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#1 RTH

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:32

Having just watched Saturday Kitchen on BBC 1 hosted by chef James Martin ( which it has to be said he does very well ) it reminded me of the TV programme featuring his exploits in the 2008 Mille Miglia retrospective in an Maserati .
You may remember the film of 1 hour went out over Christmas had something like 4 M viewers in UK and was most interesting despite what appeared to most of us at the time some rather misleading narration.
We had a quite long running thread at the time , now closed.

Called : "The Real Italian Job " http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b00g82ff


http://www.automobil...le-miglia/1144/

He vowed on screen at the end of last years event that he would return with the same car next year (2009) and this time complete the course.
So I wonder if we have anyone reading who knows it that is to be the case as the event is now 2 weeks away and indeed whether a follow up TV film is to be made of his efforts this time ?


2009 Mille Miglia May 13th - 17th

I do see the Jaguar Heritage Trust are sending a longnose D Type four C-Types and a Mark 7 to do the run.


"The Jaguar Heritage Trust is bringing out a fleet of some of its most iconic classics, including a long-nose D-Type the C-Type which raced the 1953 Mille Miglia, plus three more vintage C-Types and a Mark VII saloon. Jaguar will also be sending a fleet of new XKRs and XFRs to support the event, but classic Jag racing lovers will undoubtedly be looking forward just as much to seeing Norman Dewis, the legendary Jaguar factory test driver who co-drove with Stirling Moss at the event in 1952. Altogether an impressive array of classic Jaguar workhorses to celebrate the marque's heritage."


Some details of this years event

http://www.sportseve...ille_miglia.htm



This is a website with latest event news and a list of elligible cars


http://www.1000migli...andidabili.html

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#2 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 18:09

Shame that the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust don't seem able to spell 'Stirling' in their press release.

#3 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:08

Here is the entry list:

http://www.motorspor...cars/14742.html

It includes:

289 - MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SLR (1955) - Sport
Coulthard (UK) - Straub (DE)
Team: MERCEDES-BENZ

360 - MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL W198-I (1956) - Gran Turismo
Schumacher (DE) - Feldhaus (DE)
Team: Schüco Classic Team

368 - ALFA ROMEO Giulietta Spider tipo 750 G (1956) - Sport
Zanardi (IT) - Tizzi (IT)

I presume #289 is David. What about #360 and #368?

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#4 RTH

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:45

That link does not seem to be the entry list Vince.

Clearly with teams of factory Mercedes and Jaguars this year, this event is going to be quite a spectacle.

I hope it is all going to be filmed.

I wonder if we have anyone reading who is going either to be involved or to spectate ?

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:52

Originally posted by RTH
That link does not seem to be the entry list Vince.


Oops! Try this:

http://www.finecars....Hash=b927c8dc9a

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#6 SeaDoubleYou

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:07

Could it be ....

226 - LANCIA Aurelia B20 GT (1953) - Gran Turismo
Martin (UK) - Bowditch (UK)
Coefficient: 1,32
CC: 2451

??? :confused:

#7 Stephen W

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:32

Originally posted by RTH
Having just watched Saturday Kitchen on BBC 1 hosted by chef James Martin ( which it has to be said he does very well ) it reminded me of the TV programme featuring his exploits in the 2008 Mille Miglia retrospective in an Alfa Romeo.


Are you sure it was an Alfa? There was me thinking it was a Maserati! :confused:

#8 RTH

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 14:46

Originally posted by Stephen W


Are you sure it was an Alfa? There was me thinking it was a Maserati! :confused:



Whoops ! what am I thinking of , Yes of course you are right !

#9 RTH

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 14:57

Originally posted by raceannouncer2003


Oops! Try this:

http://www.finecars....Hash=b927c8dc9a

Vince H.


Amazing list of mainly Italian cars for 1000m run around Italy.

#10 john ruston

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 20:17

Two works Talbot 105's entered by Russians and Dutch.The seven Works 105's are gradually being exported from UK,

#11 scheivlak

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 20:54

Oher remarkable entries:

269 - PORSCHE 550-1500 RS (1955) - Sport
van Lennep (NL) - Balkenende (NL)
Coefficient: 1,42
CC: 1498

JP Balkenende is the current Dutch Prime Minister. Seems like he co-drives with former Le Mans winner Gijs van Lennep (he's done that before in a short event in the Netherlands, collecting sponsor money for cancer research)

270 - PORSCHE 550-1500 RS (1955) - Sport
van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (NL) - Sekrève (NL)
Coefficient: 1,42
CC: 1498

Member of the Dutch royal family (Prince Bernhard "jr", son of the queen's sister) and his wife.