Happy Victory Day to our WWII allies!
Here are some pics from our exibition in Tula Central park for Victory Day, 9th of May 2015
Fresh painted model T need to have borders - to be saved from selphy-lovers
My grandfather Leonid Ostrovski - the veteran (1944-1945) in my 1958 Volga
More importantly, watch out for the narcissistic selfie-stick. A good way to wind up with a healthy sized dent or a broken windshield.
Thank you and please thank your father.
It is always nice to see Model T's in other places around the World.
Thanks for sharing this.
Wonderful! It looks like a good turnout of people.
Thank you for sharing your photos! Especially the one of your Grandfather. You must be quite proud of him.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Is the car, your grandpa is sitting in, a GAZ 21?
Thanks for the great pics Michael.
It's fun to do a little traveling without leaving my chair........
Looks like you had a fun day!
In 1960, 61 and 62 I drove a Volga taxi in Oslo, Norway. Often older people asked for a Volga, when they needed a taxi, as they found them easier to get in and out of. It created a little bit of commotion one day, when in rush hour traffic downtown, a connecting rod broke and made hole in the side of the engine block. Oil squirted out on to the hot exhaust pipe and made a lot of smoke.
Wonderful pics and please thank your grandfather for his service!
My daughter-in-law is from Tyumen, don't suppose that's anywhere near Tula (probably like asking if Albany is anywhere near Denver)?
Wayne, according to Google Maps, they are about 1,350 miles apart. Not quite Albany to Denver, but close....
Roar, we call it "friendship hand")))
Wayne, Tyumen is far) its Syberia
Saw her yesterday and asked, turns out she has an aunt in Tula outside Moscow. Tyumen is in south central Siberia, apparently during the war the Soviets relocated much of their medical capability to Tyumen.
It was the fold down "leg" in the back of the front seat back, that folds down to make a bed, that gave it away.
I have a number of rifles & pistols made in Tula, many made before or during the Great Patriotic War. It is nice to see a bit of what it looks like there.
Roar, it has)