Tula "Autobahn" is democratic. Fans of old and young timers are destined for the historical part of the exposition, located within the walls of the Kremlin. The tuners are given an area in front of the regional administration building. Participation in the festival is free. And everyone is happy - a rarity for such events. Despite the large number of participants and the huge number of visitors (both Tula and nonresident), it is somehow cozy and homely. And the level of the festival is growing: more and more rare cars arrive. Among the tuners this year, the top 32 were chosen, and surprisingly many were worthy candidates.The historical part of the Autobahn festival was located in the Tula Kremlin, tuning was shown outside the Kremlin walls, on Lenin Square. The historical part of the Autobahn festival was located in the Tula Kremlin, tuning was shown outside the Kremlin walls, on Lenin Square.
For the first time, Autobahn was two days old. Even the merciless weather this year took pity - it was sunny on Sunday, June 11, the day of the festival, and on Monday, the 12th, during the rally. Heaven opened, as we are accustomed to, only during the awarding ceremony.
And the day before, they awarded the kids who won the race pedal cars. Despite the small age of the participants, from 4 years old, everything was arranged quite seriously, in an adult way, with diplomas, prizes, cups. Moreover, the pedals have their own championship, the Sternauto Cup, and only the middle of the sports series took place in Tula.Even the kids were given a chance to compete by organizing pedal car races for them. And uncles and aunts rejoiced almost more than children. Even the kids were given a chance to compete by organizing pedal car races for them. And uncles and aunts rejoiced almost more than children. Related Materials The cord forced the entire Ruble to jump. On the adult open Cup of the Tula Region, the Veteran (for crews on vehicles manufactured before the end of 1946), Oldtimer (from the beginning of 1947 to the end of 1969) and Youngtimer (from the beginning of 1970- go until the end of 1986). The participation of one crew of two people costs 10.5 thousand rubles. Passengers take a thousand. The condition is to go from start to finish in one roster.
My friend and colleague Oleg Alekseev and I are going to Moskvich-2140 1979. Accordingly, in the yantimers. He is a pilot, I am a navigator. But at first it was agreed that I would pass as a passenger, I would make a photo report on the work of the crew. Anyway, I’ll be in Tula, in the country. But the plans have changed rapidly - and now we are gluing the start numbers and logos of the sponsors (among the information - “At the wheel”), register in the judiciary tent, go through technical inspection, get a roadbook, a control card. Let's get started! Already? Already! The countdown of meters and time went.One of the organizers of the Motorway, Mikhail Gotesman, is launching on his 1924 Ford T. A week ago, these two won the Moscow retro rally LUC Chopard Classic Weekend Rally. One of the organizers of the Motorway, Mikhail Gotesman, is launching on his 1924 Ford T. A week ago, these two won the Moscow retro rally LUC Chopard Classic Weekend Rally.
They began to “mow” immediately after the start: they turned the wrong way, then they trusted the traffic cops who were standing in the ceiling, they sent us on the wrong path … And then our (most of my) mistakes grew like a snowball, constantly increasing the gap from ideal time. Let me remind you that the meaning of retro rally is the exact passage of time control points (HF). We did not go to the minutes set for us, not one but the first. When it became clear that we weren’t in time, the concept changed: they decided, since it happened, at least try to go the entire route. But here it did not grow together - we did not find one HF. I still do not understand how and why. The result - a fine of 900 seconds, a quarter of an hour. And arriving at HF too early will also be penalized: you need to defend yourself.Immediately after the start, it was required to go through slalom, crushing the plastic cups placed in a certain order with the wheels of the car. For a while! Try this at home before you laugh. Immediately after the start, it was required to go through slalom, crushing the plastic cups placed in a certain order with the wheels of the car. For a while! Try this at home before you laugh.
Before the start, both Oleg and other “rallyists” frightened me with “fish bones” - either herring ridges or Christmas tree sticks drawn in the roadbook, designed to indicate different types of roads and direction of movement. The problem is the logic of the passage. You see the line on the right - you need to turn left, and vice versa. And on the route there are two “bones” in a row! “Thank you” for this to Eugene Soroka - Secretary of the RAF Cup for retro rally and the chief referee of the race, who made up the legend. The first “bone” we choked on, having strayed along the Tula lanes for half an hour, although we had to meet it in a matter of minutes. True, the second slipped in. She walked across the first - we already knew every pebble there.The pilot of our crew Oleg Alekseev and his Moskvich-2140 1979, a rare color of "citron". Before the race, I did not suspect how he could "bring down". The pilot of our crew Oleg Alekseev and his Moskvich-2140 1979, a rare color of "citron". Before the race, I did not suspect how he could "bring down".
They say that Evgeny’s corporate identity also includes “blind” positions - when the distance between the landmarks is not prescribed, one has to guess how long to drive. For example, according to the time calculated from the ideal, it must be kept in mind constantly. However, if it was prescribed, it would not help me - I did not have time to reconcile the distance.Related Materials Saxon classic: photo report from the Sachsen-Classic 2015 oldtimer rally His same, Magpies, handwriting are double positions, the intersections are identical in the schematic image, differing, for example, by one of many signs. Or maybe a slightly different direction of movement … Look with all your eyes and think quickly where to go. “Where, where ?!” - the pilot already clearly wants to throw me out of the car. “Go there!” - I poke a pen with which I make marks in the roadbook into one of the streets. And at the same time I understand that it’s not there. But Oleg is already on his way.
And how do you like the speed limit, indicated as a percentage of traffic requirements? For example, 90% of 40 km / h? That's right, 36. Now try to keep that average on the Moskvich with a godlessly lying speedometer! And if the modes change all the time? 70% of 60 km / h, after - 80% of 90 and so on. Obviously, experienced rallyists just keep the values in mind. And inexperienced think. Frantically.
It seems that there are no high speeds in the retro rally, the average is calculated so that in the city it should be equal to 20 km / h, outside the city - 40 km / h. But when you miss the position and make up for lost time, you hurry to the HF, the pilot turns the motor from the heart, the adrenaline player still plays. In my opinion, I was less worried when I drove the most powerful tuning or sports cars. Even with Ken Block, through the Christmas trees sideways. There the neck ached and the fingers trembled slightly - but I did not affect anything. And here the result directly depended on me - every moment of work.And the second part of the "Motorway" will be held in Kaluga on August 19. So there is time to prepare properly. And the second part of the "Motorway" will be held in Kaluga on August 19. So there is time to prepare properly.
According to Oleg, he refuses to participate in the retro rally every time during the race and maintains this attitude for several months. But the new season is approaching, and again he is pulled behind the wheel. And the worst thing is that this infection caught me too. But I'm not at all passionate! It was. “I'm sorry I pulled you in, ” Oleg said regretfully when we tried for the hundredth time to keep up with the running minutes. “You would be sitting calmly in the country now …” I do not quote my answer.