La Festa Primavera 2010
Its Beginnings, Ideology, and Objectives

La Festa Mille Miglia, a classic sports car rally that takes place every autumn, began in 1997 as a sister event of the Mille Miglia (Italian for “one thousand miles”), which is the world’s most fascinating classic sports car rally that originated in the historic city of Brescia in northern Italy in 1927. La Festa Primavera, which began as the sister event of La Festa Mille Miglia in the spring of 2009, will take place once again in the beautiful and historic sites of Kinki region of western Japan this year.

La Festa Primavera was launched for several reasons: the significant number of people hailing from western Japan participating in La Festa Mille Miglia, the fact that the Kinki region boasts some of Japan’s most important historic structures and world heritage sites, and the fact that there have never been any classic sports car races set in the metropolis of Osaka in the past. As a result, La Festa Primavera, which starts in Osaka and takes the participants through Ise, Suzuka Circuit, Lake Biwa, Kyoto, Nara, and back to Osaka Castle, was launched as the Kinki region rally.

La Festa Primavera shares the spirit of La Festa Mille Miglia, which promotes respect for our traditions, staying young at heart, and friendship among participants. The festival also raises funds for environmental protection and children who have lost their parents in automobile accidents.

Through its activities, La Festa Primavera endeavors to preserve classic automobiles, whose beauty rivals that of works of art, for future generations. We hope to make this Japanese-born classic sports car rally an event that proves to the world that these historic automobiles, which were created by the hands of skillful craftsmen, are still alive and well.

La Festa Primavera Organizing Committee