Sixt, one of Europe’s first car rental companies, is looking forward to its 100th birthday in 2012 with excitement. For decades, Sixt vehicles have been part of the “Mille Miglia”. Now the company is thrilled to again be one of the main sponsors and the exclusive car hire partner of the most prestigious classic car rally in the world – for all “Mille Miglia” drivers as well as for the “Mille Miglia” community.
From 11 to 15 May 2011, Sixt will play its part in the rally along the 1,600 kilometre stretch from Brescia – Rome – Brescia, offering all participants an exclusive transfer service: A modern fleet of Sixt cars will accompany participants, co-drivers, escort vehicles and the press. Some vehicles from the Sixt classic car fleet will also be at the starting line. Erich and Alexander Sixt will be behind the wheel of two Mercedes Benz Gullwings from 1955, Regine Sixt will drive a BMW 328 from 1937 and Konstantin Sixt will steer a Porsche Speedster from the year 1955.
In cooperation with BMW, Sixt will give away a MINI. BMW will donate a MINI Cooper Clubman Hampton under the motto “a MINI for the Minis”. The entire proceeds from the raffle draw will go to help the Regina Sixt’s Children’s Aid Foundation “Drying Little Tears”, supporting the construction of a children’s home in a poor area of Sicily.
Regine Sixt: “The legendary 1,000-mile rally has become a fixed part of our summer programme. I am proud to see the Sixt logo along the entire length of the most famous classic car rally. Experiencing how ‘tradition meets passion’ fills me with joy. It is a big challenge to deliver on the trust that the ‘Mille Miglia’ shows to Sixt.”