The Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car Event
The Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car Event is a collection of classic car races around the Maltese Islands and a chance for the public to see classic automotive gems on display. This year the event will be held between the 8th of October and 11th of October. As summer closes its curtain for a warm autumn, the Mdina street circuit, set atop a hill of an blissful countryside will host the final race
Thursday is a chance for drivers to warm up and push their cars on the uphill stretch. Set across from the sea-side village of Mellieha, drivers will test themselves on the ’Ta’ Pinellu hill, a swift 2.5km track. The hill offers 180 degree corners and hard bends that will challenge the cars’ agility and the drivers’ quick reaction times. For the first time, the event will take place in evening.
Friday is show day. The organisers of the event will invite selected car collectors to show-off their cars and display them in the recently renovated gardens outside the bastion walls of Mdina
The following day, on Saturday, participants will have a chance to practice the track and qualify for the pole position. On race day onlookers will have the chance to see drivers swift through the 2.2 km street circuit around Mdina’s fortified walls. People across the country are expected to turn out to this yearly event
A variety of cultural and other activities will also be organised for the participants and their guests during the days preceding the races which will include guided tours of Valletta, Mdina and the Three Cities and also a tour of the sister Island of Gozo.