Padua

21st-24th October 2021

Padua

21st-24th October 2021

21 Jan

MUGELLO

in: VINTAGE CARS
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21st June 1914: it was on this day that the Tuscan Car-Racing Track, the regularity rally that would then become the Mugello Road Track, was first inaugurated.

It was a regularity competition which traversed the winding roads of the Tuscan hills, which at the time and in that area, were little more than dirt roads created on the sides of rugged mountains.  The track was a 67-kilometre loop repeated four times.

This car-racing tradition outlived two world wars and, despite some lengthy interruptions, it continued up until 1970, when the event was definitively suspended for safety reasons.

Mugello featured unique sections on a track with significant logistical challenges, considering the terrain and location of the unique state roads which, in the post second world war era, connected many small towns of the region. For the following generations of organisers who continued to work on the fringes of official racing events and enthusiastic spectators, particularly ones from Tuscany, Mugello is etched in people's collective memory and has earned its place in the history of Italian motor-racing, thanks to the phenomenal pilots who heeded its call, the tragic incidents which ultimately led to its demise and the immediate association that combines its name with the history of competitions.

The best cars of all eras have raced and won at Mugello Stradale. These include the 1966 906 Porsche; this model was exhibited at Auto e Moto d'Epoca 2020 and is pictured here.