Mille Miglia: Racing in a Living Museum

Some 1,000 miles of sleep deprivation, ego-inflation and mad driving in Italy

by Michael Frank It’s 4:30AM and Des Sellmeijer is on a shuttle bus in Parma, Italy. He’s headed to the start of the fourth and final leg of the 2015 Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile road rally around Italy that circuits from Brescia in the north, outside Milan, to Rome, then back north again, through Tuscany, eventually finishing back in Brescia. This is the third night …

Storied Cars of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2015

Six extraordinary automobiles with equally fascinating histories

Determining highlights from Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este—one of the world’s most exclusive car shows—is no small feat. The annual affair, hosted on the shores of Lake Como and sponsored by BMW and luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, features a treasure trove of unique automobiles. Beyond being embraced for their rarity, each vehicle carries a story and the following six captured our ears as …

2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Highlights from the annual event that is much more than just a car show

There are car shows, and then there’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, held each year in West Sussex, England. Everything from rare, vintage and outright odd vehicles are put on display. Then there are the high-performance supercars and Formula One racers from a variety of eras. Regardless, these machines aren’t just there to look nice, they’re barreling up the site’s 1.16-mile hill climb course. Even though …