ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900B, the king of the mille miglia

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia 1938 winner
Clemente Biondetti – Aldo Stefani

Clemente Biondetti
Alfa Romeo 8C

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia was the bet of the Italian brand for road racing, as in circuit racing, the dominance of German vehicles began to be overwhelming. Vittorio Jano developed specifically for this race the 8C 2900B, with a 2.9-liter engine and 300 hp, achieving at least one victory in each entered competition, and the first two final positions in the 1938 Mille Miglia at the hands of Biondetti and Pintacuda.

That of 1938 was Clemente Biondetti’s first victory in the Mille Miglia, with Aldo Stefani as
co-driver His main rivals were his own teammates, Farina and
Pintacuda, however, won with an average of 135.391 km / h, a record that was not beated until 1953. After
World War II, he won again in 1947 ahead of Nuvolari with the 2900B. The victories of
1948 and 1949, this time with Ferrari 166, make him the king of the Mille Miglia, being the only driver to have
won four times.

October 2014


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