson
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 at Fiorano
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 - George and Jeffrey Bunting
1958 Ferrari 250 GT SWB at Fiorano
1958 Ferrari 250 GT SWB - Antonino Ghini and Cristina Valenza
Ferrari F40 and Ferrari 275 GTB
1991 Ferrari F40 of Andrea and Giorgio Columbo and 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB 4 of Jeffery and George Bunting
1995 Ferrari F50 - Mille Miglia
1995 Ferrari F50 - Gary and Lucy Orsman
Ferrari F430 Scuderia - Siena
Ferrari F430 Scuderia drives through Siena
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Piazza del Campo in Siena
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Piazza del Campo in Siena
Ferrari F40 - Piazza del Campo in Siena
Ferrari F40 idle through Piazza del Campo in Siena
Ferrari Enzo - Siena
Ferrari Enzo at home in Siena
2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M - Marcus Becker and Catherine Spiers
2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M - Marcus Becker and Catherine Spiers
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia - Mille Miglia
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia - Mario Gnutti and Simona Cremonesi
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB4 - Mille Miglia
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB4 - Ugo Gusalli-Beretta and Donato Benetti finished 1st overall in the Classiche category
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - Mille Miglia
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - Hans Zender and Raimund Wittlich
Ferrari 512 BBi of Sergio Fodriga and Dario Bonassi - Ferrari factory in Maranello
Ferrari 512 BBi of Sergio Fodriga and Dario Bonassi leaving Ferrari factory in Maranello
Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet leaving Ferrari factory
Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet leaving Ferrari factory

[Source: Ferrari SpA]

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  1. The pictures of the Ferraris in the quaint little towns are wonderful. I’m sure that was fun to witness. Thanks for bringing these to us.

  2. My wife and I took part in our 599 – we were car number 588 – it certainly was fun (but exhausting). We then went to Portofino where we encountered by chance members of the United Arab Emirates Ferrari Owners Club who had shipped 24 of their cars over for a driving tour of Italy and Spain. We followed that with four days in Monaco for the Grand Prix. Now back in England but with great memories

  3. A question around the organisation; I believe there were a few problems? As someone looking to enter for 2011, would you recommend that I do, or wait until 2012, when the teething problems have been ironed out?

  4. There were no particular problems re the organisation. It is Italy after all so there will always be “issues” but being Italy it will also be the case that everything works out alright on the night, so to speak. I would suggest that you just go ahead and enter and not wait for 2012. However, unless they can guarantee that it will be a lot better than this year, I wouldn’t waste your money on the Gala Dinner.

  5. Thanks Brad. Trust you are well; it was good to see you in Brescia, albeit for a very short time! Are you planning a trip in 2011?

  6. No. We thought about doing it again but a, its a lot of money and b, we enjoyed it so much last time we are worried that a second go would be an anti-climax. It was good to see you in Brescia and I urge you to give it a go. They seem to be struggling to get the numbers this year as I’ve had 4 emails and a phone call asking if i’d enter again and they have extended the deadline for entering to mid January, so who even knows whether there will be an event in 2012. I think for 2011 we’re inclined to drive one of the Ferraris (we’ve added a 2010 California to the 599) down to Monza for the Italian GP. Let me know whether you enter. Sandra at the FOC can give you all my contact details.