Re: Forgotten cars of the last 35 years
Mark - no, I didn't, unfortunately. The RS2000 actually isn't too shabby-looking, especially compared to, say, a Gumpert Apollo. I just generally hope that one of those small East German manufacturers can actually make their business work for in a sustainable way. There have been too many failed attempts during the past two decades, so the new Melkus would be a welcome change.
Batty - The original Melkus actually was a fast car by East German standards! You mustn't forget that people were driving around in Trabants powered by some mighty 26hp. Or, if they knew people, in 45hp Wartburgs. And if they were the people those people knew, they might even get a proper performance Lada...
Which reminds me of the story of the freedom campaigner living in Leipzig in the 1980s, who was given a Golf II by his West German grandmother. The Golf (no GTI by any means!) was then regularly used by him and his freedom movement friends as a getaway car, because the East German police had no chance whatsoever to keep up with it.