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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:28

No less than EIGHT French-owned Bugattis came to Malta for the Mdina Grand Prix this weekend. Today they were present at a hill climb, organised specifically for the weekend competitors.

Here are a few of them.

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#2 Barry Boor

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:31

Of course, it wasn't all Bugattis.

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#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:33

And not all the cars were that old.

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#4 Barry Boor

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:36

But it was the French cars that stole the show.

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#5 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:37

No need for race suits in Malta I see. :wave:

#6 Barry Boor

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:39

What are they?


#7 arttidesco

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 20:23

Wow ! What fun :cool:

#8 Rob29

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:31

No need for race suits in Malta I see. :wave:

Guess this is just a demo-not an actual race? Beautiful photos any way.I have never been to Malta and never heard of this event before-if we can get details if next years event might concider a trip :wave:

#9 Gary C

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:42

I should have brought my Formula Ford!

#10 RogerFrench

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 14:11

What lovely pictures. Type 35s and variants always look so "right", don't they?

Thank you!

#11 Barry Boor

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 16:41

Today we had the Concours d'Elegance in the square at Mdina.

A few things caught my eye, not least of which was this slightly unusual Triumph:

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These are the names on this car:

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Now I know that generally we hate over-restored cars but you'd think they would at least give them a clean occasionally:

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More to follow.

Edited by Barry Boor, 12 October 2012 - 16:44.


#12 Barry Boor

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 17:54

I meant to add this picture of former F.1 driver Rupert Keegan, who is driving in the event this week:

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A local man bought this F. Italia Abarth just 2 weeks ago. The nose looked very flexible and was graunching the road surface every few yards:

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Edited by Barry Boor, 12 October 2012 - 17:58.


#13 Garagiste

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:25

Having driven on Maltese road surfaces myself, and with the dentist's bill to prove it I'm not surprised - must be brutal in a single seater!
Great pics. :up: