Dream Alfa goes home

A historic Alfa Romeo is competing in one of the world's most beautiful races.
A historic Alfa Romeo is competing in one of the world's most beautiful races.

THE world’s most beautiful heritage event starts in a few weeks, with more than 450 entrants from all over the world ready to race from Brescia to Rome and back again in the 2016 Mille Miglia Storica.
The May 19 race will also mark the end of an incredible journey for two Australians – Paul Lawson and Graeme Sedgwick – who will drive a lovingly restored 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C SS that Lawson’s father found in Calabria in 1979, buried under 10 tonnes of farm equipment.
The vehicle was shipped back to Australia, where Paul’s father spent 10 years restoring the car to its original condition.
Although severely damaged, the original supercharged engine showed only 8342km on the odometer, and the vehicle still had the original number plate, still proudly displayed on the car today.
“The car might be worth a couple of million dollars,” Lawson said.
“But to us it’s priceless.”
The Alfa Romeo 6C SS – the same model that claimed victory in the 1929 Mille Miglia – is one of hundreds of stunning heritage models that will line-up for a race once described by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful race in the world”.