The Traburg Is On An East German Mission From God

When it comes to the question of tuning communist cars, creativity quickly becomes the most important quality of the engineering team. Even it that only consists of a few buddies with hammers and beers in their hands. Sure, you can always bring a classic Lada's engine up to 160+ horses with a limited slip differential … » 2/06/13 5:20pm 2/06/13 5:20pm

Show Us The Weirdest And Best Communist Sports Cars

For some reason, the commies weren't really into sports cars. Maybe driving for something other than to transport political prisoners around seemed like a waste of precious resources. No matter, this didn't stop the engineers of the nationalized factories from creating beautiful machines from the bits and pieces they… » 12/12/12 3:00pm 12/12/12 3:00pm

Triumphant Win-A-Wartburg Essayist Promises To Install Studebaker Six, …

Remember the Win-A-Wartburg contest put on by the 24 Hours Of LeMons perpetrators, in which the winning "Why I Want A Wartburg" essayist gets a '58 Wartburg 311 and free LeMons registration? Here's the winner! » 9/05/09 3:00pm 9/05/09 3:00pm

Ich Bin Ein Wartburg: History Of The Eisenach Wonder

We're quick to make fun of the Wartburg, but in fact the plastic-bodied two-stroke emblem of Warsaw Pact automotive misery was the descendant of an interesting lineage stretching back to the 1890s. The tale of the Wartburg starts with the mighty car-building prowess of Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach AG, then twists and turns… » 7/10/07 3:45pm 7/10/07 3:45pm