Even adults (some who are a little embarrassed, others openly and even proudly) go into the gaming halls “in rows and columns”, to say nothing of the boys … And yet the exposition, saturated with the smell of old tires, leather, fresh paint, was not left without attention . At the weekend in the gallery of Sorokin just do not bump!
True, gourmets, as always, grumbled a little: “Not much new, almost all of us have already seen!” But even the experts agreed: the luxurious white “Cord-812” from the collection of Vyacheslav Len and the beautifully restored Moskvich-400-420A by AvtoVey "Is already an occasion to visit the exhibition. And even less sophisticated, the next gallery of Sorokin brought a lot of pleasant surprises.
Have you ever seen an all-wheel drive ZIS-110? Not in the photo, live? And not only with a closed limousine, but also open. And the armored ZIS-115? And the security car on the basis of the "member" - ZIL-41072 "Scorpio"? Such an extensive collection of representative cars of the Moscow plant was presented to the public for the first time. Here they were brought together for the sake of perhaps the most impressive highlight of the exhibition - the stand of the Kremlin garage for special purposes. GON marks today the 100th anniversary, if you keep the pedigree from the garage of the last Russian emperor. Nicholas II, by the way, gathered an extensive fleet of vehicles, loved to ride (he called it "pavement"). True, only a passenger and, they say, hardly remembered the outlandish names of their cars. The Peugeot-Bebe of 1913 from the exposition of the Polytechnic Museum came from that bygone era. The Russian autocrat presented this car (or the same one as surely today no one already says) to the heir - Tsarevich Alexei.
Of course, the most interesting GON exposition should have been made more spacious, the cars were too tight. But the publicly accessible leaflets with photos and descriptions of all exhibits are a nice and, by the way, option of the Kremlin stand that is not frequent at such exhibitions.
Of course, even reputable workshops are not able to show the “retronomarket” every six months. Restoration is a painstaking affair, enduring fuss. But on Sorokin exhibitions you can trace the whole path of some cars that miraculously survived to the present day. Say, this “Lincoln” a year and a half ago was a hefty rust trough, but now it is already painted and ready for assembly. Well, the sports “Vanderer” is at the very beginning of a long journey to revival.