1000 MIGLIA WARM UP USA CROSSES THE FINISH LINE
Washington D.C. (October 28, 2019) – The winner of the inaugural 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA is the Veteran crew composed of John and Julie Herlihy driving a 1953 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster.
The winning team was presented with the First Coppa USA (USA Cup).
Completing the winner’s podium of the 2019 edition of the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA are the Novice crews composed of Eric Oberlander and Scott Laroque driving a 1956 Ferrari GT Coupé Boano in 2nd place and, in 3rd place, Josh and David Simpson driving a red 1956 Jaguar XK 120.
Randy Simon and Sharon Swart, in a 1963 Lancia Flaminia Touring Spider, are the winners of the Post 1000 Miglia Era class followed by Phelim Kavanagh and Victor Cappelletti driving a 2016 BMW M4 GTS and Jude Alexander with Charles Cloutier in a 1992 Ferrari 512 TR.
The event, which took place in and around Middleburg and Washington D.C. from October 23 through October 26, 2019, featured a day of regularity rally training followed by a three-day race of over 500 miles. The competitive race was staged in full 1000 Miglia style, finishing on Italian soil at Villa Firenze, the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.
“The 2019 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA featured competitive teams, beautiful roads and enthusiastic fans, just like the race in Italy,” said Alberto Piantoni, CEO of 1000 Miglia. ”Introducing the 1000 Miglia to a U.S. audience is an important step towards our goal of broadening awareness outside of Italy.”
The event featured 22 cars in two classes: the 1000 Miglia Era Class which was represented by 1000 Miglia eligible cars, built between 1927 and 1957 and the Post-1000 Era Class represented by sports cars, grand touring and supercars built from 1958 to present.
“Thanks to 1000 Miglia, to the passion for, and dedication to historical cars, to the love for Italy and Italian traditions, we have brought a quintessential Italian experience to the US” said the Italian Ambassador in the US, Armando Varricchio. “Together we have embarked in a new adventure that is now becoming a wonderful tradition.
The American public had an opportunity to admire amazing cars for the last three days not only in some magnificent places with great historic traditions in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland but also here in the US capital, close to Capitol Hill and to the Washington Monument.
Beauty, speed, competition, team work, long standing traditions and vision for the future are an integral part of this race.”
The Coppa USA winner and 5 other crews were also awarded a guaranteed entry to the 1000 Miglia race in Italy from May 13-16, 2020.
The Partners of this edition included Chopard, Alfa Romeo, Alitalia, Town of Middleburg, Fairmont Georgetown, Creighton Farms, Summit Point Raceway, Competizione & Sports Cars and the Embassy of Italy in Washington.
1000 Miglia Launches the first regularity race that takes place outside of Italy
Brescia, Italy (October 21, 2019) – For the first time, 1000 Miglia S.r.l. is organizing a car rally abroad. Patterned after the world renowned open-road, motorsport endurance race established in 1927, the 1000 Miglia Warm Up 2019 will take place in and around Washington D.C. from October 23 through October 26, 2019.
The event will feature one day of regularity rally training followed by a three-day race of over 500 miles. The competitive race will be staged in full 1000 Miglia style, finishing on Italian soil at Villa Firenze, the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.
The event features 22 cars in two classes: the 1000 Miglia Era Class and the Post-1000 Miglia Era Class. The first will be represented by 1000 Miglia eligible cars, built between 1927 and 1957, as well as significant sports and grand touring cars built during the same time period; the second will be open to sports, grand touring and supercars built from 1958 to present.
The winner of the 1000 Miglia Era Class will be awarded the inaugural Coppa USA (USA Cup) “1000 Miglia S.r.l. is making important and strategic organizational changes that are intended to broaden our brand awareness and excite a new generation of enthusiasts. The logical next step towards reaching this goal is 1000 Miglia Warm USA,” said Alberto Piantoni, CEO of 1000 Miglia S.r.l. “The U.S. has the largest number of classic car and supercar owners in the world so we’re here to introduce them to The Most Beautiful Race in
Crews will be divided into two classes: veteran and novice. Veteran competitors are the crews with at least one driver with experience in two or more 1000 Miglia between 2013 and 2019. Novice competitors are those with less or no experience in the 1000 Miglia. In addition, crews will compete for eight guaranteed entries to the thirty-eighth edition of the 1000 Miglia race in Italy from May 13-16, 2020.
For more details about 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA, please visit: www.1000miglia.it/warmupusa