The second edition of the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA was presented last Friday at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC. The event will include four days of driving and time-trials with the aim of involving the participants in a compelling sporting experience in the “Spirit of 1000 Miglia.” The event will take place from Wednesday, October 23rd to Saturday, October 26th, and is reserved for a maximum of 40 historic cars that meet the eligibility requirements for 1000 Miglia and a limited number of supercars.
Over the four days, the participants will travel over 800 miles through some of the most evocative and iconic areas of Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland to then reach the heart of Washington, DC. Thanks to the exquisite hospitality of the Italian Ambassador to the United States, Armando Varricchio, the event will end on Italian soil with the award ceremony hosted in the prestigious Residenza Villa Firenze in Rock Creek Park.
Entrants will also be offered the opportunity to add an additional “Warm Up”day on Tuesday, October 22nd to learn the rally skills and rules that characterize the participation in the 1000 Miglia.
“Last October 1000 Miglia launched the first edition of Warm Up USA. Then – said the Ambassador, together with President Gussalli Beretta– we started a journey. Today we consolidate this tradition that is part of the sporting and cultural fabric of Italy that for centuries has made beauty, style, creativity and passion for life one of its characteristic traits. I am sure that the 2019 edition will be as successful as the 2018 edition and will contribute to consolidating a prestigious image of our country in the USA.”
“The international development of our brand – declared Franco Gussalli Beretta, President of 1000 Miglia Srl– must involve the United States, one of the first and most important countries in the world for the presence of cars of great historical value and it is a greathonor, for 1000 Miglia and for me, to be here alongside Ambassador Varricchio confirming the inseparable bond between 1000 Miglia and Italy and to present the second edition of 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA. We look forward to involving the participating crews, the fans and enthusiasts in a week of training and getting to know all the rules, the particulars and the emotions that they can experience when they participate in 1000 Miglia that takes place every year in Italy in May. Finally, I would like to thank Chopard and Alfa Romeo, who have been by our side for many years and who have chosen to support us in this project as well.”