The year 2020, which started as usual, didn’t seem to promise anything bad for fans of antique vehicles. Some of them started the New Year in their garages continuing the projects of antique cars, others by browsing the Internet, looking for new or fresh things for their collections. The pandemic and its consequences came up a little later, forcing not only changes in the planned activities but changes in the whole world.
On August 1st 2020, the Antique Car Show Timeless Classic 2020 in Biržai was marked by the first appearance of the legendary car Leningrad, which won the Grand Prix of the event and the award for the most beautiful car to its owner Alexander Obymacha. On August 22nd, this car and its owner triumphed at the antique car event Riga Retro 2020 winning the title of the most beautiful car.
On 31 July 2020, on the initiative of the Antique Automobile Club Klasika, there was established the Union of Lithuanian Historical Vehicle Associations (L.I.T.A.S.) and on 21 August, it was registered with the State Enterprise Centre of Registers.
The established Union of Lithuanian Historical Vehicle Associations unites five Lithuanian antique vehicle clubs: the Antique Automobile Club Klasika, Pasvalys Antique Vehicle Club Retrobroliai, Šiauliai Old Wheel Club, Klaipėda County Antique Car and Motorcycle Club Diližanas and Pakruojis Antique Vehicle Club.
At the event of Vintage Cars „Timeless Classic 2020“, as many as 133 historic vehicles from Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania lined up at Sodeliskiai Manor. Among the vintage vehicles, we saw 3 motorcycles, 2 trucks, 1 bus, 2 steam tractors and 125 cars.
On beautiful Saturday morning of 30 May, the members of the Antique Automobile Club Klasika started their second trip in their vintage cars. This time they chose Marijampolė and Vilkaviškis districts. In Kaunas, when several friends from the Antique Cars Association Old Buckets joined the Klasika’s company, a column of eleven vintage cars hit the road. After reaching Marijampolė, the antique cars first visited the so-called „Kubilkiemis“ museum. Mr Kęstutis Kubilius, the owner of this museum, welcomed the travellers at the door of the spacious building of the museum and showed its rich and interesting collections of vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks and other antiques.
The 2020 season of the Antique Automobile Club Klasika began on 23 May, when a group of club members invited their friends and colleagues and organized a tour of antique cars around Panemunė visiting its castles and picturesque surroundings. As many as 22 antique cars gathered there, uniting 59 fans and lovers of antique vehicles.
Every year, when closing the last pages of the calendar, we cast thoughts back along the ways we have traveled, identify obstacles that have been overcome and evaluate the past events. The early years of the Antique Automobile Club Klasika were not really rich in events. Of course, over the eleven years of its operation, the club has expanded, gained strength, developed its traditions and has earned not only respect but also authority. So, what was so special and significant in the year 2019, which started out in an unusual and rather interesting way for the members of Klasika?
The more and more often we notice that in the mad day race we usually do not go along with our work and worries. Time catches and overtakes us… Maybe only when the New Year changes for the year, we stop, take a moment and look back calmly. Such a step, which has already become the tradition of the Antique Vehicle Club “Klasika”, has been repeated for almost a decade. Although, in truth, we will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the club only in the coming
The purpose of the Antique Vehicle club “Classic” is not only the preservation of historical vehicles, but also the demonstration and promotion of the antique technique. One of the ways, in which the club “Classic” famous from its establishment, has been the press publication release that promotes interest in historic cars and motorcycles.
This year, the sixth annual club calendar „Klasika“ was released in the middle