The UAZ

😍 How we love that record-breaking iconic beast of a van ❀️❀️❀️ Our support vehicle has been welded into one from an old Soviet classic – the UAZ 452 – and a Toyota chassis and engine.

Kitted out for this unique challenge, the UAZ has been fitted with two winches – one in the front and one in the back – in case one takes a nose dive through the ice 😱πŸ₯ΆπŸ’¦ and has to be pulled back out. It’s insulated with special Dodo Mat recycled Thermo Liner to withstand those Siberian sub-zero temperatures on Lake Baikal and carries our spare tyres and camping equipment.
The UAZ also serves as charging station for all technical equipment used by our film team … and not to forget … it broke a Guinness World Record ‼️ We always knew it wouldn’t let us down 🀘🀣 πŸ’”πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜… All the way from Abbeyleix in Ireland to Lake Baikal in Siberia!

Photos by Egidijus Babelis

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