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Not Just Trabants and Wartburgs, East Germany Gave Us the Melkus RS 1000 Too
Not Just Trabants and Wartburgs, East Germany Gave Us the Melkus RS 1000 Too

10 Feb 2022, 10:32 UTC / Creativity and courage never fade. Even if a major change in geopolitical terms occurs, the pure passion for performance lives on. Here's proof

 
Retro 2022 Trabant P50e Reimagines Original Sachsenring Icon With an EV Heart
Retro 2022 Trabant P50e Reimagines Original Sachsenring Icon With an EV Heart

27 Jan 2022, 10:51 UTC / The virtual artist behind Larson Design (aka “lars_o_saeltzer” on social media) pulls at the sustainable heartstrings of Iron Curtain classic car aficionados

 
Williams F1 Display Car and Other Interesting Vehicles for Sale Without Reserve
Williams F1 Display Car and Other Interesting Vehicles for Sale Without Reserve

4 Nov 2021, 17:03 UTC / A number of vehicles are for sale at auction without reserve this weekend. One of them is an original Williams F1 Display Car made by the F1 team.

 
The Trabant Limo Exists, Seriously
The Trabant Limo Exists, Seriously

29 Jul 2020, 08:00 UTC / "No, there’s no way this is real." I said to myself as I stumbled upon it. After doing some research, it turns out I was utterly mistaken

 
FIVA Adds Mazda MX-5, Renault Clio, Lamborghini Diablo to Classic Cars List
FIVA Adds Mazda MX-5, Renault Clio, Lamborghini Diablo to Classic Cars List

27 Jan 2020, 15:00 UTC / The Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens has welcomed a slew of 30-year-old vehicles to its historic cars list, along with two motorcycles

 
1990 Trabant Gets Retro-Modern Makeover With Vilner Interior
1990 Trabant Gets Retro-Modern Makeover With Vilner Interior

20 Apr 2019, 19:05 UTC / About 2.8 million Trabant cars were made over a period of nearly three decades, but none of them had this cool of an interior

 
World’s Worst Car, The Trabant, is Still on The Roads of Cheltenham
World’s Worst Car, The Trabant, is Still on The Roads of Cheltenham

23 Jul 2018, 12:58 UTC / The Sun gave a Trabant away 28 years ago, and it’s now being restored by its new, very young owner, who chooses to love it for what it is

 
Trabant Dressed as MIG-29 Fighter Jet in Germany Isn't Fooling Anybody
Trabant Dressed as MIG-29 Fighter Jet in Germany Isn't Fooling Anybody

25 Nov 2016, 15:55 UTC / The Trabant and the MIG-29 are two opposite examples of engineering: while the first is rather awful, the latter is known as an overly capable machine

 
Doug DeMuro Explains Why the Trabant Is Awful in Washington
Doug DeMuro Explains Why the Trabant Is Awful in Washington

10 Nov 2016, 21:11 UTC / Can you imagine paying $3000 for a Trabant and dealing with it for several years? It doesn't even coast in the first three gears, and you have to add stuff to t

 
Can You Guess the Quarter-Mile Time of This Trabant?
Can You Guess the Quarter-Mile Time of This Trabant?

14 Oct 2016, 14:30 UTC / On a list of cars least likely to see on a drag strip, the East Germany-made Trabant must sit pretty high. In fact, perhaps only a golf cart would place higher

 
Twin-Turbo Lamborghini V10 and Classic Mini Make for a Lambomini Mashup
Twin-Turbo Lamborghini V10 and Classic Mini Make for a Lambomini Mashup

15 Jul 2016, 15:23 UTC / With internet renderings becoming wilder by the day, the mind-bending mashup we have here shouldn't come as too much of a surprise

 
Trabant Driver Blames Snails After Rolling His Car On The German Autobahn
Trabant Driver Blames Snails After Rolling His Car On The German Autobahn

6 Jul 2016, 15:35 UTC / Trabant, the East-German automaker, never made fast cars. However, some of its models have a strong fanbase. One crashed on the Autobahn because of snails

 
Remembering 10 of the Most Iconic Cars Built Behind the Iron Curtain
Remembering 10 of the Most Iconic Cars Built Behind the Iron Curtain

14 Mar 2016, 20:08 UTC / The Soviet Union didn't know how to make cars. But underneath the mountain of Lada and Yugo jokes, there were some diamonds in the rough

 
Trabant Turbo Quattro Is Not to Be Taken Lightly
Trabant Turbo Quattro Is Not to Be Taken Lightly

24 Nov 2015, 21:04 UTC / Somewhere in Poland, there lies a Trabant with the heart and spine of an Audi TT. This is the story of the one of the most impressive tuning projects ever

 
Scientists Believe Future Cars Could Be Made of Cotton, Hemp and Wood
Scientists Believe Future Cars Could Be Made of Cotton, Hemp and Wood

8 Jan 2015, 09:35 UTC / Sure, we all know aluminum and even some of the classic metals are sort of overrated when it comes to the automative industry nowadays. The population of the world is getting bigger by the second, p...

 
Trabant Reviewed in America by Nick Murray
Trabant Reviewed in America by Nick Murray

25 Oct 2014, 13:14 UTC / Considered to be one of the worst cars ever to be built, the Trabant comes from the German auto industry's dark past, before the Berlin wall fell and the country was united. It's built to ...

 
Trabant RS: 220 HP Communist Hot Hatch <span>· Video</span>
Trabant RS: 220 HP Communist Hot Hatch · Video

24 Sep 2013, 13:28 UTC / The days when East Germany gave the less fortunate part of the world the Trabant are now gone. However, the two-stroke communist creation still has its fans and we’re here to show you what the...

 
Satan's Trabant Races Frankenstein's Opel Corsa
Satan's Trabant Races Frankenstein's Opel Corsa

2 Sep 2013, 12:09 UTC / Have you guys ever seen something you can't really explain, but which blows you away completely. This is one of those videos, featuring two cars that don't belong in the world of the livin...

 
The German Communist Inside You Will Love This Trabant
The German Communist Inside You Will Love This Trabant

12 Aug 2013, 12:50 UTC / Built between 1957 and 1991, the Trabant was as common in East Germany as bratwurst. Most people in the Eastern Block hate it because they basically weren't allowed to drive anything else. Many...

 
Father of the Trabant Dies at 91
Father of the Trabant Dies at 91

28 Jun 2013, 13:13 UTC / Dr. Werner Lang, the man behind the small and popular Trabant 601 two-door vehicle built in East Germany back in the 1960s, died at the age of 91 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Zwicka...