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After 2013, when San Casciano was a main stop on the route, the Mille Miglia 2016 (from May 19 -22) will be back to show its stuff on the roads of the Chianti region.

The third stop will be Poggibonsi, and from there the autos will head back to Florence, passing through Barberino Val d’Elsa, Tavarnelle and San Casciano.

There will be many fans along the route who will line up to see a parade of cars rush by.  It is the only race which boasts such a collection of antique autos. In addition to typical cars, like the Freccia Rossa, the committee has decided to accept another 25 examples, for a total of 430 automobiles.

To complete this number,  never before reached in an antique car competition, there will be another 10 in the military category,  driven by high officials of the different branches of the Italian Armed Forces, just like in 1952. These 440 vehicles, works of art for design and mechanics, built before 1957, give life to an  exhibition without paragon, along circa 1800 km of Italian roads.

The procession will be made even more fascinating by  another 150 cars, produced after 1958, participants in the Ferrari tribute to the Mille Miglia and the Mercedes-Benz Mille Miglia Challenge, reserved mostly for modern cars from the two automobile houses.

Among those chosen, the most represented trademark is the Alfa Romeo with 46 chosen among 61 applicants. It is followed by Fiat (39 out of 46) and Mercedes (34 out of 57). They are  followed by Lancia, Ferrari,  Jaguar, Bugatti and Aston Martin. The list is completed by other names for a total of 71 manufacturers out of 75 applicants.

40 nations from all continents sent in requests. 36 will be participating, with Italy still the most represented… 269 participants out of 358 applications. They are followed by Germany with 98 participants, Holland with 68, the United Kingdom (61),  the US (50) and Switzerland (35) and Belgium (30). Argentina has 17. The number of team persons from different nationalities increases every year.