Welcome back event of Krastin car at Riga Motor Museum


The 1903 Krastin car built by a latvian Augusts Krastiņš in Cleveland, USA has won the Overall Winner prize at the Regent Street Motor Show Concours d’Elegance and has sucesfully concluded one of the world’s oldest motoring events the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. After the sucessful competition Krastin car is ready to make its way back to Riga Motor Museum.


Riga Motor Museum and the Antique Automobile Club of Latvia invites to

the welcome back event of Krastin car

that shall take place on the 10th of November at 14.00 o’clock

at Riga Motor Museum. S. Eizenšteina Street 6


Before Krastin takes its honoured place in the museum’s exposition, public will have the possibility to see the returning of the Krastin car to the museum, as well as learn about the 96 km long journey from London to Brighton. The Run takes place on the first Sunday of every November and commemorates the Emancipation Run of 14 November 1896 which celebrated the passing into law of the Locomotives on the Highway Act, which raised the speed limit for 'light locomotives' from 4 mph to 14 mph and abolished the requirement for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot. This year approximately 400 vehicles took place at the run. Note that only vehicles produced till 1905 can take part in the rally.


Taking part in the event:

Director of Riga Motor Museum Aivars Aksenoks

Head of restoration department Gunārs Dortāns

Krastin car owner Austra Priede Kļaviņa

Director of the Antique Automobile Club of Latvia Agris Šmits