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National Technical Museum Prague marks 70 years from Czech globetrotter tandem’s first trip

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21 APRIL 2017

Prague, April 20 (CTK) – The National Technical Museum (NTM) in Prague will mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the first journey of the famous Czech globetrotter tandem Jiri Hanzelka and Miroslav Zikmund at a commemorative event on Saturday, NTM director Karel Ksandr told reporters on Thursday.

A documentary film screening will show the historic moment when the two young travellers, both economists by training, embarked on their Tatra 87 car and set out for Africa in 1947.

The visitors will be acquainted with Hanzelka and Zikmud’s story. Veteran cars from before 1970 and all types of Tatra cars will be displayed by the museum as well as private owners during the event.

The exhibition will also present authentic items from the tandem’s first journey, such as a gun, a map, some coins, souvenirs and shoes.

A Tatra car’s commemorative ride in the footsteps of Hanzelka and Zikmund, with a three-member crew aboard, will start outside the NTM on Saturday, April 22. At noon, they will depart for a travellers’ festival in Zlin, south Moravia, and then continue to Marseille, France, according to the route the two globetrotters described in their diary 70 years ago, Ksandr said.

When Hanzelka (1920-2003) and Zikmund (born 1919) departed for Africa in 1947 with the aim to go around the world, only a handful of friends parted with them outside the Autoclub seat in Prague. On return 3.5 years later, they were greeted by fans in the streets as popular travellers.

On their first journey, they toured Africa and South and Central America. They crossed 44 countries and covered 111,000 kilometres, including 61,700 in their Tatra car.

They made 10,000 photos and shot 11 kilometres of film on their tour, during which they shared their experiences with the public through immediate radio reportages and later through several books.

NTM expert Petr Kozisek told journalists that Hanzelka and Zikmund’s Tatra 87, on display in the museum, is not the car with which they set out for their first journey.

“The original car ended up in Libya after an accident. They chose another one, also silver painted, in Alexandria, with which they completed most of their trip,” Kozisek said.

The commemorative ride starting on Saturday will use another Tatra that belongs to a private owner.

Published under Events & Meetings, History
April 22nd, 2017

Tatras in Essen

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Essen2017-4 A team of the Tatra Register Deutschland showed a Wehrmacht T 57K along with a KdF Kubelwagen to show similarities and differences of the air-cooled flat four light vehicles. To make the stand attractive, the landings of the Allies in Normandy 1944 were imitated on a large background wallpaper while the sandy coast replaced the stone floor of the exhibition hall.  To inform the public leaflets on the T 57K and the TRD were available.  Further, a large number of WW2 photo’s where the T 57K was used by the German Ordnungspolizei, the SS, Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht were shown.  Last but not least, the crew consisting of Stefan Ebert, Hedwig Teriertte-Hübner, Roland Henkel, Jürg Malinovsky, Antonin Zavada and Kees Smit answered the questions of the stand. Tatra fans of several clubs and from several European clubs attended the stand. They came from the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Eventually, the TRD stand managed 4th place in the club competition of the Techno Classica.

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The last couple of years, there were several T 87s present at Essen. Not this year however witha Dutch T 80 offered a a large sum.

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Published under Events & Meetings
April 16th, 2017

TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN

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9th Techno-Classica Essen – April 5th* – April 9th2017
Tatra Register Deutschland will be present in Hall 9.1 with a small exhibition and invites you for a chat and a coffee
*5th April: Happy View Day / Vorschau
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
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
Published under Events & Meetings
April 3rd, 2017

The 2017 Tatra classic car meetings

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Essen2017

9th Techno-Classica Essen – April 5th* – April 9th 2017
Tatra Register Deutschland will be present in Hall 9.1 with a small exhibition and invites you for a chat and a coffee
*5th April: Happy View Day / Vorschau
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
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

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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

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KdTF Rally 4-7 May 2017 Wernigerode/ Germany

http://www.tatrafreunde-ev.de/termine-aktuelles/ Please register before February 28th

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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 ernst@bieber.co.at by 15 March latest.

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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 lucie.zakova@tatramuseum.cz 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


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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

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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…

trukrally@samgloverlimited.com

01285 720000 / 07587 633515

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TRS Rally 17 & 18 September http://www.tatra.ch/ Basel/ Elsass

Hotel: Le petit Kohlberg , Basel, Switzerland. Application form TBA.
Organisation Claude Küng


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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

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This 2017 Tatra classic car events page is offered to you by the secretary of Tatra World

January 18th, 2017

Dakar 2017. Buggyra story, Loprais satisfied, Kolomy video

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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.
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Buggyra:
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.
Loprais:
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.
January 15th, 2017

Dakar 2017: At the finish in Buenos Aires

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January 15th, 2017

Dakar 2017: Truck overall results. Loprais 7th, Kolomy 15th, Llovera 24th.

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Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
505

KAMAZ

27:58:24 - -
513

KAMAZ

28:17:22 00:18:58 -
500

IVECO

28:39:43 00:41:19 -
502

IVECO

28:58:28 01:00:04 -
501

KAMAZ

30:25:14 02:26:50 -
522

MAZ

30:33:21 02:34:57 -
503

TATRA

31:05:20 03:06:56 -
516

HINO

31:17:00 03:18:36 -
504

MAN

31:43:20 03:44:56 -
518

LIAZ

31:53:04 03:54:40 00:20:00
509

MAN

32:53:47 04:55:23 00:15:00
521

GINAF

33:07:24 05:09:00 00:20:00
511

MAZ

33:08:45 05:10:21 -
520

MAN

34:11:32 06:13:08 00:20:00
508

TATRA

34:38:43 06:40:19 00:03:00
507

IVECO

34:56:27 06:58:03 02:23:00
525

IVECO

36:18:12 08:19:48 02:20:00
536

DAF

37:05:15 09:06:51 -
515

KAMAZ

37:40:55 09:42:31 -
510

RENAULT TRUCKS

39:45:37 11:47:13 03:06:00
533

MAZ

39:47:55 11:49:31 00:20:00
541

MAN

42:30:30 14:32:06 00:01:00
527

MAN

43:34:05 15:35:41 -
538

TATRA

43:44:01 15:45:37 00:32:45
512

MAN

47:46:17 19:47:53 12:00:00
514

SCANIA

50:52:14 22:53:50 04:00:00
506

RENAULT TRUCKS

60:39:27 32:41:03 09:00:00
January 14th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 12: Kolomy 13th, Loprais 14th

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In Today’s last stage of the 2017 Dakar, finishing in Buenos Aires, Kolomy finished 13th and Loprais 14th

Nom Marque Temps écart Pénalité
505

KAMAZ

00:34:25 - -
501

KAMAZ

00:34:58 00:00:33 -
511

MAZ

00:35:09 00:00:44 -
509

MAN

00:35:34 00:01:09 -
502

IVECO

00:35:50 00:01:25 -
513

KAMAZ

00:36:14 00:01:49 -
518

LIAZ

00:36:28 00:02:03 -
500

IVECO

00:36:46 00:02:21 -
522

MAZ

00:37:02 00:02:37 -
525

IVECO

00:37:05 00:02:40 -
507

IVECO

00:37:07 00:02:42 -
504

MAN

00:37:15 00:02:50 -
508

TATRA

00:37:32 00:03:07 -
503

TATRA

00:37:40 00:03:15 -
January 14th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 11

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Kolomy

After being hit by troubles, Kolomy eventually managed to finish 13th.

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
505

KAMAZ

03:56:47 - -
502

IVECO

03:57:39 00:00:52 -
501

KAMAZ

04:06:40 00:09:53 -
513

KAMAZ

04:08:41 00:11:54 -
500

IVECO

04:11:28 00:14:41 -
507

IVECO

04:14:27 00:17:40 -
503

TATRA

04:16:51 00:20:04 -
525

IVECO

04:19:30 00:22:43 -
518

LIAZ

04:22:45 00:25:58 -
522

MAZ

04:25:36 00:28:49 -
504

MAN

04:33:11 00:36:24 -
520

MAN

04:42:07 00:45:20 -
508

TATRA

04:48:44 00:51:57 -
January 14th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 11

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Only temporary results are known at the moment but Loprais managed 7th, behind a bunch of Iveco and Kamaz trucks occupying the top spot with a magnificent role of local hero Villagra who battled it out with Nikolaev, Nikolaev winning the stage by a whisker.

505

KAMAZ

03:56:47 - -
502

IVECO

03:57:39 00:00:52 -
501

KAMAZ

04:06:40 00:09:53 -
513

KAMAZ

04:08:41 00:11:54 -
500

IVECO

04:11:28 00:14:41 -
507

IVECO

04:14:27 00:17:40 -
503

TATRA

04:16:51 00:20:04 -
518

LIAZ

04:22:45 00:25:58 -
522

MAZ

04:25:36 00:28:49 -
January 14th, 2017
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