The 2012 Mille Miglia - winning 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GSEnlarge Photo
Anyone who thinks vintage rallying isn’t serious competition should try explaining that to Claudio Scalise and Daniel Claramunt, the driver and navigator of the 2012 Mille Miglia-winning 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS.
As Italian site 0-100 explains, the Argentinean team fought off a serious challenge from a 1939 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster, driven by ten-time champion Giuliano Cane and his wife and navigator, Lucia Galliani.
The BMW driven by Cane and Galliani finished the first leg of this year’s rally in the lead, but couldn’t fend off the challenge from Scalise and Claramunt, who left their opponents behind after a trial stage in Fiorano.
Third place in this year’s event went to Giovanni Moceri and Tiberio Cavalleri, driving a 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans. Absent from this year’s Mille Miglia was last year’s winner, Giordano Mozzi, who competed with his wife Stefania Biacca in a one-of-a-kind 1938 Lancia Astura.
Some 383 cars entered this years event, driven by teams from all over the world. One notable entry, a 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Zagato, was piloted by Andrea Zagato (of Zagato design fame) and Marella Rivolta, the granddaughter of Iso Rivolta founder Renzo Rivolta. The car driven is one of just 40 built, and one of six with the double bubble roof.