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
More photos coming soon. Preview
These races were very popular in Soviet Union from the middle of the sixties and till the 90ies. There were lots of cups that were held in USSR republics. It began as competitions of taxi drivers on weekends, on their GAZ-21 und GAZ-24. And later more professional cars began to be engineered.
In 2010 this championship was reborn in Latvia, where the first „Dzintara volga” („Amber Volga”) Cup took place more than 30 years ago. The most famous drivers today are Anton Dolgopolov – champion of the Year 2011, Andrejs Paupers and Valdis Belmers. So, here are some photos from the last event, that took place at Bikernieki track on 7.July 2012. The battle was breath-taking!