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Chronicle of the Festival 2003
June 28-29, 2003
The Moscow festival вЂњRetro-StyleвЂќ is the most vivid story about now a car turned from a curious thing to the barest necessity. The whole XX century (reflected in its main creation вЂ“ the car) passed in front of guests and spectators of the festival.
On June 28 a procession of eight cars drove on the historical center of the city. Their sight in the streets of the modern Moscow was as strange as if late Stone Age people appeared in the Tverskoy Bulvar. Following cars took part in the race:
Mercedes-Benz 300S (1954 year of manufacture, cabriolet), BUICK 6-575 (1932 year of manufacture, limousine), Mercedes-Benz 170 (1938 year of manufacture, cabriolet), Ford V8 (1938 year of manufacture, roadster), Р—Р�РЎ 110 (1950 year of manufacture, cabriolet), РџРњР“-1 (1936 year of manufacture, fire-engine), Moskvich 422, (1950 year of manufacture, (wooden body), Opel Admiral (1938 year of manufacture, cabriolet). The veterans of the roads defile was headed by вЂњР—Р�РЎ 110вЂќ, driven by the Mayor of Moscow Yuri Michailovich Luzhkov.
The rally started at 18.00 by Poklonnaya Gora and proceeded on the historical center of the city. All participating cars sustained the route which was rather difficult taking into account their age, and at 20.00 they came with their full complement to the finish of the rally вЂ“ the North exit of the sports area вЂњLuzhnikiвЂќ.
On the second day the festival was held in the area between sports area вЂњLuzhnikiвЂќ and the embankment of Moskva-river. At noon forty participating cars took their places on the ground where they could be observed by numerous guests of вЂњRetro-StyleвЂќ. All day long musicians, alternating one with another, appeared on stage: вЂњSTEAM ENGINE Gangster-jazz & neo-swing bandвЂќ set the pitch, then the group вЂњHULA HOOPвЂќ conducted вЂњTARANTINO PARTYвЂќ, and finally there was a performance of the group SIGAR HALL. Guests had to choose winners nine of forty participants in following nominations:
вЂњThe most elegant car manufactured before 1945 yearвЂќ вЂ“ вЂњAUBERNвЂќ (1932 year of manufacture, owner вЂ“ Grigori Berezkin).
вЂњThe most elegant car manufactured after 1945 yearвЂќ вЂ“ Mercedes 190 SL, roadster (1957 year of manufacture, вЂњMoscow Sport ClubвЂќ).
вЂњThe most preserved car manufactured before 1945 yearвЂќ вЂ“ BUICK 6-575 (1932 year of manufacture, вЂњMoscow Sport ClubвЂќ).
вЂњThe most preserved car manufactured after 1945 yearвЂќ вЂ“ вЂњР—Р�РЎ-110 РєР°Р±СЂРёРѕвЂќ (1950 year of manufacture, owner вЂ“ Grigori Berezkin).
вЂњThe best restoration of a car manufactured before 1945 yearвЂќ вЂ“ BMW 326 DIXI DA2 (1929 year of manufacture, Motor Club of Cabriolets and Roadsters).
вЂњThe best restoration of a car manufactured after 1945 yearвЂќ вЂ“ Mercedes 300 S cabriolet (1956 year of manufacture, вЂњMoscow Sport ClubвЂќ).
вЂњThe most original carвЂќ - Р“РђР—-РђРђ "РџРњР“-1" (1936 year of manufacture, fire-engine, РїРѕР»СѓС‚РѕСЂРєР°, Museum of Carriages and cars).
вЂњSpectatorsвЂ™ sympathy prizeвЂќ вЂ“ вЂњJaguar РҐРљ-120вЂќ 1949 year of manufacture, вЂњMotor Club of Cabriolets and RoadstersвЂќ.
In the nomination вЂњFor devotion to the ideaвЂќ the winner was вЂњР“РђР— 21вЂќ (1961 year of manufacture), if to be exacter, its owner Ramazan Geriev, resident of Krasnodar Territory, who gave up the unique kilometerage of his car вЂ“ only 37 thousands kilometers вЂ“ to take part in the exhibition in Moscow.
Informational sponsor of the festival вЂ“ magazine вЂњAquatory of beautiful lifeвЂќ вЂ“ established a special prize вЂ“ вЂњThe best domestic restorationвЂќ which was awarded to Mercedes 290. The company вЂњTechnoclassicsвЂќ which had performed restoration works received winnerвЂ™s award and half yearвЂ™s subscription for a the magazine.
Taking part in the awarding ceremony was also вЂњValentin YudashkinвЂќ Fashion House and Russian variety stars: Julia Nachalova, show-groups вЂњDoctor WatsonвЂќ, вЂњNa-NaвЂќ, Mikhail Grushevski, Alexander Bujnov.