I Have Found The Land Of Yugos

Bad press in America couldn't kill it. The fall of the Soviet Union couldn't kill it. The NATO bombing the factory to the ground couldn't kill it. And guess what, the Yugos are still kicking in one Eastern Europe country. » 9/09/14 9:45am 9/09/14 9:45am

Armageddon-proof TAM 110 is an obscure ex-military monster

It's huge, it's the only one in America, and best of all it fits in a two car garage. Meet the massive TAM-110. Currently listed on Ebay, this rare monster sets a new standard of drool-worthiness and obscurity in the already awesome world of Armageddon-proof ex-military trucks. » 10/01/11 11:00am 10/01/11 11:00am

Thumbing His Nose At Marshal Tito In a Hot-Wired 911: The Belgrade…

Back in '79, when Zastava was just gearing up to build the car we call the Yugo, residents of Belgrade were treated to the drama of a dude in a stolen 911 leading the cops on nightly chases. » 4/04/10 7:00pm 4/04/10 7:00pm

Yugo Nostalgia In Sarajevo: Zabranjeno Pušenje's Yugo 45

After finding a reference to this song by Sarajavo punk band Zabranjeno Pušenje in Jason Vuic's Yugo book, I just had to share it. Enjoy. » 3/20/10 7:30pm 3/20/10 7:30pm

Last Yugo Will Roll Off The Assembly Line This Month

After 30 years of production, the last Yugo » 11/14/08 1:00pm 11/14/08 1:00pm will roll off the assembly line in Kragujevac, Serbia this month. Built by Zastava, the lowly Yugo was the pride of the former Yugoslavian republic, representing the country's biggest automotive export. The car found its way to the US in the late 1980s and was an instant hit…

1988 Yugo Florida: Belgrade Pride!

The Zastava Koral, better known in North America as the Yugo, has been the butt of jokes for 20 years (even in turbocharged form » 8/29/08 11:00am 8/29/08 11:00am), but Zastava also made cars that Fiat 127/128 clones. For example, the , which boasts Giugiaro design and Peugeot running gear. Note the leading-edge use of timing lights, welding…

Wood-Burning Yugo Breaks Free Of Petroleum's Shackles!

With the assistance of his engineer son (named Igor, of course) Crafty Balkan Yugomeister Anton Peterka has converted his '85 Yugo to run on the combustion gases created by burning wood. This isn't exactly a new idea (plenty of wood-burning cars limped around Europe during World War II) but applying it to a Yugo just… » 7/19/07 4:00pm 7/19/07 4:00pm

Fried-Out From the Factory: Yugoamino!

God save you, Zastava. You took the notoriously shoddy Fiat 128 and added Eastern Bloc quality control. And then you turned it into a pickup. When reader Alex sent this in, we nearly messed ourselves with glee. He reports that most of the Skala Poly Kombis featured a camper shell, but some went around topless, daring… » 6/29/06 3:15pm 6/29/06 3:15pm