The Malta Classic is a four-day classic car event celebrating vintage style against an historic backdrop. This year’s edition sees an unprecedented number of foreign entries and special guests including a Ford GT40, a 1959 Cooper Monaco T49, an 1989 M3 Cecotto (1 of just 505 ever produced), an 1966 Aston Martin BD6 Roadster, a 1971 Surtees TS11 and the UK’s Titan Historic Racing Team. Notable local entries in the Grand Prix’s new invitation-only category include a Porsche 928, a Renault 5 Turbo, a Fiat 131 Abarth, and a Ferrari 308 GT4.
One week prior to the Malta Classic weekend, the Malta Classic Scrutineering is hosted at Pjazza Tigne (Tigne Point), Sliema on the afternoon of . This event is open for public viewing of cars on display. Scrutineering takes place primarily to confirm that the participants’ cars comply to the stringent safety standards set by the Foundation for the event. It also ensures fairness in all Malta Classic Grand Prix races, as drives keep their eye on the prize.
The excitement begins on , when the Malta Classic opens with the Mellieha Hill Climb by Thomas Smith—a pure adrenaline rush of cars racing to climb a magnificent limestone hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
On , the Mdina Concours d’Elegance by Mdina Glass celebrates the power and beauty of classic cars. Select car collectors are invited to unveil true automotive gems for the delight of visitors.
On the Mdina Grand Prix begins on the challenging circuit outside Mdina’s fortified walls. Cars are put to the test on a track of tight bends, sweeping curves and inclines. Timed drives determine the starting order of Sunday’s grid.
On the real racing begins. Packs of 8 to 10 cars take to the circuit in a thrilling race to the finish line, as the unforgiving nature of the Grand Prix circuit brings out the very best of performance by both drivers and their classic racing automobiles.
INFORMATION FOR GRAND PRIX SPECTATORS:
The Malta Classic weekend is open to the public free of charge
Triq l-Infetti, Rabat, is allocated for public parking.
Free transport to and from the circuit and paddock will be in the form of complimentary shuttles.
A free Classic Car Park is reserved for owners arriving in their pre-1980’s classic cars. This is located on the Mtarfa Bypass and serviced by complimentary shuttles.
Shell will be providing a free children’s play area throughout the weekend
The Paddock will be open for free public viewing from each day. Paddock access at all other times is reserved for paddock ticket holders.
A VIP section offers the best circuit views. A very limited number of VIP tickets are available.
The Grand Stand offers the best view of the start/finish line, as well as live streaming and timings. This area is reserved for Grand Stand ticket holders; limited tickets are available.
Tickets can be purchased at maltaclassic.com
The Malta Classic is sponsored by Malta’s leading luxury and lifestyle brands, including Mdina Glass, Thomas Smith and Shell. This event is also made possible by the support of Sport Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, Mdina Local Council, Rabat Local Council, Mtarfa Local Council, Mellieha Local Council and Transport Malta.