Category Archives: Events 2016

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Together – with the Club “Klasika”

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

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“Klasika” Christmas Cards!

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

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Club “Klasika” Calendar 2017

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,

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Magazine “Klasika” – in Benediktas Vanagas hands!

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

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Club “Klasika” in Riga Motor Museum

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

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“Kaunas Auto Days 2016”

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

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Retro Jurmala 2016

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

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Antique Vehicle Event in Estonia

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

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Timeless Classic 2016 (video)

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Please watch this short video to learn more about antique and classic car show Timeless Classic 2016 in Birzai, Lithuania


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International Antique Car Show “Timeless Classic 2016”

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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

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“We drive 2016” in Pasvalys

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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,

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Club “Klasika” Support-Season Opening Banquet

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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

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Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” Calendar 2016

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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

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