Riga Motor Museum, Riga
You will find a lot of pre war cars from Germany (Mercedes, BMW, Horch, Opel and others) the United States (Packard, Buik. ..), Russia (ZiS, ZiL, Wolga...), a Rolls wrecked by Breshniev ond others as well as trucks army vehicles (a Volkswagen amphibius car, a NSU motorcycle tank....) old bikes and bicycles. It is quite far fromthe enter.
Get there by bus nr. 5 wich Stops before the Motormuseum or nr. 21, if you take nr. 21 get out at Pansionats station (after the bus turned off Brivibas Gatwe where it runs for a long time the 2. station), walk back 50 m then to the left walk on S. Eizensteina iela for about 300 m and you see it on the right side.
Out in the grim, Soviet era suburbs, where everyone spoke Russian and the pavements had disappeared under a mountain of snow, you will discover one of Riga's most interesting museums. Here you can find Stalin's very own armoured car and the very Rolls Royce that Brezhnev crashed. Rollers... in the USSR... where everyone is equal. You'll also find more ordinary vehicles common to the country, like Ladas and GAZs, along with some fine Western European cars, like classic Audis.
It's very cheap at 1 LVL. Check opening times before making the adventure here!
The Riga motor museum was originally a consolidation of a private car collector's aquisitions, vehicles from the Latvia Antique Automobile club (AAK), and other sources in 1989. In 1992 it was turned over to the Latvian government. It is the largest automotive museum in the Baltics and sits next to a closed circut road course.
It has automobiles,motorcycles, mopeds,military vehicles, a plane or two and even some creatures welded together from automotive parts.
Some of the most famous cars in it: One of Tolstoy's limos, The famous(in the USSR) limo Brezhnev insisted on driving and then crashed (because he was drunk) in the 80's, One of Stalin's limo's, a 1930's hill climbing car that has a supercharged v16 in it that was designed by Mr. Porche and many others...
During the summer many events are also held here.
It is open from 10:00 to 18:00 7 days a week.
In 2008 admission will be: Adults 1.5 LVL
Children 1 LVL
Family(2Adu & 2Chi) 3LVL
It is on the outer edge of Riga so please check the website for directions and busses that will get you there.