We always wanted to try out some Cold War classics to see if were,  perhaps, overlooking a treasure trove of three-box RWD saloons. After blagging a pair of nicely restored motors from a geezer in Riga, we headed of into the wilderness in our Volga and Lada. Here’s what happened:


And if you’d like to know how we got to Latvia, where we found the cars, what the trip cost and how to get just as messed up on vodka as we did, you can find the appropriate information in this issue of MotorPunk magazine.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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