A happy club formed by real friends who enjoy classic motorcycling


It's alive!


oto Club Pistón started in 1978 promoted by “Piston Discotheque and Club” which gave us the name. The original idea came from Ramón Calderón (painter, multidisciplinar artist and brother to the famous musical composer Juan Carlos Calderón’s – yeah! You have listened to some of their songs performed by Herb Alpert) who was a vintage cars & motorcycles enthusiast and eventually founded “Escudería El Pistón” in 1964 (maybe one of the eldest classic motoring clubs in Spain). Moto Club Pistón is not such a veteran club but we can proudly say that we were among the first clubs devoted to classic motorcycling in Spain.

Our first meeting was held in Laredo in 1979. There were 325 entrants, a great success! We kept going on and the meeting was growing year by year, but this was not a classic bikes event. Modern bikes were the main characters. We knew that classic bike lovers were the hard core of the club so – in 1987 – with Julián Sesma (a superb motorcycling fan from Bilbao) we took part in the former Barajas Rally, where we met the “state of the art” of the Spanish classic motorcycling scene. After talking to Enrique Mayor, Joaquín García and Manolo Trapero (Barajas); Jaime Soler (Terrassa); the great Tomas Berna and Lola (Tauste) among many others, we promised that we would meet again soon in Santillana Del Mar at the Halloween weekend for the Piston Rally.
It’s been a long way since then and we are still alive.


XXV Cantabria Tour



There will be routes through the mountains and close to the  shore, with twisty roads and long straights, with awesome landscapes and beautiful beaches, with delicious food and wine at the end of each day.


The starts will be 09:30 to 10:30 every day. You will start and ride freely (it won’t be a parade).All the routes are marked with arrows and you will be given an easy understanding road book.


Try not to get lost and do never let the assistance van to go before you because, in that case, we won’t pick you up if you have any problem with your bike. But do not worry. You will always find an arrow at any crossroads and the moto club staff members will be there doing their best to tell you the right way.


A kind of an open to all rally. This is a meeting open to any kind of motorcycles (pioneer veteran, vintage, classic, post-classic…) up to 1995. Once more, it will have not only Spanish entrants but a good amount of welcome foreign riders.

5000 Curves

A challenge?
What kind of a challenge?
The 500 kms or even more?
Climbing up to the mountains from the shore and back in just a matter of hours?
Ingesting by retinal way the most breathtaking landscapes in northern Spain?
Your motorcycle and you, that’s the challenge!.....


  • The hardcore part of Cantabria Tour and Piston Rally; two different routes every year.

    From the most Bay of Biscay shore to the stunning lands of old “Castilla” across breathtaking mountain passes in Picos de Europa.

    Ride along the most picturesque roads in northern Spain visiting sights of historical and cultural excellence.

    No scores!
    No official speaches!
    No sponsor obligations!
    Sheer riding pleasure!
    The route is the challenge!

    Total distance approx. 300 milles.
    From 0 to 1400 metres above sea level
    Max. Gradients 20%.
    A long, demanding, challenging and feasible route.

    As a special attention to the smallest but bravest the club assistance service will attend only those with bikes under 300 cc and/or built before the end of 1969. Bigger capacity and/or more modern bikes will have to solve their problems by calling their own insurance assistance service.

    Limited to 120 bikes “First come – first served”.

    Do not leave your inscription to the very last day.

    This rally won’t be an easy one but it will be of a memorable beauty – a demanding but feasible challenge for man and machine. Hence, a good overall condition of both biker and motorcycle will be of advantage.

XXXVII Rally Pisyon

From September 22 to 29, 2024

Picos Tour

From September 22 to 25, 2024

The Piston Rally, we have organised a seven-day programme with lots of activities, including the most beautiful routes in Cantabria, both at the shore and at the mountains, the Picos Tour and the famous 5,000 Curves Rally, which a little bit longer this year and will have some more participants. Better than ever!


Rally Pistón

From September 26 to 29, 2024

Main meeting point will be again Hotel **** Santemar, in Santander, a success in last year´s participants´opinion. This first-class hotel is just 50 meters from Sardinero beach in Santander and will have a closed underground parking for our motorcycles. With more than 500 participants in last year´s rally, Piston Rally has become the most important classic motorcycle meeting in Southern Europe. You can´t miss it!


5000 Curvas

September 27, 2024

From the most Bay of Biscay shore to the stunning lands of old “Castilla” across breathtaking mountain passes in Picos de Europa. Ride along the most picturesque roads in northern Spain visiting sights of historical and cultural excellence. With more than 140 entrants last year, this has become a highlight in the Piston Rally.



The registration document is an online form to be filled in directly on the computer. Please do not send us handwritten forms, as this makes it difficult for us to process the data received.

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