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California Mille 2018

1000 miles throughout
Northern California
over 4 days

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California Mille 2018

Entry Form available now!
Register by Jan. 5 2018

California Mille 2017

28th Annual California Mille
April 15-19, 2018

Free Car Show Atop Nob Hill, April 15, 2018

Request for entry is now open, see the California Mille page for entry form.
Registration deadline is January 5, 2018.

Some 70 vintage vehicles that could have qualified for the Mille Miglia, Italy’s most-famous open-road race, will motor to San Francisco’s Nob Hill on April 15, 2018 for a free car show and preview of the 28th annual California Mille.

Ancient Alfa Romeos, pristine Porsches and magnificent Mercedes-Benz will take their places next to Jaguars, Ferraris, Bentleys and other classics on Mason Street, closed to traffic between Sacramento and California Streets.

The public is invited to see the cars and meet the drivers between 11 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

At 1:30 Sunday afternoon California Mille co-directors David and Howard Swig will greet the fans.

On Monday morning, April 16 we will wave the Italian flag  and officially starting the four-day, one thousand mile tour (not a race) of northern California time capsule towns and little-known backroads.

See the California Mille page

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Family Car Legacy

Alfa Romeos Are a Common Thread in One Family’s Legacy
David and Howard Swig on Petrolicious

No Future Anti-Football Runs

Anti-Football Run Achieves Goal and Will Quit While Ahead

The semi-celebrated Anti-Football Run has achieved its goal. National Football League TV viewership is down; watching January 1st college football games on television is a thing of the past.

The ratings prove it: Fox is down 4 percent, CBS is down 10 percent, ABC is off 7 percent and ESPN is down 11 percent.

Twenty-five years ago (maybe 26) Anti-Football founder Martin Swig set out to prove there was life beyond an easy chair in front of a TV screen to kick off the new year.

His premise: who knows who’s playing which football game? Who cares? Wouldn’t it be more fun to get in an ancient car and drive the Marin countryside each January 1st enjoying the crisp clean smell of exhaust coming from the back of some old out-of-tune crock?

The answer was clearly yes. Each year, the Anti-Football Run has grown from dozens, to scores to more than 100 participants in 2015. Unnamed motoring enthusiasts agree: a positive impact has been made on the consciousness of the nation. It’s the end of the road for the Anti-Football Run.