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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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„Klasika“ Greets the New Year!

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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

Category:Events,Events 2012,Articles

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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alaus bokalo padėkliukai

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The Festival of Ukmerge City – „I Love Ukmerge 2012!“

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On an early and rainy morning of June 2, 2012, members of the Antique Automobile Club „Klasika“, accompanied by friends and associates from Biržai, set off on a long journey. This time the gray trail led us to Ukmerge, which celebrated 220th anniversary since the city was returned the rights of Magdeburg. Ukmergė is one of the oldest towns in Lithuania. In written sources, the town was first mentioned in 1333, which is the official date of its foundation. In Vartbergė Chronicle it is mentioned that in the year, Master of the Livonian Order „was by Vilkenbergė „(i.e. Ukmergė). At that time he attacked the Ukmergė Castle, which was later repeatedly attacked and devastated by the Teutonic Order. Legends, interwoven with historical facts, mention the old name of Ukmergė – Vilkmergė.

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„Mes važiuojame 2012!“ („We Drive 2012!“) – In Pasvalys

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Often, when seeing an antique car passing by, we stop and turn back to look at it. Some of us marvel at it, some go back into remembrances of the past, others just are pleased to see it. However, it is rarely that people know how much patience and effort, not even speaking about time and money, it is required so that those old and rusty antique cars could be brought back to life. Not everyone understands that some people can talk longest hours sharing their impressions from past shows, parades and antique car festivals. You might think of such people as „fanatics“. Perhaps they are. However, antique cars, especially antique vehicle parades bring joy to everyone.

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The first ever long distance road trip in an auto was made by a woman!

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The first-ever, constructed in 1885 Charles Benz, the German inventor. On January, 29th, 1886 he took out the patent for the car, and on July, 3rd, 1886 on Ringshtrasse in Mannheim for the first time showed the car to general public. Benz’s car had three bicycle wheels. On the car the one-cylinder internal combustion engine by a working volume of 954 cm³ has been established. Real capacity of this car — 0,9 h.p. at 400 turns in a minute though in the patent for the invention 2/3 horse powers are specified at 250 turns. This engine had considerable weight (about 100 kg). Maximum speed is 13 kilometers per hour. The car has been patented on November 2, 1886 (patent  No. DRP 37435), passed tests for roads, and in 1887 participated in the Parisian exhibition. Since 1888 Benz’s cars have been exposed on sale, but buyers were not.

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Klasika

From „Klasika“ history…

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When searching various antique car club websites or the Internet, I noticed that information pertaining to the very beginnings and the founding of such clubs is missing. Where and when were they founded? What circumstances determined the founding of these clubs in Lithuania? In this article, I will try to fill in the gaps and tell the story of the founding of antique car club „Klasika“ in the city of Biržai. I will tell who the godfather of the club was, and how the name of the club was selected.

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