Welcome to the exhibition of antiquarian and self-made machinery items that took place in Moscow.
The Oldtimer-Gallery is the sole in Russia and the biggest in the Eastern Europe specialized exposition of antiquarian machinery items. The Show is held two times a year, with the latest one to take place on 15-18 September 2011 at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow. This very exhibition was devoted to an unusual theme of self-made cars collected on the whole territory of the former USSR. The cars used to be widely popular in 1970-80 and are completely unique as many of them exist only as one copy.
In Soviet days it was not easy to become an owner of a car as one needed much money and a lot of patience for that to sweat a long line of people waiting for their turn to get a car. Besides, car assortment left much to be desired. So, it was natural for people to create cars that looked different from those massively produced.
This KD is one of 6 self-made cars created in the period from 1963 to 1969. Its body was made of fiberglass reinforced plastic.
Brothers Anatoly and Vladimir Scherbinin decided to build a sports car GTSCH. The car was supplied with a two-seated bodywork of the “Gran Turismo” (hence the name – GT of Shcherbin). GTSCH was powerful and fast. The car weighs 1,250 kg. Due to a powerful motor it can travel with the speed of up to 150 km/h.
The body of the car that has never been made consists of fiberglass reinforced plastic.
The body of the ‘Teremok’ camping trailer was made of wood and plywood.
There is a place inside to accommodate beds and a kitchen.
Some people wanted their cars to remind of foreign vehicles that were impossible to purchase that time.
The Buggy Solo model was created in 1980 by Scherbinin brothers.
Pangolina of 1983 looks like the one depicted at turbo chewing gum stickers.
This is the only model left.
The Yuna 1982 was created by Natalia and Yuri Algebraistovy and reshaped during the next 30 years. It looks quite modern and nice even today.
An unusual hybrid of a plane, GAS truck and ski scooter that can travel through roads covered with snow.
The Rocket 1960 is another hybrid of a car and plane. The driver and the passenger are sitting one behind the other as if they were in a plane.
This modern model is created by the team of Shustrov Cars.
The body of the Fox 2011 is made of composite materials and weighs 60 kg.
This is a replicar of Yakovlev & Frese, the first automobile built in Russia that was introduced in 1896. Since those time only one picture had been left that was used by many people in their attempts to reconstruct the car.
Meet the first registered car Benz Patent Motorwagen. Its parameters are very modest as the car has three wheels, one cylinder, one transmission unit, and a hand lever instead of handle bar.
The chic Mercedes.
Ford Model T, 1924 invites to become a member of a retro-car lover club.
Cadillac Fleetwood 353 V8, 1930.
The only model ZiS-110P, 1956 was used as a jeep to travel across some places that were hard to reach.
The Dodge Hot-Rod was made by American enthusiasts in 1930.
The Chevrolet Bel Air, 1954.
The International Harvester fire engine, 1960 is a frequent visitor of similar exhibitions.
Dodge Charger, 1967.
Barkas from GDR.
Volkswagen Transporter of the first generation (1950-1975).
The microbus Citroen HY made in 1950.
DIY train models.
The car looks like Trabant, or a vehicle produced by former East German auto maker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau in Zwickau, Sachsen.
Lincoln Town Car.
Cadillac 353 V8.
Citroen H Van.
Self-made cars created in the USSR.
Bentley S3 Continental.
Chevrolet Corvette C1.