The Mille Miglia was an endurance road race that was run between 1927 and 1957 over the open roads of northern Italy from Brescia to Rome and back. In the final year of the event Scuderia Ferrari driver Piero Taruffi won, taking 10 hours, 27 minutes to complete 992 miles without help from a navigator.

This remarkable achievement will be celebrated at “Volpe Argentata Event”, organised by Piero Taruffi's daughter Prisca, to be held on the 21st September at Golf della Montecchia near Padua. The program features a Concorso d’Eleganza for historic cars in addition to a Pro Am golf tournament which will include numerous sports champions including Riccardo, Gianni Morbidelli, Pierluigi Martini, Emanuele Pirro, Andrea Montermini and Miki Biasion.

While you may know that the Mille Miglia was revived in 1982 did you know that Riccardo, then racing for Euroracing Alfa Romeo in F1, took part in  1984 driving the classic Alfa seen in the photo above?