In the first days of December, the Emirates experienced the first edition of the Mille Miglia there. About 80 vehicles from all over the world attended. It was the first big classic car event of this kind for the Emirates.
In the style of and with the support of the original Mille Miglia, this event was held as a "regularity" event.
On the first day, the participants met at the Golf Club of Dubai, in a wonderful ambiance, for the registration and the "get together". The next four days were spent crisscrossing the country. Most impressive was the second day's stage, which led through breathtaking mountain landscapes. The lunch stop was on the highest mountain in the country.
On the last day, the classic car drove on the Formula 1 racetrack in Abu Dhabi. The final evening took place in the palace hotel of the Emir of Abu Dhabi.
With a total of ten 300 SL cars, the Mercedes fan community was widely represented, plus many 111 convertibles and Pagodas. We from HK-Engineering were involved in the preparations of the event from the beginning and provided the service team.
We were all received with enthusiasm by the locals and were able to make many new contacts.
The Emirates are just beginning to discover their interest in classic cars. The first edition of the Mille Miglia there made an important contribution to this. All participants were enthusiastic, and many will return next year.