La corsa la più bella del mondo. Such is the reputation of the famous Mille Miglia, a collector’s car race that goes from Brescia to Rome and back. The route covers a distance of 1600 km, which corresponds to one thousand miles, hence the name of the race. Organized for the first time in 1927, this speed race was at the time a leg of the world championship, alongside the legendary 24 Heures du Mans or the Targa Florio. It brought together the best pilots and the most powerful cars, zooming across cities and the Italian landscape to thunderous applause of the spectators along the road. Stirling Moss set the record of the course on a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, covering the 1597 km in only 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, which corresponds to an average speed of 157,65 km/h.