Rally Ural 2019
The best way to spend your Saturday? Definitely!
This summer our city had one cool event that won't leave any car enthusiast indifferent - vintage car rally. The spectacle took place in Russia, Ekaterinburg and Verhnyaya Pyshma. Both cities are no strangers to automotive world. We have very large automotive community, two major classic car museums (I promise you two separate posts about them real soon), we have drivers that won Dakar Rally, Silk Way and even took part in ERC! Yet classic car owners are one different breed. Let's dive in to the ambient atmosphere of that cool, hot summer day!
I have never been to the rallies before. Usually there are plenty of routines, briefings, photo-shoots, official protocol, ceremony of the start and away they go...this time we had crews from Moscow, St.Petersburg, Tyumen, drivers from Spain, France and many others! Vehicle era's varied too: 30's,50's,even late 80's.
If I owned this Mercedes, yep, I would've chosen the very same position to lean on.
I was expecting Inspector Callahan to show up any minute and whisper his "Go ahead. Make my day."
Pride and Joy of Italian and Soviet automotive industry.
If such events do take place anywhere nearby you, my tip is definitely come earlier, the cars will be just arriving to the start, it won' be too crowded, more space, you may even have a chance to catch up with the participants! This was not like i did. I arrived a bit late and figured out how I should've done it afterwards. Typical me... :) Still I managed to find good spot to make use of one's camera!
Moskvitch or Opel Kadett or "Oliver" for friends in Top Gear community.
Don't forget, Moskvitch breed won the London-Sydney Rally back in 1968!
All we need is love, right?
What i've noticed a lot of crews were couples. Would you give your lady a chance to be your co-pilot? I would have. No doubt.
A very rare model below. My. Not an easy job to park it.
I've changed my spot again and started filming their start. Looked awesome, to say the least. Check how this Mercedes from 30's kept the pace high.
To conclude my short tale, here's my favourite. Porsche 356. Random, but fun trivia: Hitchcock filmed it in "Family plot" and Sean Connery preferred it to an Aston Martin back in 60's.