Russian classic fans revel in rare speed event

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The second running of the Bosch Moskau Klassik at the end of June reinforced its reputation as the only outright speed event available for Russian classic car enthusiasts. Prior to this event only regularities could be competed in, so this event has proven popular for its special sections and driving tests.

As the 35 crews lined up for the start in the Tsaritsyno memorial estate, a wonderful selection of classics was on show, ranging from a 1913 Waverley, via a 1935 Horch 830 on to popular American muscle cars from Ford and Chevrolet and a wealth of well-preforming German classics.

First stop was the Leader circuit near Moscow for a driving test, the veteran class won by Boris Shashlov and Oleg Sheyanov in a 1959 GAZ-21, and victory in the prestige class going to Larisa and Oleg Alekseyev in a 1969 Dodge Charger.

There was a fierce shootout in the hotly contested sports car class with Anton Shcherbakov and Pavel Matveyev's 1975 VAZ-2101 in third, the 1969 Corvette Stingray of  Igor and Maksim Volchek runner-up and the triumph going to Minsk-based Mini team  Serguey Shishko and Dmitry Barkan.

At the end of the event, all the participants paraded around the circuit in front of the 500 spectators before enjoying an awards dinner.

Scroll past the list of entrants for another 15 photos

Participants 

1 BMW-EMW 340-2 1954 

2 Horch 830Bk 1935 

3 WAVERLY 1913 

4 Studebekker 1957 

5 Mercedes 190 SL SL 1961

7 Corvette Stingray 1969

8 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEV 1964 

9 GAZ 13 1969 

10 Mercedes 190SL 1962

11 Peugeot 1949 

12 Mercedes-Benz 200 (W123) 1982 

14 VW Beetle 1973 

15 VW Beetle 1200 J 1976 

16 Mercesdes-Benz 220 SE 1963

17 GAZ 24 1978 

18 Cadillac Series 62 1960 

19 LADA 2101 1975 

20 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe 1959 

21 Ford Taunus 1973 

22 Porsche SC 356 1964

23 BMW 3er e21 1978 

24 Corvette Stingray 1966 

25 GAZ М22 1967 

27 GAZ 21В 1959 

28 Dodge Charger 1969 

29 BMW 3.OS (E3) 1974 

30 Mini 1962 

31 BMW 2002 1973 

33 GAZ М20 1950 

35 GAZ M20 1951 

36 Cardi Body (concept-car) 1993 

37 GAZ M20 1957 

41 Jaguar XK 150 1959 

54 GAZ M20 1954 

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