The 2014 running of the famed Mille Miglia rally took place 15-18 May in Italy on the historic roads from Brescia, through Padova, Rome, Siena, Pisa and Bologna, before returning to cross the finish line in Brescia. A field of 435 historic automobiles built between 1927 and 1957 challenged each other and themselves in the modern revival that celebrates the “finest race in the world”, as Enzo Ferrari famously called it.
Jaguar Heritage Racing fielded ten of the marque’s most celebrated 1950s models in the 2014 Mille Miglia. Jay Leno and Ian Callum drove the ex-Sir James Scott-Douglas 1951 Jaguar XK 120 roadster, raced as part of the Ecurie Ecosse team in period. Ex-Jaguar Le Mans, World Sports Prototype Championship winner and Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle paired up with ex-Formula 1 racer Bruno Senna behind the wheel of the the ‘Long Nose’ Jaguar D-type, the penultimate example built, registered 393 RW, as this legendary Jaguar model celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.
Bentley brought the 1930 4.5-Litre Le Mans ‘Team Car’ once owned by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, while BMW entered the 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupe that won the 1940 Mille Miglia in the hands of overall victory for Fritz Huschke von Hanstein and Walter Baumer.
Alfa Romeo lined up three cars picked from the Alfa Romeo Museum – two pre-war models, a 1930 6C 1750 Gran Sport and a 1928 6C 1500 Super Sport and a 1954 2000 Sportiva. The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS, bodied by Zagato, finished second overall at this year’s event. The Italian automaker triumphed no less than eleven times in the original Mille Miglia, a record that can never been beaten.
Given the strong field of 435 historic cars at the 2014 Mille Miglia, we ended up with not enough time to post all of the images provided by Julien Mahiels in our original story. Therefore, in addition to Julien’s “Report and Photos“, we offer the following gallery of images that are too stunning to not share. We split up Julien’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Julien, visit julienmahiels.net.
Mille Miglia 2014 – Featured Picture Gallery
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