Hello, everyone! My name is Yura, I stay in Izhevsk. Today I will tell you about the way we like to spend winter days here. There used to be an automobile plant in our town that produced famous IZHI cars. Since Soviet times we had obtained a tradition to organize car races.
Car race is not even my hobby, it is rather my life style. I find nothing strange in the fact that I have to wake up at 5-7 a.m. to go to the races no matter what weather we have.
It was difficult to wake up as I had a meeting with friends yesterday.
Felt boots form an essential element of winter outfit. I switch on the TV not to fall asleep.
My breakfast is far from being healthy but I need to eat well.
I fill my thermos flask with boiling water. It will make me warm in the street.
This is Russian Army winter uniform designed by Yudashkin, a famous designer. I tried them on and can say they are warm, light and snow doesn’t stick to them which means they don’t get wet.
It is time to leave the house. I will take some pictures of the town on my way.
Members of my group have already arrived. The guy with a beard had work at the car plant that was closed later. Next to him is my friend Misha who will judge the competitions.
We will draw the start line and race-courses for 6 cars. That is how we can avoid crossing.
One line is ready. 5 more lines are left.
The guest’s car is under inspection.
The 16-year-old guy was the only representative of our town who could take the second prize of the race.
Veterans of our car sports.
During the first 30 meters race participants mustn’t allow their cars to push one another. Later they are allowed to do many things except for pushing other cars to the back and to the side.
My task is to show drivers where their cars should stand.
This is me.
Participants are ready. Go!
The tire is used in car races.
Ice before the race.
Ice after the race. The tunnels are 2 cm deep.
No racer is willing to give up.
The race lasts the whole day.
It is almost 5 p.m. The race is over.
The 3rd prize gets a guy from Tatarstan.
The 2nd prize – the 16-years-old guy from Izhevsk.
The 1st prize – another guy from Tatartstan.
I came home, had a snack, fell asleep at 6 p.m. and woke up at 2 a.m. next day. You see now how tired I was.
What are you waiting for? Make photos of your day and send them in!