The evening part of the antique vehicle meeting “Timeless Classic 2017” took place in Sodeliškiai Manor House. As every year, the evening party was begun by the anthem of Lithuanian Republic, and after it – the song “I’ll draw Lithuania” ” sounded, performed by the children of the club “Klasika” members.
Egidijus Einoris, director of club “Klasika”, and Valdemaras Valkiūnas, mayor of
This year, a record number of antique vehicles have arrived to Biržai – even 119. Of which: 112 cars, 3 motorcycles and 4 trucks. Participants arrived not only from Lithuania but also from Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Germany and Poland. The quality and quantity of the exhibition impressed not only the viewers but also the experts of the
The third part of the “Timeless Classic 2017” meeting is the historical vehicle parade from Sodeliškiai settlement to Biržai town festival. The festival of vintage automobiles, as it was every year, consisted of five parts: registration of participants, excursion, retro technical parade, exhibition of antique cars in Biržai and a party. We invite you
Contemporary vintage automobile meeting “Timeless Classic 2017”, as it was every year, consisted of five parts: registration of participants, excursion, retro technical parade, exhibition of antique cars in Biržai and a party. We invite you to admire the sightseeing tour of Sodeliškiai Manor, an organic
The meeting of antique automobiles “Timeless Classic 2017” began with a pre-registration confirmation. Registration and festive evening took place at Sodeliškiai Manor House. The event was attended by 119 antique vehicles. In that number: 112 cars, 3 motorcycles and 4 trucks. Number of vehicles produced in the interwar
The Event – came true! Thanks to the participants, sponsors and viewers! This year’s antique car show was attended by 119 vintage vehicles. In that number: 112 cars, 3 motorcycles and 4 trucks. Number of vehicles produced in the interwar period (until 1946) – 20 units. Participants from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Germany, Poland and Lithuania came to the event.
Awards The Oldest Car in the antique car show “Timeless Classics 2017” – NASH 681-7 Touring, manufactured
If you asked the citizens of Biržai, what are the most exciting events held in their town, it would undoubtedly be mentioned the Antique Vehicle Show “Timeless Classic”. And this is true, exhibitions of historic cars have been organized by the Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” since 2008 and they have not only enlivened the cultural life of Biržai, but also are becoming a prestigious event in the Baltic States. As it is written in the media, festivals with many years of tradition that have successfully continued their activities for several years, there are only a few in Lithuania. “Timeless Classic” is one of them, because each year the event involves not only a huge number of participants, but also an ever increasing number of spectators.
On July 8, the Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” demonstrated its historical technique at the festival of Joniškis. “Just retro” – the image of this year’s Joniškis festival was fulfilled by the club “Klasika” in the direct sense of the word. Though the “Klasika” members drove to this city’s birthday only thirteen historic vehicle columns: ten cars, one motorcycle, one fire truck and one bus, but it was fully suited for the play of
On 6 May, the festival of antique auto-motor technique “We drive 2017” was held in Pasvalys as usually. This year’s meeting was outstanding with not only the perfect weather, but also the number of participants. And there is nothing surprising, because this traditional festival is also popularly known as Lithuanian antique technical season opening. Therefore, it is equally participated by centuries-old historical exhibits, and only 30-year-old age Soviet technical masterpieces.
As every year, the festival began with registration of the antique vehicle participants. For the first time in the
While spring is coming, the common owner of antique vehicle is anxiously glancing at the calendar and begins to wait for the warmer weather and drier roads. That year, on 29 April, the Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” members decided to “wake” the late spring and announce the beginning of vintage technique season. They gathered together not only to have dinner, but also to discuss the past 2016 results, the club’s future plans and perspectives. It is nice that a club member Gediminas Aleksandravičius invited to stay at his homestead “Pas sesutes” (“At sisters”).
The visit began with the traditional, annual club meeting, which was addressed to actual club life and
Our colleagues from Estonia invite to come to Estonia recently opened antique car museum “Automuuseum”. According to them, this museum can be seen not only for the largest collection of Soviet cars in the European Union, but also enjoy four wheeled history exhibits collected from all over the world. “Automuuseum” is located next to the Via Baltica highway, in the103-kilometer, just after passing Parnu. Address: E67, Via Baltica 103-rd km, Halinga parish, Pärnu County 87222, ESTONIA
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No matter how ironically, Christmas and New Year brings not only a belief in miracles but also realistic approach and responsibility for the planned and completed works. On this occasion, with these brief remarks, I shall report what it was done over the year by the Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” and how and with whom we will meet the New Year.
As every year, the first spring drive of the club “Klasika” cars began with a trip to Pasvalys, to the antique vehicle season opening. This festival – as a proof, that after the long winter months, we’re driving again. In fact, this so called festival has already been the eighth year inviting to Pasvalys antique vehicle lovers from all over
Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. It was founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing, Michigan factory. When it was phased out in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque, and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler, Peugeot and Tatra. The closing of the Oldsmobile division presaged a larger consolidation of GM brands and discontinuation of models during the company’s 2009 bankruptcy reorganization.
It is said that the traditions and customs we create ourselves … I think that it has been well proved by from the “Klasika” Christmas cards which have been published since 2009. The very first start of the “Klasika” card (2009) and the green car was invented by professional designers. Artist Ligita Jasenauskiene colored to a club a playful Christmas a snowman. Following, 2011 Christmas was decorated by Ona Bričkutė’s cozy cottage with an oldish car. Well, 2012 holidays were met with Joris Malūkas’ Santa Claus. Later, from 2013, we started to publish a collection of Christmas cards which depicted
Older people probably remember the great wall calendars with small torn leaves, bulging thick stacks of paper and hanging visibly displayed in the room. Each such calendar tear-off slip meant something: the sun and moon position in the sky, provided information about the most important historical anniversaries, it was an excellent adviser in all matters of real life.
With time and the development of information technologies, the wall calendar has expanded and become more as an interior decoration in the household or workplace. Typically, the modern calendar is dominated by the camera to capture artistic images, while at the same time; the calendar still performs its original intended purpose.
Is not an exception Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” Wall Calendar 2017 which for the fifth year in a row delights all with the images of the vintage vehicles. In this calendar, we can admire photos of artists published repeatedly by Club “Klasika”. The photographers Ilona Daubaraitė, Vilhelmantas Sereika, Dainius Nagelė, Andrius Repšys, Gediminas Aleksandravičius, Aurimas Frankas and Mantas Šimkus presented their works as usually. Also, there are exposed suspended time moments by the club “Klasika” publication debutantes: young artists Gintarė Pašukonytė, Nerijus Šmigelskas,
Magazine “Klasika” – in Benediktas Vanagas hands! Let’s wish the racer a successful launch in Dakar Rally on January 2-14. Let us hope that this magazine, which Dalius Linkevičius and the Antique Vehicle Club “Classic” gave B. Vanagas, would become a crucial mascot to him, or at least a meaningful leisure reading…
By the way, the famous racer has driven Dalius along the training racetrack. According to D. Linkevičius, driving feeling was as though air travel, which performs higher pilotage…
Well, there is no surprise! Benediktas Vanagas has participated in Dakar Rally four times and all the times the distance completed successfully. The last 2015 Rally was the most successful for
As season is changing to fall and the weather is getting colder, the Antique Vehicle Club’s “Klasika” enthusiasts marked the ending of the season with a purposeful trip to Latvia. On November 5th, Saturday, club members and their families stopped for a brief time in Pasvalys, and there we invited a few friends to join us and headed to Riga‘s Motor Museum. Latvia welcomed us with a wintry weather and snow… The trip was not chosen by an accident. First of all – we went to see the newly reconstructed classic automobile museum, visited our colleagues working there, and a little later we took a walk along the Riga old town famous for its distinctiveness.
Riga Motor Museum (Rigas Motormuzejs) – the first auto-moto museum in the former Soviet Union, was founded in 1989 and continuously operated up
On September 16-18, as every two years the ongoing exhibition ”Kaunas Auto days” again widely opened Kaunas “Žalgiris” arena doors to visitors! During the show there were presented the most relevant car market news, advanced technological solutions, the newest and best products, the new car models, demonstration of historical, vintage and classic cars.
It’s a pleasure to mention, that for the first time this event was attended by Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika”, providing to visitors attention five antique and classic cars.
In the exhibition the Club was represented as follows:
Packard 333 Limousin, made in 1925. Owner – Gintautas Miškinis.
1929 Oldsmobile F29 Landau Sedan Deluxe. Owner – Dalius
The antique vehicle lovers of each country have of what to be proud. If in Lithuania two best Retro technique events take place in Pasvalys (“We drive”) and Biržai (“Timeless Classic”), the Latvian fans of antiquities still gather in Riga (“Riga Retro”) and Jurmala (“Retro Jurmala”). What is more, those mentioned events long have gone beyond its borders and have been popular not only in neighboring countries. The Antique technique meeting Retro Jurmala 2016 was no exception and was held on the last August weekend, August 27-28. The event was attended by participants from Russia, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania and Latvia. The warm and calm Baltic sea, beautiful and sunny weather, abundance of vintage vehicles surprised not only the residents of Jurmala, but also the resort guests. As it was said by the event organizer Maris Mežapuķe, antique vehicle festival was attended by 160 vehicles: 27 motorcycles, 132 cars and
The antique technique event was held in a resort town of Parnu (Pärnu), Estonia, on the 20th of August. The Club “Klasika” members participated there by the invitation of festival organizer Raivo Hannus.
In the exhibition, along with antique cars, there were demonstrated not only the last century engines, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, but also equipment and utensils somewhat rotating. It was really nice to see, touch and even participate in any strange mechanism work process. Of course, “Classic” members not only watched, but also something showed up. First of all, presented their cars. Well, later demonstrated something more interesting … the exhibitors and visitors just surprised Dalius Linkevičius with his 1913 Steam tractor “Case”, which was chuffing and sputtering with steam and drove whistling…
So, the main highlights of the event – beautiful
Please watch this short video to learn more about antique and classic car show Timeless Classic 2016 in Birzai, Lithuania