Monument in memory of M.S.C. Memelland motor club and the traveller A. Poška
Koordinatės: 55.705577, 21.133529
Objekto adresas: Near the intersection between Pilies, Sukilėlių and Daržų Streets, Klaipeda, Lithuania
The opening of the monument for M.S.C. Memelland motor club and the first traveller Antanas Poška on 22 July 2017 was followed by roaring motorbikes. The monument was built near the intersection between Pilies, Sukilėlių and Daržų streets. The choice for the location was not accidental. Namely this is the place of the former headquarters of the M.S.C. Memelland club. The building did not survive to this day. The idea to build a monument for the first motor club in Lithuania – M.S.C. Memelland – and A. Poška was initiated by an active citizen and biker Aurimas Mockus. He is also the author of the idea of the sculpture, which required 600 kilograms of bronze and 30 tons of stone for the pedestal. The idea was implemented by the local sculptor Arūnas Sakalauskas. The first motor club in Klaipėda operated back in 1925 under the name of M.S.C. Memelland (Memellaendischer Automobil und Motorrad Club). The club used to organise races, which used to attract crowds of car enthusiasts and bikers. Memel used to tremble with roaring vehicles. According to M. Mockus, A. Poška was a great traveller. In 1928 he became the first Lithuanian biker to travel around the Baltic Sea. The steel steed, which carried A. Poška in his journey, is represented in the sculpture. “Each sculpture should become a symbol. This one will become the talisman of all travellers. Everyone planning or returning from a larger trip can come here and commemorate it by hanging a certain symbol on the metal wheel. As for myself, I commemorated my pilgrimage trip of 1.6 thousand kilometres on foot, which I took last year.” talked the initiator. A. Mockus also revealed another secret – the bronze motorbike of A. Poška has some mystical power, bringing luck to everyone, who rubs its lamp.