One thousand miles of no-holds-barred racing through Italian cities and countryside.
Five million spectators.
Fifty-six people killed.
This was the Mille Miglia, a legendary road race that brought the likes of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Bugatti to fame.
The original race lasted from 1927 until 1957, with a few years off due to war. The race was banned mostly because of a lack of safety precautions, which led to the tragic deaths of drivers and spectators.