May 15, 2007
Mille Miglia documentary debuts
Wiesbaden, Germany and Brescia, Italy – The famous Mille Miglia 1000 mile circuit of the traditional route Brescia – Rome – Brescia celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. It first took place in 1927.
This jubilee inspired the Selkirk & Heimann Media Group to produce the first feature-length documentary about the race. “Mille Miglia – The Spirit of a Legend” will have its world premiere today in the northern Italian city of Brescia, two days before the start of this year’s anniversary race.
The 28-person production team brought back 150 hours of footage taken at the Mille Miglia 2006. The film not only shows up-to-date images, but features also numerous historic film sequences since 1927. In addition, the eventful history of the most classic road race of all time is documented impressively in the interviews with race drivers such as Sir Stirling Moss (“A major operation. You covered a hell of a lot!”), Phil Hill, Jochen Mass, Jacky Ickx, Roger Penske, Count Giannino Marzotto and Prince Leopold of Bavaria.
For more information, see www.millemiglia-thefilm.com . A DVD will be available on Amazon.com, announced the company.