Jalopnik Reader Requests Armored Maybach for Azerbaijani President?

We get some strange requests here at Jalopnik. Sometimes those requests are admittedly from some very strange people. But the e-mail we got last night was by far the most strange request we've seen in quite some time. It's from a man named Rustam Mamedov. If it's the same Rustam Mamedov we found in a quick Google… » 12/31/07 11:00am 12/31/07 11:00am

Hoons of Azerbaijan

Who knew Azerbaijan contained such a dedicated cadre of hoons? Actually, raise your hand if you actually know much about Azerbaijan in the first place. Some of these boys make with the awesome; others are obviously out-and-out drongos. Regardless, we do not much care for the soundtrack on this collection of clips. It … » 7/11/07 11:15pm 7/11/07 11:15pm

Iran to Nearly Double Auto Production by 2015

Last year, the Islamic Republic of Iran churned out 1.1 million vehicles. By 2015, they hope to hit the magic two mil mark. According to Manouchehr Manteghi of Iran's largest automaker, Irankhodo, the sanctions imposed due to the nation's nucular program haven't stayed technological progress, but they have made… » 7/11/07 3:00pm 7/11/07 3:00pm

Lifan Green: Chinese Cars to be Buillt in Ganja

We reported the other day that the Ganja Automobile Factory had cut a deal to produce cars for a foreign manufacturer, and now we've got more details. Apparently, besides the Russian VAZ cars the factory already produces, they'll also crank out 2,500 cars, minibuses and light trucks for Chinese automaker Lifan. Still,… » 3/22/06 2:03pm 3/22/06 2:03pm

Tommy Chong, Your Car is Here: New Cars to be Built in Ganja Car…

Apparently, the Ganja Car Factory in Azerbaijan has signed contracts with unspecified foreign automakers to put vehicles into production. Rumor has it that they beat out the Indo Auto Works, the Kind Bud Heavy Industry Plant, the Sensimilla Assembly Facility and the Reefer Manufacturing Complex for the deal.… » 3/17/06 5:33pm 3/17/06 5:33pm