THE XXVI EDITION OF THE MIL MILLAS SPORT
Hello blog friends and turists of Bariloche!
As you may have notice, there have been quite lots of beautiful old cars circulating around some parts of the city. It's not that you have traveled back in time so don't worry, is just one of the most spectacular cultural race event that takes place in Bariloche every November.
Here goes a bit of history of the Mil Millas race and of course, some pictures for you to enjoy!
In 1986 a group of enthusiasts travelled to Brescia to take part in the Mille Miglia. There came up the idea of having an event for Sports-cars in Argentina with similar characteristics to the one in Italy. It took some years to materialize, and finally in 1989 the Club de Automóviles Sport organized the first 1000 Millas Sport de la República Argentina.
In 1996 the event jumped to a higher level becoming an International attraction thanks to the contract signed by Lorenzo Barra with the organizers of the Mille Miglia in Italy.
New roads in the Patagonia were visited by collectors from all over the World. From Europe came cars from different museums such as the BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo and very important personalities like Sir. Stirling Moss, Carlos Reutemann, Clay Regazzoni, Jacques Laffite, René Arnoux, Giuliano Cané and Luciano Viaro amongst others. Nowadays, the 1000 Millas Sport is included in the International FIVA calendar of events, and has became the best event in South America.
Only 150 classic and Sports-cars, built until 1981 with FIVA passport divided in different classes according to the built date, will take part in this 1600 km drive divided in three stages.
Patagonia has the perfect scenery to enjoy the cars in all paved roads surrounded by lakes, valleys and mountains, through the Provinces of Río Negro, Neuquén, Chubut and the neighbour country of Chile, with all stages starting and ending at the Llao Llao Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche.
The 1000 Millas Sport, as well as La Festa Mille Miglia in Japan and the California Mille in the USA is an homage to "la corsa piu bella del mondo", the Mille Miglia, to celebrate the spirit of the legend. Not only precision stages but unique views, history, culture, tradition, local food and hospitality.
To Juan Manuel Fangio, the Mille Miglia, was the race he could never win, and had confessed that he had given one of the Formula 1 championships for a victory in the mytical italian road race. This year is the celebration for the 100th. Anniversary of his birth, so arriving in first place is an additional stimulus to take part in the event.
A competition, a museum on wheels, where the merit, is only yours.
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