In Soviet-era Russia, families needing transportation lined up at the car office, filled out their paperwork and waited up to six years for their wheels to arrive. Many chose to instead spend those years building their own cars, from iron-clad sports cars to pods with a frying pan for a steering wheel. Here's some of the best... and worst of what Soviet-era Russia garage-builders wrought.
Part of the "Oldtimers" classic car show in Moscow, the collection on display last week caught by photographer Anton Jaroshenko was often born of necessity, by creators who used whatever parts and body equipment they could find. But some of the vehicles show that even in a land choking on Ladas, there's a universal language of automotive beauty.
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