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A book on motor racing? Here are books on the famous Italian "Mille Miglia", the race from Brescia to Rome and back (1927-1957).

Mille Miglia 1927-1957 : Immagini di una Vita / A Race in Pictures

For 30 years from 1927 until 1957 the real Mille Miglia was the "race of excellence." A unique event of over 1,600 kilometres across Italy, the stars of which were some of the world's greatest car manufacturers, among them Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Ferrari, Jaguar and Aston Martin.

And their cars were driven, naturally, by some of the equally great champions of the time, like Tazio Nuvolari, Achille Varzi, through to Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss as well as Alberto Ascari, Clemente Biondetti, Piero Taruffi and many others.
Count Giannino Marzotto won the race twice in Ferraris in 1950 and 1953 and said the Mille Miglia was "a synthesis of dynamism, freedom, challenge, courage and calculation."

The story, or better the stories, of that legendary race live again in this book, which tells the tales of the classic "Bresciana," first of all through hundreds of pictures, most of them never previously published.
The text has been written by Leonardo Acerbi, who also wrote "Mille Miglia Story 1927-1957."

Author:Leonardo Acerbi
Specs:312 pages, 31.5 x 29.5 x 3.6 cm / 12.4 x 11.6 x 1.42 in, hardback
Illustrations:250 b&w photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2015)
Book: Mille Miglia 1927-1957 : Immagini di una Vita / A Race in Pictures

Mille Miglia 1927-1957 : Immagini di una Vita / A Race in Pictures

Language: English + Italian

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Mille Miglia 1927-1957

Tausend Meilen - Mille Miglia - das waren 1600 Kilometer im Höllentempo auf öffentlichen Straßen. 24 Mal ging das legendäre Langstreckenrennen in den Jahren 1927 bis 1957 über die italienische Bühne.
Unvergessen ist etwa der Sieg des Mercedes 300 SLR, den Stirling Moss und Denis Jenkinson 1955 mit der nie wieder übertroffenen Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit von knapp 158 Stundenkilometern errangen.
In manchen Jahren standen hunderte Teilnehmer am Start, darunter mehr oder weniger normale Fiat Topolino, VW Käfer und Mercedes Diesel, allen voran aber die Supersportwagen ihrer Epoche von Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia und Porsche.

Leonardo Acerbi hat ihre Geschichte akribisch recherchiert und atemberaubendes Bildmaterial, darunter gar etliche Farbaufnahmen, zusammengetragen. Die Mille Miglia wird stets ein Klassiker des Langstrecken-Rennsports bleiben - und sie lebt seit einigen Jahren als Veranstaltung für historische Rennwagen weiter.
Im Anhang finden Sie die vollständige Liste der Fahrzeuge, die teilnehmen dürfen. Erleben Sie die Faszination eines der schönsten, strapaziösesten und aufregendsten Rennen aller Zeiten.

Author:Leonardo Acerbi
Specs:192 pages, 27.5 x 24.5 x 2.3 cm / 10.8 x 9.7 x 0.91 in, hardback
Illustrations:220 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2013)
Book: Mille Miglia 1927-1957

Mille Miglia 1927-1957

Language: German

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The First Mille 26-27 March 1927

Ninety years ago the first Mille Miglia was held on 26-27 March 1927, so here is a new book that enables the reader to pin down a story which is not exactly secret, but has remained unknown until now.
After exhaustive research of the Mille Miglia Archives, previously unpublished yet invaluable documentation came to light with the historic information they provide.

This book tells of the first Mille Miglia's regulations, the analytical description of 1,618 kilometres of the route - a rare description of the Italian roads in 1927 - specifications of the 101 cars entered for the event with photographs of the drivers, the results list and times at which each entrant reached the various controls at Parma, Bologna, Florence, Poggibonsi, San Quirico d'Orcia, Viterbo, Rome, Terni, Spoleto, Ancona, Rimini, Bologna and Treviso.

Author:Carlo Dolcini
Specs:160 pages, 29.5 x 26.5 x 1.7 cm / 11.6 x 10.4 x 0.67 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2017)
Book: The First Mille 26-27 March 1927

The First Mille 26-27 March 1927

Language: English

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Mille Miglia Portraits

When one thinks of the Mille Miglia, the celebrated racethat took place between 1927 and 1957, the mind certainly goes back to OM, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Lancia as well, of course, as the ultra-victorious Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.

But the memorable history of the great race is made up mainly of men: drivers, co-drivers, mechanics, technical and sports directors, organisers as well as film and show business personalities plus, naturally, an immense public following.
All of those faces have names, some well-known others less so, and stories, some well worth telling others less so.

The book brings together a series of portraits in alphabetical order that make up the fragments of this historic sports and cultural mosaic that was the Mille Miglia, once again told by Leonardo Acerbi from his deep knowledge of the Brescia-based race.

Author:Leonardo Acerbi
Specs:320 pages, 31 x 29 x 3.4 cm / 12.2 x 11.4 x 1.34 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2017)
Book: Mille Miglia Portraits

Mille Miglia Portraits

Language: English

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Mille Miglia - The Alfa & Ferrari Years 1927-1951 - Brooklands Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Italian Mille Miglia race during the period 1927-1951.

The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about cars, drivers and technology. Also tables with the results on a year-by-year basis.

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Author:R.M. Clarke, Mike Lawrence
Specs:176 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.1 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 b&w photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1996)
Series:Portfolio
Book: Mille Miglia - The Alfa & Ferrari Years 1927-1951 - Brooklands Portfolio

Mille Miglia - The Alfa & Ferrari Years 1927-1951

Language: English

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Mille Miglia - The Ferrari & Mercedes Years 1952-1957 - Brooklands Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Italian Mille Miglia race during the period 1952-1957, with as winners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Lancia.

The 51 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide a lot of information about cars, drivers and technology. Also tables with the results on a year-by-year basis.

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Author:R.M. Clarke, Mike Lawrence
Specs:176 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.1 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 b&w photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1996)
Series:Portfolio
Book: Mille Miglia - The Ferrari & Mercedes Years 1952-1957 - Brooklands Portfolio

Mille Miglia - The Ferrari & Mercedes Years 1952-1957

Language: English

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