All the winning Tatras at Pebble Beach 2014 at 1.38
This is the second installment in the BaT Success Story of the Tatra that the current owner purchased from a BaT listing way back in 2011 (link). The first BaT Success Story came quickly (link), but the next four years have all been inside a body shop. With paint finally complete, the owner has sent along this second update, and more info on the plans for the car.
An unrestored T 77a, since 2000 under German ownership, showed up at Retromobile, at the stand of MoVendi. More photos at the Düsselsdorf based classic car dealer: http://mo-vendi.de/index.php?article_id=16&data_id=333&clang=0
This T 87-2 streamliner was offered at the RM Auction. It was eventually sold for E 115.000.
TATRA TRUCKS will present itself for the first time at one of the most important defence exhibitions in the world, IDEX in Abu Dhabi.
The firm is the new owner of TATRA automotive company, based in Koprivnice.
The relation with the Middle East countries is very important for this famous Czech automotive company, and IDEX is a traditional place where the news about company products are presented to customers.
TATRA TRUCKS will bring two exhibits to IDEX that will start to serve as demo vehicles in Saudi Arabia., as well as other vehicles that will be introduced to countries within the Middle East region.
TATRA PHOENIX was introduced in 2011 as a result of cooperation with DAF TRUCKS NV. This product line will be presented at IDEX for the very first time.
The producer has decided to show this new model as an all-wheel-drive 6×6 tractor for different purposes. The base of the truck is TATRA unique chassis with independent swinging half axles suspended by air.
The comfortable cabin is supplied by DAF. It is available in a ‘day cab’ version, as well as a ’sleeper cab’ version.
Four power versions of the water-cooled 12.9l engine PACCAR MX are available. These are 265kW, 300kW, 340kW, and 375 kW. They can be completed with ZF 16-speed manual or automated gearbox. A full automatic gearbox is also available on demand.
TATRA PHOENIX is further equipped with TATRA transfer case that brings the power to the driveline inside of TATRA backbone tube.
The second exhibit is the model TATRA 815-7, which is also available in the drive version 6×6 with a platform as a cargo / troop carrier. This vehicle is built on TATRA unique chassis, all axles suspended by air.
The solution allows the vehicle to travel at a high speed, even in a rough terrain. The model is equipped with a Cummins ISLe 375 engine, which has a 276 kW output, and a TATRA 10-speed automated gearbox.
Wheels on the vehicle are equipped with a central tire inflation system that allows the tyres to be filled in / by the driver from cabin. The cabin is produced in TATRA, and due to its design can be very easy armoured.
The TATRA stand will be located in the Capital Plaza, position CP 420 alongside other companies related to the major shareholder. These are EXCALIBUR ARMY, KARBOX, and MSM MARTIN.
EXCALIBUR ARMY is the leading Czech company in the field of military equipment, spare parts and, ammunition maintenance, overhauls, and production.
The firm’s most important products are the Jackal IFV and the DANA-M1 CZ self-propelled howitzers.
Years of experience in repairs, maintenance, logistics and their emphasis on quality put EXCALIBUR ARMY among the best Czech defence industry companies.
KARBOX is the Czech producer of containers and box extensions. Apart from the containers, the company produces technologically superior interior equipment, based on customers’ demands
There is a wide range of specialised containers and container extensions on offer, from offices to the laundry rooms to the mobile army hospitals.
Slovakia will be represented at the exhibition by MSN MARTIN, which focuses on the repairs and production of military technology, weapons, ammunition, and equipment. The company is known for designing, developing, and delivering complete technology solutions for the entire life cycle of its products.
EXCALIBUR ARMY, KARBOX, and MSM MARTIN n belong to the EXCALIBUR GROUP holding, which associates Czech and Slovak security and defence industry companies, and is a direct successor of the successful tradition of Czechoslovak and Czech weapon production.
I just want to inform you that a Swedish Tatra Register has been started. So far we are 17 members, covering T87, T600, T603, T613 and T813.
The particulars are as follows:
c/o Jacob Munkhammar, Storgatan 1, 24172 Marieholm
We don’t have website yet.
Some Swedish atricles on Tatra:
Loprais: My heart says Tatra, but common sense advises a strong team, a MAN
January 20, 2015 17:52 – Prague
Tatra Queen or MAN, this dilemma will be in the coming days and weeks to deal with the fourth best rider between trucks on this year’s Dakar Rally Ales. His best result on the South American continent reached the Dutch team with leased trucks in the provenance of the German carmaker.
“My heart says Tatra, but common sense advises a strong team, a MAN. Kamaz are put down, and I believe he can do it, but I have not only the same technique, but also go in a strong team. It is not just background, one needs to have behind their backs and high-quality drivers, who can help me. This is difficult to manage themselves, “suggested Ales Tuesday after his return to Prague, which direction about issues.
“This year I was able to just focus on the Dakar race, I did not solve anything. Additionally me goin Marcel van Vliet, who got me out of the dunes, in which we set. Before we waited from South America will bring our TATRA, as many times as několikatunovou pile of junk, which we put together and Reuse. Even before departure from Buenos Aires to me Arthur Klein, who is in charge of development, asked what would be done to improve. I told him sixteen points, including the ability to control the settings of the chassis cab. He assured me that is true, “offered another positive, favor maintaining or deepening connection teams and Veka InstaForex Loprais Team.
A decision issued should be taken in the coming weeks. “Everything we analyze, consider, discuss with partners and we deal with the Dutch team. Negotiations will begin in February, but I want to be clear in April, because time flies. Another advantage is that we can soon begin testing the car MAN, almost immediately, “said Ales.
The Queen would not end
“It will depend on the composition of the team to form high-quality drivers, if necessary, I expect tens of minutes, but just minutes. That’s exactly what showed Marcel van Vliet. Those drivers are there, we just need to unite in one powerful team that beat Kamaz, “said Ales.
For Tatra Queen is said to door workshop closed. “I could go this year. The decision scrutineer, but I had to respect. Even if I decided to MAN, there’s still a lot of races that tatra can pass and we can even rent, “said six-time winner of the Dakar nephew of Karel Loprais.
“Although I am Tatrovaks heart, but it depends on Alex, what he would decide. Definitely do the right step and I will not convince him that because of family tradition must go with Tatra, “said Karel Loprais, who reigned in the trucks African continent in 1988, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2001.
Kopřivnice museum exhibits unique tricycle with a motor Tatra
Visitors to the Technical Museum in Kopřivnice on Novojičínsko can now see a unique tricycle Trike Tatra V8 3.5 Kobra.
František Chmelař tricycle made from Roznov that the machine used for remanufactured engine from the passenger car Tatra 613. The machine made in 2012 is over four meters long and about two meters wide. It can reach speeds of up to 220 kilometers per hour. “My hand knocking body covered in imitation snakeskin. Its equipment includes a large suitcase, navigation and reversing camera on,” said spokeswoman Lucie Petříčková Kopřivnice city hall.
František Chmelař said that the production of tricycles would involve approximately 2,500 hours of work. The Tatry has except the engine and transmission, and part of the rear axle. The production was complicated by Chmelař practically everything. “I do not do it under any plan, something I need to create a few times. When I make something, and now to me it does not like, I have to tread down and do it again,” he said. A few times a tricycle manufactured to order, but since it has dropped. “I’ll do one, or sell and do more,” said Chmelař.
Kobra is the ninth tricycle, which snapped out of his workshop. Each was different, different accessories, body shape, method of control. “I more or less as a hobby. I like motorcycles, and historic, once I got into tricycles and since then I do, organize events,” said Chmelař.
Visitors to the museum can see a tricycle Kobra just a few months. “The last April, pick her up and go rajtovat the roads,” said Chmelař. Petříčková added that machine you can buy any candidate. Its value is 1.5 million.
Tatra Technical Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Entrance for adults is 120 crowns, children, seniors and students pay 80 crowns.