1000 Miglia Warm Up USA crosses the finish line
After the positive debut in 2018 the 1000 Miglia has crossed the American roads for the second year.
The event, which took place in and around Middleburg and Washington D.C. from October 23 through October 26, 2019, featured a day of regularity rally training followed by a three-day race of over 500 miles. The competitive race was staged in full 1000 Miglia style, finishing on Italian soil at Villa Firenze, the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.
The winner of the inaugural 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA is the Veteran crew composed of John and Julie Herlihy driving a 1953 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster. The winning team was presented with the First Coppa USA (USA Cup). Completing the winner’s podium of the 2019 edition of the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA are the Novice crews composed of Eric Oberlander and Scott Laroque driving a 1956 Ferrari GT Coupé Boano in 2nd place and, in 3rd place, Josh and David Simpson driving a red 1956 Jaguar XK 120.
The event featured 22 cars in two classes: the 1000 Miglia Era Class which was represented by 1000 Miglia eligible cars, built between 1927 and 1957 and the Post-1000 Era Class represented by sports cars, grand touring and supercars built from 1958 to present.
The Coppa USA winner and 5 other crews were also awarded a guaranteed entry to the 1000 Miglia race in Italy from May 13-16, 2020.