Hello. I haven't posted for a couple of years since I sold my first trabant 80% of the way into restoring it. Well, after two years, a wedding, a new baby, adopting my wife's daughter and buying a house, yesterday I made amends and bought my second Trabi. This time I have bought a limo and although it looks in worse condition it is actually much better than my first one. I always regretted selling my kombi but for the last year a friend and I have started competing in local Motorsport events. Mainly 12car night rallies and Autosolos (gymkhanas, I think they call them stateside) in a Mazda mx5 (great) and a fiat Seicento (unreliable). For rallying any car is fine, it is all about navigation and car choice is almost irrelevant so a Trabi is as good as anything else but for auto solos a car that is light, nimble and can turn on a sixpence has a good advantage. Of course, a Trabi fits the bill here! Having watched many YouTube videos of trabants rallying in Eastern Europe I am sure whilst it is not fast I will at least have fun competing in one. So, my new trabant. I don't know much about it except it was originally blue, them somebody painted in black and pink and then somebody painted over the pink with a brush. It needs a little welding under the battery and on one chassis rail and overall it looks pretty untidy. Of course, I would be crazy to buy a really nice original car to use for any sort of Motorsport. This one fits the bill perfectly. I haven't got it home yet but hope I can in the next month or so. Then I will weld the rusty areas, make a few adjustments, some tweaks here and there and once it's been fitted with some basic safety kit we hope to be out competing in the new year with it.