We are often asked what happened to the Terramar track after its last official race in 1956. Below, some answers to that intriguing question. Shortly after the Autódromo hosted its last race in 1956, a wealthy Catalan entrepreneur who had made a fortune in America acquired the site in order to set up a
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Over the past three years, regular maintenance and refurbishment work has been done at the Autódromo de Terramar in order to preserve the entirety of the site. Those activities have included completely clearing the terrain, both inside the oval as well as on the track itself, which has certain sections that can quickly become inaccessible
One of the topics that comes up frequently regarding the Terramar revitalization project is the type of events that will be organized at the site. As we have explained in recent months, the plan for the Autódromo is to create a sports event space that will host equestrian competitions (mainly show jumping), totally free and open
Since the beginning of 2018, the Autódromo de Terramar in Sant Pere de Ribes has been in the news locally and nationally. The reason? The renovation and revitalization project taking place onsite – an integrated project which respects the almost century-old history of the landmark. Today, we talk about it with the project’s manager, Vincent
Ahead of municipal and European elections in 2019, today we look back at moments in history when the Autódromo de Terramar was the scene of rallies for some of the most high-profile figures in Spanish politics. The first example dates from the 1920s – April 29, 1923, in fact, when the construction of the
Throughout its history, Spain has always been a pioneer in the evolution of transportation. One can cite the revolutionary inventions of Juan de la Cierva, like the autogyro, ancestor of the modern helicopter developed in 1923, or those of Narcis Monturiol, inventor of the first self-propelled submarine in 1864. Yet what is sometimes overlooked
It may seem surprising, but the connection between the Autòdrom Terramar and the equestrian world dates back to the iconic site’s very beginnings. In the course of our research into the history of the Autòdrom, we discovered plans which show that the original intention of Francesc Armengol was to include equestrian sports in his
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
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,