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This mornin', yer man Chris Laverty makes out with Russia's favorite discontinued two-door SUV, the Lada Niva. We have to admit that we don't have any fond memories of the Niva, or for that mattter, really any at all, having no European friends or family who went off-roading in anything other than dilapidated Escorts and Volvos. Still, we'd love to see somebody build a Niva rock crawler or monster truck. Mr. James, we think we have a new Monster Garage project for you. And have Prewitt replicate the Niva Cossack decals in some sort of garish pearl gold while you're at it.

Rubbish Cars We Love: Lada Niva If The Hulk Could Drive [Hecklerspray]

Fondling the X1/9 [Internal]