Think the historic Mille Miglia is the only revival event of a legendary Italian road race? Wrong! This year, from August 28th to September 1st, classic cars will transit the Dolomites in northern Italy, starting from Cortina d’Ampezzo. Registration is open to cars built from 1919 to 1961 (exceptions can be made for cars up to 1965) and can be performed online until May 25th.
The original Coppa (d’Oro/internazionale) delle Dolomiti ran ten times, from 1947 to 1956. While Alfa Romeo was very successful in the original Mille Miglia (most wins) it did not make it to the podium in the Coppas very often. The first edition Alfa ended first with Salvatore Ammendola on Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS and in 1949 Franco Rol became third with his Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione.
To get an impression from the revival event, watch this video from the 2011 edition: