Tajik capital hosts Retro Auto and Retro Music Fest on June 26
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Organized by the Asia-Plus Media Group and the Republican Club “Auto Retro Exclusive”, the event, dubbed “Retro Auto & Retro Music Fest”, was held at the Square named after the 800th Anniversary of Moscow from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The exhibition was dedicated to the National Unity Day.
The auto retro exhibition featured such legends on wheels of the Soviet Union as the GAZ-M20 “Pobeda” (a passenger car produced in the Soviet Union by GAZ from 1946 until 1958), ZIM-12 (a Soviet limousine manufactured by GAZ from 1950 till 1960), Chaika M-13 (a luxury automobile from the Soviet Union made by GAZ; it was manufactured from 1959 till 1981), GAZ M21 Volga (a passenger car produced in the Soviet Union by GAZ from 1956 until 1972), GAZ-24 Volga (an automobile manufactured by GAZ from 1968 to 1985), several models of Moskvitch (an automobile brand from Russia produced by AZLK from 1945 to 1991), Zaporozhets (it was known as the "hunchback" because of its aesthetically challenged silhouette), several models of Zhiguli (a passenger car manufactured by AvtoVAZ and introduced in 1970), as well as retro vehicles manufactured in Europe and the United States.
The previous ninth auto retro exhibition was also took place the same motto at the Square named after the 800th Anniversary of Moscow last year on June 26.
In 2019, the eighth exhibition was held in September. It was timed to coincide with celebrations dedicated to Tajikistan’s Independence.
The first auto retro exhibition, dubbed Dushanbe Auto Retro, took place in Dushanbe on April 21, 2013. The retro car parade started in the center of city and ended at the ring road near Boghi Poytakht. More than 30 retro cars and motorcycles manufactured from 1931 participated in the parade.