19th May 2024
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100 classic vehicles to participate in Barcelona-Sitges Rally this Sunday

Around 100 classic vehicles will take part in the Barcelona-Sitges International Vintage Car Rally this Sunday 7 April.

The rally celebrates its 66th edition this year and on Sunday the procession of cars and 11 motorcycles will leave Barcelona and cross the Costes de Garraf coastal road to Sitges, before ending up at La Fragata, where they will all be on display. As is the tradition, all the drivers and passangers will dressed in period-style clothing.

The participating cars were all built between 1901 and 1928, while the motorcycles up until 1938. The public will be able to see up close models of well-known brands such as Citroën, Ford and Rolls-Royce, together with others from manufacturers that have disappeared – such as Amilcar, Panhard Levassor and Darracq.

This year, as a novelty after the procession of century-old cars, a dozen Porsches will also be participating. In addition, the Rally will feature for the first time two 100% electric Porsche Taycans.

Participating vehicles will leave Barcelona’s Plaça de Sant Jaume at 10.30am on Sunday and are expected to arrive at La Fragata from around 1.30pm.

From around 12.30pm, the vintage cars and motorcycles will parade through some of the streets of the town centre: Emerencià Roig i Raventós, Av. Balmins, Port de n’Alegre, Rafael Llopart, Sant Damià, Santiago Rusiñol, Jesús, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Marquès de Montroig, Plaça de la Indústria, 1 de Maig, Passeig de la Ribera, until Avinguda Sofia. They will remain at La Fragata on display until approximately 6pm.

The sponsor of the event, Heineken, will also be installing an F1 simulator open to the public at La Fragata on Sunday. There will also be the opportunity to win a prize of two tickets to attend the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix 2024 which is contested at the circuit of Barcelona – Catalonia in Montmeló.

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