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To celebrate Made in Italy, SOC arranged the 1000 Miglia inaugural dinner in the historic estate of Marchese Antinori Montenisa, in Franciacorta. Round tables were arranged under the portico of the villa, with a curated set up by Interrappresentanze with Athentic Models and Métier London and with the cars complimenting the tone for the evening. In this fairy-tale landscape, some of the best food and wine, Blignis of Calvasius Caviar and Antinori Franciacorta, helped the participants get in the mood. Soloist Miza entertained the attendees by exquisitely interpreting a cheerful aria. SOC members were welcomed in the main courtyard of the 12th century mansion by the view of the Kimera EVO37 alongside its creator, Luca Betti, the GFG Vision 2030 by Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro, and the ISO Rivolta GTZ by Andrea and Marella Zagato. SOC's CEO Niccolò Torri Rocca was joined by Vittorio Antinori, to give the welcoming speech.
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Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebadeungo, President of IEO-Monzino Foundation and Doctor Viviana Galimberti, Director of Surgical Senology at IEO, informed the collectors that another special vehicle would join the race. The all-female team made up by Melissa Satta, Caterina Balivo, Umberta Gnutti, Cristina Parodi, Francesca Piccinini, Warly Tomei, and Viviana Galimberti were handed the keys of the Aston Martin SUV by Corenne Lange, Head of Q & Special Projects Europe & MENAT at Aston Martin Lagonda, to compete to raise funding to fight cancer and support the IEO Foundation.
The after-dinner was filled with thrills and exciting moments. Thanks to Wave Italy's Racing Driving simulator, the attendees had the opportunity to warm up their engines; stage tricks brought James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 to life; finally, Louis XIII's cognac concluded the evening on a high note.
Participants then received a special welcome kit, containing a freehand sketch by Erre Tecnhology Group of their car, as well as a personalised leather diary for SOC made by Métier London and a bespoke beauty case with their initials from My Style Bags, a long-standing SOC Partner.