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Re: Kommunist Kars Class

Pit Crew

@AlanGalbraith   Well, we were looking for a 24 hrs of lemons racecar and the majority of the team was from the former soviet block. We found a sponsor who was gracious enough to let us race if we built him a car. We asked for the cheapest one he has. He told us about the Niva he pulled out of the Canadian swamp some years ago for $200 (canadian). 

We went through the process of getting the cage approved by Nick Pon in an endless string of emails. We had to make sure that the first ever unibody 4x4 produced in the world would be allowed to DOMINATE on the track. We were hoping for the rain so that we could display the prowess of the Soviet system, but our 5 year plan was thwarted by unseasonably warm october weather.  

On a cold canadian day in FebruaryOn a cold canadian day in Februarybefore its glow upbefore its glow up

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Re: Kommunist Kars Class

New Driver

Here is my 1973 Fiat 124 special, mileage unknown. While not a communist  car, the Fiat 124 berlina served as the basis for the Russian Lada Riva, the Spanish Seat 124 and others. I purchased the car from an eastern European guy at a chop shop is a shady part of town. Olive is powered by a 1400cc pushrod engine making an adequate 70 hp. The car does not have a heater, fan, wiper motor or bumpers, but it does have an AM/FM cassette and rust. 20200430_121225.jpg

 Here is me over heating.

 

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 Here are some stripes I made.

 

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I also made the wood dash inserts.

 

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 Stockton, CA

 

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I don't remember exactly where this is.

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Kommunist Car Entry

New Driver

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Re: Kommunist Car Entry

New Driver
You Kanot hab a Kar Sow Mitout Der Trabi! Here is vun uf mine Trabant Cars to show!
This Trabant was found and came to me after a bunch of school kids were turned loose with paint, brushes, glue and a box full of buttons, small toy figures and beads. They were told to make it an art car…. This is how I got it!
What can I say? Trabants are 2 cycle, smoke spewing relics of the Cold War Era. Designed to be built very cheap, but sturdy enough for the poor roads of East Germany during the communist occupation. A couple MILLION Trabis ran all over eastern Europe blowing out smoky exhaust. Folks say all the BLACK COATED buildings are a result of Trabant exhaust!
With body panels made out of cotton and paper called Duraplast, they don’t rust, but they do have a thin metal framework with these panels attached by rivets.
People said, If Two Trabants crash, no need for a tow truck, only a broom and dustpan!
FYI- I have NO CLUE how to post an entry!
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Re: Kommunist Kars Class

New Driver

Ladas and Yugos demonstrate how far our Eastern Bloc fraternal socialist siblings strayed from the one true path set by Chairman Mao.  As the Chairman so beautifully stated, "Where do correct ideas come from? Do they drop from the skies? No. Are they innate in the mind? No. They come from social practice and from it alone. They come from three kinds of social practice: the struggle for production, the class struggle and scientific experiment." 

 

Clearly, Eastern Bloc countries believed quality vehicle design and production would fall from the sky, as my 2012 Great Wall Motors Voleex C20R dominated at Lemons' Rust Belt GP, winning its class by a 30 lap margin and not exploding into a million pieces. The failure of other Communist cars to dominate Lemons races and rallies everywhere is almost certainly the fault of wreckers, kulaks, and Anti-Soviet agitators, which the Cheka will thoroughly investigate.

 

Its presence in this country, and how I came to own it, is a state secret that must be preserved to continue the struggle. Unauthorized disclosure is subject to a minimum of a Tenner in a hard labor camp. 

 

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Re: Kommunist Car Entry

Intermediate Driver

RodneyRacer - please email Alan Galbraith, Head Gasket at the Concours d'Lemons at agalbraith@concoursdlemons.com