1948-05-01 Mille Miglia Maserati A6GCS Ascari Bertocchi
Alberto Ascari and Guerino Bertocchi in Maserati A6GCS "Monofaro" (single headlamp) at 1948 Mille Miglia (1 May), they did not finnish. One historian thinks this may be chassis 2001 (built in Settembre 1947).
It was first held in 1927 and ran until 1957, covering a distance of 1,000 miles (hence the name) from Brescia to Rome and back. The race was renowned for its challenging route through the Italian countryside and for attracting some of the world's most famous drivers and cars. The Mille Miglia was suspended in 1957 after a tragic accident in which several people were killed, but was revived in 1977 as a classic car rally. Today, the Mille Miglia is a highly prestigious event that attracts vintage car enthusiasts from all over the world. The route has been modified to ensure the safety of participants and spectators, but the spirit of the race remains the same, celebrating the beauty and history of classic cars and the thrill of driving them on open roads.