Wednesday, May 11

Tavis Coburn's poster for the most beautiful road race in the world!

Tavis Coburn's poster for the MILLE MIGLIA 2011 • The poster will be handed out at the opening Jaguar PR event on the 11 May.

In 1982 the Mille Miglia endurance race was revived as a road rally event. Nowadays, timing rather than speed is of the essence for the enthusiasts from around the world who race theirvintage cars, dating from 1927 to 1957.

This magnificent parade of classic machines has earned the Mille Miglia the reputation of being "the most beautiful road race in the world". Every May, Brescia becomes the meeting place for the rich, famous and passionate as they prepare to do battle over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of Italian roads. The event is closely followed by the press and immortalized every year by one of world's most respected photographers, Giacomo Bretzel, whose images so perfectly communicate the intensity, the emotion and the spirit of the moment. The history of the Mille Miglia is traced in all its glory, from yesteryear to the present day, at the Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia. This collection is a must for all amateurs of the automobile and its history and includes a fine collection of books and photographic works.

Cars taking place in the race include the Jaguar D-TYPE, C-TYPE and E-TYPE.