Scuderia The Classic Car Trust: three crews taking part the 2019 edition of the Mille Miglia.
Day by day news and pictures of the race from inside our Cisitalia, Lancia Aurelia B24 America and Mercedes 300SL.
The Classic Car Trust is proud to announce its participation in the 2019 edition of the Mille Miglia. There will be three TCCT vehicles at the start line, bearing numbers 280, 281 and 282. The Cisitalia 202 driven by Duccio and Francesca Lopresto, the Lancia Aurelia B 24 Spider America with Antonio and Cristina Ghini at the wheel, and the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing in the hands of Fritz and Benedikt Kaiser. Apart from taking part in the race, The Classic Car Trust also supports the whole Mille Miglia venture, and in order to contribute to further improvements in the organization of the event has compiled a survey to gather together participants’ suggestions and desires.
The famous race is one of the relatively few major world events that all collectors and enthusiasts aspire to take part in. It’s truly a flagship experience, not just for Brescia but also for Italy as a whole.
The TCCT vehicles, which belong to the Kaiser Collection, are cars of enormous importance destined to make a major impact on spectators at this unique event. The blue Cisitalia 202 made an outstanding name for itself in the first post-war edition of the Mille Miglia, when the legendary Tazio Nuvolari drove it mounted with a smaller, 1100 cc engine and came in second. It’s relatively light and easy to handle, which are major benefits in a race of this sort. The Bordeaux red Lancia Aurelia B24 is a magnificent roadster that has become a symbol for the glorious Italian marque. Fitted with a 2400 cc 120 HP engine, it last took part in the Mille Miglia in 2014 and has been perfectly restored by a supreme specialist, Dino Cognolato.
The unusual black of the Mercedes 300 SL emphasizes the harmonious elegance of the vehicle, an eloquent expression of the magnificence of the cars of the 1950s. When it opens up the characteristic doors it reminds of the flying seagull. Hence his name of Gullwing. This very car, number 282, was one of the protagonists of the film based on the Mille Miglia.
The Classic Car Trust strives in various ways to promote appreciation of Classic Cars, and has a special focus on engaging the younger generation in various aspects of collecting and showing. Its mouthpiece is the highly successful annual publication, The Key, Top of the Classic Car World. Little wonder, then, that the three cars taking part in the event will be driven by three people deeply involved in the magazine’s content: Fritz Kaiser, the mind behind the project; Antonio Ghini, chief editor; Duccio Lopresto, Ghini’s right hand man.
During the course of the Mille Miglia, the three crews that make up the Scuderia TCCT will provide inside, up-to-the minute news and reports as the 2019 adventure unfurls. Follow them on the dedicated page on our website and the social media.