The small band of club members held a meeting in 2009 to celebrate the success of the new venture and organised a round of the Trial Classic Tour with the collaboration of the neighbouring clubs of Tossa de Mar and Llagostera. Around the globe classic trials were growing in strength and the Trial Classic Tour was beginning to become a very important part of the trials calendar. The event was very much a success and they also participated in the ‘Trial Classic Tour’ in 2010 and 2011, incorporating the event as a round of the championship.
By 2012, the classic two-day at Sant Feliu de Guixols was a massive success, due in part to the superb weather in the area for the event. Good fortune played a major part in this as the week before the trials date a storm had hit the area with heavy rain; but this in turn did the event a favour as it raised the water level in the rivers and streams, where riding in them is permitted here. The weather conditions were unprecedented for the time of year, with brilliant sunshine making the temperatures almost spring-like until late in the afternoon.
Not resting on their success the club included in the day’s action a lunch break out on the tracks and trials, with food and drink available. After a hearty indulgence, what the riders did not know was the fact the hazards would become harder in the afternoon! The hazards were also located in some beautiful areas, with cactus plants bordering the trails taking you to breathtaking views of the deep blues of the Mediterranean sea. The general public came out to see what the event was all about and this gave the club the opportunity to demonstrate to them that a trials motorcycle does not harm the fauna or the flora and the surrounding areas if it is used correctly.
In 2012, the trial attracted 100 riders, including three very famous riders who have all been associated with the event over the years. These were Jamie Subira, Mick Andrews and the 1977 winner Manuel Soler. With the vision the four club members had had to get the event back to its seventies prestige it was now back, and a firm fixture in the international trials calendar. Word soon circulated around the globe with the help of the internet and trials ‘word of mouth’ of this superb event, and in 2013 the entry grew to 220 riders, with over 100 of them from outside of Spain giving it a true international feel.
In 2014 it was acknowledged as one of the top international classic trials in the world alongside the Pre-65 SSDT, the Isle of Man ‘Manx Classic’ and the Ventoux Trial in France as the entry approached the 300 mark. After the adverse weather that hit the 2014 event, the sunshine returned in 2015 for all to enjoy. For the 2016 event the entry once again topped the 300 mark with an event enjoyed by all.
Another nice example of an early radial cylinder-head Bultaco ridden by Joan Santure from Andorra. This 300 Fantic was very original, ridden by Spain’s Javier Bernal. Pascal Pauley (Yamaha-FRA). Yamahas come in
a wide range of different models and colours at the event, such is the wide variety of machinery. Luis Diaz (Bultaco-ESP) on his way to runner-up position on the green Pre-80 route.