We have the folks at Autoweek to thank for digging out this gem of a video from the Mille Miglia North American Tribute in 2011.
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you were to hit the brakes hard in a Ferrari 250 while driving on carpet, this is what happens: the tires grip the carpeting, pulling it forward and making it bunch up in front of the car, and if anyone was standing nearby on said carpeting, they immediately lose their balance and fall over in unison. That exact scenario was caught on camera six years ago when Alain de Cadenet and his 1957 Ferrari 250 sped up onto the stage at the finish line of the Mille Miglia NA Tribute, sending five presenters straight to the ground.
Promise us you won’t laugh.
The Mille Miglia North American Tribute debuted in 2011 as a tribute to the historic, 1,000-mile Mille Miglia road race held in Italy from 1927 to 1957. It was open only to cars produced between those years. The Ferrari 250, built from 1953 to 1964, came in toward the tail end of that stretch.