Category Archives: Library

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Cars of the Club: 1927 Erskine Model 50 Touring

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The Erskine was an American automobile brand produced by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana, USA, from 1926 to 1930. The marque was named after Albert Russel Erskine (1871–1933), Studebaker’s president at the time. During his term as president, Erskine encouraged Studebaker engineers to develop advanced engines. As a result, the company achieved numerous racing wins and a bigger share of the upper-price market. This left Studebaker without an entry level automobile in the United States, and Erskine, who had always been fascinated by smaller European vehicles, saw market potential in a short-wheel-base compact car, especially if it could expand Studebaker’s presence in the European market.

The first Erskine (Erskine Six) was introduced to the world on October 7, 1926 at the Grand

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Cars of the Club: 1978 Cadillac Eldorado

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Antique Vehicles Club “Klasika” continues to introduce its members’ cars. Since you have recently read an article about our club member in “Siaures Rytai”, we are expanding on newspaper’s idea and introducing you to Virginijus Kučinskas 1978 Cadillac Eldorado. According to Virginijus, El Dorado translated from Spanish means “golden”, “gold-plated”. This model, or more accurately vehicles with this name, started to be made in 1953 and continued until 2002. Of course as years passed, the form, mechanics, power, and modifications of Eldorado changed. This vehicle is the eight (1971-1978) generation of Eldorado. In total, there were eleven Eldorado generations.

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Klementas Sakalauskas, Panevezys district Honorary Citizen

Category:Library,Press about us

 Klementas Sakalauskas was awarded as an honorary citizen of Panevėžys district on 15 February, 2013. He is a well known collector, museum professional, public figure, member of Club “Klasika”.
The regalia of Panevežys district honorary citizen are traditionally served on the municipal Council meeting, which is held annually to honour Lithuania’s Independence. This year, the celebratory meeting of the Council and commemoration of February 16th was held in Piniavos school-kindergarten.
Panevežys district honorary citizen has been elected since 2004. The title is given a person to honour his outstanding service, the unique contribution to Panevezys district science, education, culture, sports, economics, social development, national defense and other areas, for promotion of Panevezys district in the country and worldwide.

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VAZ 2103

Cars of the Club: 1973 Lada 1500

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Antique Vehicles Club “Klasika” launches the presentation of club member’s cars. We suggest to recall for seniors and to discover for the younger fans of our club Vaz 2103, the masterpiece of the Soviet automobile industry, produced in 1973. This car is a united Italian Fiat and the Volga car factory (Volzhskii Avtomobilnij Zavod) production, for the prototype of which served Fiat 124 model.
Vaz 2103 had been produced since 1972 to 1984 and during this period it was made 1,304,899 units totally. For a long time this model had been seen as the best, most convenient and most reliable Soviet car. Beyond the bounds of the Soviet Union, this car was known as the Lada 1500.

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Having Found El Dorado!

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Antanas Vaičeliūnas’ article about the Klasika Club member Virginijus Kučinskas, printed in the Šiaurės Rytai newspaper on February 2, 2013.

Virginijus Kučinskas

Virginijus Kučinskas

A car is not a luxury item, but means of transport. This statement made by the great Ostap Bender, which later became a winged phrase, was never implemented by the Soviet government during the entire time of its existence.  With great difficulty having saved a bunch of Roubles and having waited patiently in the line for his time to buy a car, an average Soviet citizen used to get a miserable Moskvich or a „Lada“, a car hatched from the Italian Fiat 124 model. A man basically knew that he acquired a joy and a misery (if not for the rest of his life, at least for the next twenty years), and that it would be easier to change his wife than the old tires to the new ones without having acquaintances in the right post.After Lithuania escaped from the Soviet regime, a tsunami of used cars from the West overwhelmed our homeland. After twenty years of independence, a Moskvich or a Zaporozhets that one might occasionally encounter on the road, became quite a unique experience.

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Panevezys District Municipality rewards Klementas Sakalauskas with an Honorary Title

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Nobleman Klementas Sakalauskas, a known collector and public figure, became the ninth person to receive Panevezys Distict Municipality’s Citizen of Honor title. It is pleasant news that his works – which are always accompanied by honesty, honor, belief and love – are not forgotten and rewarded. We congratulate our friend and „Klasika’s“ member with this great achievement. Good luck, good health, and more great moments for You, Klementas! We welcome everyone to watch „Aukstitijos Televizija RTR“ conversation with Panevezys District Municipality’s Citizen of Honor Klementas Sakalauskas.

 


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„Klasika“ Greets the New Year!

Category:Events 2012,Library,Articles

Club Activities in 2012

Many may have noticed that recently the City of Biržai is getting famous not only because of its beer brewers, athletes, aviators, artists and museums, but also antique car fans. And no surprise here! After all, in recent years we have organized the most beautiful and interesting antique car shows in our city as well as other towns in Lithuania. „Klasika“ Club of Antique Vehicles has been promoting the City of Biržai and antique cars for the past four years. Here, I would like to list what „Klasika“ Club has done in 2012, and cast a glance at the Club’s future.

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"Klasiką" palaiko ir jaunimas!

Club “Klasika” 2013 Calendar

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In all of us, there is a part that believes in miracles. And usually, the biggest surprises and miracles happen at the end of the year. Both Christmas and New Years are then! The bag of gifts and surprises opens up with these holidays.
Klasika’s Calendar is not a miracle but rather a surprise and gift for its members, friends, and sponsors. Unfortunately, we are unable to physically share this calendar with everyone, as this is not a commercial project. It’s just a small gift to everyone who is with us. To those, who support and believe in us.
Therefore, if you enjoyed our calendar and club, please join us and share our calendar with your friends. In addition, we have a best car contest on our Facebook page. Twelve antique cars are presented in our calendar, and all you have to do is pick the one you like the best by clicking ‘LIKE’. A car with the most votes on New Years Eve will be nominated as antique vehicles club “Klasika” car of the year.

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„Riga Retro 2012“ – 40 year anniversary event of the Antique Automobile Club of Latvia

Category:Events 2012,Articles

This year, on August 18-19, neighboring Latvia’s Antique Car Club (Latvijas Antiko Automobilu Klubs) celebrated its 40th anniversary. The club was founded on July 21, 1972, and it was the first antique car club in the former Soviet Union. In 1989, due to AAK’s efforts and hard work an Antique Car Museum (Rigas Motormuzejs) was founded in Riga, next to the Bikernieki Race Track. The Museum and the AAK Club have been closely working ever since. The Museum showcases more than 240 rare and original artifacts of the 19th and 20th centuries and half of them are the property of the AAK Club.

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An Outing to Dalius Linkevičius Agricultural Machinery Museum

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On a nice weekend evening, a few members of the Antique Car Club “Klasika” went on an outing to visit a member of the Club, Dalius Linkevicius. We had two goals: to congratulate Dalius Linkevicius on his birthday and to look around his Farm Machinery Museum. The first goal was the easier of the two. It started with snacks and some beer. Well, the second goal was a real puzzle. After all, antique car show in Biržai was already just around the corner and one of the planned entertainments was a trip to Dalius Linkevičius Museum. So, we reviewed and assessed everything. After consultation, we decided to show you many things that you will be able to see and experience at the Museum in Sodeliškių manor and farmstead. Of course, we do not show you everything as we want some things remain a surprise.

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