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    Documentation states Biondetti 3x winner, Taruffi holds several world speed records, Bonetto driving a Ferrari 2.000 crosses Parma at 170 k per hour. Biondetti and Taruffi drive over the Cisa pass at full speed. The racers pass through Pisa and Leghorn on the Aurelia roads heading for Rome. At Ponte Milvio leading into Rome Segre drives his 1100 touring class bearing number 105. Number 335, the English driver Widson on his Ealy placed first in the category over 1100. number 508 Aurichio on a 1100 sport. Bonetto made the best time up to Rome, while Taruffi came second, the third one is Roll. From Rome the Adriatic sea speed duel was started between Taruffi and Biondetti on the highway to Roseto. Taruffi had to retire for motor trouble thus giving Bonetto the second place in the contest. Biondetti reached the finish line with an average speed of 130 kilometres per hour. The 'Mille miglia' road race

    L.S. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. L.S. Aerial view of cars speeding along straight road, Follow pan. ( 6 shots) L.S. Towards car rounding bend. Elevated.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:56:11:00 / 01:57:14:00
    UN 2109 C
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    UN 2109 C
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  1. jamied says

    The race took place on 24 and 25 April 1949.

    "Biondetti" is Clemente Biondetti.

    "Taruffi" is Piero Taruffi.

    "Bonetto" is Felice Bonetto.

    "Segre" is Luigi Segre.

    "Number 335, the English driver Widson on his Ealy" - should read Geoffrey Healey and Tommy Wisdom in their Healey 2400 Westland.

    "number 508 Aurichio on a 1100 sport" - should rad Number 506 Auricchio in a Fiat 1100 Sport.

    "Roll" should read Rol.

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