Mille Miglia 2023, it was our pleasure. Although it was another tough edition for both drivers and cars this year, Alex and his friend Rob managed to finish their journey through Italy.
This unique car has driven the original Mille Miglia in 1948 and 1949 and also in the Targa Florio and Giro di Sicilia and many other Italian races and has now participated in a few more Mille's in recent years.
Read the full experience down below
The mini Maserati as we call the O.S.F.A. presented as a little rocket.
This unique car has driven the original Mille Miglia in 1948 and 1949 and also in the Targa Florio and Giro di Sicilia and many other Italian races and has now participated in a few more Mille’s in recent years.
Alex and Rob were a new team and did well on the first day scoring a 52 place. Unfortunately we heard a not so good sound and after some checking we found that 1 valve was not operating in its valve guide as is necessary to keep performing…So we went to one of our befriended workshops were we regularly have work done to ask for their assistance. After a few hours of hard work the valve could operate perfectly again and we could chase the Mille again.
Ofcourse being 4 hours late and missing 20 tests we dropped to position 390 !
In the following 3 days we did our best to improve the positioning but having so many minus points we managed to improve our position to finish 320th. But finishing is all that counts and we had a great time and the car ran really well.
The Mille Miglia remains a dream.. and we feel privileged to be able to participate!
Despite some mechanical challenges, racing team VSOC managed to finish all 11 cars at the 2023 edition.