Mille Miglia - Classics, Caviar & Champagne, Right? NOPE

Fantasy Vs. Reality
It would not be difficult to romanticize participation in the Mille Miglia as having a certain je ne sais quoi (def-a pleasant quality that is hard to describe) conjuring up visions of iconic settings, roadways, Classics and formal evening events pulled straight from a James Bond movie.
But, based on the video below, the reality of participating in this event is apparently more like a chase scene from a Bond movie - gritty, somewhat scary and no where near romantic. Then again, it depends on what you find romantic - parties or passing slow cars.
One might then ask, "Why did you enter the Mille?"
A-Challenge? 
B-Tradition? 
C-Temporary lapse of judgement?
D-All of the above?

Watch The Video, Then Decide

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