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Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:00 pm

Once again Phil H and I travelled to Malta to watch the Classic race they have every year (2015, 2016 and 2017 here). A hill climb on Thursday, concours on Friday, sprint on Saturday and race on Sunday. Unfortunately we didn’t take many photos this year, preferring to take it all in, real time.

After visiting the island of Gozo last year, we spent 5 days in an air b&b there acclimatising :D
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Whilst exploring we managed to find a scrapyard :D
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And Phil recognised an alloy Rover P6 bootlid being used as a gate
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Then we moved to our favourite hotel in the old village of Mellieha for the event, although this year the Hillclimb was held on Mtahleb hill in Miġra l-Ferħa. Although this is a historic hill that’s got new tarmac and Armco, the infrastructure is terrible and spectating very limited and I didn’t take any photos of the two final hairpins we could see from the top. There were light showers and rain was forecast for the whole weekend (the Hillclimb was cancelled last year due to massive thunderstorms but the next 3 days were glorious).

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And the star of the show - the only Ferrari 212E in the world. Built on a 206S chassis with a flat 12, 48 valve, 2 litre engine, Ferrari campaigned the car in 1969 and dominated the European Hillclimb Championship, not even needing to run in the final event of the season.
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Post by philhoward » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:36 am

Dare I say that Jim must be the only person who would suddenly bump into another member of his noggin whilst spectating on a hill climb in a dusty corner of Malta..


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Post by Corky » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:41 am

Apart from the other Noggin member :lol:


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Post by Mr Bridger » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:38 pm

Great photos!


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Post by guybetts » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:35 pm

Great pictures Jim. And I totally agree with you about the Ferrari 212E. I spotted it in your earlier posting, and how brilliant to see a unique car still being used for what it was intended and with a rough and well campaigned appearance. So much better than a concours car in a museum or private collection never to be seen properly used :D


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Post by scimjim » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:35 pm

Thanks - they’re only phone pics (of course, my phone camera resolution is probably the same as my digital camera :D ) and I obviously have an untapped inkling for a a boat tail and tried to get some of the nicer details on the pre war cars.
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.... So much better than a concours car in a museum or private collection never to be seen properly used :D
Which is exactly where it’s been for the past 40 odd years!


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