Adolf Vermirovsky passes away

We learned that Adolf Vermirovsky, one of the last former works drivers of Tatras famous fifties and sixties works teams, passed away on September 23rd. He leaves a wife. Vermirovsky, son of the even more famous Josef Vermirovsky, Tatras number1 racing driver in the twenties and thirties, had a life-long fascination for Tatras. He became a works driver when Tatra started to promote their Tatraplans in international trials. He competed in several trials like the Austrian Alpenfahrt. With the Tatraplan sport, an open two seater he raced in several international meetings. In the fifties he raced mainly the T 607 Monopost. In the sixties he made a come back with the T 603, competing in local races, Liege-Sofia-Liege and the Marathon de la Route. As he wasnt a communist, he never made it to the absolute top. After he retired from racing, he soon became volunteer and later even chairman of the Tatra Veteran Club Koprivnice. As he spoke his languages, he had many contacts with foreigners, helping them with spare parts. Vermirovsky hardly had enemies. Always kind, helpfull and polite, he was a real gentleman. The last couple of years he suffered from an increasing bad health. His illness conquered him yesterday. May he rest in peace. With Hajdusek after the 1965 Marathon de la Route Summer 2002 with TWs Kees Smit