Are you ready for the 2014 Mille Miglia?

On 15 May, the modern interpretation of the legendary Mille Miglia race will commence in Viale Venezia, Brescia. This year, no fewer than 451 historic cars will attempt to complete the jaunt from Brescia to Rome and back…

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 120 years of motorsport

Alongside the private entries to this year’s Mille Miglia will be a host of manufacturer cars, the most prominent of which are those of Mercedes-Benz, which this year celebrates its 120th year in motorsport. The roll call from Stuttgart this year includes Rudolf Caracciola's and Wilhelm Sebastian’s SSK. Accompanying this 1931 race-winning car will be the famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in which Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 race.

The British contingent, and beyond

Jaguar is also keen to promote its competition legacy, and will bring an impressive 10 cars to the event – comprising six XK120s, three C-types and a D-type. The all-star driving roster for these machines includes such names as Martin Brundle, Bruno Senna, Jeremy Irons and Jay Leno, among others. Meanwhile, Bentley has promised a pair of 4½-litre supercharged ‘Blowers’ will assemble on the starting grid, alongside cars provided by Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and Bugatti, and some more modern offerings from Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche. The sensational spectrum can be found in the provisional entry list.

The 2014 Mille Miglia will take place between 15 and 18 May. Further information can be found at www.1000miglia.it.

Those who missed out on entry to the 2014 event can surely find a suitable car for 2015 in the Classic Driver Market.