The 1000 Miglia that has traversed Italy each year for almost 100 years, is holding its Warm Up U.S.A. rally training day and three-day race again in and around Middleburg, Va. from November 2-4. The 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA provides top finishers from the U.S. race with an opportunity to compete in the Italian 1000 Miglia next year.
The event has 25 entries in two classes: the 1000 Miglia Era Class and the Post-1000 Miglia Era Class. The first is open to 1000 Miglia-eligible cars, built between 1927 and 1957, as well as significant sports and ground touring cars built during the same period; the second class is open to select sports, grand touring and supercars built from 1958 to present.
The U.S. race covers more than 500 miles and the competition will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 1 with road rallies, car exhibit and activities taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday and Friday mornings, the Town of Middleburg will host the exciting “green flag sendoff” to officially begin the race.
On Friday, drivers will return to Middleburg in the mid-afternoon for a special event in the town, resulting in the award of the inaugural “Middleburg Cup.” This event will conclude with a free street festival where the public is invited to see the cars compete, purchase food from food trucks and vendors, and mingle with participants and fellow enthusiasts.
On Saturday, the cars will start from Middleburg and head out for time trials and will then be heading to Maryland and on to D.C. for the official arrival at the Embassy of Italy. Check the Town’s website, www.middleburgva.gov/1000miglia for a complete schedule including details on tickets to the Saturday event.