As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marta Duic writes, thanks to its geographical position and rich tourist offer, the City of Split deserves to be alongside some of the world’s top destinations. At least that is the opinion of Nik Papic, the director and co-founder of the OneLife Rally, an automotive event that has been working for five years to promote the countries of Croatia’s immediate region and which has so far gathered more than 500 participants from across all of the globe’s continents. In addition to the international rally and an exhibition of unique cars, the OneLife Rally team presented a novelty this year – the shooting of a new series.
“OneLife Rally isn’t an ordinary event and is much more than a luxury rally – it’s also a humanitarian mission that knows no regional borders. We’re small individually, but united we are much stronger. We’ve decided to limit the number of participants to 100 cars, and the 2022 stage starts in Kiev, Ukraine, passing through the city of Lviv to the High Tatras in Slovakia, through Slovenia and down to Split, ending down in Montenegro. We expect that the trend of connecting the Balkans and the wider area will be further strengthened and that the energy we create at the event will bring even more interest in investments and good ideas for further development. The humanitarian part of the programme will be expanded and we’ll donate to several places,” exlained Papic.
Among the sporting activities, they added the filming of a new series in which the focus is on placed on super cars and, as they say, “the spirit of the Balkans with the inevitable dose of humour.” The production of the series is in the hands of Warehouse Collective, led by Darej Somen and Luka Furlan. Part of the series was also filmed in Split, with gorgeous Split sure to wow viewers. The vehicles for the purpose of filming the Split scenes were borrowed by Auto kuca Kovacic.
“We’ve been thinking about this for some time now because the Balkans are very interesting and provide a lot of stereotypes that aren’t only interesting to us, but to the wider global population. On top of that, it’s also a great way to present the culture, nature and food that this area offers. About 25 people are working in the first phase of filming, but that number will increase to 50 in the following phases. Our focus is on stereotypes from our area, cars and the people who live there. We want to make a serious, and at the same time a small comic series, while showing all the natural beauty. Split is a great city, which looks very good on camera and is perfect for one of the starting cities in the series. It will be filmed in literally all Balkan cities, Ljubljana, Belgrade and Sarajevo are also planned, and the show will be broadcast after February the 22nd, 2022. We’re in negotiations with various companies, so we don’t have the exact details, but it will certainly be broadcast in all Balkan countries and beyond,” revealed Papic.
It’s worth mentioning that this humanitarian event passed through Croatia back in 2019 as well – the rally passed through Dubrovnik and Korcula, and the collected money was donated to the Maslina Children’s Home. The OneLife Rally is an extremely well-attended automotive event that was attended by more than 100,000 people this year alone. It is the only open type of rally in the world that allows all fans of super cars to take photos and even sit in the cars. On social media, this year’s edition had a reach of more than 25 million people worldwide.
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