Volta a Madeira Classic Rally

For the twenty first consecutive year the Madeira Classic Car Club is organizing, from 25 to 28 June 2008, the Volta a Madeira Classic Rally, which takes place on the beautiful Island of Madeira.

This rally is part of the calendar of FIA, for historic regularity, and of the international calendar of FIVA, category A, reason why all vehicles entering the competition must be perfect conditions of conservation and originality.

As a result of the quality presented throughout the past editions, the Volta a Madeira Classic Rally was given the privilege of being assigned as the FIVA World Rally for 2008.

This event occurs over a period of 4 days and combines competition under the motto body.mind.madeira (editor: hhhmmm sounds like “blog.thoughts.madeira”?). Here, on this islands known as the Pearl of the Atlantic, the pleasure of body and mind is connected to the paradisaical landscapes, the refinement of its gastronomy and the hospitality of its people.

On its 400km length, each competitor will be able to experience harmony between sport and nature in a rally which is intended to be competitive and also characterized by an important social component. These are the values that this event has to offer that will make it one of the most interesting and exciting historic regularity rallies for classic vehicles that you will not want to miss!

Check here the video of the last years rally event. Continue reading “Volta a Madeira Classic Rally”

International Fireworks Competition

Madeira was referred in the Guinness World Records to have the biggest fireworks event in the world. Maybe you will say to your partner Honey, lets watch the fireworks on Madeira!. We will need to wait till the end of the year? …. Actually, that is not true!

This month the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Culture organizes the Festival of Atlantic … an important event that combines culture and entertainment. The event will be divided in two main parts namely Madeira Music Festival and the International Fireworks Competition.

In the Fireworks Competition teams from four different countries will compete for putting on the most impressive pyro-musical display ever. This popular event takes place on each Saturday of June and is allegedly watched by thousand and thousand people who have a good view from various spots in the city limits of Funchal.

In the past fireworks in countries like China were used to scare away evil spirits. That was then. Nowadays city like Funchal (Madeira) such displays is intended to pray for happiness and prosperity.

For a detail programme of the Atlantic Festival can be checked out on the Internet at: www.madeiraislands.travel

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