Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Three Russian guys decided to go on an unusual adventure – travel across Russia in an old Soviet car. Basically, this car was always treated as a parody of a normal car and was always ridiculed in funny stories, etc. It only has forty horsepower and the car’s basic appearance stayed the same from the 1960’s until the 1990’s when they stopped producing them in Ukraine. However it didn’t stop them from taking one of the cars for a journey. So here are some pics.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

The car proved to be pretty good in off-road conditions – like crossing a river.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

“Just saw a bear!”

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Not all rivers are created equally – here the car got stuck while getting to the shore.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

A lot of people they met tried to take a photo on their mobile phones.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

At one point in time there was a serious problem with the car while deep in the woods. What they did was to build this construction to lift the engine out of the car.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

So here is a car separate from its tiny engine.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

They visited different people living in log cabins deep in the woods.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Another thing broke.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

The guys carried a welder with them to fix stuff on spot.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Here they had to camp for two or three days while repairs were made.

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

This car is pretty cool, huh!

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

“Went to get some parts!”

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

A wheel fell off!

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Crossing this little lake in third gear!

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car

Hope you liked their trip!

12 thoughts on “Three Russian Guys Travel Across Country in an Old Soviet Car”

  1. Amazing little car. Many purpose built off-road vehicles would not do as well in those conditions. I notice they did add a front mounted winch to assist when they got stuck.

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  2. It is amazing what punishment that little car could take. When I first saw the pictures I actually thought it was a NSU Prinz.

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  3. I really like the “banger rally” concept. There is a similar group of enthusiasts driving yellow DDR Trabants and Polish Maluch around the globe here. They also shoot documentaries for local TV. Adorable feat. This is for real… not like what the three dudes with unlimited money and support staff used to do in Top Gear.

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  4. i prefer to use chinese military vehicle real tough and strong, i like using tracked vehicles in this situation and when i go across a road or up a road i just rip up road as its cheaper to replace road then by using rubber tracks.

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