After the summer break, the Autódromo de Sitges-Terramar has resumed its activities, like the rest of the surrounding municipality of Sant Pere de Ribes. And while the local "Fiesta Mayor" brought together the public at the start of the summer, today we wanted to pay tribute to the city we call home. Indeed, the city as we know it today has little to do with what
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Following the trail left by the anecdote of the kiss of death that we narrated several weeks ago, today we will tell you about another of the Italian pilot’s skills at the Autòdrom Terramar. Despite having most of his sporting successes in an Alfa Romeo P3, Tazio Nuvolari had a brilliant career in motorcycling.
A place as full of history as the Terramar racetrack inevitably has its share of urban legends and amusing anecdotes. Thus since the mid-1920s, any self-respecting auto enthusiast checking out the track's curves cannot help but think of the famous "bacio della morte", or kiss of death. According to legend, Tazio Nuvolari (Castel d'Ario, 1892 – Mantua,
This week, we continue our look at the history of the Autòdrom Terramar with a trip to the north bank of the racetrack, at Can Sidós, the highest elevated point of the site. A few metres from the entry into the north curve of the track, a small dirt path lined with apricot trees leads to an imposing
Our look back at the history of the Terramar racetrack continues today near the former starting area of the circuit as we discover one of the forgotten gems of the site, the Clot dels Frares. We know little about the early beginnings of the Clot dels Frares. The first written references to the structure
As we wrote about here at the end of March, there have been numerous local and national media reports on the Autòdrom Terramar in recent months. Indeed, the press has picked up on the revitalization project for the historic racetrack presented by Vincent Goehrs, CEO of GRANDPRIX, and Jordi Artigas, from the architectural and
80 years have passed since the Autòdrom Terramar experienced its heyday under the ownership of Count Morawitz. During the ensuing period, the race track created by Frick Armangué passed through different hands and was used in various capacities, including outside the automotive field. Below, a look back at how the Terramar site came to be what it is today. Few
Over the course of its almost 100-year history, the Autòdrom Terramar has hosted numerous high-profile visitors from diverse horizons: the automobile world, cinema, politics… Below, some of the famous figures who have dropped by the racetrack over the years. Alphonse XIII, the great-grandfather of the current King of Spain, was present for the opening
A few months ago, The Grand Tour, the popular Amazon Prime program presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, dropped by the Autòdrom Terramar next to Barcelona. On an idyllic late-September morning in the seaside village of Garraf, birds were singing under a blazing sun as the tramontane wind blew almost imperceptibly
Almost 100 years after its opening, the Autódromo de Sitges-Terramar has once again made the front pages. “A recreational complex is bringing the Sant Pere de Ribes race track back to life,” wrote La Vanguardia on March 4, 2018. The article added: “After decades of abandoned projects, everything suggests that a serious [new] initiative