9th Techno-Classica Essen – April 5th* – April 9th 2017
*5th April: Happy View Day / Vorschau
Tatra Register Deutschland will be present in Hall 8.1 (first floor positioned above hall 8 ) with a small exhibition and invites you for a chat and a coffee
Location: MESSE ESSEN, Norbertstr. 2, 45131 Essen, Germany
Exhibition area: 127.000 m2 divided into 21 halls and 4 open air areas
Number of exhibitor 2016: more than 1.250 exhibitors from 30 nations, of which are 220 Clubs and Interest Groups
Number of visitors 2016: 201.000 visitors from 41 nations
TRN Spring Rally:April 2017: TBA
The Dutch club hasn’t announced their spring event yet as it is looking for an organiser. Watch their website for news: http://www.tatraregister.nl/?page=tatraregister-agenda
KdTF Rally 4-7 May 2017 Wernigerode/ Germany
http://www.tatrafreunde-ev.de/termine-aktuelles/ Please register before February 28th
TFI Rally 25-28 May http://www.tatraclub.at/en/ will take place in the north of Lower Austria – from the Hotel in Ottenstein the rally will visit the Waldviertel and parts of the Weinviertel. Please register with email@example.com by 15 March latest.
TVCC Koprivnice Rally:21 – 24 June: 120 Years Tatra Rally Vienna-Bratislava- Brno- Koprivnice http://tvcckoprivnice.com/
The Vienna-Koprivnice veteran Car Rally has been held every ten years and attracts many Tatra classic cars from all over Europe.
Wednesday, 21.06.2017 Vienna, arrival, overnight stay
Thursday, 22.06.2017 Vienna – Bratislava Overnight stay
Friday, 23.06.2017 Bratislava – Brno Overnight stay
Saturday, 24.06.2017 Brno – Kopřivnice Overnight stay
Sunday, 25.06.2017 Kopřivnice Vehicle parade, home trip
Please print the application form from http://tvcckoprivnice.com/ and send it by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to (Please mention the word rally on the envelope) to Lucie Zakova, Technical Museum Tatra, Záhumenni 367/1, CZ-742 22 Kopřivnice, Czech Republic
TRD Rally 29 June – 2 July – this year’s rally is in the Schlossböckelheim/Nahetal area: Please visit http://www.tatra-register.de/tatra_register_deutschland.htm for the invitation (Einladung) and Entry (Anmeldung) forms. Please register by 30 April latest
TRUK 2017 Rally 28–30 July – Rally HQ at The Masons Arms, Meysey Hampton, GL7 5JT in the Cotswolds.
Rally HQ will be The Masons Arms, Meysey Hampton, GL7 5JT.
Accommodation will be at the Masons Arms and at equally pleasant B&Bs within walking distance. Prices will be in the region of £80 per night for a double room including breakfast. Other meals, rally fee and entrance fees to visits TBC but will be of a scale commensurate with previous recent rallies.
Early bookings are very welcome. Please do so through the Glovers…Please do so through the Glovers…
01285 720000 / 07587 633515
TRS Rally 17 & 18 September http://www.tatra.ch/ Basel/ Elsass
Hotel: Le petit Kohlberg , Basel, Switzerland. Application form TBA.
Organisation Claude Küng
TRN Annual Rally September 2017: TBA
The Dutch club hasn’t announced their annual event yet as it is looking for an organiser. Watch their website for news: http://www.tatraregister.nl/?page=tatraregister-agenda
This 2017 Tatra classic car events page is offered to you by the secretary of Tatra World
The Tatra Buggyra Racing team successfully finished the difficult Dakar Rally and Buenos Aires was reached by both crews, Aleš Loprais, Jan Tománek and Jiří Stross, and Martin Kolomý, René Kilian and David Kilian. In addition Loprais adds to his racing account the status of the best Czech of the thirty ninth edition of the famous competition.
The rally was not easy for the Czech team. Despite that Martin Kolomý achieved his second stage victory in career, winning the very first stage and taking the lead. If it were not for the three-minute penalisation for exceeded speed limit in the connecting section he would have returned to the lead after stage three again. Aleš Loprais was in the top 10 four times and if it were not for the loss caused by servo pump replacements he would have been among the top eight before the rest day. However, there is no “if” in sport. “Feelings? Certainly relief and happiness that we are here. The first half of the race was a purgatory. It was certainly one of the most difficult Dakar Rally competitions I have lived through here. The latter half was nice. To get from fourteenth to seventh rank is more than success for us, kind of satisfaction after the problems we had. I would like to thank god, my team, my family and sponsors for helping me push it all the way to here,“ said Aleš Loprais with satisfaction in the finish of the last stage. And the opinion of this Dakar from navigator Jan Tománek? “Of course one of the most successful of all, for to get to top ten, and after such problems, is a success indeed. Pity the stages were shortened so much after we eliminated the technical issues. We were thus deprived of the possibility to move even higher up. But the seventh overall rank is super and every time you reach the finish counts.“ The crew of Martin Kolomý again showed their speed and quality confirming to belong to the narrow world elite in the truck category. “This edition was very interesting for us. We had a lot of technical issues to resolve, there were the cancelled stages, nothing easy. But we have both trucks in the finish. That has proven again that Tatra is a good truck and that we can always succeed in putting it together. I thought I would be better off with the new truck. Of course I expected some child diseases but I regret they extended our time on the road so much. But I am glad we are here and we are all right,” said Martin Kolomý after reaching the finish. “Dakar 2017 is over. Unfortunately, the ranking is not what we had wished it to be. But the main thing is we have finished the race, and that counts too. We could not wipe off the loss we had developed due to the weather and the poorly organised logistics of the route. Of course this was the same for everybody, but for me this was the worst Dakar of all,“ said David Kilian. Successful was also the participation of the drive units of Gyrtech produced by the Buggyra Technology Center. All trucks driven by Gyrtech finished 39th Dakar Rally. The make has the highest representation in the top fifteen, a whole third.
Dakar 2017 has just become a matter of history…
We send greetings to all fans of our team. I’m glad that we managed to curb the nerves and finished the today’s stage in calm. Although the emotions of some teams escalated in the today’s short stage, needless to say that it was unnecessary. We announce that the only thing that awaits us is the ceremonial ramp in Buenos Aires, after that the last night in the bivouac and on Sunday, packaging and transport of the equipment to the port. The mission will be concluded by a little tiring plane trip home, to which we incredibly look forward to.
Considering that what we encountered at this year’s rally in the form of technical problems, we are extremely satisfied with the result. Having advanced from 14th place to 7th place overall is a beautiful satisfaction for us.
I would like to thank all the fans for their support, for a lot of SMS messages, emails and various comments. We read everything but did not manage to respond to all. We’ll try to fix it. Thanks also belong to the family and my main partners, which include InstaForex, Budweiser Budvar, Go4Games, Chládek and Tintěra, Interflon as well as the entire Tatra Buggyra team for the opportunity to participate in this indescribable adventure.
Martin Kolomy is still in the race, but lost 3,5 hours due to mechanical troubles yesterday
The second long stage…
This year’s second long stage is behind us. It was not perfect, moreover, it was again divided by neutralization zone, which I do not like, but this time it helped us, because we had to change the wheel in its course. Fortunately, we managed everything in time and we could jump into the second part. But again, nothing was easy. We hit a stone and the power steering pump hose burst. We could not turn the wheel again, we had to stop and repair. On top of that, about 100 kilometres before the finish, after a decent jump, oil leaked from the rear shock absorbers, so we really enjoyed the ride. However, we retained the fifth place in the stage, which is under these conditions a decent result. The track was challenging and quite broken and we are pleased that the technology survived. Tomorrow we will start from the fifth place, which is certainly a better position than today. Unfortunately, there is only the tomorrow’s stage, which may allow for something to happen.
Today’s 11th stage from SAN JUAN to RIO CUARTO in the entire length of 754 km, of which 288 km measured. In the first 50 km we expect dunes and even the further kilometres will be interesting because they will be driven in places of the Argentinean part of the World Championship Rally.