The year is 1973, the place is Budapest, the man in power in Moscow is Leonid Brezhnev, and the car casually parked on the street is a white Chevrolet Corvette C3 showing googly eyes and the stripes of freedom.
Think about it! A luxurious family car with a 3.0 V6 diesel that pulls like a locomotive, and a classic race car from communist Germany to keep you entertained on the weekends. A match made in heaven.
Here's the official Hungarian car catalogue from 1974 issued by the state-owned Merkur Company, your one and only choice. If anything, it proves that when the Russians take over your country, you're screwed.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Cuba is about more than just old cars, but the island nation’s adversarial history makes car ownership unique from almost any other place in the world. If you have a car in Cuba, you probably have an old car.
U.S. Coast Guard officers rescued a severely dehydrated Cuban refugee from a homemade boat made mostly of Styrofoam yesterday near the Florida Keys. This was his raft.
Admit it: The Yugo is strangely fascinating. Jason Vuic's book Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History is equally fascinating. Wired.com recently spoke with Vuic about the car's legacy. —Ed.
Transit officials in Beijing have opted not to limit the number of private cars on its streets, inadvertently giving athletes from America's big cities more of a hometown feel. The Chinese capital is well known for smog and congestion, with more than three million registered cars clogging approximately 90% of the…
We've seen more pathetic attempts at hoonage, but never buy a guy who was trying so hard. Unfortunately, our man here was forced to saddle a Wartburg as his steed, and not one of the cool ones. We ache for him. We ache for Wartburg. We ache for East Germany. We ache for Raymond Carver.