• Aug 28, 2007
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According to English Russia, our favorite site of kitschy Russian culture, this unique form of self-imposed vehicular vandalism is all the rage in the former Soviet country. This particular example was caught in Moscow, and appears to be the wheel of a Type 996 Porsche 911 Carbriolet that's overflowing with flora. Hmmm... hippies used to rave about flower power, perhaps the colorful decoration adds a few horsepower.

[Source: English Russia]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      "kitschy...self-imposed vehicular vandalism"

      Hmmm, is there by chance a large Mexican population in Russia now too?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just like the "plaid" porsche that so many autoblog readers actually liked, this kind of relates to old-fashioned Russian folk art, don't necessarily think it's all about us, fellow Americans. I mean, SHEESH!

      Get over yourselves, you FRICKING self-absorbed rednecks!
      • 7 Years Ago
      If they wanted a decent looking Porsche in the first place they would've never even bothered with the cabriolet
      • 7 Years Ago
      ::Special Report::

      This just in: Hippies just arrived at Russia.
        • 7 Years Ago
        took em only 45 years.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      It makes sense, the 996 cabrio is the closest modern car to the old vw bus or a 60’s peace beetle cabrio. This 996 is a rear engine vw. The only closer car would’ve been to use the air cooled 993 cabrio.
      • 7 Years Ago
      blasphemer!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It appears to be a Turbo Cabriolet and the owner may have been inspired by Janis Joplin's Porsche 356 that had a similar paint scheme. Maybe the owner will be into the Doors next year and he'll wrap the wheels in snakeskin.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Makes more sense than 24" wheels wrapped in rubber bands on a Caprice.

      These are still functionally sports car wheels, just decorated tastelessly.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Agreed - more then some ugly wheels I would want to know what is that 4-wheel thing advertising on the building in the background?
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ugh...hippies. Thats so last century. Unfortunately most did not get the message.