For the fourth straight year, I attended the International Spy Museum’s Parade of Trabants. There was a lot to see this year, with a Lada, a Barkas, and an FSO showing up in addition to the variety of Trabis. Here’s the pics:

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This guy had swapped out the original two-cylinder engine for a turbo I-4 from a VW Jetta. Other modifications had turned the little Trabi into a full-fledged racer.

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I got a ride in this one two years ago.

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Lada! This was in absolutely pristine condition.

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A Barkas B1000, with a military Trabant in its bed.

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Back of the Syrena.
Back of the Lada.

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One of them going out on the road.
An FSO Syrena showed up, driven all the way from Ontario.

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Cyrillic writing on the Lada’s rear window.

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Another shot of the FSO.
This pristine light-blue Trabi won best-in-show.

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This guy was clearly a restoration project, with two flat tires and a roof held on with a bungee cord.
A pic of the Jag inside the museum, from one of the James Bond movies.

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In addition to all the cars there, there was a Trans Am parked right around the block.
Had to make sure Oppo was represented on the “Berlin Wall”
Brought home these two.

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And this.

After it ended, I drove to Gravelly Point Park near Reagan Airport, and decided to do some planespotting.

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That’s all for now.