UPDATED May 29, 2005 The legendary Mille Miglia road race from Brescia to Rome and back started in 1927 and continued until the mid-fifties. The record for the 1000 mile journey was set in 1955 - ten hours, seven minutes and 48 seconds at an average speed of 97.96 mph. The winner was Stirling Moss and Juan Manual Fangio completed a Mercedes Benz 1-2 in the fabled Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. The Mille Miglia has now been revived as a gentlemans rally, and this year Mercedes entered the car in the event for the last time, appropriately driven by Moss and F1 and Le Mans winner Jochen Mass. It will only have two more public outings before it retires to the Mercedes-Benz museum. - the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 24 – 26) and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 14).
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