Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.......
(Oops, sorry. I stole the wrong line!)
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Life's answer to seriousness
The Trabant - A people's car that wasn't
Back when there were two Germanies - East and West - the Communist government of the East wanted to manufacture a car that was affordable to the masses that wasn't burgeois. Well, they DID build a "people's car," but it wasn't no Volkswagen - it was a Trabant. Or, to put it mildly, the car from Hell!
Truly, the Trabi was a car that only it's mother could love if it had one. Boxy and ugly, it fit the bill for a non-showy vehicle. It was also made completely of plastic and was powered by a 2-stroke engine that was as loud as a lownmower, but had less power. It's top speed was a grand 40 mph!
Strangely enough, the Easters have gotten a little warm spot for this much-maligned vehicle. Collectors clubs have cropped up all over Germany and there are even Trabi shows!
Goes to show you, nostalgia can make crap king!
Until next time!
Peace and love,