Première version de la 603; exposée à Bruxelles (janvier 1960)
We have been informed that 71 years old Gerrit Wienen, former Dutch importer of Tatra trucks and owner of a Tatraplan, has passed away due to a severe illness. The photo shows when he was on the podium of the Concours d’elegance Het Loo Palace, in 2008, winning the Post War Early Saloon class. He also contributed severely ro the 2006 Dutch Tatra book “Tatra onder de zeespiegel” May he rest in peace.
Wrecks Tatra under his hands turning into polished gems
Vitezslav Hinner dedicated his life to restoring vintage cars, especially cars Tatra. It additionally offers so little – is because of Koprivnica, where in 1993 he founded the company Ecorra, under which he, along with another more than a dozen people working on reshaping rezivých wrecks in gleaming beauties.
his might be a painful sight for classic car enthusiasts. Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW; just a few of the iconic names whose logos you would never expect to find on vehicles in such a sorry state. But what might really shock you is that these unfortunate automobiles are not actually abandoned, and their owner is in fact a classic car lover and expert himself, who has deliberately left these cars here at the mercy of mother nature…
(originally posted by Gary Cullen on FB)
If you want a 1:32 scale slot car to race on your Scalextric or Carrera track, you have lots of choice. There are sports cars, racing cars, saloon cars and rally cars available from the modern day and yesteryear. Now added to the list is a 1960 Tatra 603.
With the resin bodyshell kit including vacform windows, interior and rally decals, you can build your own Tatra and put it onto an existing slot car chassis. Or if you would like to go to the next level of realism you can fit one of the chase-cars chassis which allows the front wheels to steer and the whole car to lean through the corners.
The chassis was developed to add some authenticity to 1970s American saloon cars, but works equally well on classic rally cars. If you don’t think a classic saloon should corner like an F1 racing car, a chase-cars chassis could be just the thing. To explain what goes into the chassis, there’s a YouTube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ff2NzKj6U
And if you want a running mate for your Tatra, coming soon from chase-cars…. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/garethj/603_1000MB_top2_zpsc9884943.jpg
Keep up with developments at www.chase-cars.com or www.facebook.com/chase.cars
Info sent by Gareth Jones
(photo shows the Matrix T 87 prototype model)
The Dutch car model manufacturer Matrix will issue a series of six 1: 42 model from the collection of the LouwmanMuseum.
Tatra T87, 1938
Duesenberg SJ Le Grande, 1935
Fiat 8V Vignale Demonrouge, 1953
Lagonda V12 Le Mans Lancefield, 1939
Bugatti Type 57 Roadster “Grand Raid” Gangloff, 1934
Daimler DK400 Golden Zebra, 1955
All cars are part of the collection of the Louwman Museum and exhibited at a 1:1 scale
The Louwman Museum will be visited during this year’s TFI annual Tatra meeting