Conte Maggi's Mille Miglia

Peter Miller, Author St. Martin's Press $0 (164p) ISBN 978-0-312-02525-0
The Mille Miglia, a 1000-mile car race run over the back roads of northern Italy, was inaugurated in 1927 and discontinued 30 years later, banned by the government after a crash killed 10 spectators. One of the four founders of the race was Count Aymo Maggi, and sports journalist Miller, who has procured Maggi's widow's family racing photo albums, here couples pictures with brief snatches of text. Supplementing Miller's words are contributions from former participantslike Stirling Moss, Alfred Neubauer and Enzo Ferrariwho tell of their roles in the races. Because the Mille Miglia was one of the top races, the text will please auto racing buffs; the photos, however, are almost uniformly mediocre. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1988
Release date: 01/01/1988
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