Mille Miglia – Culture and Cars from Tuscany to Rome
In 1955 Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the 1000 mile open-road endurance race round Italy with a staggering average speed of 98.53 mph which didn’t allow them any time for pit stops or culture.
In 2014 Libby, driving an iconic red Alfa Romeo, followed the route in more leisurely fashion. In a multi-media lecture combining photographs, film, songs, and quotations from writers and poets she offers a kaleidoscopic view of the cars and characters involved in the race from its inception in 1927 together with numerous detours to sample local food, wine, music, architecture and art in a tour around some of the iconic hill towns and villages of Italy.
Please note that this lecture is on the third Monday of October and not the usual second Monday of the month.
About the Lecturer
Dr. Libby Horner has been a NADFAS lecturer for 15 years. She is a freelance art historian, curator, film producer, lecturer and writer and has a PhD in Victorian Art & Architecture; has worked as a graphic designer in the Middle East and in Hong Kong.