The Mille Miglia Bug

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A Bri­tish-pre­pared Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle will bat­tle along­side Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs, BMW 328s, and Lan­cia Aure­lias dur­ing this year’s Mille Miglia.

Hamp­shire-based Just Kam­pers will be en­ter­ing a 1956 Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle in to the in­fa­mous event. The team hopes that the VW, dubbed Jack, will be a gi­ant-slayer that can stand up to the more pow­er­ful and ex­pen­sive mo­tors.

Fa­ther and son team Mark and Josh Reynolds will be the driver and co­driver re­spec­tively. Mark founded Just Kam­pers in 1989, and Josh works with Just Kam­pers as a copy writer.

The team’s sup­port crew will cross the con­ti­nent in a Volk­swa­gen T6 Trans­porter, tow­ing a trailer and per­form­ing main­te­nance and re­pairs on the Bee­tle when­ever and wher­ever they’re needed.

Josh Reynolds says: ‘We’ve been dream­ing of tak­ing part in the race for years, and now it’s fi­nally hap­pen­ing. But we’re un­der no il­lu­sions about how tough it will be. We plan on spend­ing ev­ery pos­si­ble minute be­tween now and the start of the rally prac­tis­ing ev­ery as­pect of the race, get­ting to­gether ev­ery pos­si­ble spare part from the shelves at JK, plus tools and any pieces of equip­ment we may need and, of course, brush­ing up on our Ital­ian!’


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