"The long road to the car" is an introduction for the whole Riga Motor Museum’s exposition and the automobile’s origins.
A new chapter is opened – the early production of automobiles in Europe as well as America is met with huge excitement.
The car has become a part of society. Large car companies are formed. The car becomes the driving force of the economy.
A period of vigorous development in the automotive technology, from excitement to innovations.
While preaching moderation, the leaders of the Soviet state and the Communist Party do not strive to practice it themselves – their cars are always expensive and unique.
The Soviet people could buy only a few domestically produced models and the waiting list was several years long.
Speed, craze, victories and defeats – we have reached the thrilling world of motorsports.
Unforgettable cars that have become a symbol of their era.
In the early 20th century, Riga is the industrial capital of the Russian Empire: mechanical, metallurgical, chemical, rubber and electrical engineering is at a state-of-the-art level.
The collection exhibits are true “cart-horses”, which, although have faithfully served mankind at different times and for various purposes, often remain underrated and unnoticed behind the glory of passenger cars.