Wow, thanks for bringing this post back to life! I would love to continue the thread, and finish the story.
I just pinged Aivars to post something, he is Latvian!
'75 XS650, '77 KE100, 19xx Minsk, '01 F650GS Dakar, '14 CRF250L, '77 Scirocco, '84 Jetta GLI 16v, '88 GLI 16v, '08 Sloan Kwik Load, 85 245Ti, '69 Westfalia, '04 VW Phaeton, '94 Suburban, '74 Alfa Romeo Spider, '95 Range Rover Classic, '08 Zap Xebra truck, and probably some others that I can't remember right now.
I probably hate you.