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A T 600 urban legend?

Legendary T600 1953 EVO V8 is going to Le Mans
The picture is the legendary T600 1953 EVO V8, the only car of its kind in the world, originally donated to Hanzelka and Zikmund’s traveler on February 13, 1953. This is the EVOluce transition from T600 to T603.
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According to severeral sources this T600 from 1953, named by its owners Tatyra T 600 EVO V8, is an evolution model between the T 600 and the T 603, donated to Hanzelka and Zikmund in February 1953, something that could not be confirmed by the Tatra Museum.  In restored form it was believed that it would compete in the Le Mans Classic race as a rarity. Drivers named are Duncan John Arthurs, Josef Smarda and Austen Wells
Austen Wells is an experienced British classic racer.
Duncan John Arthurs is known in the UK for his outings with his T 11 sports car.
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Question is: Is it an original T 600 transition model? Personally I do not think so though more stories would be welcome.  There are too many odds in the present story. The T 603 is said to have 180 hp. Impossible in 1953 imho. The claimed fact that it is an ex Hanzelka-Zikmund car could not be confirmed by the curators of the Tatra Museum either. Further, Tatraplans fitted with a T 603A engine had louvres in the rear bonnet (on the same position as the T 87) and not louvres low down as on the T 603.

Tatra’s history by Honza ‘Hamster’ Křeček

Historie: Tatra Kopřivnice: Odolá válečným polím, poušti i proletariátu (2. část)

Czech Part 1:  https://www.autickar.cz/clanek/tatra-koprivnice-od-pocatku-automobilismu-a-vzdy-na-spici-1-cast/

Czech Part 2:  https://www.autickar.cz/clanek/tatra-koprivnice-odola-valecnym-polim-pousti-i-proletariatu-2-cast/

English Part 1:  https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autickar.cz%2Fclanek%2Ftatra-koprivnice-od-pocatku-automobilismu-a-vzdy-na-spici-1-cast%2F&edit-text=

English Part 2:  https://translate.google.nl/?hl=nl#cs/en/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autickar.cz%2Fclanek%2Ftatra-koprivnice-odola-valecnym-polim-pousti-i-proletariatu-2-cast%2F


Off Road Trucks Australia: The story of Australia’s Tatra importer

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Tatra light commercial vehicles: From T 13 to Beta

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EC donating money for new Tatra Museum

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The region is preparing a new museum of cars in Kopřivnice


Sept. 2017. Ostrava – The Moravian-Silesian Region wants to build a car museum in Kopřivnice in Novojičín, which would be followed by a successful exhibition of the Technical Museum. People could get acquainted with the history of Tatra production. Regional representatives today approved a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Region, the City of Kopřivnice and Tatra Trucks on this project, Deputy Governor Lukáš Curylo (KDU-ČSL) told reporters.

“We would like to have a museum built in the former production hall in Kopřivnice, this is a brownfield that is currently unused, and we have received 123 million crowns from the European Union,” said Curylo.

According to him, the museum should introduce the history of the production of Tatra cars, especially trucks, which are located in the warehouses, and people do not have the opportunity to see them. “The repaired building will feature unique museum exhibits that Tatra has left free to use for thirty years,” said Curylo. The museum could welcome the first visitors in 2020.

The region is counting on the reconstruction of an unused industrial hall, whose environment is also in poor condition. “We were looking for partners to go with us, and in the reconstruction, we started reclamating other communications or halls,” said Curylo.

According to him, Tatra Trucks should modify the space for the well-known Slovak motor gun and with the town the region wants to cooperate in building access roads and parking. The museum will be a branch of the contributory organization of the Novojičínsko Museum.

The Region has already prepared the project documentation. Next year, he wants to choose a contractor. The Kopřivnice Museum is one of the most visited museums in the region and 90,000 to 100,000 people visit it every year.

See also older messages:

1973 T 613 prototype test by Svet Motoru

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The Czech text and photos: http://www.auto.cz/tatra-613-v-testu-z-roku-1973-jak-ji-tenkrat-hodnotili-redaktori-109754


Tatra’s at this weekend’d PAC meeting.

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Two Dutch Tatras attended the PAC meeting in Beesd, NL today.

The Pionier Automobielen Club is one of the oldest veteran car clubs, and restricts its membership to pre-WWII cars.

http://www.pionierautomobielenclub.nl/27-evenementen/kalender/161-uitnodiging-slotrit-2017


T 87 shows up at the Czech Embassy’ reception on the occasion of St Wenceslas Day

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On the occasion of St Wenceslas Day, the Czech Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, organised a reception where tens of ambassadors from countries all over the world attended.  My personal T 87 was invited to give acte de presence.  It was parked in the courtyard of the Embassy, close to the entrance and admired by several ambassadors and several Czech and Slovak people, telling me about their childhood in Czechoslovakia and members of the family who owned Tatras, mostly Tatraplans.  The Czech ambassador in the Netherlands, Jana Reinišová, was also quite interested, and enjoyed being behind the wheel.

Wenceslas I: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenceslaus_I,_Duke_of_Bohemia

St. Wenceslas’ day: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/czech_republic/st_wenceslas_day.php


The Masaryk monument in Rotterdam

In November 2014 the Czech and Slovak ambassadors in the Netherlands received the first copies of the “Rotterdam Yearbook 2014″ from the City Archivist Ms Jantje Steenhuis. In this book Mr Gert Andeweg describes an event in Rotterdam in the First World War which proved to be of historic significance: Professor Tomáš G. Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia from 1918-1935, chose the neutral Netherlands to share his vision of a new state in a postwar Central Europe with Robert W. Seton-Watson, a friend at the British newspaper The Times. In October 1914 they met in secret at the Hotel Weimar, which was situated at Spaansche Kade corner Haringvliet in the very center of Rotterdam. Seton-Watson reported about his conversations with Masaryk in a “Memorandum on the future of Bohemia”, which he sent on November 5, 1914 to the British Foreign Office. Copies were shared with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Paris and St. Petersburg. Consequently, Masaryk’s ideas became known to the Allied States of WW I.
In the peace agreements after the end of WW I, Masaryk’s intellectual input at hotel Weimar proved to be of prophetic significance. The borders of the new states were drawn along lines that Masaryk mentioned to Seton-Watson four years earlier.
Because of the importance of this historic meeting Mr Pieter J. Goedhart, Czech expert and co-author of books about this country, and Mr Jan C. Henneman, former ambassador of the Netherlands in the Czech Republic, took the initiative to establish a monument commemorating this event.
The Foundation Comenius Museum is ready to become the (legal) owner of the monument in Rotterdam.
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In November 2014 the Czech and Slovak ambassadors in the Netherlands received the first copies of the “Rotterdam Yearbook 2014″ from the City Archivist Ms Jantje Steenhuis. In this book Mr Gert Andeweg describes an event in Rotterdam in the First World War which proved to be of historic significance: Professor Tomáš G. Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia from 1918-1935, chose the neutral Netherlands to share his vision of a new state in a postwar Central Europe with Robert W. Seton-Watson, a friend at the British newspaper The Times. In October 1914 they met in secret at the Hotel Weimar, which was situated at Spaansche Kade corner Haringvliet in the very center of Rotterdam. Seton-Watson reported about his conversations with Masaryk in a “Memorandum on the future of Bohemia”, which he sent on November 5, 1914 to the British Foreign Office. Copies were shared with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Paris and St. Petersburg. Consequently, Masaryk’s ideas became known to the Allied States of WW I.
In the peace agreements after the end of WW I, Masaryk’s intellectual input at hotel Weimar proved to be of prophetic significance. The borders of the new states were drawn along lines that Masaryk mentioned to Seton-Watson four years earlier.
Because of the importance of this historic meeting Mr Pieter J. Goedhart, Czech expert and co-author of books about this country, and Mr Jan C. Henneman, former ambassador of the Netherlands in the Czech Republic, took the initiative to establish a monument commemorating this event.
Masaryk became Czechoslovakia’s first president. He passed away in 1935.
The monument was unveiled in November 2015 in presence of the Czech and Slovak ambassadors.
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On the occasion of T.G. Masaryk’s 80th anniversary of death, on September 14th 2017, the Czech and Slovak ambassadors held a short commemorative service at the monument  Czech ambassador held a short speech while children of the
Louny music school, sang the Czechoslovak anthem.

Disabled Czech scores world record towing 11.5-tonne Tatra lorry

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Disabled Czech scores world record towing 11.5-tonne lorry

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25 SEPTEMBER 2017

Ostrava, North Moravia, Sept 23 (CTK) – Czech disabled bodybuilder Daniel Minster, 44, has become the first in the world to tow a heavy lorry, a Tatra Prasident weighing 11.5 tonnes, that he pulled away by 252 centimetres on a track during the Day of Records in Ostrava on Saturday.

Minster, a bronze medallists from the Arnold Classic 2017 professional bodybuilding contest, ended up in a wheelchair after a road accident ten years ago.

He said immediately after the record that his arms were aching the most.

He was supported by bodybuilder Lenka Ferencukova who also managed to tow away the Tatra lorry on Saturday. However unlike the wheelchair-bound Minster, she could use her legs and managed to pull away the lorry by 440 centimetres.

Minster, who has been training bodybuilding since the age of 16 and has been a registered contestant for four years, tried to score a similar record for the first time, he admitted.

He was just testing it in the middle of the week when he pulled away the lorry by one meter only. Otherwise, he went to a gym as usual, he added.

“The training has definitely helped me coordinate movements in the wheelchair. I have a better stability and trust myself more in it,” said Minster, who plans to take part in several competitions next year.

Ferencukova said Minster could set an example for many other disabled people.

Photogallery:http://karvinsky.denik.cz/galerie/gal-msk-daniel-minster0923.html


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