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The fifth international rally "Golden Cupolas"

Admitted cars

Only original cars produced before 1970. Different conditions for different age groups. Special conditions for Car clubs. Applications from clubs are considered first of all. Younger cars can also take part in the competition as participants but out of count.



JULY, 2-5th,2008


The first International rally "GOLDEN CUPOLAS" was held 4 years ago. In 2004-2007 besides russian crews participants from the Republic of South Africa, Israel, Italy, USA, Germany and Ukraine took part in a rally.

Every year in four days crews make a distance about 1200 km and visit up to 15 cities and a lot of small villages where they are met by numerous spectators. In each town some excursions and shows were  held. 

“Golden Cupolas” is a tourist rally. From 2004 rally crews visited: Tver, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Shuya, Uglich, Rostov, Suzdal, Vladimir, Uriev-Polskiy, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Sergiev posad, Odoev, Bolhov, Orel, Zheleznogorsk, Kursk, Tula.

"GOLDEN CUPOLAS" 2008, JULY, 2 - 5th, 2008

 In 2008 the fifth international rally "Golden Cupolas" will take place in Saint-Petersburg in the period of the White Nights. For the first time cars will be delivered to Saint-Petersburg one day before rally start. And participants will come by train or plain.

From July, 2nd to July, 5th retro-competition will take place in Saint-Petersburg. Rally "Golden Cupolas" will become a great adventure for participants and a real festival Saint Petersburg citizens.

Rally Program

July, 1st - delivery of cars and arrival of organizers to  Saint-Petersburg.

July, 2nd (Wednesday)
8.00 - 11.00
arrival of participants, transfer to the Konstantinovskiy Dvorec, accomodation in the hotel "Baltiyskaya zvezda 5*".

16.00 - 24.00  1st stage of rally**, start and finish: Strelna (Konstantinovskiy Dvorec).

July, 3rd (Thursday)
13.00 - 21.00
2nd stage of rally**
Start: Petrodvorec
Finish: Petropalovskaya krepost
accomodation in the hotel "Kempinski 5*"

July, 4th (Friday)
10.00 - 12.00
Car parade on the Dvorcovaya ploshad (around Aleksandriyskaya kolona), excursions for participants

12.00 - 20.00 3rd stage of rally**
Finish: LenExpo (Yacht Party, Saint Petersburg Yacht Festival)

July, 5th (Saturday)
On Yacht Festival:
10.00 - 12.00
Car parade
12.00 - 13.00 additional stage "slalom"
13.00 - 20.00 4th stage of rally**
Finish: Fort,
Prize-giving party

July, 6th (Sunday)
departure of participants

* - Program can be changed

** - One of rally stages will be III stage of CHAMPIONSHIP 2008

Registration opens January, 1st 2008 and closes June,1st.


The organization accepts up to 50 participating vehicles built before 31.12.1970.

The entry fee till May, 1st will be 2500 euro for two people (driver-navigator).                                                      The entry fee from May, 1st  till June, 1st will be 3500 euro for two people (driver-navigator).

The payment for any plus passengers or accompaniment is 1000 euro (1 person).
This includes all meals and lodging in the hotel and restaurants, services, documentation, competitor’s kit and gifts.
Organizer provides
• Civil responsibility insurance for the term of rally
• Secure parking
• Police escort where needed
• Rally - Organization: roadbook, start-number, marshals, technical support (escort with Interpreter and trouble shooter, towing-team)
• Celebratory dinner and prize-giving party at finish.

Regulations, Specials
The whole route will be driven according to a road-book.
Drivers must hold a relevant, valid Driving Licence
The complete route will be controlled by time-checks.
All our marshals are the professionals specializing on carrying out of rally on classic cars. So fair refereeing is guaranteed.
The roads are in a various condition.
The main purpose of our rally is to have fun, to get acquainted with small parts of Russia, make friends in and of the rally.

We can help you with:
Visa and health-insurance for Russia
Any help on Russian customs

In addition:
You can take the classic car for rent from our club for the period of carrying out of competition
( the quantity is limited!!!)

For foreign crews their will be additional excursion program:
June, 28th - July, 2nd – sites of Moscow,
(This program is optional and is not included in the cost of partsipation).

Only entries received at 1-st Tverskaya-yamskaya st, 3 Moscow
– Russia, or by telephone +7 985 745 5412, by mobile +7 985 643 2203,
via email or filled on the will be accepted.
The closing date for entries is June, 1st 2008.
All entries must compulsorily include the following:
a) Name, Surname, address, ID or passport number, telephone
number and e-mail of Driver and other Crew member.
b) Make, model, year of manufacture, color, Technical Inspection.
c) Document or receipt proving payment of the entry fees.





Classic Automobile Rally-Club (C.A.R.C.) at support of the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF)


Phone: 7(985)643 2203; 7(916