Mercedes-Benz Classic Day 2008
Photos courtesy of Jazz Up
On May 17, the Mercedes-Benz Classic Club held a Moscow road race for vintage cars. This year’s Classic Day, the club’s fourth, gathered over 40 owners and their venerable automobiles, manufactured between the 1930s and the 1960s. From the starting line at Sparrow Hills, the contestants proceeded in their “oldtimers” through historical parts of the city center, ending up at the Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo restaurant on the Rublyovo-Uspensky Highway, where a retro 1950s-style entertainment program awaited. A 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE won the blue ribbon, while a 1970 280 SL placed, and a 1965 230 SL showed. Other participants included a 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S, a 1968 Alfa Romeo Spider, a 1970 Chevy Corvette, and a 1934 Packard Super 8 C-R. The event was sponsored by Hennessy, BOEM, GemTech, Villeroy & Boch, Day and Night Antiques, and Mobil 1.