FORWARD OR BACK
Greetings from the Russian Automobile Federation to the exhibitors read: "Russian motorsport lives and is actively moving forward." What lives and moves - no doubt. But is it really forward? For example, champions are noticeably reduced. In the most prestigious discipline of motorsport - the "ring" - the championship of Russia in 2007 did not take place. Slowly but surely, the cross is declining, in which once we were really strong. After long trials, the winners of the Russian winter track racing championship were named in early summer, but the ice battles ended in February! Is it any wonder against this background that the numerous trips of our athletes abroad did not bring tangible results. A pleasant exception is the “silver” of the KAMAZ-Master team at Dakar. In general, the results of the past sports year are hardly outstanding. Learn about the prospects.
The plans of the Megafon-Motorsport team for the new season include participation in the Formula 1600, two or three classes of the body championship and track races. The plans of the Megafon-Motorsport team for the new season include participation in the Formula 1600, two or three classes of the body championship and track races.
There were two official press conferences at the exhibition (are they really our whole motorsport?). A worthy report by the KAMAZ-Master team, who conquered the sands of Dakar in 2007, is not a shame for these guys. VAZ could not boast of the past season: no cars, no bright victories. And the plans for the future looked cheerful: first of all, to revive the national racing series of the NHS Lada. A modernized version of the "Revolution" has been prepared for the class of sport prototypes. “Kalina” will return to the ring as a whole monoclass, but will continue to participate in “light” touring. The same modification, only in the appropriate version, will fight with rivals in class N2 on rally special stages.
A S1 600 class car was already built, but the length of the Lada-112 went beyond the technical requirements. "Kalina" fits in them. A S1 600 class car was already built, but the length of the Lada-112 went beyond the technical requirements. "Kalina" fits in them.
After a series of chaotic attempts by VAZ to enter the world of motorsport - now with a prototype for marathons, then with a rally hatchback VK2000, then with a mockup of “dozens” for WTCC - definiteness finally appeared. VAZ will cooperate with the private team Russian Bears, which starts at the stages of world touring. This season, the "bears" will switch from BMW to "frets", the plant will help them. A good move: athletes will not be left without support, and the Lada brand will be highlighted in the international championship. There is no need to wait for quick success, but AvtoVAZ, even finishing in last place, will not lose face: the team is private!
Here is a show car based on an American sports car … Here is a show car based on an American sports car …
And in the Samara region, AvtoVAZ and other investors are discussing the conditions for the construction of a full-fledged race track in the vicinity of the Kurumoch settlement. Why not get attached to the VAZ training ground in Sosnovka? Firstly, the landfill is no longer the property of the plant, and secondly, a new place is not far from all transport routes: land, aviation, railway and water. And building is easier, and getting easy.
… and here it is based on the VAZ-2107. Russian fans of tuning both cause sincere interest. … and here it is based on the VAZ-2107. Russian fans of tuning both cause sincere interest.
For young pilots has its own program. They will again be able to try their hand at the Kalina Cup, but in general, the chain, according to management, looks like this: Lada Karting, Kalina Cup and Lada Revolution. The structure of factory motorsport cannot yet provide more.
We hope for the successful implementation of the partnership agreement between AvtoVAZ and Renault-Nissan. Perhaps, young pilots from Lada Sport will open the road to the prestigious Renault racing series.
How to draw attention to a tuning studio? That's right, with the help of motorsport and beautiful girls! How to draw attention to a tuning studio? That's right, with the help of motorsport and beautiful girls!
Overseas guest has added variety to a series of shallow styling. Overseas guest has added variety to a series of shallow styling.
HOW TO MEASURE TUNING
Sporting achievements are expressed in horsepower of forced motors and seconds of productive races. Tuners are measured only by kilowatts of installed acoustics, but how to evaluate the originality of the artistic idea of a show car? Perhaps the width of the mouths of the audience open from surprise, or the number of photographs taken?
Names such as Sparco, JBT, PROSPORT, Hella, and the like, are now heard even by people ignorant in the automotive world. Too many official distributors divorced. Famous brands flaunted throughout the exhibition. Still: to gain a reputation at the expense of a well-developed supplier of components is the easiest. But the real success is achieved only by those tuning studios that do not just bring and sell overseas products, but build cars themselves, be it demo cars or sports cars. In the second case, cooperation with a racing team helps, on the shoulders of which are tests, fine-tuning and testing in combat conditions. For example, Sport Garage, the organizer of the RTCC body racing series, adheres to this motto. Using the potential of its own technical center, tuning of the tuning iron is also carried out by the Kovalchuk Motor Sport company.
In this performance, “Logan” looks much more solid. In this performance, “Logan” looks much more solid.
The aesthetic component of the exhibition was not attracted by the roar of the "forward ducts", but by the brilliance of new aerokit and unprecedented motives of airbrushing. A separate report is required by the stands of the AS Concept design studio (previously known as Zestline) and Sweet Cars. Their clearly focused specialization successfully complements each other: easy styling of budget foreign cars and deep tuning of thoroughbred cars. AS Concept showed a body kit for Renault Logan and Klio, colleagues from Sweet Cars shocked with custom cars - the Camaro dragster and a daring replica based on a classic American pickup truck.
The Volga GAZ-21 will for a long time attract the builders of the “custom”. The Volga GAZ-21 will for a long time attract the builders of the “custom”.