Now in its second year, the Valletta Concours will run in the Maltese capital once again, with significant local and international cars expected to star.
Taking place in St George's Square, opposite Malta’s Grand Master's Palace, the Valletta Concours d’Elegance is set to take place for a second year 20 May 2018. A number of historically significant cars have been confirmed for the event.
Two of the biggest local stars are incredibly important to the history of the Malta, known for its love of classic cars. A pair of 1904 cars, an Armstrong Siddeley and Cadillac, were the first cars ever registered on the island, and still wear the registration numbers 1 and 2. Both will be on display in the Grandmasters' Palace during the event’s Art Exhibition.
These Veteran machines will also be joined by two Vanden Plas Princess presidential cars, which have been used by various personalities during their visits to Malta, including Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family. The Vanden will be on display during the Valletta Concours D’Elegance in the Grand Masters Palace courtyard. SEE RELATED: Best classic car shows 2018
Of the international representation, a special guest car is to be flown to the concours from the Mullin Museum in the USA. Details of this car are still to be confirmed, but it will undoubtedly combine the automotive and artistic aspirations of the event in one key exhibit.
A team of independent, experienced international judges will decide on a winner for each category. These winners will then vie for the prestigious overall trophy. Originality and authenticity will be a big part of the criteria, as well as attention to design, styling, elegance and state of preservation.
The Grand Master’s Palace, which will overlook the event, is a 16th-century premises built by the Knights of the Order of St John – and currently houses the Office of the President of the Republic of Malta.