- Enjoy a vintage car rally in Barcelona

January 21, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that when the weather turns warmer people staying at accommodation in Barcelona may be eager to get outside and enjoy some activities in the sun.

If this is the case, they may want to leave their hire car behind them and head along to one vintage motor event.

The Sitges Vintage Car Rally takes place in March and anyone is invited to watch the event for free when it kicks off at 11:00 local time.

A collection of vintage vehicles dating from before 1924 gleam in the sun as they proudly race from Barcelona along 45 km of picturesque Catalonian coastline to the popular resort of Sitges.

The winner of the race is not necessarily the car that makes the journey in the fastest time, as those that have made the most effort often take the crown.

To increase their chances, many drivers dress up traditional racing attire from the days of yore and spectators may feel that they have gone back in time as they cheer on the competitors.

Real car enthusiasts also have an opportunity to see the motors up close the day before the race as they are on show at the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona.

Sitges is an artistic area with a party atmosphere that is known for its lively carnival.

Jessica Reading, head of marketing for LateRooms, commented: "Demand for the Sitges Vintage Car Rally is always significant and we recommend that anyone considering attending should book their hoteles en Barcelona as early as possible."