22 – Talking Trabi

Trabi album

Welcome to episode 22 of Cold War Conversations.

This episode is a Cold War Conversations first. It’s our first outside broadcast and we’re talking about East German cars with Alex Goffe and Mark Mullarkey of the UK-based Wartburg Trabant IFA Club.

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Now I don’t think Top Gear or Jeremy Clarkson, etc. have anything to worry about, but I hope you enjoy our chat and ride through the Staffordshire countryside in Alex’s Trabi…


How to drive a Trabant

Trabi advert (english subtitles)

Trabi Rally Cross – popular in Hungary

How Trabis are made

Top Gear episode on the Trabant from 1993

Web sites

UK-based Wartburg Trabant IFA Club,

Instruction manual in english for the Trabi 

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