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Motors - Estonian style (Lots of boring pictures!)

Discussion in 'Motors Archive' started by Lopéz, 21 Aug 2005.

  1. Lopéz

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    As some of you may remember, back in March I visited the small country of Estonia - part of the former USSR.
    Whilst there I took quite a few car pics (as I usually do on holiday) and never got round to uploading them all. So here they are.

    Dual carraigeway into Tallinn. These have thermometers displaying at the roadside. It was minus 9 when I took this and the traffic was still hammering along at full pelt:

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    Probably because every car except the old Ladas runs on these! Ladas were mostly fitted with cheap chunky mud n snows:
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    Did I mention it was cold? Most parked cars were like this:
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    Comedy "Meh" number plate option:
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    Coppers in Tallinn must have a sense of humour to drive this mini Vitara things:
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  2. Lopéz

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    I think the badge should be taken with a slight pinch of salt:
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    Groovy XR2 near our hotel, shame about the DIY grille stripes:
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    With all that salt, snow and mud, why is rust not devouring this Corolla?
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    Fell in love with these on the spot:
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    Lovely multitone off white communist relic:
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  3. Lopéz

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    Can anyone ID these two? Think they were both Russian:
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    5.0 Mustang must be a real workout when the roads are covered in a foot of ice and snow:
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    Great personal plate:
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    Speed cameras have a limited effect in Estonian wintertime:
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  4. Lopéz

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    Max Power eat your heart out:

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    The whole car wash thing hasn't really caught on there. Shame, that's my favourite shade of Nissan:

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    I actually really like these. There's a mint one on Ebay for £950... is it wrong of me to want it?

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    American station wagon parked in Helsinki - what is it Mickey?

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  5. Lopéz

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    And finally, just for all you Mondeo people :cool: :

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  6. Lashout_UK

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    Awesome pics :)

    Ta for sharing, gave me something to look at :D
     
  7. =Mac=

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    good pics
     
  8. Bunka

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    Nice pictures :cool:

    The people with enough money to by BMW's / 350z's etc. probably need to give the car a new paint job each year.
     
  9. Gilly

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    Ohhh I can't wait :D
     
  10. saitrix

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    Very nice pics there!

    What car is in pic 18?
     
  11. Dr House

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    LOL thats not a lot of snow, you should see how bad it is in winter in and around Prague.
     
  12. Dangerous

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    ahaha nice pics mate :)
     
  13. Lopéz

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    It's a Lada, the model before the Riva. Can't remember the model code, 2150 or something like that. Going on condition, I think the Russians may have produced them alongside the Riva as there were a lot of them in relativel good condition.

    Gilly, keep an eye on GD tonight or tomorrow, I'll sling up some non-car pics over the next day or so.
     
  14. Gilly

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    Given how much further north Tallin is in comparison to Prague I'd be rather surprised if Prague got more snow.
     
  15. Lopéz

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    Plus I was there in March, when it's thawing (but still ******* cold)
     
  16. saitrix

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    Also yes i forgot to say, your not one bit crazy liking that car, looks good to me! Just wait for all the others saying im also crazy for liking it. :p
     
  17. Dr House

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    If its around March that amount of snow is normal. You should see how bad it is around Jan/Feb Its fine within the cities because the salt the reads however in the rural areas its really quite bad. It once took me 6 hours to do a 1 hour drive to the ski slopes. My friends had to get out and push the car ever 20 min
     
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  18. vanpeebles

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    that snow covered mk1 fiesta brought a tear to my eye, fantastic pics! :)
     
  19. v0n

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    GAZ Wolga M24 & the second one looks like rare example of IZh 412 IE, basically a modified eighties Moskvitch.
     
  20. Freefaller

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    Fantastic pictures! And it does look bloody cold! Much more careful driving no doubt - or at least one would hope! :p