18 to 22 October Middleburg, Virginia and the Greater Washington, D.C. area
The world famous 1000 Miglia organization again returns to the greater Washington D.C. area. The 1000 Miglia organization will host a 500 mile race in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Town of Middleburg, Virginia. The race will pass though Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and end on Italian soil at Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C.
The 1000 Miglia is the internationally famous speed race that took place in Italy between 1927 and 1957. In those days the race was a 1000 mile non-stop sprint from Brescia to Rome and back. Today, the modern 1000 Miglia is a regularity race for historic cars that passes through the unique landscapes of the most beautiful parts of Italy. With over fourhundred annual competitor cars — it is one of the world’s greatest motorsports events.
The 1000 Miglia Warm Up events are designed to prepare competing crews to face the sporting part of the race that takes place in Italy. The Warm Up USA will include a race training day at Summit Point Raceway, and three days of regularity racing in the same format and style as the modern Italian 1000 Miglia. The event has been reserved for a small number of participants to learn and perfect the techniques of regularity racing along with top level hospitality and exclusive regional experiences.
The Warm Up USA is reserved for Sports, GT and super cars built from 1927 to the present and divided between the 1000 Miglia Era Car Class (1927 to 1957) and the Post-1000 Miglia Era Car Class (1958 to present).
The entries in the 1000 Miglia Era Class include a supercharged 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Spider Zagato, 1930 Lancia Dilambda with unique English coachwork, rare 1934 Fiat 514 Mille Miglia (MM model), 1936 Chrysler Airflow, 1947 Healey Westland, two 1956 Austin Healey 100Ms, 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Touring, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and Mercedes-Benz 190 SL.
The Post 1000 Miglia Era Class will include a group of Alfa Romeos, Porsches and Jaguars.
The overall winner of the third edition of the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA 2022 will receive the Coppa USA trophy plus two exclusive watches from Chopard, the World Sponsor and Official Timekeeper for 1000 Miglia.
Six coveted “rights for acceptance” to the 2023 Italian 1000 Miglia are at stake: two for the top “veteran crews” in the 1000 Miglia Era Car Class, and for the two top “novice crews” in the 1000 Miglia Era Car Class. An additional two acceptances will be awarded to the top “veteran crew” and top “novice crew” in the Post 1000 Miglia Era Class.
2023 is at stake (after entering in compliance with the Race Regulations) for the first and second classified Veteran 1000 Miglia Era category, for the first and second classified Novice 1000 Miglia Era category, for the first classified Veteran and Novice Post 1000 Miglia Era category.
The public is welcome to join the start of in the Town of Middleburg, Virginia on Thursday, October 20th between 9:00am and 10:00am, Friday, October 21st between 8:00am and 9:00am, and Saturday, October 23 between 7:15am and 8:15am. The public is also welcome to join us for a 1 on 1 knockout race tournament and street celebration in Middleburg town center on Friday, October 21st from 3:30pm to 7:00pm.
We hope to see you there!
TOWN of MIDDLEBURG - LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Middleburg, Virginia, is a charming Southern destination known as the nation’s horse and hunt capital. Set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Middleburg offers the best of small-town America: local art, historic landmarks, fine cuisine and one-of-a-kind boutiques. A place where you can enjoy world-class equestrian competitions, award-winning local wines and nationally recognized community events.
SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA - MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Since opening its doors in 2013, the Salamander Resort & Spa has attracted travelers from around the world and last year was one of only three properties in the United States to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide for both its accommodations and spa in the World's Most Luxurious Hotels and Spas category. Located on 340 picturesque acres in the town of Middleburg, the resort is only 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport.
CREIGHTON FARMS – ALDIE, VIRGINIA
Located near the historic towns of Leesburg and Middleburg, Creighton Farms is an upscale residential complex with all the amenities anyone could want, overlooking one of the premier golf courses on the East Coast, designed by Jack Nicklaus. Located an hour away from Washington, this magical place, surrounded by captivating scenery and rich history, will host dinner on Thursday, the 20th, and will be the venue for breakfast on Saturday, the 22nd.
CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB - BETHESDA, MARYLAND
A famous club where members of Congress meet with businessmen, the Congressional Country Club opened in 1924 and, home to three U.S. Opens, has hosted the world's greatest golfing champions on the course. Past members include U.S. Presidents Taft, Wilson,Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, as well as countless politicians, lobbyists and major industrialists. It has been voted the best country club in the United States and is listed among the 25 most prestigious clubs in the world.
BEVERLY EQUESTRIAN - THE PLAIN, VA
Opened in 2011, the Beverly Equestrian Center is a horse training center surrounded by greenery where it is also possible to practice the game of polo as well as various riding courses. The Beverly North is a property that offers the best services for horses and riders. This place will host lunch on Friday 21st.
EMBASSY OF ITALY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. - ARRIVAL ON ITALIAN SOIL
Built in 2000, the building stands in one of Washington's most important urban areas, the socalled Embassy Row, where many other foreign embassies and diplomatic residences are located.
The design is inspired by the floor plan of Washington, created in the late 18th century: in fact, the building's quadrangular plan reflects the original 100-squaremile plan that was envisioned for the U.S. capital, and just as the Potomac River divided the original area of the District of Columbia between Virginia and Maryland, the Italian Chancery is crossed by a diagonal gap that divides it into two equal parts.
Together with Chopard, the Embassy of Italy, Vredestein Tires, the Town of Middleburg, Salamander Resort & Spa and Creighton Farms will support the event.