One of the main goals of the American Spirit meet is the fellowship of associates. For this purpose, specially for the meet participants there will be opened a tent for musical parties held two nights in a row.
On Friday Breaze rock'n'blues band will perform. They will sing their own songs and songs of world rock history golden collection as well. Konstantin Baskayev, one of the group members is a "Long distance rider" who supports the rally idea.
And on Saturday we will have a specially formed “HOG band” music group whose members are Harley Davidson enthusiasts. And Jonas Vasilyavichyus, the group vocalist is well-known on the Lithuanian rock scene.
We express deep gratitude to "H.O.G Vilnius Chapter Lithuania", because due to their efforts the musical tent of friends will operate..
Electric cars appeared and competed with petrol cars even in the beginning of the 20th century. It is a pleasure for us to present the only one in Europe and one of the five in the world Rauch & Lang electric car built in 1918.
In the end of 2012 this car was brought to Lithuania by Augustinas Yankyavichus, a constant participant of American Spirit. Augustinas is well known for a perfectly restored Ford A of 1930.
Restoration of Rauch & Lang was finished in 2014. All parts are genuine. The car body is made of wood. The completely charged battery allows to drive for 100 km. 96 V, 2.5 kW engine allows the car to reach the speed of 30 km/h.
For the first time Augustinas will present Rauch & Lang to the public at American Spirit 2014. Welcome to the premiere!
Whether you know through, what is the time the engine can "catch a wedge"? This year we will find out it together with participants of a American Spirit meeting. We have a car from which we will let out all oils and liquids. We will start the car and we will allow it to work while the engine will jam or he will explode. Participants of a American Spirit meeting will be able to think of time, how many will sustain a engine , the most exact forecast will be rewarded.
The engine will sing the last song in the main day of a meeting, on August 9.
Hello owners, lovers and fans of American cars and motorcycles!
A great feast of American motors in Lithuania is coming. The seventh annual international meeting of the American cars and motorcycles “American Spirit” takes place on 8-9 August.
This year, we seek the record – 200 participating cars and motorcycles! We also invite the owners of other American machines to participate! Particular attention will be paid to Dodge cars. This year, this make of car turns 100 years. The first Dodge car was produced in 1914.
“American Spirit 2014” officially starts on 8 August (Friday); however, those who come on Thursday are invited to participate in the evening cruise around Palanga streets. Those who come on Friday are invited to participate in the competition “Big Poker Run”. The participants have to visit a number of control points located around the Western Lithuania. In each control points, you will get one poker card. In the evening, the participant, who collects the best card hand, will be awarded. During “Poker Run”, the participants have an opportunity to visit Vintage Motorcycle Museum and Cold War Museum (ballistic missile base). On the same day, several more competitions take place – car stereo, slaw drag, exhaust system sound and evening cruise.
The main “American Spirit” day, Saturday, starts with mini “Poker Run” in Palanga and free cruise. In the afternoon, we are going to elect the best cars and motorcycles. This year, all participants registered in advance are going to elect the best ones. However, commission will also have some work to do. This year, evaluation “Show car/bike class” is announced for the first time. Rare and especially carefully prepared cars and motorcycles are invited to participate in this evaluation. The day will be ended with the traditional Great parade around Palanga streets.
In the both evenings of the event, the participants are invited to the Friends’ tent. Here the music will be played, the awards and contests will take place. On Sunday, when the site is cleaned, everyone who wishes is invited to a picnic near lake Plateliai, where in a quiet place we cann discuss the results of the event.
Participation is free. Registration of the participants starts on 16 June. The participants, who have registered online, have the luxury against those registered on the event day (voting for the best, the most individual participants’ badges).
“American Spirit” is a public event. We invite to join the ranks of organizers. We are waiting for the volunteers who can and want to join the organisation and work before and during the event. We invite public and commercial organisations to cooperate.
“American Spirit” does not collect any mandatory participant or spectator fee; therefore we need voluntary financial support. It will be used for the essential expenses to cover. You can transfer the support by bank or paypal.