La 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.

Participants, 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.

La Festa Mille Miglia 2001 Organazing Comittee

Sponsor Asahi Television
Support FM Tokyo, Shibuya Ward, Italian Embassy, Automobile Club Brescia, Veteran Car Club Tokyo, TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF PORT & HARBOR
Special cooperation Japan Automobile Federation(JAF)
Dates October 21(Sun) to October 25(Thu), 2001
Venues Meiji Jingu Shrine(Harajuku, Tokyo) --> Urabandai(Fukushima) --> Oarai(Ibaragi) --> Daiba(Tokyo)
Oct.21 Start (Harajuku, Tokyo) --> Urabandai(Fukushima)
Oct.22 Urabandai --> Yamagata --> Niigata --> Urabandai
Oct.23 Urabandai --> Ouchijuku --> Motegi --> Oarai(Ibaragi)
Oct.24 Oarai --> Aqua Line --> Motomachi(Yokohama) --> Enoshima --> Hakone --> Daiba(Tokyo)
Cosponsors 10 official sponsors, 5 supporting sponsors(tentative)
Cooperation Local welcoming committees, tourism associations, hotels and govemments
Television coverge Coverage by Asahi Television network, in special programming, and local programming
Radio coverage Coverage by the Tokyo FM network
Distance Eleven prefectures [1,600km = 1,000miles(Mille Miglia)]
Participating vehicles 103 original classic sports cars from Japan and elsewhere
Eligibility ClassA: Original sports car manufactured between 1927 and 1945
ClassB: Original sports car manufactured between 1946 and 1957
ClassC: Original sports car manufactured between 1958 and 1969

*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.
Plannig/production FORZA


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