With 28 of the world’s best drivers battling it out on a 100-acre race track littered with obstacles, the show promises to be a cross between American Ninja Warrior and Fast and Furious.
Despite its miniscule size, the car fulfilled the dream of Poles struggling under the communist system of rationing. All of a sudden, having a car of their own became possible, even if at the beginning it cost the equivalent of 30 average month salaries.
The car’s compact form addresses traffic jams and lack of parking space and has been patented in countries with a combined population of over 2.5 billion.
Photo Gallery: Anybody who doesn’t know their Polonez from their Syrenka should head to Żeran to learn all about post-war Polish cars.
Auto nostalgia descended on Warsaw, with old timers and legends of the road on display at the Fair and Exhibition of Vintage Vehicles. Fans of the four wheels had a chance to admire and even purchase some of the classic cars and their parts.
Today sees the launch of 250 eco-friendly BMWs on to the streets of Warsaw, which by the end of April will have grown to 500, the largest fleet of e-BMW i3s models in the world.
Production is expected to begin in mid-2020, reaching around 100,000 batteries a year. The investment, worth around 100 million euros, is expected to create some 200 jobs, according to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.
Almost a dozen Poles to take on the some of “the biggest dunes in the world” in 5,500 kilometre endurance race.
While cars still lead the way in luxury items, clothing is gaining ground as a close second.
TFN delves into the story of a ghostly car cemetery and the mysterious man behind it.