When many east Germans came across the old border to west Germany,
there were swarms of Trabbies buzzing about. Quite a puff of blue
smoke when 50 or more Trabbies all take off from a traffic light. I
can just imagine what downtown Warsau must have been like on a hot
Then there OLD Trabbies...
> The Russians also had a knock-off of the DKW (Auto Union, now Audi).
Back in the 90's somebody tried to import Ruski farm equipment.
I have a picture of a load of it on a flat bed setting in a rest stop in
Nebraska. Looked like pure trash.
Hell the Ruskis even screw up plywood which is Finland's private joke on
the cheap skate buyers.
> As we have established that there are no differences of the densities
> between cold rolled and other cold rolled steels, I stand (sit)
0.283 lbs/inch^3, a number I shall take to my grave.
The density of steel, BTW.
Even close enough for cast iron.
Three place accuracy which was good enough for slide rule calculations
of the time.<G>
They run this every couple of months or so on the Sundance Channel, if you
happen to get it. It is a fascinating documentary. Watching the guy make
brake shoes out of pure asbestos with a cigarette in his mouth was quite a
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It's available at Netflicks
Whatever Netflicks is. I've had a copy since slightly before the
original post. If you're into old cars at all very interesting.
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