Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
The first edition of the Rally was held on 8 February 1959 and contained twenty cars with the number of participating cars increasing substantially since then. At the time of the first event the route took the only road to Sitges which is now what is known as the C31 which from Castelldefels follows in parts a cliff top road with curves that snake along the coast before arriving at the Aguadolc area of Sitges to head into the centre of town.
The cars are from the 1920s and 1930s period with all drivers and passengers dressed in period costumes from the time of manufacture of their vehicles. Originally the event was conceived as a sporting event with all vehicles having to maintain a timed speed on the uphill and downhill sections of the coastal road. Nowadays it is just for fun.
At the end of the rally the vehicles park up in Passeig de la Ribera in Sitges in front of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church for the spectators to admire the vehicles and costumed drivers and passengers.
The next classic Car rally will take place on the 11th and 12th of March 2023.
Cars produced up to 1928 and motorbikes up to 1938 will travel the main streets linking Barcelona and Sitges.
The starting point is in Plaza Sant Jaime in Barcelona with the rally finishing in Sitges Passeig de la Ribera.
Saturday 11th March 2023
The vehicles will start parked infront if L'Illa Shopping Centre where they will be judged by the RACC for conservation status and quality of restauration. They will be on display till 17h approximately.
There will be live jazz music and swing dancing in the morning.
In parallel in Sitges there will be a display of about 20 classic Porsches from 09:30 in front of the Hotel ME Terramar de Sitges with the vehicles being displayed in front of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church from 14h. - The Porsches event is now CANCELLED
Sunday 12th March 2023
The classic Car rally takes place. The cars will start to arrive in Barcelona Plaza Sant Jaime from 08:30h with the cars leaving Plaza Sant Jaime at 10:30h.
From Barcelona the route is: Pl. Sant Jaume, Ferran, Rambles, Pl. Catalunya, Ronda Universitat, Ronda Sant Antoni, Sepulveda, Parallel, Pl. Espanya, Gran Via, Badal, Constitucio, towards L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Santa Eulalia, Enric Prat de la Riba, Barcelona, Cornella de Llobregat, Carretera de L'Hospitalet, Av. de la Fama, Tirso de Molina, Av. Baix Llobregat, linking with the C-245, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Viladecans, Gava, Castelldefels, linking with the C-246, Costas del Garraf y arriving at Port de Sitges-Aiguadolc a las 12:30 approximately.
At 13:30h the classic cars will leave Port de Sitges-Aiguadolc following the route in Sitges: Av. Port d'Aiguadolc, Emerencia Roig i Raventos, Av. Balmins, Port Alegre, Rafael Llopart, Jesus, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Marques de Montroig, Plaza Industria, 1 de Maig, Pg de la Ribera, Bassa Rodona, Sant Antoni, Av. Sofia i Passeig de la Ribera until arriving at La Fragata (in front of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church) at about 14:30h approximately.
At 12:00h in La Fragata (in front of the Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla church) there will be live Swing music by the Apocadixie Cotton Pickers group until the arrival of the procession of classic cars.
The classic cars will be on display in front of the church till 17:30h approximately.
This is a event is in the town historic centre. The town is on a slight incline down from the station with some pedestrian streets having steps but alternative routes available to avoid the steps
Address: Passeig de la Ribera S/N, Sitges. 8870
Plaza Sant Jaime is on the yellow line of the Metro in the gothic quarter of Barcelona.
Use the R2 Rodalies train service which passes via Barcelona-Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona-Sants stations to get to Sitges.