In 1955, Mercedes-Benz sent a squad of cars to Italy. Their mission: win the Mille Miglia. A grueling 1000-mile race across public roads from Brescia to Rome and back, the Mille had a reputation for rewarding skill with hard-fought victory—and punishing hubris with spectacular failure. Sir Stirling Moss, winner of the ’55 Mille, recounts that banner race in this video.
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