Class: Kommunist Kars
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I proudly present my Kommunist Kar, a 1988 Yugo GVX, painted in a majestic Rustoleum FireRed. This car somehow boasts over 90,000 original miles and has never, ever failed to start in conditions between -10 and 100 degrees farenheit even after sitting for weeks on end. In the time since I saved it from the junkyard, it has participated in the 2019 Retreat From Moscow(Organizer's Choice), 2019 Detroit Concours D'Lemons(Class Winner), crossed the Mighty Mackinac Bridge(This is "The Car" that blew off in 1989!) and driven a few laps at 80+Mph on Michigan International Speedway! I truly love this car and do everything I can to keep it on the road, which fortunately does not require much more routine, if not less, maintenance than a normal 30 year old car. I get aggressive with anyone who dares imply it's a bad car in my presence. It's up to go to the grocery store, drive to work or something silly like a 600 mile drive to get a restaurant-served hamburger during a pandemic. The compression is hilariously low on the 32 year old communist hamster-drive, but it can still pull up to 90mph and keep up with traffic!
There's additional Yugo hilarity along with my other lemons fleet on Instagram @DlangsHoopties.
How about a Wartburg? Not just any Wartburg, but THE Wartburg. The 2009 LeMons essay contest giveaway car.
After the car completed the vaunted “Trifecta of Crap” with Misfit Toys Racing, it was sold to a high school shop teacher who disassembled it and gave up. Jim of Misfit Toys bought it back and eventually made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Being the car was in a million pieces in boxes, I spent 3 years deciding what to do with it. It was out of sight out of mind in a Harbor Freight tent garage while I was looking for something from the 50’s to make into a Gasser. Enter my brain, with the “hey dummy there’s something cool right outside the kitchen window”
Car currently is almost finished. Should be done soon, pandemic giving me time away from racing to concentrate on building.
@TheBuilderini So tell us more about this wondrous automobile.
Like... what is it?
How did you acquire it?
How is it that you are crazy enough to race it?