International Rally Barcelona
Antique Cars Rally 2018
The 60th Edition of International Antique Cars Rally comes back to Barcelona in the beginning of March, with its original route to Sitges, the most emblematic of those held in Southern Europe! For an amazing stay in Barcelona, take a look at beautiful apartments by Two Sisters Apartments in the neighborhood of Sant Antoni.
Once again, as it happens every year since 1959, Barcelona and the famous small coastal town Sitges (in the province of Barcelona) will be linked by the caravan of antique and vintage cars and motorcycles, all of them produced until 1928. On Sunday, March 4, the Barcelona - Sitges Rally itself will be held, an elegant event. The International Antique Cars Rally will start at Plaça Sant Jaume in Barcelona and will finish on the square of the Frigate of Sitges. From there, the test will follow the usual itinerary through Barcelona (calle Ferran, Ramblas, Plaza Cataluña, Rondas Universidad and Sant Antoni, Sepúlveda, Parallel, Plaza España and Gran Vía) and will cross the towns of Hospitalet and Cornellà to go towards Sant Boi, Viladecans, Gavà, Castelldefels, and Costas del Garraf, another one of the attractions of this internationally recognized International Antique Cars Rally that is followed by thousands of fans throughout of all its route. At approximately 1:00 p.m., the caravan of vehicles will complete the first stage in the Port of Aiguadolç de Sitges, from where after a short break it will go to the closed park of La Fragata, under the parish of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla. There, the participating antique cars will be exposed to the public until 5:00 p.m. The drivers and their companions will enjoy a gala dinner during which the jury of experts will award the prizes to the 5 most elegant participants, to the 3 best motorcycles and the 3 most outstanding cars according to their date of manufacture: Group I, made until 1908 ; Group II, between 1909 and 1914; Group III, between 1915 and 1920; and Group IV, between 1921 and 1928.
Until Saturday, March 3, L'illa Diagonal shopping centre of Barcelona will host the traditional exhibition with some of the most representative vintage cars among the participants in the International Antique Cars Rally. Also, a closed park where for technical checks of the participating cars will be installed on Avenida Diagonal, in front of the shopping center, in full view of the public, from 10 am until 5:30 pm!
To celebrate and close this special edition of the The 60th Edition of International Antique Cars Rally, on Monday 5, a selection of participants will make a route through Garraf and Alt Penedès, where they will visit some of the best locations of these Catalan regions. If you´ve decided to visit Barcelona you can always stay in Two Sisters Apartments in the popular neighborhood of Sant Antoni.