La Festa Mille Miglia started in Japan in 1997. It has origins in 1927 Italy and is a 1000 mile classic car rally that was held for a 14-year period until 2010 between Tokyo and Urabandai.
However, due to the Tohoku earthquake that struck the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, the major stops and routes suffered serious damage. We changed our route to Kanto Koshinetsu for the past 6 years during the reconstruction period.
Last year La Festa Mille Miglia successfully completed the 20th year of this event. We have decided to return to our original route of the past for the purpose of appreciation and support for the Tohoku region, a return to our roots and origins.
The car society is in an era of change and transforation as the concept of the present car changes drastically.
Technological progress has changed the way we live our lives. The record has given way to digital music, camera film is obsolete. But the music on records and the photographs on camera film are still beautiful like Classic Cars.
We continue this rally under the belief that we should have a richness of spirit, no matter how the times change and technology progresses.
We also see the La Festa Mille Miglia as a means of promoting the proper maintenance and driving of classic cars for the roadside spectators that come to see the event.
We believe that the most important thing in the future age is to develop new ideas from the appreciation and understanding of our past.
La Festa Mille Miglia 2018 Organizing Commitee