Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Still on the road: The East German Trabant

The Trabant or Trabi was the most common vehicle in East Germany and the socialistic answer to West Germany’s Volkswagen Beetle. The Trabi was made out of Duroplast, a form of plastic containing resin strengthened by wool or cotton. It was in production without any significant change for nearly 30 years. The Trabi was famous for its lawn-mower sound produced by its two-stroke engine with two cylinders.

However, no Trabi is perfect without the crocheted tissue paper roll [box] (umhäkelte Klorolle) to be found behind the back seats……

The pictured Trabi is from Schildow in Brandenburg, Germany (August 2006).

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