UMMC opened new retro cars showroom
Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk region)
On April 27th, 2016 Evgeny Kuivashev, the Governor of Sverdlovsk region, and Andrey Kozitsyn, UMMC General Director, opened the retro cars showroom in the Military Museum.
«The new exposition will not only attract more visitors to the Verkhnyaya Pyshma’s centre of military history, but heighten the interest to engineering practice that is highly critical for industrial Ural”, said the Governor.
«We got on a path to set up a new museum in Verkhnyaya Pyshma. Even today one can see the basic exhibits”, mentioned Andrey Kozitsyn.
Both stock soviet automobiles and foreign vehicles are exhibited. Special section is dedicated to sports vehicles. Examples of motor and bicycle outfit are displayed in cases. The museum’s exposition is historically arranged: from production of automobiles in USSR in 1930s through 1990s. 3,500 m2 showroom acomodates 69 domestic cars, 64 motorcycles and 38 bicycles.
One of the unique exhibits is a pick-up truck GAZ-M415, based on the Soviet model GAZ M-1 car (M’ka), which is the most popular Soviet car of the latter half of 1930s. At the beginning of the World War II almost all cars were requisitioned for war needs, so there was little quantity of this car left. Among motorcycles special mention should go to the first Soviet heavy cycle NATI-A-750 developed for Army in the beginning of 1930s, and sports model with modified undercarriage and high-power engine. A hydrofoil speedboat “Volga” is also displayed. Such crafts were developed in the latter of 1950s in Nizhniy Novgorod (former Gorkiy) for service and pleasure purposes.