A dinosaur. Pretty cool job of restoring it. Can probably serve another 150 years now.
A few photos of the times things didn’t go as expected at Russian gas stations.
Carsharing or car sharing (AU, NZ, CA, & US) or car clubs (UK) is a type of car rental where people rent cars for short periods of time, often by the hour. They are attractive to customers who make only occasional use of a vehicle, as well as others who would like occasional access to a vehicle of a different type than the type they use day-to-day. The organization renting the cars may be a commercial business or the users may be organized as a company, public agency, cooperative, or ad hoc grouping. Carsharing is part of a larger trend of shared mobility. Shared mobility includes all modes of travel that offer short-term access to transportation on an as-needed basis either for personal transportation or goods delivery.
However, in Moscow people think it’s a source for free car parts, too. Here are some photos.
People admire the rise of electric cars these days. The Tesla Model S is said to be revolutionary and to have changed the way electric cars are marketed and accepted in the world. Every brand is trying to come up with its own electric car. However, LADA had one back in 1980s.
According to the photographer, when he bought this car it couldn’t even move on its own. So the car was totally disassembled, including transmissions, engine and other large parts.
Now they don’t make them anymore. They don’t even make ones relatively similar to them. As an alternative you can get a plastic car or the maximum cool stuff now is an electric toy car that you can drive, which is also mostly made of plastic.
However, sometime before that they were making real metal toy cars that kids could drive by pedalling them. They were relatively hard to break and were often passed from father to son. Some of them have survived until our days. Here is a collection of them.
The Bukhanka or UAZ-452 is a family of off-road vans that have been produced at the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant (UAZ) since 1965. They are still being produced and sold today. In fact, this is one of the most widely used ambulance vans in the countryside today in Russia
A group of enthusiasts restored a 1960’s Soviet cargo scooter “Vyatka MG-150”.
It has been said that Russian forests can surprise you with curious finds. Things that in normal life you won’t be allowed to approach closer than the distance of a gunshot. Getting there isn’t easy, in this story a man goes beyond the swamp on an ATV like this:
A man was passing along a road and saw an abandoned GAZ-63 in a field. He pulled over to the roadside and took a walk to the truck to check it out. Then nostalgic memories filled his mind – his dad had same truck when he was a little boy. This GAZ was already covered with moss but the man started trying to contact the owner.