BMW is bringing out all eight of its Hommage series of designs for this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Italy’s Lake Como for the automaker’s “The Next 100 Years” campaign. Neat.
When I mention that I love vintage Volkswagen Beetles, I’m usually met with a response like “Really? I had no idea. Too bad you never freaking mention it in every stupid thing you write,” and then the slappings begin. But I mean it! And even better, I got to drive what I think may be the ultimate, ideal vintage Beetle.
Remember how I wouldn’t shut up about riding in that amazing C-Type Jaguar in the Mille Miglia through Italy? Well, Alex Goy actually got to drive the beast, and he gives a wonderful account of the whole experience in his segment on XCAR.
I’m hoping you’re not getting sick of me talking about my Mille Miglia trip to Italy, because there’s still some really important stuff you need to know about: like how the port-potties at the finish line of the Mille Miglia have shifters.
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…
Of course, you visit and participate in the Mille Miglia because you love cars. But there is much more to Italy than great driving roads and history—and don’t tell us you were planning on finding your meals in between fuel additives at the closest gas station.
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…
There’s a place in this world where cars have a holiday dedicated to them. And it’s a genuine holiday. Not the lame-ass British ‘holiday’ that’s just a jaunt to some tepid seashore, but holiday as in people stop all the normal rules of life and celebrate. The place is Italy, and the holiday is the 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…
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…
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…
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…
Having a car that your father bought in 1955 is pretty special in itself, but this Fiat racer has even more to offer as long as you don’t mind getting battered by the rain at while struggling towards the ton.
Dick De Luna is a septuagenarian gentleman who intends to keep moving rather fast for at least another 20 years with this, his 1948 Nardi-Danese 6C 2500 shared with his wife as a navigator.
Jaguar absolutely threw down at this year's Mille Miglia, inviting many celebrity drivers to pilot some serious cars, including denim enthusiast Jay Leno and Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum who had the keys of a Jaguar XK120 race car.
Jaguar Heritage Racing entered four cars into the four-day, 1,000-mile endurance rally known as the Mille Miglia. The historic fleet was supported by 30 mechanics from JD Classics while the cars themselves were driven by all sorts of celebrities and the best of Jag's own crew.
Ian Callum is such a smooth driver he's put Jay Leno right to sleep. If you can't tell, Jay is dreaming about denim. Oh wait, it's a RHD car. SOMEONE SAVE IAN CALLUM!
Get an extremely valuable vintage Mercedes and enter the Mille Miglia next year. It's a race between carefully selected historic cars surrounded by great scenery, sunshine, good people, and terror.
An incredibly historically valuable Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was pretty much destroyed yesterday at the Mille Miglia by a passing BMW (of course). It was one of the really nice ones, too, with the black paint and red interior. Aw, what the hell.