Riding In A Hot Metal Bathtub At 120 MPH Across Italy Is Glorious

I’m watching a Lancia Ypsilon come right at me, leading a line of other cars. As we barrel toward the Lancia, we’re passing cars on my right: Gullwings, Alfas, sinuous, low red blurs. The sound is deafening, a massive muffler rumbling just to my left and wind all around. I glance at the speedo and see the needle… »5/27/15 3:15pm5/27/15 3:15pm

What Was So Special About The Mille Miglia?

Mille Miglia! Never two words ever sounded so daring and evocative when put together. People always seem to take a moment to pronounce them with the right amount of emphasis, just if they want to stress how important this event is. As a matter of fact, the Mille Miglia has always been a sensation, a race followed… »5/15/15 7:30pm5/15/15 7:30pm

The Sub-Mill’ Mille: Spring Thaw’s $500 Mille Miglia

Today, the Mille Miglia begins – indeed, as you read this, it’s probably already done so. The entry list is available online, a roll-call of million-dollar coach-built rolling-artwork. And also stuff like a Borgward Isabella, which should make Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky giddy, as he’s covering the event thanks to… »5/14/15 10:51am5/14/15 10:51am

There Are So Many Amazing Cars At The Mille Miglia

Before the Mille Miglia race actually begins tomorrow, the cars all have to go through a process of scrutineering, which is basically just making sure they’re actually road legal. It’s like going to the DMV. Actually, since going to the DMV is like a little jaunt to hell, the Mille Miglia is like the DMV in heaven: no… »5/14/15 9:35am5/14/15 9:35am

What It's Like To Fly Across The Atlantic Three Feet From Kanye West

Yes, that’s really Kanye West, as unofficially confirmed by eavesdropping on airline staff, sitting about three feet away from me as I flew to Milan to take part (as a guest of Jaguar) in the Mille Miglia. I have no idea what Mr.West is doing here, but if you’re curious, here’s what he’s like to travel next to. It’s… »5/13/15 9:55am5/13/15 9:55am

I'm Going To Drive In The Mille Miglia!

Those of you who may have noticed me eating a bowl of dry cat food and milk this morning may come to the reasonable conclusion that I’m pretty distracted. This time it’s not because I drank more of that blue liquid I found behind the furnace, it’s because tomorrow I leave for Italy and the Mille Miglia. And I’m very… »5/11/15 10:00pm5/11/15 10:00pm

[Jaguar Heritage Racing will be tackling the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event from

[Jaguar Heritage Racing will be tackling the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event from 15-18 May with a line-up of top-name drivers, which will be traversed over 1,000 gruelling miles from Brescia-Rome-Brescia in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguar cars ever produced. Photo credit:… »5/01/14 11:00pm5/01/14 11:00pm