1957 Maserati 200SI
1957 Maserati 200SI

Open Roads for 2016 California Mille

The 2016 California Mille will take place April 24-28 over 1,000 miles of twisty back roads in California. The 26th annual rally will bring 67 historic cars from all over the world to San Francisco to salute Italy’s most famous open road race, the Mille Miglia.

The Cal Mille begins with a free car show atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on April 24th followed by a four-day back roads adventure. Co-organizers David and Howard Swig, carrying on the Mille tradition begun by their late father Martin Swig in 1991, will introduce dignitaries, recall the colorful history of the original event and its California counterpart, and spotlight significant classics that could have qualified for the Mille Miglia that ran from 1927 to 1957.

On Monday morning, April 25, Italian Cultural Affairs director Paolo Barlera will wave the Italian flag by the partenza (departure) arch spanning Mason Street, signaling the start of a four-day, thousand-mile drive that celebrates the spirit of the original event with “important cars, little roads and wonderful friends.”

International entrants from Germany will join California Mille participants from 12 U.S. states, with California accounting for 46 of the classics.

For additional information, visit CaliforniaMille.com.

California Mille 2016 – List of Entrants

1957 AC Aceca
1957 AC Aceca
1957 AC Aceca
1957 AC Bristol
1957 AC Bristol
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS
1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C
1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1957 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce
1957 Alfa Romeo Sprint
1956 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce Lightweight
1952 Allard J2X
1952 Allard J2X
1940 Aston Martin Type C
1953 Aston-Martin DB2
1957 Aston-Martin DB2/4
1956 Austin-Healey 100M
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans
1928 Bentley 3/8 Racer
1930 Bentley Speed Six
1940 Buick Super
1957 Citroen ID-19P
1956 Chevrolet Corvette
1957 Ferrari 250 GT
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Alloy
1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France
1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
1953 Fiat 1100
1955 Ford Thunderbird
1938 Jaguar SS-100
1954 Jaguar XK-120
1956 Jaguar XK-140
1938 Lagonda V12 LeMans R
1937 Lancia Aprilia
1954 Lancia Aurelia B20S GT
1955 Lancia Aurelia B20S GT
1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S
1956 Lancia Aurelia B20S GT
1953 Lincoln Capri
1957 Lotus Elite
1957 Maserati 200Si
1955 Maserati A6GCS
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
1957 MG Magnette
1953 Morgan +4
1956 Morgan +4
1953 Nash Healey
1953 Nash Healey
1957 Porsche 356 Coupe
1956 Porsche 356 1600S coupe
1957 Porsche 356 Carrera GT
1955 Porsche Continental
1955 Porsche Speedster
1953 Siata 208CS
1953 Siata 208C
1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk

[Source: California Mille; photo: Dennis Gray]

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