The huge number of competitors compared with other races (350 started the race in 1957) made scrutineering for the Mille Miglia, on the day before the race, an event in itself. As a place to get close to the cars and drivers of the day it took on a carnival atmosphere. Ferrari had dominated the MM post war and among those depicted is the 335S (no. 534) of Peter Collins and Louis Klemantaski as well as the GT class winning 250GT of Olivier Gendebien (417) and the stunning Zagato-bodied 250GT of Camillo Luglio. The race was marred by a crash involving the335S (531) of Alfonso de Portago, his co-driver Ed Nelson and 9 spectators which also spelled the end of the Mille Miglia.