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,
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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
1.Under the impetus of Frederic Armangué i Farré, the Autòdrom Terramar was designed by the young Barcelona architect Jaume Mestres, who oversaw a construction process lasting only 300 days – an impressive feat for the era, especially given the size of the track. 2.The race track's inauguration was scheduled for October 23, 1923. However,
To understand how the Autòdrom Terramar first came to be, one needs to look back at the history of the land where this race track was born and ask the following question: what was Catalonia like at the dawn of the 20th century? Effervescent, festive and rapidly evolving: this was Catalonia at the end