On July 28 Moscow hosted the main event of the season for retro car owners.
Bosco Di Ciliegi has partnered with Gorkyclassic historic car society for the sixth time to bring over 120 unique Soviet-made cars to the Red Square. The rally, just like last year, included ZILs, Chaikas, Volgas, ZAZs, Pobedas, Zhigulis, and Moskvichs. The average age of the classics was 62 years. The youngest car this time had just turned 35 while the oldest one was an 85-year-old phaeton GAZ A. However, it was not easy to judge which car was a well-made replica, and which one was a family treasure passed on from father to son.
The rally started at Vasilievsy Descent as the clock on the Spasskaya Tower struck noon. Every year the rally has a new route to include Moscow’s main sights. This year the drivers had to travel 100 kilometers from Vasilievsky Descendent to the Moscow State University park stopping at chosen checkpoints. Between 1300 and 1600 the participants could make a pit stop in the Museum of Moscow yard.
Despite the fact that none of the Soviet cars have been recognized as artworks unlike Ferrari 250 GTO this day will stay in the memory for a long time. For a short time one could travel to Moscow of different ages while tracking the oldtimers.
Should any of Beautiful Lifestyle wish to take part in a bigger rally which would require a historic yet fashionable look, every year Cash & Rocket company holds a charity women’s marathon across Europe.
Written by Polina Vorobyova
Translated by Tony Savosin