Capitalism Takes On Communism In Ohio: 1961 Cadillac Versus Lada…

The Lamest Day takes place at Nelson Ledges next weekend, and it will feature the best all-time Index Of Effluency matchup in 24 Hours Of LeMons history: a Soviet car taking on a finned Caddy! » 9/27/09 12:00pm 9/27/09 12:00pm

Cars Of The Soviet Union: The Definitive History, by Andy Thompson

Whether you're wrenching on a flying Spitfire or a leaking Spitfire, Haynes has a shop manual for you. Very useful, but hardly the sort of thing you'd keep on your coffee table. » 3/28/09 2:00pm 3/28/09 2:00pm

How Many Russian Girls Can You Fit In a VAZ-1111?

When you look at a VAZ-1111 (popularly known as the Oka), do you think "Nice car, but how many girls can be packed in its commodious interior?" Exactly, and so it came to be that some Russians decided to find the answer to that question. We're going to deduct some points for the blocks under the frame, because real » 12/13/07 1:30pm 12/13/07 1:30pm

In Russia, Post-Soviet Era Confounds YOU!

Is this what the glorious Soviet workers in the Zhiguli plant had in mind back when they built this car (Russian car experts, please correct me if I'm guessing wrong on this car's VAZ-ness)? A rolling advertisement for a clique of capitalist profiteers, growing fat on the fruits of the labor of others? Who knows? What… » 8/17/07 2:00pm 8/17/07 2:00pm

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