Classic car race to take place in Malta

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Classic cars will flock to Malta later this year as the Mdina Classic Car Grand Prix enters its fourth year.

From October 9 to 12 a range of cars including 1920s and 30s Bugattis, 1950s Ferraris, Maseratis, Jaguars, Alfa Romeos, Aston Martins and many more will be racing around the ancient city’s winding perimeter roads, originally designed for knights.

The event will also feature a ‘Concourse d’Elegance’, held in the main square of Mdina itself, where the finest local period cars and motorbikes will vie with their highly polished foreign versions for the ultimate crown.

The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Valletta is the Mdina Grand Prix’s official hotel partner acting as the main competition base and host to all of its participants.

General manager David Woodward said: “With our own, highly-anticipated cultural calendar running throughout 2014, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to extend our services to a renowned local brand, and the Mdina Grand Prix is a perfect match for the hotel.”

Participation in this year’s edition of the Mdina Grand Prix is expected to smash all previous attendance records so the hotel and grand prix organisers have put together a?package for guests who want to head to Malta for the event.

The two-night €401 package includes a welcome drink, complimentary Wi-Fi, a lunch at the hotel’s Orange Grove, a ‘Green Mondello’ cocktail at the Caprice bar, a two-day ‘Gold’ pass for the Grand Prix, use of the spa facilities, indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna garden, and late hotel check-out subject to availability. The hotel is also offering a package including a vintage car tour of the island for guests wishing to book outside the dates of the Mdina Grand Prix.?