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Trabant Rally Outside Spy Museum this past Sat.

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2010 at 10:30 am 9 Comments

Well this was an odd scene on Sat. outside the Spy Museum at 800 F St, NW. Odd but cool. According to the Spy Museum’s Web site:

“The ONLY Trabant Rally in the United States!

Where were you when the Wall fell? The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity here, but on 6 November some of the finest examples in the U.S will chug their way to the International Spy Museum to celebrate our Fourth Annual Parade of Trabants.”

It looks like Mr. T in DC was there too and snapped this great shot:

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

And one else happen to check them out? Lots more photos after the jump.

  • Anonymous

    Why would Mr. T be at a Trabant car show? Am I missing the connection?

    • Prince Of Petworth

      Not the famous Mr. T of “I pity the fool” fame but DC photographer “Mr. T in DC” often featured here on PoP.

      • Anonymous

        LOL! Thanks for clearing that up.

  • Yes, the short, white Mr. T, not the more famous Mr. T from the A Team. ;)

    • Anonymous

      white t?

      has a ring to it.
      ; )

  • Wow, that looked cool. I wish I heard about it.

    Those cars are so odd looking I almost want one.

    • ah

      I’m waiting for BMW to try to follow-on their MINI success with a Trabant series of compact cars.

  • Three hundred million times cooler looking than any vehicles manufactured here. Nice-nice.

  • Andy(2)

    I am really impressed that they are still around – being as how the body panels are made of compressed paper and glue. It’s just one of those bits of Soviet kitsch, like red hair dye, concrete apartment blocks, statues of Lenin and sanatoriums that are slowly disapearing.

    Slava Trabant!


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