Jalopnik's first European car meetup got Mr. Okulski behind the wheel of a heavily tuned Lotus Omega and Mr. Hardigree behind the wheel of a ZAZ, of all things. Here's all the action on video straight from the heart of Budapest.

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Some of these questions are answered below, thank's to Nino Karotta's amazing video. Just don't forget to switch on the subtitles for the Hungarian parts:

We should do this more often.