The 1000 Mil Československých 2020 event continues the legend of the 1000 Miles race through Czechoslovakia in 1933, 1934 and 1935, from Prague to Bratislava and back to Prague. In those days it was as famous in the country as the Mille Miglia in Italy, This Summer the 9th revival edition of the event took place. In spite of all uncertainties caused by the pandemic the organizers persisted, and just postponed the event from June to August. Over 100 teams with a wide variety of cars, mostly from the Twenties, Thirties and Forties, were happy the event went on and gathered on 12 August in the Centre of Prague. Nearly all of them comfortably reached Bratislava. The Slovak capital offered a warm welcome to the rally participants. The cars were displayed at an old-town central square, and many town dwellers admired them. Next day a regularity mountain climb in the Pezinok region was in the program, followed by a stage on mostly unpaved roads in a military training area, normally closed for the public. The route back to Prague, mostly on scenic roads, offered fun to both the participants and the many enthusiastic spectators along the route and at the time control locations. The event enjoyed perfect weather conditions. The fact that the 1000 Czechoslovak Miles happened this year “against all odds” is a big compliment, not only to the organizers and the participants, but also to the ANF’s of Czechia and Slovakia, that cooperate so well for the promotion of the historic vehicle movements in their countries.
Pictures by Tiddo Bresters