• Jun 9, 2007

Communism might not officially admit a God, but post-Communist Russia apparently believes Satan is alive and well, and that he might drive a Dodge Viper (probably already has a deposit down for the 600-hp 2008 Dodge Viper). It all started when the owner of a Viper was given license plates that contained the 3-digit calling card of a certain deity you don't want to know. That person then decided to park his car somewhere in Kostroma, Russia. With that kind of provocation, what choice did the townfolk have? Taking no chances with the sanctity of their souls and perhaps making too much of the serpent-Viper connection, the good residents of the town purified the Viper in the fire. Which is another way of saying they torched that bad boy. Putting aside the question of why the license bureau would issue such plates in the first place, does anyone think Mephistopheles would actually drive a Dodge? Or did someone just watch The Car once too often?

[Source: English Russia via Jalopnik]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Good ol' religon at it's finest..
        perry archer
        • 7 Years Ago
        Properly "its" - no apostrophe for the possessive form of "it", e.g., "it's" is incorrect English. This is one of the most common errors in English usage. Respectfully. Archerhouston
      joe
      • 7 Years Ago
      frank..You said..
      Number 1, you don't know if the people that did this had any kind of religion.

      Number 2, if religious people are stupid, what do you say to all those people (maybe including yourself) who won't live in an apt or work at an office on the 13th floor? Who won't take a flight 13 from the aiport? What do you day to the builders who skip floor 13 when they construct a building?


      well..dont know about them...yea...its superstitous..
      but I havent heard of anyone torching an airplane..a building with a 13th floor..or set fire to an apt 13.

      Im guessing he had a bumper sticker that said God is my co-pilot
      and he had just gotten out and unfortunately left behind at the 7-11

      joe
      gadget
      • 7 Years Ago
      before the car was torched there was no vegetation in the background, looks like a hoax to me.
      Epi
      • 7 Years Ago
      Besides, I had to say it....that was merely an opportune time.
      cj
      • 7 Years Ago
      ok so some people decide to torch a car. the devil i dont think drives a car especially a viper. but remind whoever gives out license plate numbers to really work hard next time. or else, 'you're fired!'
      becca
      • 7 Years Ago
      People fear what they do not understand
      Devynn
      • 7 Years Ago
      i'm thinking insurance fraud. that car is pretty expensive and the economic climate in russia isn't so great, so you get what you get.

      i also don't understand why ppl trip out over numbers. luck numbers, unlucky numbers.....it's just a damn NUMBER, people! stop attaching so much drama to it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I ever get a Viper remind me never to take it to Russia.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, I think Chrysler shouldn't sell the future Dodge Demon in Russia...
      jennifer
      • 7 Years Ago
      omg.. are there that many challenged people on this thread? The BEFORE picture is NOT from the same day. That was obviously just a picture that the owner took of his flashy new devil car. Jesus, keep up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well lets hope that doesnt start a fad...if I torched everything that was evil in Russia...

      http://www.ericsmusclecars.com
      Sandi
      • 7 Years Ago
      The car is beside a building in the first photo and has trees behind it in the second...looks like someone moved it away from the building before they torched it.
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