August 11, 2021

A Real Hot Rod


A Real Hot Rod
I truly didn't believe the safety ratings on these old Soviet cars could get any worse, but...  Photo via vaga_adrenalin on Instagram

As a mechanic, Krasnodar resident Vagan Mikaelyan usually works to make sure that cars do not spit out flames or start fires, but this time it was quite the opposite. As part of an ongoing project to create surreal supercars, Mikaelyan has rigged up an old Soviet-era Lada 2106 to shoot flames out of the headlights and fittingly named it "The Dragon." 

Mikaelyan posted the very first test of his Frankensteinian creation on his Instagram, and it appeared to be a flaming success, meaning that neither the car nor its passenger burst into flames. "The Dragon" truly looks like a machine straight out of Mad Max; perhaps we will see it compete in Russia's own Mad Max-style Silk Way Rally? Or, if driving isn't really your speed, there's always the tram from Hell in Chelyabinsk to suit your fancy. 

Other unholy creations to come out of Mikaelyan's garage are a car with enormous wooden wheels shaped like snowflakes and a car suspended in the air by eight legs that crawls around like a spider

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