Mercedes-Benz Museum Holds Mille Miglia Exhibition

Ryan Joseph Ramos October 11, 2012

Fans of the Mille Miglia race are about to get a treat as the Mercedes-Benz Museum is showcasing the “Mille Miglia – Passion and Rivalry” exhibition. The exhibition started October 10 and is set to run all the way through January 6, 2013.

The exhibition is made possible through the cooperation of the Museo Mille Miglia. It features nine vehicles (from Mercedes and from competitors as well) that have participated in the 1,000-mile race previously. Aside from vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz SSK, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, and Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, the vehicle showcase also includes legendary cars from Alfa Romea, Ferrari, and Lancia.

Vehicles aren’t the only items on display—attendees will also be able to marvel at photos and texts about the different drivers and the races that made the Italian event so spectacular and popular.

The Mille Miglia open-road race started in 1927 and had a long run through 1957. It took competitive race cars on the road for a total of 1,000 miles, going nonstop from Brescia to Rome, and then heading back to Brescia again.

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