Meeting my Volga
During a trainee period in Russia during 1992 I saw the GAZ M21 Volga for the first time in my life. The Volga was imported to the Netherlands in the sixties but there are little survivors. The first thing that draw my interest was the American way of styling. I though it would be very nice to own such a car. Like I expected it was not an easy thing............. read on
 

Photo album of my Volga
My Volga in the spotlight............... read on

 


Engine overhaul
After almost fifteen years the time had come to finally do a complete engine overhaul. When I bought my Volga, back in 1992, the engine was almost completely worn out. I managed to keep it running for a year and half, but by then time had come to find another engine. The stories 'the big switch' led to a other used engine. This engine lasted until 2002 and replaced by another used engine from a banger car (see the story Bangers!). In the summer of 2006 this engine became faulty also. Time to take real decisions. I decided to make a complete overhaul of the original engine. At site of the Dutch Classic Russian Cars Club is a weblog of this event....... read on (Dutch only)

Naslednik
Naslednik is a production of the students of the NFTA (Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie) the Dutch Film and Television Academy. Naslednik is a graduationfilm directed by Arch Khetagouri. Arch Khetagouri is orginally from Georgia and graduating in 2003 as a movie director at the NFTA in Amsterdam. The origin of the story is lain in the source of Arch Khetagouri. The tale plays in Georgia
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Moskvich / Scaldia 408
It's obvious that one day or the other an other Russian car would join my Volga . The subject of the paragraph is not the first to stay in my garage next to my Volga , but is sure a that is very nice one this time. Following the link you can see pictures of my 1969 Scaldia / Moskvich 408. This car was originally sold in the Netherlands . This explains the name Scaldia. This name was only used for Moskvich cars delivered in the Benelux countries............ watch here

The story of a Volga
In 1999 I met a Dutch engineer that had worked for some time in Lithounia. During his free time in Lithounia he searched for a good Volga M21. After he saw a lot of Volga's that not meet his standards, he found a .........read on


Waterloo
When it even gets to much for a Volga.....................lees verder

Strangers
After a long period of research and testing a factory decides to start the production of a car. But there are always people that think the factory could have done a better job.......read on

9th International Ostblock-Fahrzeugtreffen 2008 Technik-Verein Pütnitz
For the 9th time in a row in 2010 the Technik-Verein Pütnitz held a Ostblock-Fahrzeugtreffen on the former Soviet army base in Pütnitz. Went over and took a look. We came home with a lot of pictures giving a nice impressium of this meeting ....watch here

YouTube
The Russians discovered YouTube also and prepared a few very nice videos for us. I made a selection of 4 nice Volga movie as found on YouTube. Watch them here and enjoy!

OMMMA 2009
For the 10th time the German oldtimerclub IFA Freunde Sachsen-Anhalt E.v. organised the Ost-Mobil-Meeting-Magdeburg. This time with more than a thousand vehicles! Again we were present at this 2008 edition. Here you will find a picturebook of this great event, this time we even brought our own Volga!................watch here

Riga Automuseum 2009
In 2009 we made a trip with our Moskvich 2140 (1977) to Pskov (Russia). On the way back home we made a visit to Riga. Naturally we went to the Riga Automuseum which have a lot of nice Russian cars on display. Take a look together with us in the picture gallery.........watch here

OMMMA 2008
For the 9th time the German oldtimerclub IFA Freunde Sachsen-Anhalt E.v. organised the Ost-Mobil-Meeting-Magdeburg. This time with more than a thousand vehicles! Again we were present at this 2008 edition. Here you will find a picturebook of this great event ................watch here

Russian cars in Norway 2008
During the summer holidays of 2008 we visited Norway. We met there also Erlend and his friend Egil, both Russian car enthousiast. In the garden of Egil they parked there cars together creating a small Russian car meeting! Again I would like to thank Erlend and Egil for there friendly welcome! We also visited a car museum in Lillehammer exposing a very nice GAZ M20 Pobieda.............watch here
 

7th International Ostblock-Fahrzeugtreffen 2008 Technik-Verein Pütnitz
For the seventh time in a row in 2008 the Technik-Verein Pütnitz held a Ostblock-Fahrzeugtreffen on the former Soviet army base in Pütnitz. Went over and took a look. We came home with over more than 150 pictures giving a nice impressium of this meeting ....watch here
 

Lomakovka Museum
During May 2006 I made another visited to the Lomakovka Museum in Moscow. I discoverd that cars parked in front of the museum where totally other than in 2006. These cars appeared not to be owned by the museum, but brought there by private owner to put on sale. Please take look a the picture gallery to see for yourself! .....................watch here
 

Lomakovka Museum
During June 2006 I have visited the Lomakovka Museum in Moscow. This museum was founded in 1998 and keeps a large amount of classic cars. Hardly any car has recieved a necessary restoration and are in 'as found' condition. Inside the museum building different marks are present, Russian make, but also foreign brands can be found there. Outside there is a large field which is packed with Russian classic cars. Please take look a the picture gallery to see for yourself! ...............................watch here
 

World leaders make their choice
International diplomacy takes place on many levels. It is not just secret negotiations, but carefully planned photo ops as well. So it is interesting to speculate why President Vladimir Putin, in full view of the media, chose to have U.S. President George W. Bush drive his vintage white sedan.........read on
 

GAZ M21 Volga art
Ron van der Ende works as a sculptor in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Recently he built a series of perspective-reliefs: almost flat cars constructed in old wood. Here you will find an example of his work: a GAZ M21 Volga, my ..................read on

 

Poll
In the Autum of 2004 I have asked the vistors of www.volga.nl what their favorite Volga M21 is. Here you can find the results of this poll.......................read on
 

Weddingcar
Yes, we used our beautiful Volga when we got married! .............read on

 

OMMMA 2007
For the 8th time the German oldtimerclub IFA Freunde Sachsen-Anhalt E.v. organised the Ost-Mobil-Meeting-Magdeburg. At this 2007 edition we were again present!! Here you will find a picturebook of this great event ................watch here
 

OMMMA 2006
For seventh time the German oldtimerclub IFA Freunde Sachsen-Anhalt E.v. organised the Ost-Mobil-Meeting-Magdeburg. At this 2006 edition we were again present!! Here you will find a picturebook of this great event ................watch here (part 1).......watch here (part 2)
 

The streets of Moscow 2006
During June 2006 I have visited Moscow. During my visit I made some pictures of the cars you can see today on the streets of Moscow. Here you will find a small picturebook ...............................watch here
 

Veteran Bar & Muzeum Czech Republic
In the summer of 2006 I have visited the Veteran Bar & Muzeum in Chotusice near Cáslav, 80 km from Prague. This museum is more than a museum, almost every vehicle is for sale. Most of the cars and bikes present are from Czech marques and build before World War II. Here you will find a small picturebook ...............................watch here
 

On the Streets of the Czech Republic
In 2006 we spent our holidays in the Czech Republic. Off course I had to make pictures of the old cars I came across. Here you will find a small picturebook of what Eastblock cars you can still find in 2006 on the roads of the Czech Republic ...............................watch here
 

Skoda Museum
During our holiday we visited the museum at the Skoda car factory in Mladá Boleslav. You won't be able to find any Volga's there, but still there are some great cars to see. Here you will find a small picturebook...............................watch here
 

OMMMA 2005
For sixth time the German oldtimerclub IFA Freunde Sachsen-Anhalt E.v. organised the Ost-Mobil-Meeting-Magdeburg. At this 2005 edition we were again present!! Here you will find a picturebook of this great event ................watch here (part 1)........ watch here (part 2)
 

OMMMA 2004
For fifth time the German oldtimerclub IFA Freunde Sachsen-Anhalt E.v. organised the Ost-Mobil-Meeting-Magdeburg. At this 2004 edition we were also present, with our Volga's!! Here you will find a picturebook of this great event ................watch here
 

OMMMA 2003
For fifth time the German oldtimerclub IFA Freunde Sachsen-Anhalt E.v. organised the Ost-Mobil-Meeting-Magdeburg. At this 2003 edition I was also present, here you will find a picturebook of this great event ................watch here
 

Stockholm 2003
In the summer of 2003 the Nordic - Baltic Car Summer Meet was organised for the very first time. This meeting took place in Nygard, a small city north of Stockholm. And yes, we were there. Take a look at the pictures we made..........watch here
 

The big switch
It all started when I brought home my Volga from Russia. Just a little later somebody offers me a nice ZAZ 968. Not very known in Holland and therefore cheap. So I bought some more ZAZ trouble. After a while.............read on

 

Our trip to Russia 2001
In 2001 we made a trip to Pskov and St. Petersburg, crossing Germany, Poland, Lithounia, Letland and Estonia. Click on the link for the story in pictures.............watch here
 

Stories

For those who can read Dutch this an interesting story (about how great the Volga Diesels really were)...........read on (Dutch only)

 

Volga's in the Netherlands

On the picture below you see my Volga in front of our own house. The Volga is a not often seen car in the Netherlands. This Volga pictures were all taken in the Netherlands starting in 1993 until present. In the Netherlands there only a.............read on

 

Bangers!
So, you have enough nice cars? Just take a look a this page and ......
...........read on

 

 

Barn found
After five long years the owner of the garage thought it was enough. The Volga had to go because the recently achieved Peugeot 504 needed a place to park..................... read on

 

Sorry Dutch only!

De Volga in de Nederlandse media
De Volga is in Nederland een vrij onbekende klassieker. Zo heel af en toe is toch wel eens wat te vinden in de media.................... read on

 

Taking my Volga for a ride

The most importatent thing about owning a Volga, enjoying the pleasent drive..............read on

 

Der Deutsche Strassenverkehr
On this page you will find a selection of Volga pictures taken from the DDR car magazine "Der Deutsche Strassenverkehr". Most of the pictures were taken during de seventies. The pictures give a..................read on
 

Sorry Dutch only!

Nederlandse literatuur
Het ging vroeger al niet veel anders dan vandaag de dag. Ook in de tijd dat de Volga M21 nog volop in productie was, was de aandacht voor deze auto in Nederland niet groot. In enkele autoboekjes uit die jaren wordt melding gemaakt van deze Russische aanbieding..............read on

 

Hello
Nice that You visit this Volga homepage. My name is Jelle Jan Gerrits. I was born on March 30th 1970 and since 1992 Volga fan. Like You can read on the story of my Volga page, I brought a Volga from Russia
...............read on