In its anniversary year, Sixt is gearing up for “Mille Miglia” again
Munich/Brescia, 14 May 2012 – 100 years after its foundation, Sixt, one of Europe’s most important car rental firms, will again be an exclusive rental partner of the world-renowned Italian vintage car rally “Mille Miglia”. And Sixt has once again selected car manufacturer BMW as its cooperation partner for the event. “Mille Miglia” traditionally follows an ancient route stretching over more than 1,600 kilometres from Brescia to Rome and back. This year, it will be held from 16 to 20 May 2012.
Sixt will lend a hand to the vintage car race for the fifth time this year, providing it with a comprehensive range of services. In celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary, Sixt will prepare a few special surprises for participants and spectators along the route. In addition, Sixt will provide race participants, passengers and the media with safe and comfortable transport to the route and back to their hotels in its up-to-date Sixt fleet. The firm’s service cars will also accompany race participants along the way. Meanwhile, Sixt’s hostesses are looking forward to greeting the race’s knowledgeable fans in Sixt guest tents located in Brescia and Rome.
Sixt will be part of the race itself once more with its vintage fleet. The firm’s six classic 1950s cars are set to add to the nostalgia-fest on offer. These include two Mercedes 300 featuring gull-wing doors, a Jaguar XK 120, a Porsche Speedster, a VW Standard and a Ferrari 250 GT Coupé. And Erich and Regine Sixt will be at the controls of the vintage Mercedes 300 gull-wing models.
Regine Sixt: “We’re looking forward to once again taking part in this spectacular vintage car rally in this, our anniversary year. “Mille Miglia” has become an important part of the summer for us. We will spread the Sixt spirit along the entire route this year – in a really special way.”
Sixt AG, with its registered office in Pullach near Munich, is an international provider of integrated mobility services. Founded in 1912, the company, together with its franchisees and partners, is represented in more than 105 countries. Sixt is the market leader for car rentals in Germany and Austria and one of the biggest OEM-manufacturer-independent full-service leasing providers. The Sixt Group generated a turnover of € 1.56 billion in 2011 and employs around 3000 people worldwide (excluding franchisees).