Collection cars Mikhail Krasintsa
• Collection of Michael Krasintsa car
Officially it's called retro-car museum "Auto-USSR", but in reality it's more like a car graveyard. The following year, this collection, which currently has more than 320 vehicles, will celebrate 20 years. This is the largest automotive museum in Russia under the open sky in the village of Chernousovo Tula region, 300 kilometers from Moscow.
Michael Krasinets last professional race team mechanic Moskvich started collecting cars in the late 1980s. First collected collection in Moscow, Sokolniki, but when cars no longer fit in the yard - sold an apartment and moved in the Tula region.
The open air museum appeared in 1996. Almost 20 years Michael was able to gather a huge collection of cars produced in the USSR.
According to Michael at the moment he is in the collection of 320 cars and left to collect another 60 models.
The basis of the collection consists of the production of automobiles AZLK - many Muscovites in all possible versions, including rare models with right-hand steering.
Most of the cars Mikhail actually saved from destruction, they were going to be cut for scrap.
in the open air storage is not the best way affects the condition of the car, but as a whole over the past 10 years of state vehicles not become worse. On the contrary, some of them have been re-painted, even ordinary brush with oil paint.
Mikhail incredibly fascinated by the man, he can talk for hours about every car from his collection.
There are rare exhibits such as the Buick Eight, unreleased from 1931 to 1935.
Mikhail huge amount of envy, mainly from among the restorers, collectors. They believe that Michael is ruining cars and no they do not give.
Here the question arises, why Mikhail someone should give their cars? It is his property, he bought them with my own money.
The collection is constantly updated, some new exhibits he buys something, or change (it has many of the same model).
Of course, Mikhail has problems with a Management. He managed to gather a huge collection of cars, but to manage it does not work.
Yes, and keep track of all the cars extremely hard. And unscrupulous visitors, including those same restorers who come to steal valuable items from some of the exhibits.
Imagine what it's like to own one of a collection of 320 cars. Aides sometimes appear, but unfortunately do not stay long.
It is likely that many scares enormous amount of work.
Michael with the assistant Sergei trying to put in order the government ZIM.
The state museum is not funded by, Michael actually lives and continues to collect cars for donations from visitors.
But of course, here you need to pour at least the gravel pad and make awnings, t. To. The scorching sun, rain and snow are ruthless to the body, gums and car windows.
To get to Michael's very simple: from Moscow on the highway M2 (Crimea) to black settlement. Then turn left at the Lenin street and go on guided circuit. Red marked route suitable for crossovers only in dry weather (down and up to the bridge across the river near the village of Ugot during the rainy season becomes impassable). Green route is available for travel, even for passenger cars, but it is a bit longer. The exact coordinates - 53 397 936 36 922 462.
Really worth it all to see with their own eyes and to meet with Michael personally. I am sure you will like it!