In Novokuznetsk, in the south of the Kemerovo region, this year it has thundered for the eighth time!
The meaning of the action proposed by the regional television and radio company Apex is simple: just go down a steep snowy slope to some ski-mounted structure. At the end of the descent, the springboard, for the so-called "complete separation". The main requirement for the participants is to submit to the organizers a plan-diagram of the device with its dimensions and explanations on the arrangement of the brakes in advance. They do not impose any restrictions on the volume and dimensions of the vehicle, as well as on the composition and age of the participants - most importantly, it should be original and funny!
“WHO WITHOUT STAYS - HIDE!”
We heard such an announcement on the radio when we were riding in a taxi. “What happened?” The taxi driver asks for the dispatcher. "Yes, today in the city -" Let's go ", there are a bunch of traffic cops - be careful, " the dispatcher admonishes. Indeed, this Saturday, it seems that people from all over Kuzbass are gathering at the Forest Republic ski resort! But everything is organized as it should: there is plenty of parking space, and traffic cops accelerate cars quickly, so there are no traffic jams …
We were lucky: the weather for the end of February is warm, only minus 15! They go on holiday with whole families, labor collectives. The catering service is working smartly: barbecue, pilaf, pies, tea, coffee. But the alcohol - no, no (of course, “for sugarev” everyone brought something, but …). For starters, we also drink … a bowl of aromatic coffee (“The glasses are over, today the whole city is here!”) And go to get acquainted with the participants of the competition and the technique on which they are going to descend from a steep mountain.
Mom dear, what is this? I don’t believe my eyes! An exact copy of the PAZ bus, only adjusted for scale! Near the priestly "creators" - workers of one of the local convoys. They made the “groove” six of us, after the shift: it took about 2000 rubles and a month of work to do everything. The number is installed on the machine, there is even a vehicle inspection ticket and a sign “There are no benefits!”, And there are powerful claws - brakes, headlights and emergency lights …
And what's so orange nearby? Bah, it's a GAZ-66! And will he also go from the mountain? Eugene, the author of the project, eagerly explains: the car was decommissioned two years ago, but the men from the car depot decided to give her a second life, albeit a short one, but what a fun one!
As soon as they found out that we were from “Driving,” they immediately and competently spoke about their design. At the heart is a frame of old pipes. The native cabin sparkles with new paint. The front and rear brakes are her original (rather big weight!). They built a “shishiga” with five of them, children and wives actively helped.
Guys dance in the cold, smoke nervously - of course, prelaunch excitement. Meanwhile, the people are arriving and arriving. Participants willingly take pictures next to their vehicles. And among them (my priests!) There is a large-scale model of a can of sprat fried in tomato (diameter about two and a half meters), a racing car Tornado (“We are from the furniture factory, write it down!”), “Mad taxi "based on ZAZ 968 (the creation of the hands of students of local vocational schools), " Black Boomer "made of plywood, " Miner's helmet ", containing a team of eight people, and much more.
In the starting protocol, by the way, 45 teams! About half of them are going to go down the mountain using “variations on the theme of a car,” but there is a plane, and an exact copy of the mine (!), A giant fire extinguisher, a clearing with a palm tree, bananas and “blacks”, a bun on a dish, a steam locomotive … in general, Siberians have a complete order with fantasy, however, as well as with a sense of humor.
HOLD ME SEVEN
Fun spills over the edge. Still - the first participant has started! The “parade” was opened by a huge cock, a symbol of the coming year. The deafening roar of the people, balls fly into the sky, a fireworks rattles. Over eight thousand cheer up brave drivers and passengers. It will not be so easy for the representative jury to determine the fastest and most original, the most cheerful and unusual apparatus.
One of the quickest was the team "Visiting a fairy tale." The guys swept along the slope in 35 seconds on a sleigh resembling a classic sledge, just without a horse. “Drive, sled, home yourself!” But our GAZ-66 is rushing along the slope. It picks up speed very well, ahead is a springboard, a jump … Hurray, the distance has passed! Over the ski slope, the fans laugh and cry. Unlucky with the Black Boomer. The plywood BMW in huge cameras didn’t want to go down the hill, and the authors had to drag it down the hill almost in their arms. But the taxi - “constipation” did an excellent job! The guys from the vocational school-70 so excited the old man found at the dump that he rushed down, probably faster than other brothers with a motor!
The holiday lasted almost the whole day and was remembered not only by all who gathered that day in the "Forest Republic", but also by the residents of Kuzbass - there was a live television broadcast. Probably, the winners remembered him most of all - they got the prizes of the magazine “At the wheel”. The main thing - the TV - the team of the orange “shishigi” has rightfully earned. The designers and drivers of the mini-slot, the racing Tornado and the Super Zaporozhets took gifts. And we handed one more prize to the team from the fire station No. 7 - they moved down the mountain on a giant "red car", because without a fire extinguisher you can’t get in the car …
And I WAS THERE
We all seem to be accustomed to the fact that high-profile holidays are only in the capital (after all, it is only from there that they are shown on TV), although often these are not holidays at all, but they are something repeated many times and boring. And now, it turns out, thousands of kilometers from the Mother See, people themselves organize such stunningly funny and witty shows! For this, as it turned out, not so much is needed: a sense of humor, enthusiasm, imagination and … the desire to arrange fun for ourselves!