Gozo – FMVA Vintage Motors Festival 2013 this weekend
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The Gozo – FMVA Vintage Motors Festival 2013, is taking place this weekend. For this year the Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki (FMVA) is organsing a two-stage event, entitled, ‘Rabat Malta to Rabat Gozo Vintage Motors Festival 2013.’
The weekend’s events will consist of a time regularity run in Malta and Gozo and three rotating static shows in Gozo, on Saturday, the 19th and Sunday, the 20th of January 2013.
This event will be the 5th of its kind that has been organised and is being supported by the Ministry for Gozo and participating Local Councils.
The regularity run route will be run on good surfaced roads both in Malta and Gozo in a bid to encourage older vehicle use.
On Saturday, the 19th of January, all participants will assemble at the carpark opposite the Domus Romana in Rabat at 2.00pm. The first vehicle will leave the start at 2.31pm. There will be a half-way halt at Wied Iz-Zurrieq and the finish will be in Mellieha at about 4.00pm. Competitors will be expected to stay at the finish in Mellieha till all vehicles have been clocked in.
On Sunday the 20th of January all participants will be at Ghajnsielem by 9.00am. The first vehicle on the Regularity Run will leave the start at 10.01am, the half way break will be located at Dwejra whilst the finish will be situated in the Rabat (Gozo) car park. The first vehicle is due in at about 12.00 noon.
Show participants will be directed from Ghajnsielem to their respective show location at Nadur, Victoria or Qala. Static show participants must rotate from one venue to another after a circa two-hour display.
Each exhibitor will receive a participation memento. Members are encouraged to exhibit the oldest vehicles in their collections. The static show is open to vehicles 25 years and older whilst for the Rally to all pre-1977 vehicles
Once all Regularity Run competitors have reached the Finish, in Rabat (Gozo) they will proceed in convoy to Nadur where they will join other members for a static show till results are announced, about an hour later and the official presentation ceremony takes place.