TRN Rally september 17th (Updated)


Fourteen Tatras (T12, T 57a, T 87, T 600, T 603, T 613) gathered in Emmeloord this weekend for their three day rally. Other Tatra enhusiasts took their NSU Ro 80 and Jaguar MKII with them! Two days of the rally shwn on two pages full of photos.



(photos by Bert Barents)

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(Foto by Dave Richards)

TATRA TRUCKS and DAF TRUCKS sign new agreement

21 August, 2014

On Thursday, 21 August 2014, representatives of TATRA TRUCKS a.s. and DAF Trucks N.V. signed a renewed agreement for the delivery of engines and cabs for application in TATRA’s 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 vehicles.

TATRA TRUCKS and DAF TRUCKS sign new agreement

The agreement also involves delivery of Euro 6 engines to be installed in a new Euro 6 TATRA PHOENIX model that will be introduced in October. The new agreement concerns continued delivery of cabs as well as Euro 3, 4 and 5 engines to TATRA. “For EU markets we are finalizing development of a Euro 6 PHOENIX model”, commented Petr Rusek, Chairman of the Board and Business Director of TATRA TRUCKS. “Based on the excellent customer feedback on the DAF supplied Euro 3, 4 and 5 engines, we are happy to be able to apply the latest Euro 6 technology from DAF, which stands out in reliability and efficiency. Next to the 12.9 liter PACCAR MX-13 engine we are also planning introduction of the new 10.8 liter PACCAR MX-11 engine in our popular PHOENIX version.”

“DAF is proud to continue supply of cabs and engines to TATRA Trucks”, said Ron Bonsen. Member of the DAF Board of Management and responsible for Marketing & Sales. “TATRA is a leading manufacturer of all wheel drive vehicles, that perfectly complements DAF’s single and double driven range of construction trucks.”

TATRA PHOENIX vehicles can be serviced by the TATRA dealer network and by the DAF dealer network for the DAF content. A number of DAF dealers is also authorized TATRA dealer.

The agreement was signed on TATRA side by Petr Rusek, Chairman of the Board and Business Director of TATRA TRUCKS, and Radek Strouhal, Financial Director and Member of the Board of TATRA TRUCKS. For DAF Ron Bonsen, Board member and Director Marketing & Sales of DAF Trucks, signed the agreement.

The hard life of classics behind the Iron Curtain


We are happy to inform you that the book “Pozor” is out now. It is not a Tatra book, but a coffeetable book about surviving pre- and early post war cars in the seventies of last century.  The 143 page book consists of a 129 page main section with the photographed classics and a 11 page additional section where some of the photographed cars are compared to restored cars 40 years later.  In the main section the publishers have (almost) chosen for a one photo on a single page  format with additional text. Quality of the b/w photos is very well, as is the print. The lay-out is pleasant and quiet for one’s eyes.

The number of brands spotted in the seventies streets shows a colourful palet in the grey communistic streets. Some foreign vehicles were imported to the protectionistic Czechoslovakia in the thirties, other cars were left  by the fleeing Wehrmacht in the war years. With 22 photo’s on 19 pages(and cover) of  Tatra T 12s, T 57s (including a’s and b’s), T 77s, T 87s, T 97s, T 600s and T603’s, Tatra is generously represented.  Other Czech makes like Aero, Jawa, Praga, Skoda Velorex and Zbrojovka are well represented on another 31 pages. With most photos taken in Czechoslovakia, this is a logical outcome.  Other makes are either German (Adler, Audi, EMW, DKW, Mercedes, Opel, Stoewer, Volkswagen, Wanderer), Austrian (Steyr), Hungarian (Ikarus), Polish (Pobieda), Russian (GAZ, Volga), French (Peugeot), British (Austin, Vauxhall) or American (Chevrolet, De Soto, Dodge, Ford, Plymouth, Pontiac, Studebaker)

Highly recommended to all Eastern Bloc and Tatra enthusiasts!

Hardcover, 21 x 28 cm

All photos are in b/w, english text.

EU countries: Euro 38,50 incl p.p.  other countries US Dollar 65,00 incl p.p..


Ordering: http://www.pozor.nl/order.html


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