Safe escort vehicle.
There is excited anticipation in the early-morning air of this summer’s day in Brescia, Italy. The locals are full of curiosity as they observe the colourful goings-on in front of the Teatro Grande, where the automobile stars of the show and their dedicated drivers wait for the starting pistol of the Mille Miglia 2014. The members of the organisation team work flat-out to make this year’s historic event a complete success as usual. They add the finishing touches, going through the stages once more and answering any last questions.
Over the following four days, their job will be to accompany the keen classic car drivers on the 1,700 kilometre drive from Brescia to Rome and back, and to announce the impressive line of cars with the appropriate style and pomp as they enter each town or village. But the events team is not alone: Eight new V-Class vehicles are standing by as reliable escorts, making an important contribution towards ensuring that the eventful days spent travelling through the picturesque lanes of northern Italy run smoothly.