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"Days of History": the charm of the era retro

August 31 2007

Among the exhibition participants - representatives of the retro-clubs, such as historical and technical club "Capital gang," "The Mechanic", etc. Some cars traveling from afar - in the festival will be attended by the Tula Machinery Club "Retro-style". People dressed in accordance with the age of their cars, "the retro-street" traffic light, which no longer exist in Moscow, the old, but not forgotten ... the music suits the individual participants of the festival are full exhibits - is part of the collection of Julia Vdovina: artists, collectors antiques, including items ladies clothing and accessories.

The main event of the holiday will be the opening of the exhibition "The Age of the taxi, the 100 anniversary of Moscow's taxi. 100 years ago, in September 1907 the newspaper "Voice of Moscow published a note that" Moscow has its first driver on the car. Some chauffeur gain to its small "Oldsmobile" poster: "The driver. Dachshund agreement." He traveled the streets, stopping at the corners, and, apparently, could not complain of lack of riders. "

Incidentally, you might be interested to know that the first taxi in the world was not Moscow, but Stuttgart taxi, which appeared on the streets back in 1896. As for the word "taxi", it has come to us from the French: «taxi» - the car used to transport passengers or goods with the payment of travel by taximeter. In Paris, the first car, a taxi appeared in 1899 in London - in 1903, in Prague - both with Moscow - in 1907.

By the end of 1911 in Moscow, it was already 109 taxis, and in St. Petersburg and is more than: 296. But both capitals it was hard to keep up with London, where by 1912 there were about 8,000 taxis!

During Soviet times, a taxi back to Moscow, 21 June 1925, starting with the Muscovites and the guests were taken on foreign Renault and Fiat. Only in 1932 there were domestic cars, taxis GAS-A, and 1936 - M-1. In 1930 in Moscow, worked for 2 taxi fleets, and the total number of vehicles has reached two hundred.

But back to the cars displayed at the exhibition. Motor vehicles and materials of the exhibition - from the personal collection of Vitaly Vasilyevich Kliuyev, 40 years in Moscow taxi driver to the director of the taxi park. The exhibition will see a variety of taxi cars, including the M-20 Pobeda, GAZ-12 ZIM, ZIS-110 and, of course, the "Volga" of different eras, photos, many of which are unique, rare documents; details of uniforms and decals taxi drivers and taxi dispatchers, "counter"-taximeters and all the familiar yellow "scallops" with checkered ...

The opening ceremony will be held September 1 in 13.00.

Natalia Filippovich


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