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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

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September 30th, 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

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September 28th, 2017

The Masaryk 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.
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.
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September 28th, 2017

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

ČTK |
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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September 28th, 2017

New 2017 Vladimir Cettl calendar + his T 77 project. Videos!

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www.vladimircettll.com

https://issuu.com/c1155/docs/vladimircettl_exhibition_project_ta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arxQOtHdi9U&feature=player_embedded

September 25th, 2017

Video: TRN Meeting Sluis 2017

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-XDIlzXvbc&feature=share

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September 20th, 2017

TRN 2017 annual meeting in Sluis

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The Dutch Tatra Register held its annual event last weekend in Sluis near the Nort Sea coast and Belgium. Well organised by the van Liere family, it attracted English and Dutch visitors. One of the very fine attractions was a visit to the Bizarium Museum, a museum full of weird inventions.  .

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Photos by Peter Visser, Bizarium and Kees Smit

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September 18th, 2017

Warsaw Tatra meeting

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Own Tatry 613 or 603? Is it hiding your favorite Tatra 87 or Tatraplan before the world?
So come on September 3rd to Norblina’s old factory for rally cars!
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Do you own a Tatra 613 or 603? Or are you hiding your favorite Tatra 87 or Tatraplan before the world?
So come on September 3rd to the Norblina’s old factory for rally cars! Warsaw, Poland!

Vlastníte Tatru 613 nebo 603? Schováváte před světem svoji oblíbenou Tatru 87 nebo Tatraplan?
Tak přijeďte 3. září do starobylé továrny Norblina na automobilové rallye!

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September 1st, 2017

Scandinavian Tatra Rally, Arvika, Varmlands Lan, Sweden

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Eight Scandinavian Tatras participated in the Scandinavian Tatra Rally. Photos: Bo Ødegaard

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August 28th, 2017

TRUK 2017 Cotswolds Rally

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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 maintenance, some Tatra enthusiasts had to drive other brands but they took their Tatra hearts!

Dutch competitor Peter Visser published not less than 150 photos on his Flickr page. Enjoy! https://www.flickr.com/photos/davydutchy/sets/72157684689222291

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August 15th, 2017
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