Photos from two-day event at Bikernieki track. Vintage car and motorcycle racing, youngtimer and oldtimer meet, Mercedes-Benz coupe cars meet, drift, speedway and Riga Motor Museum visiting. And both cars with Rawcar.com stickers took the first places in its’ classes:) Special thanks for drivers Martins Lagzdins (Lada-1300 class) and Anton Dolgopolov (“Volga” class)! Rawcar.com Photography was official photographer of the event. Enjoy!
I read «Autoreview» — the most popular magazine about cars in Russia — since 1994. And I have never thought that my photos will appear on the pages of the favourite magazine. So, it’s here, on page 3 🙂 This photo was taken at Gorkyclassic event in Nizhniy Novgorod last year.
As we all know, everything in our life evolves along the spiral — everything gets twisted, rotated, transforms onto another level, however, all the events get repeated, people get back and it happens in the same places.
The given photostream is the direct evidence hereto. Everything started few days ago, when i found the old picture of GAZ-21 «Volga» and MI-6 helicopter on the web, and realised that i have something similar in my archive. It turned out to be just the first of tens of pictures, almost identical to the oldies.
I just would like to add that none of pictures were made intentionally to resemble the old ones found on the web. And the special thanks goes to racinghistory.lv for the huge historical photomaterial from the Bikernieki track. The other old pictures are from my own archive and web space.
More photos from this event here
A new unique book about GAZ-21 «Volga» has finally come to life — the book about legendary and almost symbolic car of soviet automobile industry , written by Ivan Paderin. The book contains multiple archive photos and facts, photos of beautifully restored cars and much more, on over 400 pages.
For me it’s a great honour to have my pictures selected from thousands of photos from Gorky Classic event for the first page (below). More photos from this event here.
Special thanks to Ivan Paderin and Nikolay Panuli for a signed copy of the book!
More information about this car you can find in Russian at www.GAZ21Volga.com
It was a long waited trip to Russia, land of soviet automobile engineering, to the Gorkiy city (nowadays — Nizhniy Novgorod).
Here in 1932 the plant GAZ was built, where the new soviet cars have been assembled.
In the end of May, during 4 days we managed to visit GAZ museum, N-ring track, where we participated «Gorky Classic» oldtimer motor show , the stage of Dzintara Volga Cup and were lucky to take part in test races on the street supercars. Photos here: