Category Archives: Events 2015

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Jurijaus Grozmani knyga “Zolotaja tenj Kionigsberga”

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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

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The Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika”

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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

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Classic Cars Adorn Biržai

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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

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Panevežys City Festival 2015

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

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The Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika” Members’ Meeting

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

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Antique and Classic Car Meeting “Timeless Classic 2015”

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

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The Antique Vehicle Caravan Visits the Citizens of Kupiškis

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

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The Interesting Facts of Historical Vehicle Evaluation

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

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Eugenijus… We Drive 2015 !

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

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Antique Vehicle Club „Klasika“ season opening party

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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

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Educational Program in “Aušra” High School

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,

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