In your excellent report of the Mille Miglia Rally (Motor Sport, June 1989) you infer that the National Motor Museum entered a 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500, the actual car driven to victory by Campari/Ramponi. This is what the official programme stated but is far from the truth. My car is a 6C 1500 “Mille Miglia Speciale” one of only twelve supercharged 1500s built, and one of these cars did win the Mille Miglia in 1928 with Campari/Ramponi.
This year’s entry has belonged to me for ten years and you will be pleased to hear we drove to the event and back and had no form of back-up support in the Rally. Few entries can say this. We had a wet but fast and trouble-free drive, completing every day and every special stage within seconds of our nominated time; the trouble was that the serious Italians and Stirling Moss seemed to finish within a hundredth of a second each time! But then who enters the modern Mille Miglia intent on winning a prize?
David Bayliss, Beaulieu, Hampshire
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