Your Pobeda Stuck In The Snow? Problem Solved!

Just when we think English Russia has exhausted its supply of automotive awesomeness, they come up with something like this: A 1959 Sever-2 snowmobile, based on the Pobeda car. Oh yeah, and it's powered by an Al-14 radial aircraft engine! [English Russia} » 7/23/07 7:45pm 7/23/07 7:45pm

We Will Steer Over You! Soviet-Era Arcade Video Games

While we were throwing quarters into Spy Hunter or Robotron 2084, our counterparts in the Soviet Union were slipping Kopecks into Obgon and Autorally. Seems that Soviet military factories procured a few Japanese games and reverse engineered over 70 Soviet versions. These games were then officially distributed for the… » 6/13/07 1:00pm 6/13/07 1:00pm

Rocket to Russia: Moskvitch 410H

The Soviets Russians recently launched a new-and-improved intercontinental ballistic missile that First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said would be easily able to overcome any existing and future missile defense systems. With this recent and disturbing news fresh in mind we bring you the Moskvitch 410H 4X4.… » 5/31/07 1:00pm 5/31/07 1:00pm

Trabant Celebrates Fifty Candle Power


While it may seem hard to believe, the two-stroke paper mache cotton by-product and resin bodied Trabant had a more than thirty year production run in the former Soviet East Germany. A whopping 25 glorious worker's horsepower brought the agitprop runabout to 60 miles per hour in 21 seconds! Top speed of 70 mph was… » 5/25/07 3:00pm 5/25/07 3:00pm

In Soviet Russia, Car Lubes YOU!

Say what you will about the crude technology used by a lot of Soviet-era Russian machinery- and we're still not 100% convinced they used tiny vacuum tubes instead of transistors in their aircraft electronics purely as an anti-EMP measure, so don't get started on that- those Russian engineers knew how to get the damn… » 5/04/07 3:30pm 5/04/07 3:30pm

In Soviet Russia, Volga Station Wagon Hauls Family Cadre and YOU!

Since we love both station wagons and Warsaw Pact iron, it's only natural that we're pretty hepped on the GAZ Volga M22 station wagon. Built from 1962 through 1970, the M22 wagon seems to have some Rambler and maybe Volvo styling influence in its ancestry, though it's proudly Russian at heart. The really prized M22s… » 5/02/07 12:30pm 5/02/07 12:30pm