On the 6th of August, the International Antique Car Show “Timeless Classic 2016” was held in Biržai. For the ninth time already, nine years in succession, these Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” celebrations have to be described as – the event took place and succeeded! It is unfortunate that the drizzle and rain did not allow to show all that organizers had an idea. However, thanks to the patient participants, a large gathering of spectators and hardworking Club “Klasika” members!
Well, now – a little bit of Antique Car Show… The vehicles were many and varied. Surely it was possible to enjoy the spectacle, to talk to one or another antique technology
Neseniai pasirodė kaliningradiečio žurnalisto Jurijaus Grozmani knyga apie 2015 metų senovinės technikos renginius. Šioje knygoje – įspūdžiai iš 2015 m. senovinių automobilių švenčių, vykusių Paryžiuje, Drezdene, Kaliningrade ir Baltijos valstybėse. Vienas skyrius paskirtas pernykščiam Senovinės technikos klubo “Klasika” renginiui “Nesenstanti Klasika 2015”. Aprašyta klubo “Klasika” nario Klemento Sakalausko automobilio Nash 660 istorija. Paminėti klubo renginio dalyvių Gitauto Žičkaus, Stanislovo Bartkevičiaus ir Alano Hendriksono pasisakymai bei jų automobilių nuotykiai.
Autorius – Jurij Grozmani
Kalba – rusų
Puslapių skaičius – 124
Nuotraukų – virš 400
Išleido – leidykla
As every year, the first club “Klasika” car spring drive began with a trip to Pasvalys. It is like a sign, that after the long winter months, we are driving again. To tell the truth, this festival is called so. It has already been the eighth year inviting to Pasvalys antique vehicle lovers from all over Lithuania. This event brings together all those who can only drive or ride. And, don’t be surprised, if you will see not only the historic cars and motorcycles, but a bit newer technique. They are, after all, willing and able to go…
Thus, according to the organizers, this year, even 150 different vehicles gathered to Pasvalys. It’s a pity, that the rain and the bad weather let to admire nor plentiful variety of technique neither the various attractions waiting for spectators in the Sinkholes Park. And there were many: all kinds of moving machinery parade along the streets of the city, exhibition,
Every spring, the Antique vehicle Club “Klasika” hosts the historical technique season opening party. This meeting previously was only for the club members, currently, has become an international event, which unites famous collectors and fans of classical cars. This year, like last, this festival was held in the club members’ Dalius Linkevičius owned Sodeliškiai Manor.
Well, on April 16, club “Klasika” support-season opening banquet brought together many honorable guests. They were nothing more than a little – one hundred and eleven of the real friends. By the way, this evening was not only for
Nature plays the strange tricks on us. The weather is so warm, so that even makes you want to pull your oldish car out of garage and … go to look for Santa Claus. You say, long way should I go? Or maybe you think that our club “Klasika” old technique would not withstand? Joke – a joke, but the holidays are approaching. And while waiting for Santa Claus, we would like to review the traditional Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” work done, share experiences and to wish good luck…
Let me start with the fact that most of the vintage cars promoting clubs in Lithuania identify their activities only with cars and motorcycles demonstration. Maybe it is not bad, but sometimes it can be done and a bit more subtle – through the media, visual materials, publishing, advertising and educational programs. Our club “Klasika” – still the only club in Lithuania, popularizing antique vehicles among students. Last year launched an educational
On the last 2015’s month, it was released the fourth annual club “Klasika” calendar showing the original historical vehicles with harmony and elegance of youthful beauty. A huge team, who created, prepared, took pictures, posed or otherwise contributed to the like-minded, tried a little differently peek into automotive history and antique charm. This year, at the club “Klasika” work has contributed over many or few – more than 30 people who are not indifferent to historical cars. We are pleased that this project has managed to interest a large crowd of young people, who already a little differently assess the importance and beauty of the antique technique. It is in this annual project, completing all the work and becoming like an Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” visiting card. And what is it, you will value: speaking, sharing and voting…
By the way, soon to be announced the elections of a photo of the Club “Klasika” Calendar 2016. By voting on Club “Klasika” Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/klasika/ you can select an unbeatable calendar picture, photo model and the best photographer. Of course, the winners will be awarded…
So, thanks to all those who sponsored, supported, participated and made this project to become not only a calendar, but also the original art work!
Sincerely thanks the project leader Vytautas Gineika and photo shoot designer Vaida Delkutė!
Thanks photographers: Ilona Daubaraitė, Andrius Repšys, Aurimas Frankas, Mantas Šimkus, Vilhelmantas Sereika, Gediminas Aleksandravičius!
We are thrilled
Article published in the magazine “Aktualijos” (Current Affairs) by the company “Inter Cars Lithuania”
So far, Biržai has been the most famous for ancient castles, manors and deep brewing traditions. But in recent years, this Highland city can rightfully be called the Lithuanian capital of classic cars. Here, every summer, an abundance of historical technical enthusiasts gather for the traditional feast of “Timeless Classic”.
Among the participants – a centenarian motorcycle.
In early August, there was held an event where Biržai streets were filled with convoy of 83 historic vehicles, which were driven by the participants not only from Lithuania, but also from Belarus, Latvia and Russia. Although, according Lithuanian law, a historical vehicle may become a car produced 30 years or more ago, “Timeless Classic 2015” organizers decided to allow participate only 40 years ago or even earlier manufactured machines.
“Not only Biržai citizens gather here, but also guests from other cities, because it is the best of historic vehicles event in Lithuania. The audience has been already pampered because every time we try to surprise. In addition, participants are offered a diverse program with excursions, dances, songs, classical music and local cuisine presentation”, said
On the 5th of September, Saturday, Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” were guests in Panevežys city celebration. The club members were not only as visitors but also as participants with townspeople taking part in a festive procession and following it with an organized attractive exhibition of vintage cars in the city centre. Our club was invited to the 512-th birthday of Aukštaitija (Highland) Capital by Panevežys House of Community.
Name of Panevežys was first mentioned in the written sources on the 7th of September 1503. At that time, the Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland Alexander gave the land between the river Nevėžis and the river Lėvuo to a pastor of Ramygala. After some time, on the right bank of Nevežis, it was built a wooden church and parsonage. Opposite the church, it iwas located the Market Square with a tavern and bathhouse. This settlement took root in
On the 24th of August, the meting of members of the Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” was held in Piniava (Panevėžys district). Every time we are welcomed by the club member Klementas Sakalauskas in his museum and every time there is no shortage of discussions, conversations and friendly communication. Also, there was expressed satisfaction of the excellent “Klasika” season opening and charity banquet which had taken place at club member’s Dalius Linkevičius manor this spring; recent historical vehicle exhibitions in Kupiškis and Biržai were discussed and evaluated; and club activities and future plans were organized. At the same time, there was honored the international rating of the club members’ activities. At this year’s historic car festival “Riga Retro 2015”, the club members Dalius Linkevičius and Egidijus Einoris were awarded
The antique car exhibition “Timeless Klasika 2015”, held along with traditional Biržai town festival, rocked again Lithuania antique technology lovers and sympathizers life at the first weekend of August. It has already become a prestigious event which annually brings together the best and the oldest cars and their owners not only from Lithuania, but also from neighboring countries. During this year historic car meeting, national flags of Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Russian were raised up.
Antique vehicles meeting began with registration of participants in Butautai Manor (Biržai district). After dinner the vehicles were left after supervision of security service “Norgauda” and participants traveled by buses to discover famous sinkholes in Biržai Regional Park. Guests visited the famous Cow Cave, geologists’ trail, Kirkilai karst lakes, climbed up to a freshly opened Kirkilai observation tower, walked around a perfectly
An article is published in the biggest auto-lovers portal in Lithuania – “Automanas” (“Automaniac”)
When the sun is shining outside, the Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” is becoming one of the most active clubs in Lithuania. It was founded in 2008 and the club members do not miss an opportunity to show to all Lithuanian citizens, that in our country there is no shortage of enthusiasts who have a weakness for old, in car history books described cars.
Last weekend (July 11th), a large number of Club “Klasika” members went to Kupiškis to take place in the traditional festival “Lingaudala”. Town guests and residents were able to enjoy not only “Lingaudala” festival generated sounds, but also to admire the Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” members
Often I get calls or e-mails with questions about historical vehicle registration marks, i.e. brown historical numbers. First of all, it should be figured out what is a historic vehicle? According to the Republic of Lithuania on Road Traffic Safety Law, the historical motor vehicle – 30 years ago or earlier produced vehicle, the model is no longer produced at least 15 years and which is the original, suitable for exploitation, but is not used for everyday purposes.
The second question is the way in which ordinary vintage vehicles can be recognized as a historical vehicle? The Historical Motor Vehicles Associations which carry historical
The organizers, guests and participants of the festival “Eugenijus … we drive! 2015” were convinced that this event is not only necessary, but also needful. It is the only event in Lithuania where equally is welcomed and respected a luxurious, unique exhibit of historical technical and Soviet Zhiguli still met on everyday streets. To some purpose, this antique vehicles festival was called shortly – season opening.
This year, on the 2nd of May, the auto-moto technical meeting was traditionally held for the seventh time in Pasvalys Sinkholes park. Despite the harsh weather, the festival organizers were surprised by the abundance of participants with antique vehicles. It was expected to
Dear Klementas! An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow!
Best wishes for You from friends of club “Klasika”!
The Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” season opening reception invited not only club members but also a large group of special guests and our colleagues to Sodeliškiai Manor (Biržai district). The evening came along with club support purpose. Each participant was able to contribute to the club “Klasika”, purchase lottery tickets or take part in an auction organized by the club.
The party began by guest registration, cocktails and snacks. The guests gathered on time abundantly … We were honoured by the colleagues from Riga Motormuseum Andrejs Belinskis, Linards Zandovskis with their wives; Latvia Antique Auto Club (AAK) president Agris Smits, Jurmala event organizer Maris Mežapuke
Many vintage clubs in Lithuania understand the promotion of historical technics only with car and motorcycle demonstrations during exhibitions and other public events. Maybe it is not bad, but sometimes frequent appearances work on the opposite side – the exhibitions show low value or “collective farm” vehicles which is found in the streets even now, or when it is done almost every weekend. Such common and bothersome performances become not a festive exception but a grey daily routine and it dulls people’s attention. Yet, it can be done and a little bit more subtle – not only in the preparation of the technical quality of historical exhibitions, but also through the media,
Looking through calendar pages of the Antique Vehicles Club “Klasika” events 2014, firstly, interesting, rich with events summer appears in front of our eyes. But no. It must be said, that in 2014, old technical season started very early, even not waiting for spring. So, even when chill was still pinching, “Klasika” members gathered to the farmstead of hospitable club member Gediminas Aleksandravičius. At the meeting, there were discussed and evaluated club activities in 2013, which was generous really fun moments for club members. And the memorializing documentary movie “Antique Car show in Biržai 2013” recalled what we can enjoy it and what mistakes should be avoided. Sharing experiences, guests and members of the club waited for a surprise – the magazine