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Eurosatory 2018: TATRA TRUCKS recent chassis-based developments including their new trailer (VIDEO)

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http://www.janes.com/article/81597/eurosatory-2018-tatra-trucks-recent-chassis-based-developments-including-their-new-trailer

July 10th, 2018

Video + article: Slovak Museum of Design on its way to create a 1:1 T 603X Coupe

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The Slovak Museum of Design (SMD) has recently completed a visualization of the Tatra 603 X Coupé project, which will be a model for real-world modeling. Even for that time, an attractive car from the city on the Danube obviously gets its second chance.

The Slovak Museum of Design (SMD) has recently completed a visualization of the Tatra 603 X Coupé project, which will be a model for real-world modelling. Even for that time, an attractive car from the city on the Danube obviously gets its second chance.

The modernized successor of the popular “sixth-wheel” from the Socialist era of the former Czechoslovakia was originally produced in Bratislava, but it did not get it into a functional prototype. Tatra Kopřivnice canceled the project.

The history of the first Slovak coupé, which had the potential of serial production thanks to its “quadriver sister”, was composed by SMD enthusiasts from drawings, technical drawings, models and snippets of memories of the direct participants of the dreamed project, which began with the proposal of John Cine in 1963.

Variant Coupé has never seen the light of the world and remained just as an unfulfilled dream. SMD motorists and design enthusiasts believe that this is the last chance for the Tatra people in Bratislava to meet and, together with them, this more than half a year’s car dream has gone into reality.


“We have just completed the computer visualization of the Tatry 603 X Coupé and therefore also data for model milling. The basis was the technical drawings of the Coupé, photographs and the gypsum model of the limousine at 1:10. We sent pictures to Jan Cin’s corrections to Canada. If everything goes well, at the end of May, the author himself will modify the 1: 4 model in the modelar plasticine so that we can then make perfect shapes at a 1: 1 scale, “says the official SMD website.

Even for that time, an attractive car from the city on the Danube obviously gets its second chance.

The modernized successor of the popular “sixth-wheel” from the Socialist era of the former Czechoslovakia was originally produced in Bratislava, but it did not get it into a functional prototype. Tatra Kopřivnice canceled the project.

The history of the first Slovak coupé, which had the potential of serial production thanks to its “quadriver sister”, was composed by SMD enthusiasts from drawings, technical drawings, models and snippets of memories of the direct participants of the dreamed project, which began with the proposal of John Cine in 1963.

Variant Coupé has never seen the light of the world and remained just as an unfulfilled dream. SMD motorists and design enthusiasts believe that this is the last chance for the Tatra people in Bratislava to meet and, together with them, this more than half a year’s car dream has gone into reality.


“We have just completed the computer visualization of the Tatry 603 X Coupé and therefore also data for model milling. The basis was the technical drawings of the Coupé, photographs and the gypsum model of the limousine at 1:10. We sent pictures to Jan Cin’s corrections to Canada. If everything goes well, at the end of May, the author himself will modify the 1: 4 model in the modelar plasticine so that we can then make perfect shapes at a 1: 1 scale, “says the official SMD website.

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Published under History, Miscellaneous, Video
April 25th, 2018

ČR must compensate Tatra ex-chief for unfounded prosecution

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ČTK |
31 JANUARY 2018

Brno, Jan 30 (CTK) – The Czech state has to pay 315,000 crowns plus late payment interest to Ronald Adams, former general director of the Czech Tatra lorry maker, in compensation for his unrightful detention and prosecution, the Brno Regional Court has decided, upholding a lower-level court’s previous verdict.

The information was conveyed to CTK by the Regional Court spokeswoman Eva Sigmundova on Tuesday.

Adams, a U.S. national, claimed compensation worth five million crowns, saying the corruption charges he faced in the Czech Republic have negatively affected his personal and professional reputation.

The appeals court’s verdict is definitive.

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Adams, Tatra’s former general director and head of the board of directors, was charged with bribe giving in August 2012. The police said he had offered a bribe of 20 million crowns to then deputy defence minister Martin Bartak in 2009 in exchange for the ministry signing more contracts with Tatra for supplies of lorries to the Czech military.

He faced up to five years in prison, but a court acquitted him in 2013.

Adams said in doing so, the court made it clear that the prosecution, restrictions and also the negative publicity Adams faced in this connection in Czech and foreign media, were unnecessary and unrightful.

On his acquittal, Adams demanded five million crowns from the state as compensation. The Justice Ministry granted 120,000 crowns to him in 2014, but Adams appealed the decision and the Brno Municipal Court raised the sum to 315,000 crowns plus a roughly 8-percent late payment interest, the overall sum reaching 435,000 crowns in mid-2016.

The Brno Regional Court upheld the original verdict earlier this month.

Justice works slowly, but it is a good piece of news that one can finally achieve justice in the Czech Republic, Adams said through Vladimir Bystrov from the Bison & Rose agency that previously represented him.

Adams also figured as a witness in the case of the purchase of Tatra lorries by the Czech military, in which Bartak and Czech arms dealer Michal Smrz faced corruption charges.

Adams accused Smrz of having offered the company help in the negotiations about the supply in 2008 in exchange for 100 million crowns. He also allegedly promised Adams to secure his personal meeting with then PM Mirek Topolanek. A court acquitted both Bartak and Smrz of charges in late 2014 and the Justice Ministry granted a compensation worth 180,000 crowns to each.

Published under History, Tatra Works, Video
February 1st, 2018

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 January 30: Tatra Jubilee Rallies Vienna-Koprivnice 1967-2017

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1967: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MAMfD6b6jE&t=300s

1987: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1WuR4nRnzI

1997: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFJOSCGxRpM

2007: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQvNLPJRQeg

2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D63_j1sxdjc;

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CTe29kXNJ0

Published under Video
January 29th, 2018

Video January 29: T 700 Introduction Hilton Hotel Prague 1995

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZcI6R0IBUw

Published under Video
January 29th, 2018

Video January 28: MTX V8

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhZxQFQvT8k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilNmVqKVlao&t=136s

Published under Video
January 28th, 2018

Video January 27: T 613 Scioneri & T 613 meeting in Chomutov 1999

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w9aIzU3faM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8P9ua33NQ

Published under Video
January 27th, 2018

Video January 26: T 87 and T 613 test by BBC

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfqZ2XBOVnk

Published under Video
January 26th, 2018

Video January 25: Autobazar under communism

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hKWEs83l3A

Published under Video
January 25th, 2018
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