On the principal that ‘if it appears in print it must be true’ I felt I must correct a part your report on this year’s Mille Miglia retrospective (August, 1990).
Your correspondent claims that present, amongst others, was the Ferrari 195 Berlinetta which won the 1958 event. Wrong on two counts.
1) The event as a race finished in 1957 with the accident which befell Alfonso de Portago. The event was then transformed into a rally through the Dolomites and I own the 1958 winner, a 250GT ‘Tour de France’ berlinetta, chassis no 0911 GT.
2) The only winner of a Mille Miglia with a 195 was Giannino Marzotto and Marco Crosara in 1950 and I think it was this event to which your correspondent refers.