Author Archives: Klasika

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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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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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“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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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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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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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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