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May 21, 2024

Photos From The 2016 California Mille

by Mike –

The California Mille was started by Martin Swig and a few of his friends, some of who are no longer around, unfortunately, including Mr Swig who died in 2012.

The event began on San Francisco’s Nob Hill where the cars were parked in front of the Fairmont Hotel on Sunday April 24. This year the route went from San Francisco to Morro Bay and back, taking four days to finish.

From the California Mille press release,

The 26th annual celebration of Italy’s most-famous, open-road race, the Mille Miglia, will visit the small towns and see the big vistas of coastal California. Cars that could have qualified for Italy’s thousand mile event that ran from 1927-1957, will arrive at San Francisco’s Nob Hill from a dozen states and two foreign countries on Sunday, April 24.

Lancia Aurelia B20S GT

1955 Lancia Aurelia B20S GT

All photos by Steve Natale, originally published on


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Cars participating the 2016 California Mille include the following from these cities:

1957 AC Aceca Portland, Oregon
1957 AC Aceca Solano Beach, California
1957 AC Aceca Torrance, California
1957 AC Bristol Kingsburg, California
1957 AC Bristol New York, New York
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Los Angeles, California
1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Laguna Beach, California
1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Palm Springs, California
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider San Rafael, California
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Beverly Hills, California
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zephyr Cove, Nevada
1957 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Bogota, Colombia
1957 Alfa Romeo Sprint ` Hallande, Florida
1956 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce Lt. Wt. San Francisco, California
1952 Allard J2X Rolling Hills, California
1952 Allard J2X New York, New York
1940 Aston Martin Type C San Ramon, California
1953 Aston-Martin DB2 Honolulu, Hawaii
1957 Aston-Martin DB2/4 Alamo, California
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Key Biscayne, Florida
1956 Austin-Healey 100M LeMans Pound Ridge, New York
1928 Bentley 3/8 Racer Malibu, California
1930 Bentley Speed Six Tulsa, Oklahoma
1940 Buick Super San Jose, California
1957 Citroen ID-19P Old Bennington, Vermont
1956 Corvette Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1957 Ferrari 250GT New York, New York
1956 Ferrari 250GT Boano Alloy Hinsdale, Illinois
1957 Ferrari 250GT TdF Stuart, Florida
1957 Ferrari 250GT TdF Greenwich, Connecticut
1958 Ferrari California LWB Spider Larkspur, California
1958 Ferrari LWB California Spider Westlake Village, California
1953 Fiat 1100 San Mateo, California
1955 Ford Thunderbird Saratoga, California
1938 Jaguar SS-100 Honolulu, Hawaii
1954 Jaguar XK-120 Thousand Oaks, California
1956 Jaguar XK-140 Los Angels, California
1938 Laguna V12 LeMans R Beverly Hills, California
1937 Lancia Aprilia Muir Beach, California
1954 Lancia Aurelia B20S GT Los Angeles, California
1955 Lancia Aurelia B20S GT San Rafael, California
1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Santa Monica, California
1956 Lancia B20S Laguna Beach, California
1953 Lincoln Capri Sanibel, Florida
1957 Lotus Elite Auburn, California
1957 Maserati 200Si New Vernon, New Jersey
1955 Maserati A6GCS Atherton, California
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Pacific Palisades, California
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Naples, Florida
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Englewood, New Jersey
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Palo Alto, California
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Berkeley, California
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing Glen Ellen, California
1957 MG Magnette Wenatchee, Washington
1953 Morgan +4 Mill Valley, California
1956 Morgan +4 Berkeley, California
1953 Nash Healey Lebanon, Missouri
1953 Nash Healey Alamo, California
1957 Porsche 356 coupe Carmel Valley, California
1956 Porsche 356 1600S coupe Stuttgart, Germany
1957 Porsche 356GT Newport Beach, California
1955 Porsche Continental Palm Springs, California
1955 Porsche Speedster Stuttgart, Germany
1953 Siata 208CS Larkspur, California
1953 Siata 208C San Francisco, California
1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk Sonoma, California

California Mille 2016

Photos From The 2016 California Mille
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Photos From The 2016 California Mille
Photos from the California Mille, a celebration of Italy’s most-famous, open-road race, the Mille Miglia.

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