Discover the Thrilling World of Classic Cars at Malta Classic 2023 This October
Calling all car enthusiasts! Malta, is gearing up to host one of the most exciting events of the year – The Malta Classic 2023. This four-day extravaganza promises to be a treat for vintage car lovers, history buffs, and families alike. Get ready to embark on a journey through time as we delve into the world of classic cars and exhilarating races set against the backdrop of our historic islands. Starting this Thursday 5 October, here’s what you can expect.
Day 1: Malta Classic Hill Climb at Mtaħleb by Handson (Thursday, 5 October)
The Malta Classic weekend kicks off with a thrilling bang on Thursday. Just a stone’s throw away from the island’s iconic walled city of Mdina lies the Mtaħleb Hill, where vintage cars will race against the clock. It’s the most traditional form of motor racing, and the adrenaline rush for drivers is palpable. But it’s not just about the race; it’s about the breathtaking panoramic views of Malta’s magnificent cliffside and the enchanting Filfla islet that make this event an absolute spectacle.
Day 2: Style and Elegance at the Marina by Mdina Glass (Friday, 6 October)
On the second day, classic car enthusiasts and spectators are in for a treat. Some of the world’s most elegant and coveted classic cars will be on display, set against the historical backdrop of Sa Maison. It’s a celebration of vintage style through the ages, with a unique selection of prewar and postwar classic cars and motorcycles. But here’s the twist – vehicles will be judged not just on their condition but on their style and elegance. Points will even be awarded for the dress attire of participants, encouraging a period style that adds an extra layer of authenticity to the event. This is not just an exhibition; it’s a timeless celebration of history, where entertainment and vintage attire add to the festive atmosphere.
Days 3 and 4: Mdina Grand Prix fuelled by Enemed (Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October)
The excitement doesn’t stop there! The Malta Classic’s Mdina Grand Prix, now in its 13th edition, is set to amaze once again. For over a decade, this iconic Grand Prix has attracted fearless brands ready to put their best to the test. The races take place outside Mdina’s fortified walls, providing a unique and dramatic backdrop. Saturday is all about tight bends, sweeping curves, and challenging inclines that wind through a valley of vineyards and terraced hills. The day concludes with timed drives that determine the starting order for Sunday’s Grand Prix.
Sunday, 8 October, marks the grand finale. It’s an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other, where the world’s most iconic and sought-after cars take to the circuit in a thrilling race to the finish line. The unforgiving nature of the Malta Classic circuit brings out the best in both drivers and their classic racing automobiles. Speed, power, and era categorise these races, making it a spectacle you wouldn’t want to miss!
A brief History
The Malta Classic has a rich history dating back to 2007 when French entrepreneur and classic car enthusiast Thierry Giovannoni organised Malta’s first-ever Classic Car Grand Prix. Since then, the event has evolved and found its current home in the historic city of Mdina. Over the years, it has attracted participants and visitors from all over Europe, showcasing not only the beauty of classic cars but also the spirit of competition and camaraderie.
During the last edition in 2019, over 70 pre-1976 cars participated in the Malta Classic, including some truly unique vehicles. The event has become a must-attend for classic car enthusiasts and has established itself as a celebration of vintage flair and speed against stunning backdrops.
So mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable four days of classic cars, breathtaking races, and timeless elegance at Malta Classic 2023. Whether you’re a die-hard car enthusiast, a history lover, or simply looking for a fantastic family outing, this event has something for everyone. Take your chance to witness the magic of classic cars here in Malta.
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