1949 Mille Miglia poster.
This special Italian banner – Attenti Al Passaggio XVI (21st) Coppa Mille Miglia 21st April 1949 – measures over 2 feet long (9.5×27.5″) and is in excellent condition. We believe this was a cautionary sign posted during the 1949 race to draw attention to a passageway or street that was being used exclusively for the event racing cars.
The race was won by Clemente Biondetti / Ettore Salani driving Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Touring #624 followed by Felice Bonetto / Carpani in the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Touring. Third place went to Rol / Richiero in the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione Berlinetta.