RussoBalt - ARMORED CAR WHICH SHOCKED THE WORLD
RBVZ - RUSSOBALT - BTAZ - PROMBRON - DARTZ. HISTORICAL DATE'S
Here we will write historical date's of our company. Which changed names and locations, but always keep two most important things -
SPIRIT OF HEROES.
Heroes who drive this car thousand kilometers from St. Petersburg to Monaco and Africa, heroes who fight in this car during WWI, heroes who with no fair choosed RussoBalt car.
As RussoBalt was World first 4 x 4 wheel druve car. At RussoBalt was made World First tank - Porokhovscikova tank. And famous helicopter creator - Sikorsky - was RussoBalt engeneer.
WE KEEP THIS TRADITIONS.
1874. Russo-Baltic Wagon Corp
Russo-Baltic Wagon Corp.
The Russo-Baltic Wagon Factory (German: Russisch-Baltische Waggonfabrik; Russian: Русско-Балтийский вагонный завод, RBVZ) was founded in 1874 in Riga, then a major industrial centre of Russian Empire. Originally the new company was a subsidiary of the Van der Zypen & Charlier company in Cologne-Deutz, Germany. In 1894 the majority of its shares were sold to investors in Riga and St. Petersburg, among them local Baltic German merchants F. Meyer, K. Amelung, and Chr. Schroeder, as well as Schaje Berlin, a relative of Isaiah Berlin. The company eventually grew to 3,800 employees
2008. ARMORED CAR MANUFACTURING WAS STARTED IN TALLINN, ESTONIA.
Due some reasons instead of Riga car manufacturing was opened in Estonia - neighbour country. But anycase it was real Russo - St. Peterburg, Putilovsky Zavod - and Balt - Tallinn, Estonia.
2009. PROMBRON (ex.RussoBALTIQUE) MONACO 100 edition take part at Top MARQUES MONACO SHOW
100 years after first car left RBVZ factory gates car come back to Monaco, 97 years after legendary and heroic Nagel and Mikhailoff did their way. We choosed same road. Regarding 100 years date car was named MONACO 100 edition.
2009. DARTZ PROMBRON' (ex.RussoBaltique) MONACO RED DIAMOND edition was released
The car became scandalous and famous before it was done. That's why it was sold long time before presentation and had to change outlook idea - like new owner want.
2011. TOP MARQUES MONACO. April, 14
WORLD FIRST LADIES.ONLY CAR presentation.
IRON.DIAMOND or L4P LADIES.ONLY - next in DIAMOND serie uberluxury armored car designed by Womans for Womans.
World Premier at Top Marques Monaco.
2011. CHENGDU MOTOR SHOW.
Chengdu Motor Show – International Exhibition for Automobile and Accessories
World Presentation of GOLD RUSSIAN. China Edition.
The DICTATOR movie trailer with DARTZ cars. December, 14, 2011
RussoBalt and PROMBRON' in numbers
Production figures were given from A. Isave's book and may only be considered as a guide to annual report.
All types of RussoBalt (one car was named RussoBaltique for MonteCarlo Rally):
1909 - 10 units
1910 - 10 units
1911 - 30 units
1912 - 78 units
1913 - 100 units
1914 - 140 units
1915 - 90 units
Research in the Poliotechincal Museum confirmed that all together 1200 unites of both passenger cars and commercial vehicles were made from 1909 to 1919. A late prewar Chassis No.610, which was a model 24/40, was involved in all Russian Reliability Trials of 1923. As only 461 units are accounted for in above list, No. 610 must have been made during World War I. Probably the balance between 1915 and 1919 was made for the war efforts - which make us to declare that RussoBalt was leading armored car brand during WWI.
Othe data's inform that there was build 623 (635) cars under RussoBalt name.
At 1922 in Moscow factory Fili, from spares evacueted from Riga to St.Peterburg abd after to Fili was made 5 (other dates 10 and 22) cars under name PROMBRON' (ex.RussoBalt).
DIVISIONS OF RBVZ before WWI
1) Head office:
13, Gogol street, St.Peterburg, (Tel: 2-74, 508-18, 568-24)
10, Ertelev street, St.Peterburg, (Tel: 469-07)
RBVZ, Automobile Division, Riga