The 1000 Miglia is holding its Warm Up U.S.A. rally training day and three-day race in and around Middleburg, VA. from October 31 to November 5.
The 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA event provides top finishers with an opportunity to compete in the Italian 1000 Miglia next year.
The event has 25 entries in two classes: the 1000 Miglia Era Class and the Post-1000 Miglia Era Class. The first is open to 1000 Miglia-eligible cars, built between 1927 and 1957, as well as significant sports and ground touring cars built during the same period. The second class is open to select sports, grand touring and supercars built from 1958 to present.
The U.S. race covers more than 500 miles and will begin with participants arriving in Middleburg on Tuesday, October 31. Competition begins on Wednesday, November 1, with road rallies, car exhibit and activities taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Participants will be hosted by the Salamander Resort and Spa.
Wednesday will comprise practice and testing at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia. On Thursday and Friday mornings, the Town of Middleburg will host the exciting “green flag sendoff” to officially begin the race.
“We selected Middleburg because it reminds of some of the many small, charming Italian towns we traverse in the Italian event,” said Francesca Parolin, general manager of the 1000 Miglia. “The area provides such a beautiful setting for our drives and the welcome we receive from participants and spectators brings us back each year.”
“We are honored to be the host site of the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA,” said Middleburg Mayor Bridge Littleton. “The quality and excitement of this event makes it a perfect fit for Middleburg, and we are glad they have chosen to return for the 2023 edition.”
The event includes training days and 1000 Miglia-style tests during which one can learn or study how to participate in the 1000 Miglia race — a competition that, since 1927, has taken place in Italy in spring.
Partners for the event include the Town of Middleburg, Salamander Resort & Spa, Chopard, Vredestein Tires, Barboursville Vineyards, Beverly Equestrian, Group Outdoors, Retro Rally Group, Michael’s Motor Cars, Competizione & Sports Cars and the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C.