Few races are as emblematic of a bygone era as the Mille Miglia. The epic thousand-mile race across the Italian countryside brought out millions of spectators along its route when it was held between 1927 and 1957. The Mille Miglia was dominated by Italian marques like Ferrari
and Alfa Romeo
, but with two wins under its belt from 1931 and 1955, Mercedes-Benz
won it more times than any foreign automaker. So it’s only fitting that the German marque should return to the revival this year with its own trove of classic racers.