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.
Unforgettable cars that have become a symbol of their era.
The Soviet people could buy only a few domestically produced models and the waiting list was several years long.
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.
A period of vigorous development in the automotive technology, from excitement to innovations.
The car has become a part of society. Large car companies are formed. The car becomes the driving force of the economy.
A new chapter is opened – the early production of automobiles in Europe as well as America is met with huge excitement.
Speed, craze, victories and defeats – we have reached the thrilling world of motorsports.
“The long road to the car” is an introduction for the whole museum’s exposition and the automobile’s origins. The exposition showcases the humanities progress towards the creation of more and more refined means of transportation.