Because this can hardly be handled within the permissible working hours, there are always several teams of mechanics on site working in two or three shifts.
'Our planning for the Mille Miglia starts in September / October“, relates Ralph Wagenknecht of Mercedes-Benz Classic, 'our organising team comprises eight to ten people including a team doctor, management of agencies and photographers, accreditations, security, hotels and catering. Hundreds of hotel reservations alone must be coordinated each night“. Mercedes-Benz Classic by itself is on the ground with more than 20 support vehicles. 'We have 13 service teams with 27 specialists for mechanical systems, electrical systems and bodywork“, says Mercedes-Benz Classic Project Manager Michael Plag.