Bird and I have been blogging on Oppositelock about the two cars we imported from Japan. First Bird wrote a post about importing the cars with a lot of details about the MZ20 Soarer Aerocabin. Then I wrote a post about the plan for our MS51 Crown. Both of these were shared to Jalopnik’s front page and a lot of people read them! We thought maybe you’d like to read them too.
You may have noticed that the countdown on our blog has reached zero and we still haven’t announced a start date for a trip. There are a few reasons this has happened.
When we started planning this trip a big part of the idea was to go to Russia and Ukraine and meet with car groups there. We discovered the Lada through the car clubs in these places and they have inspired the customization of our Lada. So of course we have been watching the situation between Russia and Ukraine very carefully in the past few months.
We have decided to postpone our trip and leave in early June instead of early May. We still might have to change the route of our trip, but this at least gives us a chance at being able to go everywhere we want to go. Not being able to meet the people who inspired us is unfortunate, but our thoughts are with those whose lives are affected. We sincerely hope for a quick and peaceful resolution to the situation.
When you’re planning a road trip for over a month in a small sedan that’s likely to break down you have to pack carefully. We have fragile camera equipment, tools and of course clothes to worry about. We think we have a pretty solid strategy so far. Here’s what we’ve come up with: Read More