Classic cars have gained interest the world over, with an influx of prestigious events now being held in beautiful settings around the globe.
This has led to increased interest in Malta too, where the Mdina Grand Prix is now a well-loved and highly-anticipated activity within the autumnal calendar.
THE PADDOCK IN MDINA DURING THE 2014 EDITION
Speaking about the legacy of the race, Joe Said, the Deputy Chairman of the Valletta Grand Prix Foundation, said:
“The growing popularity of motorsport in international circles is what inspired us to create a yearly event that would attract numerous local and international enthusiasts to race on our beautiful island. Chopard have been sponsoring the ronowned Mille Miglia race in Italy for 27 years, so it is an honour for us to have them as official partners of our race, too.”
In line with this, Chopard and Edwards, Lowell are thrilled to be sponsoring this illustrious event for the third year in a row.
THE MDINA GRAN PRIX 9-11TH OCTOBER 2015
Malcolm Lowell, Managing Director of Edwards, Lowell, which is the official agent for Chopard in Malta, commented: “The Mdina Gran Prix is characterised by the beautiful setting of Mdina, the impeccable organisation, an enthusiastic audience, the public awareness and, above all, the originality and state of the valuable automobiles participating in the event.
“At Edwards, Lowell we like to support events that fulfil people’s passions. In car racing we witness the passion of engineering and design, as well as the art of automobiles. We take great pride in our role with Chopard as official partners of the Mdina Gran Prix.”
Chopard internationally, meanwhile, became the official timekeeper of the famed Mille Miglia race in 1988. That year they issued the very first Mille Miglia Race Edition, which was then reserved for the race’s participants. 27 years on, the 2015 edition keeps the tradition alive in stunning fashion and is available for public purchase.
The winner of the Mdina Grand Prix will receive Chopard’s Mille Miglia GTS 2015 – a watch known for its power, resistance and aesthetics.
This resolutely masculine timepiece bears all the hallmarks of Chopard’s expertise. Its stainless steel watch on a rubber strap features an emblematic black dial, with a power-reserve indicator at nine o’clock. Chronometer certified by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), the movement is equipped with a stop-seconds function allowing precise adjustments.
Mdina Grand Prix 2015
On the weekend of Friday 9 October, the Silent City will be transformed to host over 70 or so classic cars. Things kick-off with the Concours d’Elegance on Friday 9 October, in the square in front of St Paul’s Cathedral. Racing then starts on Saturday morning with trials on the 2.2km circuit beneath the majestic bastions of the fortified city.
Races will continue in the afternoon, and the day will end with the paddock area being opened to the general public. Sunday is Race Day, and when the fun really starts. The 10 fastest drivers from Saturday’s competition will race for the winning place.
During this year’s edition, spectators in the VIP area will be able to discover Chopard’s iconic Mille Miglia collection, where it will be displayed. Guests will be welcome to view the watch, ask questions and experience the glamour and excitement of this wonderful event for themselves… Ready, set, go!