The Crazy Yugo Car Club (CYCC) is a generative NFT Art collection
based on the iconic Yugo. Once known as the “worst car in
history”, it is now being reintroduced with a "crazy"
new look. CYCC is the first “avatar-ized” car illustration in the
NFT space. Its design has been artistically curated in order to
have unique and desirable NFTs that are randomly generated.
Its tokens give you access to a unique and "crazy" community. The CYCC membership costs the same for everyone, but the car you could mint is alway different. This project is the first of many to come and was created by Helix Labs, a Swiss-based LLC company, focused on exploring the web3 frontier. Welcome to the Yugo revolution - fasten your seat belt - we are ready to lift-off!
To be clear: The Yugo is not just a car. The Yugo is THE Car. It
was the byproduct of a failed communist experiment called
Yugoslavia. Marshall Tito’s dream was to build a luxurious and
timeless car brand that would last for generations to come.That
dream was on the path of realisation in the late '80s when
"Yugomania" landed in US
A remarkable 141,651 cars were sold in total with the tagline “Everybody needs a Yugo sometime”. It hit the market with only $3,990.
Yugo is what happens when you mix communism and capitalism in the same dish - it turns sour. Despite its commercial failure the Yugo achieved cult status and became a pop culture icon..
"Buy yourself some Freedom, buy a Yugo".
The Crazy Yugo is an artistic expression of the Yugo GV
(Good Value) Model, with a twist in the story. We are not
here to rewrite Yugo’s history. CYCC wants to bring the
worst of the past and transform it into something special
and cool. The illustration wants to give value to its
classic car design, but also add some craziness. As , there
will be only 14,165 unique and randomly generated Crazy Yugo
car illustrations. Purchasing a Crazy Yugo costs 0.0399
CYCC is a unique digital collection living on the Ethereum blockchain and based on the ERC-721A contract. When driving a Yugo we want you to spend on your gas fees wisely (you can mint more NFTs at the same price of one). Enjoy this bumpy ride with us. Stay Crazy, Hodl Yugo.
“A dull little car built in communist Yugoslavia, the Yugo was a
hit—no, a mania, something the Associated Press called a
Jason Vuic, Writer and Historian, Author of “The Yugo. Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History”
"Yugo is the Mona Lisa of bad cars"
Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic and syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times
"I once test drove a Yugo, during which the radio fell out,
the gear shift knob came off in my hand, and I saw daylight
through the strip around the windshield."
- An ex-Yugo-driver
"Buy Yourself some Freedom, Buy a Yugo"*
- Yugo America Advertisement
*This is not financial advice
The Yugo Journey gives no false promises. Our first mission is to
build a "crazy" and unique NFT Art collection. The
long-term vision is to form one of the coolest and craziest
communities around the Web3. Therefore, the CYCC vision is as
Cool Art - It
is really difficult to stand out in the current NFT market
places. We therefore put our focus on the design details. We
want to be original, unique and cool.
Community - We believe that Web3 communities and DAOs are built bottom-up. That's why it's important to give value and ownership from the start. One should only Ape-in only if the art and team are good. The community will follow.
Long-term commitment - This is the first of many experiments at Helix Labs. The next big experiment related to the CYCC will be the constitution of a DAO (Yugo DAO), where the Yugo Hodlers will have a voice in future Helix Labs developments.
“Let the future tell the Truth”
- Nikola Tesla
The Yugo project started as a one-man operation. Nema (and his alter egos) thought that he could be the builder and the seller. Regardless of his experience in Coding, Data, Finance, and most recently in Graphics Illustrations, he could not manage it all by himself. Here is the Non-Fungible team that made this bumpy Yugo journey possible.