Old-Timer Gallery, an exhibition of retro cars and technical antiques
- Retrograd LTD
- Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Moscow, Russia, exhibit halls: 4, 4.1
- Official site:
- Working hours:
06/03 - 08/03 — from 10:00 till 19:00
09/03 — from 10:00 till 17:00
Three pavilions of Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre with the total area of 10,000 square meters will be at the disposal of vintage car fans, technical antiques and military history from March 6th – 9th, 2015. The visitors will be offered to attend three amazing, unique and sensational exhibitions at once!
Engines of Victory
The military-technical festival will get together dozens of museums and historical reconstruction clubs. Many unique items are taken from the museum storage rooms and restored especially for the festival, starting from rare tanks“ modifications to the field radio; from captured army bicycles to secret weapon models. Visitors will have the opportunity to take photos in military outfits; watch movies featuring live comments of the people participated. Besides guests will be able to get a pilot-like experience during World War II by using a virtual reality helmet. Boys will be allowed to get into historical armor and be offered to taste soldier's porridge. Teams of propagandists will play sitting in the bodies of Gaz-AA ''Polutorka”. Poems and songs of the war years are featured to help guests of the festival to experience the atmosphere of this formidable and great era!
Gifts to the Chiefs
A truly sensational exhibition! Dozens of items of different periods once gifted to the party and government leaders of the USSR such as Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, will be widely demonstrated for the first time since 1955. All the exhibits share one technical direction: here it matters “what” was gifted, not the “person”. Each gift is unique and interesting on its own; they all reflect progress and design achievements: the latest models of cars, radios, cameras, photo cameras or computers. For example, a TV set Moskvich — T1 was one of the thousands of gifts presented to Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin on his 70th birthday in 1949. The same cohort includes a model of a Warsaw trolley and a Berlin subway car, stone crusher, fire pump, and an electric hot plate. Now these archaic things are the antique auction lots; but one should not forget that in the old days they were all filled with pride and ambition: models of locomotives, airplanes, blast furnaces, power plants, factories and coal mines. All these models are like symbols of what cannot be given in its natural size, but something you really want to show off.
It is a special joy to examine and read the colourfully decorated addresses and greetings attached to these gifts. After a four-day exhibition in Moscow, it is planned to tour with and present these exhibits at technical exhibitions and museums of Western Europe due to the high interest in the Soviet period.
It is a unique show that offers a unique chance to see all those things that brings you back to the good old days of times long gone. Hundreds of curious technical inventions, long forgotten funny contraptions, and awesome designer solutions of the past are a real gold mine of mechanical culture of the 19th and 20th centuries, a living history of the bygone epochs. The tailfin era of automobile styling will also be widely presented, including both original and custom-project vehicles of the golden epoch of American auto design. Many cars will appear in the process of restoration, or even as “luxury ruins”. A special pride of the exhibition is pre-production vehicles and concept cars. The exhibition features free photography, a chance to touch the legendary vehicles and even sit in the cab!
Natalia Panina, Exhibition Director
Tel.: +7 (909) 939-18-50, +7 (495) 505-53-30