Most of you, our readers, are very familiar with the general make-up of endurance racing. While today, nearly all endurance racing occurs on closed circuit type courses like Daytona, Sebring, and others.Even street circuits like Lemans are, for all intents and purposes, converted to fully closed circuits for the race events. Most racing that occurs on public roads today are rally style events. But for years, in parallel to track based events, some endurance events were held on public roads, like the Carrera Panamericana, Targa Florio and perhaps the most recognized, the Mille Miglia.
The Mille Miglia (MM) took place 24 times between 1927 to 1957, with several years off as an impact of World War II. While the Targa Florio pre-dates the first MM, it didn't take long for the MM to become the most famous testing ground of GT sports cars.