Archive for 2017

TRUK 2017 Cotswolds Rally

August 15th, 2017
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Late July, the Tatra Register UK held its annual rally in the Cotswolds (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotswolds) a wonderful location. The rally, superbly organised by the Glover family, attracted competitors with the types T 12, T 87, T 97, T 603 and T 613 from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and last but not least the U.K.. With their Tatras under [...]

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Jeff Lane’s T 700 tested

August 15th, 2017
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Autoforum tested Jeff Lane’s T 700.
http://www.autoforum.cz/zajimavosti/american-otestoval-vubec-posledni-limuzinu-ceske-tatry-byl-nadsen/
But haven’t we seen it before?
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a9984649/the-bittersweet-joy-of-driving-the-last-tatra/

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Silk Way Rally 2017 Part 2. Kolomy finishes 11th and wins three stages.

August 15th, 2017
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S.14 Despres and Sotnikov score doubles at Xi’an

07/22/2017

Arriving in triumph and bright sunshine at the ancient capital of the Middle Empire, at the end of over 700 kilometres of liaison, the competitors on the 2017 Silk Way Rally were all smiles. Cancelled following heavy overnight rain in the Zhongwei region, the last 100,67 km special [...]

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Silk Way Rally 2017

July 13th, 2017
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On July 8, 2017 the seventh Silk Way Rally set off from Red Square in Moscow and head east. The competition will take place in three countries – Russia, Kazakhstan and China – and will link the three capitals of Moscow, Astana and Beijing. Crews will cover a distance of 10,000km over two weeks, and [...]

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New Karel Rosenkranz book

July 12th, 2017
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A new Tatra book has been published by Lupress:
Strucny Atlas Automobilu by Karel Rosenkranz.
The book is in fact a collection of Tatra car and truck paintings by Karel Rosenkranz, not only a former Tatra Museum director, but also a graphic by origin whose Tatra drawings have been published in several books as well on calendars.
The book numbers [...]

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TRD Rally Nahetal

July 12th, 2017
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Just one week after the 120 years Tatra rally, the TRD held its annual event, at the last weekend of June, in the valley of River Nahe.  About thirty cars were present, some of them just returning from the Czech Rally. Of of the fellow competitors, Raimund Bartl arrived at the hotel just after midnight where he [...]

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2017 Tatra Veteran Memorial Rally Bratislava – Vienna – Brno – Koprivnice Part 3

July 12th, 2017
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The Hajdusek family gave a demonstration with their T 603B5 and their Ecorra T 700 as part of the 120 years rally.
It was a great honour to be invited to be a passenger in the B5.  We circled the Polygon several times and that sound of the ejector cooling! Wauw…. We also drove down the middle section [...]

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2017 Tatra Veteran Memorial Rally Bratislava – Vienna – Brno – Koprivnice Part2 + Video

July 11th, 2017
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BRNO

June 23rd saw a trip to Koprivnice on the program. The route led via Vyskov airport, where s special test was held.

1932 T 52 Sodomka

1938 T 97

1950 Tatraplan

T 603

After leaving the parking garage, the Tatras had to line up.

…..and were guided out of the city of Brno

VYSKOV

A special test was held at the Vyskov Airport

Competitors came [...]

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2017 Tatra Veteran Memorial Rally Bratislava – Vienna – Brno – Koprivnice Part 1 + VIDEO

July 11th, 2017
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Every decade Tatra celebrates the first trip of their very first automobile from Koprivnice to Vienna by organising a rally in the reversed direction. Ther last decades it was jointly organised by the TVCC Koprivnice and the Tatra Freunde International but due to organisational problems in 2007, the TVCC Koprivnice decided to go it alone but [...]

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Celebrating the Hanzelka-Zikmund European start of their T 87 World journey

July 8th, 2017
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Following the legend of H + Z: It is not easy to surrender to the modern times
Less than a hundred kilometers away are missing two travelers who copy the first leg of the legendary couple Hanzelka and Zikmund to the destination of a 2,000-mile trip to Marseille. They arrived Wednesday evening in the French city [...]

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