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20-SEP-2013 Jola Dziubinska

Colorful Trabi From DDR

Warsaw, Poland

I've never had the Trabant, I didn't like it. But I like this one as the communism times reminder...

The Trabant (called also Trabbi or Trabi) is a car that was produced by former East German auto maker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau in Zwickau, Saxony, in the years 1957-71. It was the most common vehicle in East Germany, and was also exported to countries both inside and outside the communist bloc. It had an outdated and inefficient two-stroke engine, which produced smoky exhaust. Today it has become trendy for collectors.

September 2013 Challenge - "30 THINGS ABOUT YOU"
WEEKLY INFORMAL CHALLENGE 180: "Automotive Detail"

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Zoltán Balogh25-Sep-2013 18:08
What a nice and colourful Trabi! :) V
Gervan24-Sep-2013 15:46
The most beautiful Trabi I ever saw. V.
Fay Stout24-Sep-2013 14:52
Even without bumperstickers it catches your attention!
Karen Stuebing23-Sep-2013 23:31
That's certainly colorful and makes a statement. Great find and capture.
Ed McConnell23-Sep-2013 21:05
nice find Jola..
Mairéad23-Sep-2013 19:36
That's a wonderful paint job!
Janet Donnelly23-Sep-2013 13:22
Holy cow! How to stand out in a crowd!!! What a great find, Jola!
Mieke WA Minkjan23-Sep-2013 07:36
what a beauty to find and capture V
borisalex23-Sep-2013 07:07
Good find and so colorful indeed!
Guest 23-Sep-2013 04:39
It just shouts at you with all those colors..Beautiful image colors and details,well seen.
LynnH23-Sep-2013 01:04
Nice to see that some are saved, at least as a reminder. This one has such an unusual paint job.
John Vass23-Sep-2013 00:46
Colorful bar code! Someone loves this car! It's just not you and that's a good thing!
Walter Otto Koenig23-Sep-2013 00:12
Best paint job I've ever seen no a Trabi. It takes your eyes off the shoddy bumper, sketchy rims and general cheapness. "V"
J. Scott Coile22-Sep-2013 23:59
A coat of many colors to cover plentiful faults ;-)
laine22-Sep-2013 20:41
It needs a barcode reader to get it started :)
wernere0122-Sep-2013 20:35
Lovely find, but I think the colours are the best part of the whole vehicle.
Janice Dunn22-Sep-2013 20:29
LOVE the colours here. You couldn't misplace it in a carpark!!
Xavi Barneda22-Sep-2013 19:29
Great shot and explanation! These cars were reakly a symbil of the former DDR...
Johnny JAG22-Sep-2013 19:15
Nice paint job
Ann...22-Sep-2013 18:45
You couldn't get up to mischief driving this one around!!
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