Festa Mille Miglia 2001 - Italia in Giapone
Commemorated by "Italia In Giappone" and 5th Anniversary, the
first "La Festa" of 21st century will be very special. The total
number of participating vehicle, many of them are prewar masterpiece
vehicles and successive sports, cars, has become 103, which is
more than ever. We have 10 entries all the way from overseas,
including the hero of Mille Miglia, Sir Stirling Moss.
who are over fifty and are full of sportsmanship, will visit 55
places of beauty and historical interests spread the capital city
and ten prefectures, will take the challenge of 40 trials and
run towards the finish line 1000 miles ahead by driving inconvenient
old cars which are opposed to modern vehicles repleted with electric
gadgets. It will be very hard and adventurous trip for old vehicles.
The most honourable thing is that we were granted inauguration
of His Imperial Highness the Prince Tomohito of Mikasa as honorary
president with understanding of our purport. "Continuation is
power", by cherishing our event with every step, we are sure that
La Festa Mille Miglia will certainly become established as culture.
The basic philosophy of La Festa, "Respect for time-honoured things",
"Young at heart regardless of age", and "Expanding the circle
of friendship among all participants." has been unchangeable since
the first meet.
Festa Mille Miglia 2001 Organazing Comittee
Tokyo, Shibuya Ward, Italian Embassy, Automobile Club Brescia,
Veteran Car Club Tokyo, TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU
OF PORT & HARBOR
21(Sun) to October 25(Thu), 2001
Jingu Shrine(Harajuku, Tokyo) --> Urabandai(Fukushima) -->
Oarai(Ibaragi) --> Daiba(Tokyo)
(Harajuku, Tokyo) --> Urabandai(Fukushima)
--> Yamagata --> Niigata --> Urabandai
--> Ouchijuku --> Motegi --> Oarai(Ibaragi)
--> Aqua Line --> Motomachi(Yokohama) --> Enoshima -->
Hakone --> Daiba(Tokyo)
official sponsors, 5 supporting sponsors(tentative)
welcoming committees, tourism associations, hotels and govemments
by Asahi Television network, in special programming, and local
by the Tokyo FM network
prefectures [1,600km = 1,000miles(Mille Miglia)]
original classic sports cars from Japan and elsewhere
Original sports car manufactured between 1927 and 1945
ClassB: Original sports car manufactured between 1946 and
ClassC: Original sports car manufactured between 1958 and
*Priority will be given to Mille Miglia-eligible
cars in Classes A and B, in that order.
*Replica models will not be allowed.
*Automatic transmission vehicles will not be allowed.