Friday, August 7, 2009
Trabantland: U2's Adopted Microcar
You just can't get this kind of publicity. And this is publicity for a car that isn't even made anymore.
Musicians paying tribute to the car have ranged from the East German Puhdys to the British super group U2. Recently U2 featured the car on their world-wide ”Achtung Baby” tour, prominently displaying Trabis as a source of stage lighting. The Trabi charm has gone world-wide.
The Trabant was East Germany's peoples car for East Germans as Volkswagen was in West Germany. After a production run of almost 3,000,000 the Trabant line was closed in 1991.