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Video January 31: Prague in the sixties featuring several Tatras

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The last two months, Tatra World had published about 70 video’s on its website www.tatraworld.nl.

Some were well-known, others weren’t, but at least I hope you have enjoyed them.

I want to conclude the two video months with a Prague video of the late sixties.

Prague is presented as a paradise with a satisfied and happy population. How different was it in August 1968, almost 50 years ago!

However, it is a nice video for the Tatra fans with T 57s, T 6oos, T 87s, and several T 603s.  Also, as part of admiring Prague’s public transport system,  the prototype T 401 trolleybus is included.

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy it and thanks for watching.

Best regards, Kees Smit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCQmED9zn50

Published under History, Video
January 31st, 2018

Video: T 805 Hanzelka/ Zikmund in Japan 1954

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CaP_VFORRE

Published under Events & Meetings, History
January 10th, 2018

Vintage Tatra lorries will be produced in Trenčín

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Both military and civilian vehicles from the legendary Tatra brand will be produced and serviced in the Slovak city of Trenčín by a special branch of the Czech group.

Tha Tatra brand created a new Slovak company to produce lorrries in Trenčín.(Source: TASR)
The MSM company created the Tatra Slovakia joint venture in cooperation with the Tatra Trucks Kopřivnice group. The task of the new company is to repair, service and develop and produce Tatra vehicles for the defence industry as well as the civilian sector.

Within three to five years, the production rooms in the former Military Maintenance Company (VOP) in Trenčín are to be expanded and adapted, and 100 to 150 new employees are to be hired, head of the Trenčín division of the MSM Land System Miloslav Bobek told the TASR newswire.

“We plan to renovate the current premises and even build new ones, if necessary,” Bobek explained for TASR. “The overall strategy is planned for three to five years, but the first production possibilities will appear in our plant next year already.”

The Tatra brand is the third oldest car brand in the world, and with a hundred year tradition, the vehicles being much in demand all over the world.

“Globally, there is interest in these cars from Asia through Africa, all the way to Latin America, especially due to the high passability of this vehicle, and its performance,” Bobek said, as quoted by TASR. “In the civilian sector, they are especially used in mining companies, quarries and poorly accessible grounds. Four-wheel, six-wheel, and also eight-wheel military cars are attached to the Tatra chassis, as well as special vehicles.”

The MSM Group consists of several plants in Slovakia, with also a branch in Serbia. It focuses mostly on special technology and the defence industry: the Trenčín plant specialises in wheeled and tracked technology, the Nováky plant in ammunition and the Banská Bystrica one on the aviation industry.

The MSM Group is headquartered in Dubnica nad Váhom, where the production of small-bore and big-bore ammunition is located. Around 300 people currently work in Trenčín, while there should be up to 500 employees within five years, TASR reported.

December 13th, 2017

Video December 2nd 2017: Very first crash of a Nesselsdorfer, Rychaltice 1900

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY2Ds9N1qIg

Published under History, Video
December 2nd, 2017

Video: Kim Il Sung visits Prague in 1984

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIus_6xPDoA

Published under History, Video
November 19th, 2017

T 613 Electronic

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T 613 Electronic

https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.auto.cz%2Ftatra-613-electronic-v-dobe-premiery-nadchla-vybavou-110689%3Futm_source%3Dfacebook%26utm_medium%3Ddave&edit-text=

Published under Auctions & Trade, History, Press
November 1st, 2017

Ten forgotten Czech(oslovak) car designs

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https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autickar.cz%2Fclanek%2F10-zapomenutych-ceskych-skvostu%2F%3Futm_source%3Dwww.seznam.cz%26utm_medium%3Dsekce-z-internetu&edit-text=

Published under History, Press
November 1st, 2017

The Tatraplan development story

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Original Czech text: https://auto.idnes.cz/tatra-600-tatraplan-0mv-/auto_ojetiny.aspx?c=A171016_223330_auto_ojetiny_erp

Published under History
October 21st, 2017

A T 600 urban legend?

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Legendary T600 1953 EVO V8 is going to Le Mans
The picture is the legendary T600 1953 EVO V8, the only car of its kind in the world, originally donated to Hanzelka and Zikmund’s traveler on February 13, 1953. This is the EVOluce transition from T600 to T603.
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According to severeral sources this T600 from 1953, named by its owners Tatyra T 600 EVO V8, is an evolution model between the T 600 and the T 603, donated to Hanzelka and Zikmund in February 1953, something that could not be confirmed by the Tatra Museum.  In restored form it was believed that it would compete in the Le Mans Classic race as a rarity. Drivers named are Duncan John Arthurs, Josef Smarda and Austen Wells
Austen Wells is an experienced British classic racer.
Duncan John Arthurs is known in the UK for his outings with his T 11 sports car.
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Question is: Is it an original T 600 transition model? Personally I do not think so though more stories would be welcome.  There are too many odds in the present story. The T 603 is said to have 180 hp. Impossible in 1953 imho. The claimed fact that it is an ex Hanzelka-Zikmund car could not be confirmed by the curators of the Tatra Museum either. Further, Tatraplans fitted with a T 603A engine had louvres in the rear bonnet (on the same position as the T 87) and not louvres low down as on the T 603.
Published under History, Racing & Rallying
October 12th, 2017

Tatra’s history by Honza ‘Hamster’ Křeček

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Historie: Tatra Kopřivnice: Odolá válečným polím, poušti i proletariátu (2. část)

Czech Part 1:  https://www.autickar.cz/clanek/tatra-koprivnice-od-pocatku-automobilismu-a-vzdy-na-spici-1-cast/

Czech Part 2:  https://www.autickar.cz/clanek/tatra-koprivnice-odola-valecnym-polim-pousti-i-proletariatu-2-cast/

English Part 1:  https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autickar.cz%2Fclanek%2Ftatra-koprivnice-od-pocatku-automobilismu-a-vzdy-na-spici-1-cast%2F&edit-text=

English Part 2:  https://translate.google.nl/?hl=nl#cs/en/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autickar.cz%2Fclanek%2Ftatra-koprivnice-odola-valecnym-polim-pousti-i-proletariatu-2-cast%2F

Published under History
October 8th, 2017
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