PURCELLVILLE, Va., October 20, 2022 - The Town of Purcellville will be a brief stop on the iconic Italian Car Rally 1000 Miglia Warm-Up USA event this Saturday, October 22 around 10:15 am. Purcellville residents and business are encouraged to come out to see the iconic vehicles as they drive through Town and cheer them on.
The race cars are expected over a period of approximately 30 to 60 minutes. The route of travel will be north on Route 690 from Middleburg, east on Main Street, left on North 23rd Street and right into the Town’s municipal parking lot. The drivers will make a brief stop to have their “passports” officially stamped by Mayor Kwasi A. Fraser and Vice Mayor Chris Bertaut, then continue north on Route 690 to Hillsboro.
“It is an honor for Purcellville to be part of the U.S. version of one of the most famous car races in the world and we look forward to welcoming each driver of the 1000 Miglia Iconic Car Rally to the great Town of Purcellville,” said Mayor Kwasi Fraser.
For an updated schedule and more information on the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA, visit https://www.middleburgva.gov/317/1000-Miglia-Warm-Up-USA or http://www.1000miglia.it/en.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.