Vladimir's name is inspired from Šablóna:W, the 15th century Romanian King that later inspired Bram Stoker's Šablóna:W.
It should be noted that Vladimir is a Slavic name, as Vlad comes from "Vláda" meaning "Reign", while "Mir" meaning both "World" and "Peace". So Vladimir's full name means either "reign of peace" or, more likely, "reign over the world".
Šablóna:Csi is in a reference to the 1922 movie Šablóna:W, the very first vampire motion picture ever made.
Šablóna:Csi Chinese Splash Art shows both Šablóna:Ci and Šablóna:Ci on the other motorcycles behind him. In the American splash art, both Gragas and Brand are obscured, keeping them previously anonymous.