THE TOUR OF A THOUSAND MILES

1st – 12th MAY 2025

OVERVIEW

Exactly 70 years ago, on the 2nd May 1955, Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson crossed the finish line of the famous Mille Miglia race in his Mercedes Benz 300 SLR in a record time of 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds at an average speed of 99mph! It was a heroic effort and still considered one of the greatest victories in motorsport of all time.

The annual 1000-mile race was one of the big three events teams of the day aimed to win. The other two being the Formula One World Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hour. First run in 1927, the Mille Miglia was the biggest and most prestigious road-race in the world. It was participated in by the biggest names in the sport piloting the greatest cars of the time. Moss, Fangio, Ascari, Campari, Nuvolari, Taruffi and Varzi, driving Bugattis, Alfa Romeos, Ferraris and Mercedes – it was a place where legends were born and sadly, died too.The race became so dangerous that after a fatal accident in 1957 it was stopped permanently, and Moss’s 1955 record will stand for eternity.

To honour and celebrate the 70th anniversary of Moss’ iconic win, Classic Grand Touring are putting on a celebratory tour to retrace the great man’s wheel tracks over eleven glorious days. We will drive the original route, but we will have several luxuries Moss did not. We will have time to explore the towns he raced through and visit places he sped by. We will be fully immersed in the Italian way of life, visiting beautiful towns, eating in great restaurants, staying in wonderful hotels and visiting interesting places not only automotive related but that capture the essence of the wonderful country that Italy is!

And of course, the driving route would not be complete without enjoying some of the most exciting and original parts of the Mille Miglia, including the Futa and Radicossa Passes, the Adriatic coastline and the beautiful countryside of Tuscany and Umbria and ending our tour on the shores of the fabulous Lake Garda.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

11 nights accommodation in luxury hotels throughout

Breakfast included at all hotels

Lunch on 5 days of the tour

Dinner on 8 evenings of the tour including wine

Tour, welcome drinks reception and dinner at the Mille Miglia Museum

Shuttle buses to Museum and hotel in Brescia

Visit to the private Righini Car Collection

Full colour printed Roadbook with navigation options

CGT Cap, Gilet and Pen

Net Hero Carbon Offset

Coffee table style photobook post event

2 experienced Classic GT Tour Managers to accompany you throughout

Mechanical Support

TOUR PRICES

£5,395.00

per person

To secure your place – £1500.00 deposit per person.

Then 50% balance in November 2024 & final balance in March 2005.

This tour is strictly limited to 10 couples.

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

Return flights to Italy

Transport of car to Italy

Fuel

Travel insurance

Drinks and some meals

TO RECEIVE YOUR BROCHURE

Email us at

karen@classicgt.co.uk

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BOOK AND RESERVE YOUR PLACE

Booking your place on this event couldn’t be easier. The first step would be to click the “Enquire” button and complete the form, which gives us some basic details about yourself and your party.

We will then get in touch with you to confirm availability on the tour, we will send you a booking form to complete together with our deposit payment options so you can reserve your place on the tour.

As soon as the deposit has been processed we will send you a booking confirmation detailing what is included in your tour together with any extras you may have requested, your travel documents and the balance payment information.

You can secure a place on our tour with a deposit of just £1500 per person. This can be paid by Stripe Online Payment, BACS transfer or by card over the phone if you prefer. We then require £1,495 balance paid by 1st September 2024.

Prefer to have a chat over the phone? Give us a call on 01926 675 675

MINIMUM NUMBERS

We have a minimum number of participants required for all of our events enabling them to be viable for us to run – this is usually 10 cars unless stated otherwise. In the event that we don’t reach the minimum numbers, the tour may be cancelled at which point your booking deposit will be refunded to you, or if preferred, allocated to another event of your choice.

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