• Jul 23rd 2007 at 2:57PM
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ZAZ, or Zaporozhsky Avtomobilny Zavod, was the people's car for the USSR, built in the Ukraine, sturdy enough and just ugly enough to tackle anything the Soviet climate could throw at it. It's still got a bit of a following, conjuring for some the same nostalgia over there as the Beetle does over here. It is also, in the workshops of few folks with itchy hands and lurid paint schemes, a veritable artist's palette when it comes to transformation. The folks at English Russia have a gallery of ZAZ vehicles that have been transformed into the kind of cars used by the creatures in Where the Wild Things Are. There's one that's been turned into the wackiest Mk 1 M3 clone you've ever seen. When the inevitable Transformer's sequel comes, we'd like to recommend the producers consider creating a class of Autobots that all start out at ZAZ automobiles. They could be Eastern European mercenaries with thick accents. It'd be like having Dolph Lundgren back again...

[Source: English Russia]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      My favorite is the one with Heath Ledger in front of the stretch limo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Interesting stuff. BTW, I think it's only called "Ukraine." They dropped the "the" several years ago.
      • 8 Years Ago
      All those ZAZ-bots could do Yakoff Smrinoff jokes.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Half of it is Photoshop..
      • 8 Years Ago
      sweet. do what you can with what you have.
      more power to 'em
      keep at it commrades.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can see the catch phrase changing from "Pimp my Ride" to
      "ZAZ my Ride>"
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know why people say "The Ukraine". I don't think you put the in front of any other country's name.

      The Canada
      The Sweden
      The Germany
      The Russia
      The Australia

      No THE in front of Ukraine.
        • 8 Years Ago
        I would like to thank all of the people that are not putting "THE" before Ukraine. Being Ukrainian, I find it very annoying when people say The Ukraine. I also hate it when people say that Ukrainians and Russians are basically the same people..

      • 8 Years Ago
      There's one car from Finland also: black-yellow-striped racer bit over half-page mark (between orange ricer and yellow cabriolet). They indeed use it for racing in "jokamiesluokka" aka racing version of destruction derby or so. That poor thing for a car probably has some tuned Fiat 133 machinery inside (plus VW beetle front axle).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice looking Corvair