Balancing Yugos at Wild Bill’s

On a chilly day, what better way to warm your heart than with some roadside Americana? I present to you… Balancing Yugos.
balancing Yugo

Pretty nifty, aren’t they?

When I was a teenager, I worked in a shoe store. My boss there had a Yugo in a color that is probably best described as “caucasian.” Stretched across the top of the windshield? A neon green lightning bolt sticker, of course. Because Yugos were all about speed and performance (in a not-so-speedy or performancy sort of way).

Just across the parking lot from the balancing Yugos was this painted V-Dub. Roadside jackpot.

When you don’t know what else to write, there is one tried and true phrase to fall back on. Two words that in their brevity say so much. Yes, keep this pair in your back pocket and you will never be stymied by profundity.

“Your mom.”

Your mom, indeed.

Stay smokin’, friends.

Wild Bill’s Nostalgia
1003 Newfeild Street
Middletown, CT 06457


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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14 Responses

  1. Experimental Ghist says:

    That is so cool!

  2. Dan Diego says:

    Too fun! I’m enjoying your roadside attraction posts.

  3. RichardM says:

    Nice collection of auto-strangeness. I think I’ll always like VW buses….

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Yeah, they’re eternally cool. I’m trying to remember if i’ve ever even been inside one… don’t think so.

      • Ry Austin says:

        Ha-haa! …trying to remember if you’ve ever even been inside a VW bus.

        Sometimes I try to remember all of the times I had inside the ’69 “wannabe hippy” camper bus that I briefly owned in the mid-‘90s, but for some reason, my memory for those two-ish years fails me. 😉

        There will forever be a soft spot in my heart for the good, old Vee-Dub bus.

      • Bob says:

        You know the saying…..If you remember the 60’s you really weren’t there……………Ah, the Yugo, That’s all I can say about it. I lived in CT for six years and never came across the cool roadside stuff you are posting. Excellent!

  4. Chris says:

    That is cool! I wonder if any rally master has that as a bonus location? 🙂

  5. MK Moto says:

    that is so cool! We never have anything fun like this in england…

  6. mark says:

    Ha ha, at a glance I thought the Yugo’s were Mk1 VW Golfs, lol

  7. Mike says:

    Love your website. Just came across it and thanks to you, my Sunday morning to-do list is shot! ;<)

    Clearly a labor of love on your part. Will be checking in regularly.

    Now, having said that, I did not find the following as an entry in your blog, so, in the event you haven't been here, I HIGHLY recommend that you put this on your list:, which is located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. More than just bikes, it is a huge warehouse of an eclectic mix of all items Americana. The place is so huge that its owner actually LIVE inside of it, not to mention the fact that they are the sweetest people you ever want to meet.

    Sorry to add to your bucket list, but, as they say, "Payback is a….."


    Thanks again. I really enjoy your blog.

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