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Revitalization project: What kinds of events are envisaged?

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

Revitalization project: What kinds of events are envisaged?2019-02-06T17:03:23+00:00

Vincent Goehrs: “Managing the Autódromo is an immense responsibility.”

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

Vincent Goehrs: “Managing the Autódromo is an immense responsibility.”2019-02-06T17:00:57+00:00

When the Autódromo de Terramar hosted political rallies

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

When the Autódromo de Terramar hosted political rallies2019-02-06T17:02:01+00:00

Hispano-Suiza, once upon a time in the auto trade in Catalonia

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

Hispano-Suiza, once upon a time in the auto trade in Catalonia2019-02-06T17:07:59+00:00

Horses and automobiles: two historic pillars of the Autòdrom Terramar

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

Horses and automobiles: two historic pillars of the Autòdrom Terramar2018-10-11T12:43:23+00:00

Sant Pere de Ribes, home of the Autòdrom Terramar

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

Sant Pere de Ribes, home of the Autòdrom Terramar2018-09-14T13:12:53+00:00

The kiss of death: the legend of the Autòdrom Terramar

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,

The kiss of death: the legend of the Autòdrom Terramar2018-07-06T10:11:51+00:00

Can Sidós, the lookout point of the Autòdrom Terramar

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

Can Sidós, the lookout point of the Autòdrom Terramar2018-06-20T12:37:44+00:00

The Clot dels Frares, the forgotten jewel of the Autòdrom Terramar

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

The Clot dels Frares, the forgotten jewel of the Autòdrom Terramar2018-06-05T12:58:10+00:00
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