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Our Crazy Russian Pals At Garage 54 Weld Two Ladas Together For Tandem Drifting

I’m sure you’ve all seen those amazing videos of highly-skilled drifters racing and drifting their cars around a track within inches of each other, right? It’s impressive. But what if you want to do this without the benefit of driving skill or a well-sorted car, or experience or anything like that? Then you can do…Read […]

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Watch A Man Try To Drive A Car On Wheels With Only A Single Spoke

From the 1991 Dodge Viper’s three-spoke wheels to the 2020 Alpina B7's 20-spokers, there are lots of options when it comes to the number of metal bits radially connecting a wheel’s lug hole-containing center disc to its outer barrel. But a spoke count you don’t see outside of steering wheels is “one,” so in move […]

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The Story Behind The Bright Orange Soviet 4×4 Rolling Through Brooklyn

Among a sea of rubber-necking passersby, a woman from Bulgaria stops dead in her tracks, and some Polish men in a van slow to crawl. Eventually a dark-colored Porsche Cayenne rolls up and its windows rolls down slowly, revealing a young man originally from Moscow with many questions. All approach the car as one would…Read […]

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Watch This Man Drive His Car On Wheels Made Of Chains

It’s been over a week since we’ve brought you shenanigans from one of the Jalop-est channels on YouTube, Garage 54. So, to quench your thirst for goofy wrenching, here are the Russian Automotive “Scientists” driving a Lada with wheels made of chains. Yes, the team welded each individual link together into the shape of…Read more… […]

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Watch This Man Drive His Car On Wheels Made Of Chains

It’s been over a week since we’ve brought you shenanigans from one of the Jalop-est channels on YouTube, Garage 54. So, to quench your thirst for goofy wrenching, here are the Russian Automotive “Scientists” driving a Lada with wheels made of chains. Yes, the team welded each individual link together into the shape of…Read more… […]

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The Voiceover for This Old Finnish Lada Ad Sure Sounds Like an Incantation to Summon Satan

I’m not going to pretend that I know what early 1970s Finnish potential Lada buyers were likely to find compelling in a commercial, but I will admit that I didn’t expect it to be a voice over that has the same vocal quality that you’d expect out of a hooded acolyte raising a goat-blood-dripping dagger […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Bolt Four Engines Together to Create a Monstrous Inline-16

First the Garage 54 ENG team bolted two inline-fours together to create a custom straight-eight in a display of wrenching wackiness. Then the mechanical madmen added another motor to make a twelve-cylinder. But now, for a reason that only the car gods can understand, they bolted on another engine, creating an absurd…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Bolt Two Inline-Four Engines Together to Create a Straight-Eight

Of all the wacky car experiments that the popular Russian YouTube channel Garage 54 ENG has conducted, prepare to see the Magnum Opus: a Lada with its inline-four bolted to a second inline-four hanging out of the front of the car. And the homemade straight-eight actually works!Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Man Puts 38-inch Off-Road Tires On a Russian Sedan Using Enormous Wheel Spacers, Rips Donuts

If you’re going to fit 38-inch mud-bogger tires onto your small sedan, you can forget about cutting the fenders—you’re not fitting those tires into those wheel wells no matter what you do. But what you can do is push the tires outboard using wheel spacers. And if you want to be able to steer, those […]

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When Even the Soviet Union Got Into Group B

Group B’s popularity wasn’t just apparent from the huge crowds filling every stage. It was apparent from who was getting involved. Sure, there were some oddballs like Ferrari and a Citroen BX, but there was one that should’ve been ideologically opposed to the whole idea as an example of decadent bourgeois capitalism.…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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One of the Best Old Top Gear Episodes Featured Polish Car Culture After Years of Martial Law

In late 1983, Poland was just stepping out from under the crushing weight of martial law from an extremely crushing government, which suppressed pro-Democracy activism, ruined the economy and directly led to the deaths of dozens. After martial law was lifted, old Top Gear visited the country to explore its remarkably…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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You can buy a brand new Lada Niva (well, technically it’s called the “Lada 4×4") today that’s r

You can buy a brand new Lada Niva (well, technically it’s called the “Lada 4×4") today that’s really not much different than the Niva that launched in the late 1970s. Just look at that awesome, lifted little 4×4 hatchback. It is what off-road dreams are made of.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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