After 37 years of absence, the Montjuïc Park Racetrack will return to its former glory this weekend, when over 200 classic and vintage race-cars, many driven by famous Spanish racing drivers, past and present, will proceed around the once iconic racetrack.
The circuit, still considered as one of the best Formula One circuits in history, was at the forefront of race-car driving for around 75 years until a tragic and fatal accident at the 1975 Grand Prix. Now, after decades of silence, over 800,000 people are expected to witness the return of the circuit’s magic when three laps of the track will be undertaken by the procession; an unmissable spectacle for motor-enthusiasts and those wishing to revisit the golden era of the sport in the city.
Coinciding with this special event, the 29th edition of Auto Retro Barcelona —an extensive exhibition of retro cars, motorbikes, planes and boats—takes place this week at the Fira de Barcelona. French auction house, Stanislas Machoïr, hosts a classic and competitive automobile auction, also featuring a selection of motorcycles and race memorabilia. The event brings together enthusiastic exhibitors and collectors from around the country every year, and offers a glimpse into automotive history even for those not in the market.