THE LEG­END CON­TIN­UES

New Zealand Classic Car - - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

T he 36th run­ning of the iconic Mille Miglia will co­in­cide this year with the 90th an­niver­sary of the first of the 11 vic­to­ries Alfa Romeo recorded from 1927 to 1957 — a record which will now never be beaten.

The oc­ca­sion will be marked on May 19, when the race will pay a cel­e­bra­tory visit to Mi­lan and to the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo at Arese, where time tri­als will be held on the in­ter­nal cir­cuit. Driv­ers Mar­cus Eric­s­son and Charles Leclerc from the Alfa Romeo Sauber For­mula 1 (F1) team cur­rently tak­ing part in the 2018 FIA For­mula 1 World Cham­pi­onship will also be present.

Ren­o­vated in 2015, to­day, the Arese lo­ca­tion is the heart of a brand cen­tre, which brings to­gether the past, present, and fu­ture of the Ital­ian brand.

From May 19 to De­cem­ber 2018, the mu­seum will host the 11 volte cam­pi­one (‘11 times cham­pion’) ex­hi­bi­tion, which cel­e­brates these sport­ing ex­ploits, en­graved in the mem­o­ries of fans all over the world.

Com­pet­ing in this year’s race will be sev­eral won­der­ful clas­sic Alfa Romeo cars from the FCA Her­itage col­lec­tion: from the 6C 1500 SS to the 6C 1750 GS, and from the 1900 SS to the 1900 Sport Spi­der. In ad­di­tion, 30 Alfa Romeo Gi­u­lia and Stelvio mod­els will be in ser­vice as of­fi­cial cars for the event.

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