It is dedicated to Catalan bikes, from 1905 till 2010 and specific exhibitions to all those pioneers which set up the foundation of one of the most brilliant industries in this country and who also managed to plant the seed to create the love for the world of motorcycling which still goes on nowadays. Because, apart from the most known names which were internationally recognized (such as Montesa, Bultaco, OSSA or Derbi) not everyone is aware that in Catalonia have operated more than hundred and ninety different motorcycle manufacturers. Big and small factories, most of them launched by courageous entrepreneurs who, in very difficult times and with reduced tools and possibilities, managed to convert their dreams into real motorbikes.
24 Motorcycling Hours of Montjuic”
(july 2012 – july 2013)
This was the most charismatic race out of all the ones which took place in the former urban circuit in Barcelona, due to the empathy that fans felt with all those heroes fighting day and night to run faster in spite being tired, accidents and breakdown of their bikes. This new temporary exhibition aims to pay tribute and recognition to all those magic moments experienced along the 32 editions of this race between 1955 and 1986 which arrived to its end only with a view to protect the safety of both the riders and the fans.
It is the first time in history that 20 motorcycles which took part in this mythic race are exhibited in a common area, amongst which some of them actually won the race. The exact replica of a box, trophies and endless items connected with this race, deserve special attention too, together with the original posters of all those years kindly lent by Peña Motorista Barcelona, entity who organized this race throughout its history.