29 .11 .2015
1000 Millas: Scalise winner, Erejomovich Argentine champion

The great duel was defined by 9 points

Scalise-Claramunt winners of 1000 Millas 2015

After three intense days during which there were practically no differences, the team on board the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS celebrated one of the closest victories in the history of the 27 editions of the rally.

“Had it not been for the lack of practice and for not running races, we made some mistakes during the first leg. Who knows, we could have made a definition sooner", says Daniel Claramunt, copilot of Claudio Scalise on the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS. This piece of information is rather significant considering the outcome of the race, intriguing till the very final moments.

While Scalise entered the gold book of the 1000 Millas equaling Fernando Sanchez Zinny with four victories, Claramunt celebrated for the first time his the success in the most important classic sports cars rally of the country for 27 uninterrupted years.

The history of the winning team is both special and curious. After meeting in college and losing contact for ten years, in 1998 they met again thanks to the passion they share for cars. From that first Volvo with which Scalise started to take up regularity racing to the Alfa Romeo he used to win this 2015 edition, there are other resounding victories, both national and international. Claudio learned the techniques explained by Claramunt very rapidly, to such extent that from 2002 to 2005 he earned four Historical Sports titles, two 1000 Millas (the third one was in 2008) and the victory on the Nuvolari.

Since 2010 and having in mind proving himself just how much of a regularity expert he was, he started racing in Europe, earning the third place in 2011 and the cherished victory in the Mille Miglia 2012.

“I don't know if I had to shake off the rust or not. This is my fourth victory in the 1000 Millas but the first with Daniel as copilot. The truth is that I wanted to win with him, and this time I could. This way I am closing a very important cycle for me”, acknowledged Scalise during the gala dinner at the Llao-Llao Hotel.

But beyond the disappointment after the defeat, Daniel Erejomovich also has won four times, as he won the historical sports regularity Argentine Championship 2015 (from 2009 till 2011), he is a three-times winner of the Triple Crown thanks to his great performance not only in the 1000 Millas, but also to his victories in the other two races making up this trophy: the Wineries Rally and the Mountain Rally.         

“Erejo”, who took up the activity in 2007, rapidly became an icon. “I've always liked games where averages, scoring and technique are involved. In fact, I played - and still play - golf, archery, bowling, all of which one needs to be precise, like in regularity”, comments the one who could not repeat the victory of the 1000 Millas like in 2011 (which took place in Córdoba).

A fan of classic cars, his first collector car - which he still owns - a Jaguar E-Type, Erejomovich acknowledges that his victories this year were the result of a “big preparation that we did with Gustavo Llanos, my copilot, in pursuit of winning everything”.

Although the victory in Patagonia is pending, “Erejo”, with a recently acquired 1929 Bugatti, will seek to attain international victories in the Mille Miglia and Nuvolari, among others.

The recipients of awards in the race were:

Category C: Alejandro López-Gabriel Gourovich (1927 Delage DM)

Category D: Claudio Scalise-Daniel Claramunt (1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS)

Category F1: Pablo and Nicolas Lara (1963 MG B)

Category F2: Luis Zerbini-José Rodríguez (Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 GT)

Category G1: Leonardo Zerbini-Federico Rodríguez Panella (1972 Porsche 911 T)

Category G2: Hernán Repetti-Carolina Diharce (1981 BMW 635 CSI)

Category CAS: Pedro Falconi-Ramiro Bona (1995 Bigliani SN6)

Luciano Viaro Award, Best Foreign Crew: Mattia Colpani-Alberto Gnutti (Porsche 911)

Bitito Mieres Award, Sporting Spirit: Marian Stoch and Albert Szwaj, Poland (1937 Aston Martin 15/98)   

Best Car Award: 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS

Best qualified Father-Son Team Award: Guillermo and Ignacio Acevedo (1954 Jaguar XK 120)

Performance Ratio: Gabriele Gnudi-Marco Ianuzzi (1956 Jaguar XK140)

Ladies Cup: Valeria Beruto-Pilar Hermida Lozano (1955 Triumph TR2)

Lory Barra Cup Best Qualified Member: Claudio Scalise

Team Award: Pechuga (Arguelles family)

Category B (pilots): Jorge and Mariano Bernstein (Mercedes-Benz 280 SL)  

Gentleman Driver Award: Cesar Litvin- Vicente Labonia (1960 Chevrolet Corvette)

28 .11 .2015
¿Quién será el ganador?

Scalise-Erejomovich o Erejomovich-Scalise  ÓRDEN DE MÉRITO

Ya sea uno u otro los dos grandes favoritos cumplieron con una destacada actuación por lo que se han hecho merecedores de la victoria. Tal ha sido la paridad que, por puntos netos (sin aplicar el hándicap) habrían arrancado la última etapa virtualmente empatados. Independientemente de quien resulte el ganador de esta edición de las 1000 Millas Sport, Erejomovich ya se consagró –por cuarta vez- campeón argentino Sport Histórico.

27 .11 .2015

Tras concluir la segunda etapa, la victoria 2015 no parece quedar circunscripta a los grandes favoritos. Los desempeños de Alejandro López como Ricardo Licursi permiten imaginar que tal vez uno de ellos inscriba su nombre en el álbum de oro.

26 .11 .2015

Tras completar casi 500 kilómetros de carrera uniendo Llao-Llao, Junín y San Martín de los Andes, Villa La Angostura y el Centro Cívico de Bariloche, los participantes de la 27ma edición de las 1000 Millas Sport coincidieron en las dificultades que presentaron las 29 pruebas de habilidad conductiva pero -al mismo tiempo- disfrutando de un recorrido paisajístico único.

25 .11 .2015
Fernando Sánchez Zinny y Claudio Scalise A reverdecer los laureles

Son potencialmente candidatos a repetir el éxito. Sánchez Zinny se consagró en cuatro ocasiones (1992, 1995, 1996 y 2002) y Scalise en tres (2004, 2005 y 2008) pero ambos consideran que están por debajo del nivel del gran favorito, Daniel Erejomovich. 

23 .11 .2015
Record Edition - Astonishing numbers

156 cars of almost 30 different makes.  Foreign crews from Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Uruguay, in addition to copilots from Germany and the US. Two female teams. Two news crews living the race from the inside. A three-leg itinerary, a crossing to Chile and 86 driving skills tests. The 1000 Millas 2015 have everything it takes to make history again. 

15 .10 .2015
Autoclásica 2015 - The 1000 Millas Always Present

Club de Automóviles Sport was present – one more time – in this unique competition of South America, promoting its traditional rally which last week exceeded its quota of participants, among which, two Ferraris from the United States.

23 .9 .2015

In 26 editions, a total of 19 models from various makes won the rally - in many cases, just as they did in the great speed races of their time.

If there is something that stands out in classic sports car rallies is the variety and uniqueness of the models making up the caravans. Throughout 26 editions, the 1000 Millas Sport of the Republic of Argentina has had the privilege of having unique pieces, some especially sent from the Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Alfa Romeo or Audi museums; others brought with much pride by their owner-collectors.

Not only for what they stood for industrially or commercially, but also from a strictly sporting point of view, the vehicles that have won the most important regularity rally of Argentina and South America bear a rich and valuable history.

19 .5 .2015
Argentine victory. Outperforming Teachers Tonconogy-Berisso, for the second time

As in 2013, the Argentine duo - on a 1927 Bugatti T40 - won the 33rd edition of the historic Mille Miglia. On the leading position from the second stage, the national champions of regularity were able to add 231 points more than the local duo Andrea Vesco-Andrea Guerini (1930 Fiat Siata 514 MM). Other three Argentine crews are among the top 12.

7 .3 .2015
1,000 Miles and Three Days in Patagonia

by Tom Smith
Sports Car Market - March 2015

It began, as many adventures often do, with a phone call.

My great friend Don Polak was on the line, asking if I'd seen that morning's "Bring a Trailer" email. It seems a 1961 Volvo PV544, with long-term ownership, was on offer and the price was right.

"Wouldn't this be a perfect car for the Argentine 1000 Millas?" Polak said. I said I thought it would, so a few eBay clicks later we owned it.

It's been my great privilege to enjoy some of the world's great automobile events with Don Polak. We've driven on two Italian Mille Miglias in our Siata 1100TV Vignale. We enjoyed the 2014 Austrian Ennstal Classic in our 1947 Healey Elliott Saloon and, together with our wives or children, have enjoyed countless New England 1000s, Mountain Milles, Copperstate 1000s and Texas 1000s.

I've also had the opportunity to drive an Aston DB2 in the always-terrific Colorado Grand and California Mille. So, it was time for another adventure. After doubling our investment in the Volvo in preparation for the rally, we were ready to go!


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