FMVA Vintage Motors Festival 2015 – Vittoriosa to Victoria, Gozo
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The 7th edition of the Vintage Motors Festival in Malta and Gozo, is being organised by the Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki (FMVA) and takes place this Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd of March. Over 130 vintage vehicles are expected to participate.
The event will include a Regularity Run starting from Vittoriosa and ending on Sunday in the main car park in Victoria Gozo, as well as three Static Vehicle Shows that will be held in the main squares of Ghajnsielem, Qala, and Nadur, from 9.00am to 3.30pm.
The public will have the opportunity to feast their eyes on some of the best kept or restored vehicles, local enthusiasts have to offer. These will include a good selection of European, American and WW2 military vehicles on six, four and two wheels.
The Malta leg of the Regularity Run will start from Misrah ir-Rebha in Vittoriosa at 2.00pm and will follow a scenic route to the half way halt at 3.00pm in the Pembroke Park and Ride. From there the vehicles will proceed to the finish situated in parking lot in front of Selmun Palace in Mellieha by 4.30pm and will remain there on show till 5.30pm.
The Gozo leg of the Regularity Run will start the following day in Mgarr Harbour from the yacht marina car park at 10.00am and will proceed to Xlendi car park for the half way break at around 11.00am.
The route will then continue from there to the finish, which is in the main Victoria car park (behind the bus terminus), at about 12.30pm.
Once all participants have made the finish, they will proceed together to Nadur Square with their vehicles, to join the show there.
The prize giving ceremony, presided over by the Minister for Gozo Dr. Anton Refalo will take place at 4.00pm.
The event is being organised by the FMVA and its member clubs and supported by the Ministry for Gozo as well as the Vittoriosa, Pembroke, Mellieha, Victoria, Ghajnsielem, Munxar, Nadur and Qala, 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 or imported to the Island.
The FMVA is an official member of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), and has been officially appointed as its ANF (National FIVA Authority) for both Malta and Gozo.