Epic Drives - the 1955 Mille Miglia

Relive arguably one of the best ever races that took place on public roads around Italy - the 1955 Mille Miglia - won by Stirling alongside his navigator Denis Jenkinson. As part of his Epic Drives series, Angus MacKenzie pilots a Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster across Italy, retracing the route of this legendary race. He interviews Stirling who shares his memories of his own epic drive in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR race car nearly sixty years ago and drives Angus across the Raticosa Pass in the new SLS.

If you enjoyed the video read a feature on why the roller map helped SM and Jenks achieve their amazing average speed around the roads of Italy, which includes a copy of the original time sheet: Roller Map - key to winning the 1955 Mille Miglia

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