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Rabat to Rabat Vintage Motors Festival takes place next weekend

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Rabat to Rabat Vintage Motors Festival takes place next weekendThe Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki is organising the 6th Vintage Motors Festival which is taking place in Malta and Gozo next Saturday and Sunday, the 15th and 16th of March.

Over 130 vintage vehicles are expected to participate.

The event will comprise a Regularity Run starting in Rabat Malta and ending in Rabat Gozo, as well as three Static Vehicle Shows that will be held in the main squares of Nadur, Rabat and Xaghra from 9.00am to 3.30pm.

The static shows will enable the public to view some of the best kept or restored classic European, American and WW2 vehicles.

The Malta leg of the Regularity Run will start at 2.30pm from the car park in Rabat opposite the Domus Romana, follow a scenic route to a half way halt in Ta’ Qaliand eventually finish in Mellieha by 4.00pm.

The Gozo leg of the Regularity Run will start the following day in Ghajnsielem at 10.00am and will proceed to Marsalforn for the half way break. The route will then continue from there to the finish in Rabat (Victoria), at about 12.30pm.

Another show will be held till 3.00pm when the prize giving ceremony, presided over by the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo, will take place.

The event is being organised by the FMVA and its member clubs and supported by the Ministry for Gozo as well as the Rabat, Ghajnsielem, Nadur, Victoria and Xaghra Local Councils.

The Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki was set up in 1998 and today comprises the American Automobile Club, Gozo Military Club, Historic Motorcycle Club, Military Vehicles Collectors Club, Old Motors Club and the Valletta Grand Prix Foundation.

Over the years it has been instrumental in lobbying on behalf of all local vintage vehicle enthusiasts for better conditions and concessions. Furthermore the FMVA acts as a consultant to the competent authorities on matters related to the importation, ownership, authentication and use of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles on the Island.

The FMVA is an official member of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), and has been officially appointed as the ANF (National FIVA Authority) for Malta & Gozo.

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