67 Classic Sports and Racing Cars Took to the Scenic California Hills in The California Mille 2023 Celebration.
Lovers of fine cars often have a great weakness for precious timepieces and vice versa: 2023 California Mille Celebrated 32 Years of Epic Scenery, Comradery and Driving.
67 classic sports and racing cars took to the scenic California hills to celebrate driving and car culture over the course of five days and 1,000 miles.
The 2023 California Mille celebrated its 32nd running from April 23rd to April 27th. 67 classic sports and racing cars participated in the 1,000-mile driving tour through the hills of Central and Northern California. The event, sponsored by Chopard, featured luxurious cars designed prior to the final running of Italy’s original Mille Miglia road race in 1957.
“Like fine watches, fine cars are meant to be used, and when it comes to driving there’s no better place to do that than the breathtaking byways we select each year for the California Mille.” He also expressed his gratitude for spending time with other enthusiasts who share their passion for great cars and lovely roads,” – Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty.
Chopard President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele commented on the link between luxury watches and cars, saying that lovers of fine cars often have a great weakness for precious timepieces and vice versa. He added that extreme precision and sporting elegance are important in both fields.
Chopard not only sponsored the event, but also created the commemorative Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Chrono California Mille 32nd Edition. The company also provided watches for the winners of the Spirit of the Mille Miglia award, the Best Pre-War Car award, and the Best Post-War Car award. The watch, limited to 30 examples, exemplifies masculine elegance, mechanical precision, watchmaking performance, and racing ergonomics – all dedicated to the beauty of driving.
For the second year in a row, the California Mille was a carbon neutral event, offsetting 74,000 miles driven between participating and support vehicles. Hagerty and the California Mille also donated $10,000 to the California Fire Foundation for the preservation and maintenance of the beautiful environments they live and drive in.