These Lada Niva/Russian Space Program Ad Parodies Are So Great

As much as I wish a) these were real ads b) they actually did send a Lada Niva with a roof-mounted cargo box to the Mir and c) there actually were Nivas here in the US, none of these things are true. Still, that doesn't make these parody ads from the University of Television and Film in Munich (HFF München) any less… » 3/14/13 10:10am 3/14/13 10:10am

In Russia, GM Buys You! The General in Talks With Avtovaz

GM is bidding against other interests for a "significant stake" in Russian automaker Avtovaz. The company currently produces and markets two models under the Chevy name, one based on the Lada Niva and the other based on the previous generation Opel Astra. The GM-Avtovaz alliance was a bit shaky there for a while, what… » 12/04/07 1:30pm 12/04/07 1:30pm

In Russia, Zen Is Going To Find You!

This turkey (spotted by the eagle-eyed Seth L) is based on the teeny Lada Niva 4x4. Don't know the Niva? Imagine a Honda 600 Coupe crossbred with a Yugo. The Niva was Soviet Russia's attempt at a bar bones Subaru. Of course we're hoping our yellow friend here is based off the Cossack model. Also, nice roof rack/brush… » 9/13/07 4:15pm 9/13/07 4:15pm