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  1. Hi all!
    Our beautiful Trabi 601 Kombi 'Uwe' has passed her MOT and is now slightly more kinda almost road legal-ish! We were quite relieved when Uwe passed as this was probably our biggest fear, as she needed this to allow us compete in the for the Mongol Rally this summer!

    Our attention now turns to decking her out in full DDR Devil Regalia. We've decided to have a bit of fun and run a little game of 'Pimp My Trabi'. So we are asking you all for your help here as who knows Trabants better than all you lovely people :)

    Mess around with the design-your-own-trabi tool at http://www.trabicustomizer.com/

    If you are interested in taking part just send us a screenshot of your creation on Facebook -

    We'll announce the winner EVENTUALLY.

    Not only could you get you see your creation drive 10'000 miles across Eurasia, but you'll also be the envy of your comrades with this unique DDR Devils T-shirt!

    The fant-abulous T-Shirt for the winner!

    This is Uwe by the way as she currently sits :D
  2. Keri

    Keri Leader

    Vinyl Stickers! You can use vinyl stickers to dress up a Trabi to great effect...

    Soviet and Eastern bloc artwork often lends itself well to sticker art. On Comrade Trabi's doors are reproductions of Vladimir Lebedev's 1920 masterpiece, May Day Procession of Workers.

    This being the year 2017, there are loads of artwork commemorating the 100th anniversary of the great socialist revolution.


  3. That looks awesome, may have to look into those :)

    We do want to change the colour away from army green though. So we'll have to see what colour/colours we choose before deciding upon stickers :)
  4. Keri

    Keri Leader

    There are two colors that I recommend, the most common color, a kind of Beige called Papyrus and light Blue, which became extremely popular after the song "Ein Himmelblauer Trabant" was released.
    The song was so popular that many Trabants were hastily painted Blue by whatever means necessary in an apparent attempt to "get lucky".

    Other great Trabant colors are Bright Yellow and Bright Green. But I tend towards the exuberant.

  5. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    We call the beige hearing aid beige,not the most inspiring of colours but it suits the trabi
  6. Zausel

    Zausel Loyal Comrade

    Thanks for that link DDR Devils, I'll make a Trabi and post it!

    Awesome graphic on your Trabi at the Haymarket Memorial. Great way to celebrate workers' struggle Keri!

    I got a scheiss Maaco job when I first got the car and many scrapes, a new hood and lots of orange peel I decided eventually to vinyl wrap it possible bright green like Keri said (with white top) or a truer Himmelblau.

    In the mean time, I am going to put some cool communist art on it. Was thinking of making the hood into a DDR flag.
  7. Thank you Zausel :) we really appreciate it.

    We test drove a bright green one before buying the kombi, From looking at our one it looks like it was originally the lovely light blue.

    I love your idea of putting a DDR Flag on the hood and I hope you do it, we would love to see how it turns out if you do :D.
  8. Keri

    Keri Leader

    Communists have the coolest art, it's true!
    Better, the Soviets were opposed to copyright, though somehow some East German stuff got copyrighted (copystolen?) decades afterward, like the song "Ein Himmelblauer Trabant".

    For some ideas copy and paste the following in Google image search : " Советские плакаты " " Владимир Лебедев " ... Hours of fun!

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