GAZ Volga 24-10 Brings Glasnost To Los Angeles

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Anything is possible, even a Volga in Southern California! » 3/28/09 4:30pm 3/28/09 4:30pm

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

GAZ Announces End Of The Road For Volga

After nearly 53 years of production, Russian auto manufacturer GAZ » 10/29/08 12:30pm 10/29/08 12:30pm has announced the end of production for the famed saloon. The rolling symbol of the former Soviet Union will be put to rest in two months as a result of falling demand, high commodity prices, and cheap foreign cars flooding the market. GAZ plans to…

Volga Display Of Prana: Russian Automaker GAZ Seeks Partners In India

Apparently this has been out there for a while, but before we discussed the news that Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod, manufacturers of the Volga line of hulking vehicular tragicomic props, was looking for partners on the Indian subcontinent, we needed to find press releases with the right sort of Moose-Und-Sqvirrel feel. » 4/07/08 10:00am 4/07/08 10:00am

Comrades! Glorious Stalinmobile Volga Based On Cayenne Chassis!

We posted on the Stalinmobile Volga last year, but we didn't have much in the way of details about the car. Now it turns out that the thing is based on a Porsche Cayenne chassis and appears to be an engineering masterpiece, in addition to being a stunningly campy homage to one of the most blood-soaked rulers in world… » 2/18/08 4:15pm 2/18/08 4:15pm

In Soviet Russia, Volga Wears YOU!

The GAZ-3102 was obviously a mighty special iteration of the Volga. Just eyeball that cheese-grater grille. Or better yet, bust out a brick of romano and top off your bowl of minestrone. Also not to be missed is what's apparently the heigh of proletariat fashion in the 1980s. Both the outfit and the Volga promise to… » 7/11/07 5:15pm 7/11/07 5:15pm

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