I always like to start off the first week after daylight savings time with a little bit o’ DKW-Vemag Munga Candango. For just 850 bucks, you can grab your very own engineless rolling skeleton of one on eBay. Oh wait, I forgot, nobody actually knows what the heck a DKW-Vemag Munga Candango is. Let me explain….
From what I understand, DKW was a part of the Auto Union over in Germany, and they came up with this universal vehicle called the “Munga”. For all intents and purposes, it was basically a 2 stroke, 3 cylinder, German Jeep. It had 4 wheel drive, could carry cows, and wasn’t even afraid to jump into a river from time to time. They were built in Germany between 1956-68, but that wasn’t the only place. They were also built in Brazil under a different, but equally fun to say, model name. The “Candango”. Fun right? So DKW hooked up with this Brazilian car company named Vemag, who actually produced these little things under their own name. The Candango production began in 1958, but after just 5 short years, it fizzled out because nobody really wanted one. After all, cows do look ridiculous driving around in cars. Read More