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As long as we’re on the subject of cars from East Germany – Trabant!!

The saddest little, underpowered, over-polluting car ever.  But so CUTE!!

Introduced in 1957, the car was named Trabant in honor of the Sputnik sattellite.  Trabant means “fellow traveler” in latin, which is the latin way to say “Sattellite.”  They have become a cultural icon.  They are affectionately known as “Trabbi.”

A Trabbi.

A Trabbi.

A Trabant Fire Brigade car

A Trabant Fire Brigade car

A crazy Trabbi stretch limo!

A crazy Trabbi stretch limo!

Trabbis hanging in the Rock ad Roll hall of fame.  They were used by U2 at concerts.

Trabbis hanging in the Rock and Roll hall of fame. They were used by U2 at concerts.

Wouldn’t you rather drive a Wartburg?

Wartburgs had a three-cylinder two-stroke engine with only seven moving parts.  They were made in East Germany.  Can you imagine the thick, blue smoke in the streets?

A Sporty Wartbug!

What a Sporty Wartbug!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg_(car)

Frostie’s Wartburg Page