Mercedes-Benz at the Mille Miglia 2010

The 2010 Mille Miglia kicked off yesterday in Brescia, Italy, and we’ve got coverage of Mercedes-Benz at the event

by  Chris Danielson  | 


View the photo gallery

It’s Friday ladies and gentlemen, and I must preface this article with a brief disclaimer:  if you’re at work reading this, your mood is almost certainly going to get a bit more somber, because right now, as we speak, a caravan of incredibly gorgeous historic Mercedes-Benz models are traversing the beautiful Italian countryside in the 2010 Mille Miglia, and you (we) are missing it.  All is not lost, however, because despite our unfortunate placement, we’ve still got firsthand coverage for you from the event, and believe me when I tell you, the Mercedes models on hand are truly a sight to behold.

The festivities for the 2010 Mille Miglia actually kicked off yesterday in Italy, after heavy rain finally gave way to sunny conditions.  A total of 15 classic Mercedes-Benz models made the journey to Italy – nine Mercedes 300SL Gullwings, three Mercedes SSK’s, one Mercedes SS, one Mercedes 220A and one W194 prototype I – the largest factory team turnout for the event.  Also on hand for Mercedes are ex-Forumla 1 drivers Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard.

The first leg saw the drivers get underway from the norther Italian city of Brescia, with the teams traveling a total of  193 kilometers through Sirmione, Castel D’Ario and Cento before reaching Bologna, thus ending the first stage.  Next up is the longer, second stage of the journey – one that will see drivers make their way from Bologna south through Repubblica Di San Marino and Rieti before they eventually conclude at the Italian capital of Roma.

We’ll keep you updated throughout the Mille Miglia 2010 with additional photos and details; but in the meantime, check out the first wave of photos from the Mille Miglia’s first stage in the gallery below.

01 / 97 >
01 / 97 >

More to Explore

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing exterior

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing Up For Auction


215 hp, 2,996 cc SOHC inline six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, four-speed manual transmission, coil-spring...

Read More »

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

AMG Restored 300 SL Gullwing Headed to Auction


Car restorers crave the opportunity to get their hands on a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing.  And understandably...

Read More »

SL tradition in model form: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé‚ model series W 198 I, scale 1:87

Mercedes 300 SL Scale Models Have Come A Long Way Since 1953


The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing car, first produced in 1953 as a tiny model, is a mere...

Read More »


Tips, Requests & Questions


About eMercedesBenz
Trademark Information
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy eMercedesBenz the world's leading online Mercedes-Benz magazine dedicated to covering the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brands. Established with the intent of bringing Mercedes-themed content from across the globe to one centralized location, eMercedesBenz has since grown to become the world's foremost Mercedes magazine by which to find the latest news, information, reviews and rumors pertaining to the Mercedes-Benz family of brands. In addition, eMercedesBenz also offers a distinct lifestyle section featuring an assortment of products and services. Each week, our team finds the hottest new gear, the latest style and the best places to travel in a variety of categories, all of which are aimed at making your life better, more refined and more enjoyable.