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Race stars: the Finns and liquid nitrogen

July 15 will be another annual race for the prizes of the magazine “Behind the wheel”. In anticipation of this event, remember the curious and memorable details of her past.

The first attempt to hold an international Race of stars took place in 1989, it was renamed “Star Motorsport” and invited three Finnish pilots. Not really known, but it is well prepared for winter conditions. However, the launch was preceded by an unprecedented (for the people of that generation) monthly thaw. On the track in the Metropolitan sports complex “Izmailovo” five days imported truckloads of snow. And the area where the mains, was treated with liquid nitrogen. Finns are not delving into the technical regulations and brought the machine with certain margin in the power of engines. Mikko Hietanen 160-horsepower Volkswagen Beetle struck the Soviet pilots a crushing defeat. The best of our was pilot AZLK Alexander Potapov on the Muscovite-2141 — third place.The first attempt to hold an international Race of stars took place in 1989, it was renamed “Star Motorsport” and invited three Finnish pilots. Not really known, but it is well prepared for winter conditions. However, the launch was preceded by an unprecedented (for the people of that generation) monthly thaw. On the track in the Metropolitan sports complex “Izmailovo” five days imported truckloads of snow. And the area where the mains, was treated with liquid nitrogen. Finns are not delving into the technical regulations and brought the machine with certain margin in the power of engines. Mikko Hietanen 160-horsepower Volkswagen Beetle struck the Soviet pilots a crushing defeat. The best of our was pilot AZLK Alexander Potapov on the Muscovite-2141 — third place.

All information about the Race of stars — in our special project (link).

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