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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.


Tatras in Essen

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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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

The T 57 is 85 years!

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This Ex-KGB Tatra 613 Is The Most Intimidating Car For Sale In America

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Armenian Economy Minister confirms news of Tatra truck factory opening in Armenia

Tuesday 21 March 2017
Suren Karayan
Photo: Armenian Ministry of Economic Development and Investments

Suren Karayan

Suren Karayan

Armenian Minister of Economic Development and Investments Suren Karayan said today that Armenia agreed with Tatra truck company from Czech Republic to open a factory in Kotayk marz.

Minister Karayan made that statement at the request of Banks.am, commenting on the news that caused a heated discussion in the press.

“A delegation from TatraTrucks arrived in Armenia earlier by the invitation of Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan. We had a meeting with the company’s representatives and discussed the possibility of establishing a production in Armenia. The Ministry implemented the corresponding work with Tatra.

I am happy to state that the memorandum signed by TatraТrucks and Zenon LLC implies creation of a Tatra truck factory in Armenia’s Kotayk marz. There are all preconditions for the agreements to be realized,” said Suren Karayan.

Minister Karayan called the public to follow the developments of the situation.

It’s worth reminding that Tatra was founded in 1850. As of 2014, the company had 845 employees and annual revenue of USD 148m.


Denmark orders CAESAR howitzers on 8×8 Tatra trucks

Tatra has confirmed that it will supply 8×8 T-8 truck chassis for the Nexter CAESAR 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled howitzers that have been ordered by Denmark.

The Tatra-based 8x8 version of CAESAR was unveiled by Nexter in September 2015. (Christopher F Foss)The Tatra-based 8×8 version of CAESAR was unveiled by Nexter in September 2015. (Christopher F Foss)

Denmark’s defence minister announced the selection on 14 March, saying Nexter had won the tender to supply 15 CAESARs. Jeppe Reng, a spokesman at the Danish Ministry of Defence (FMN), told Jane’s the DKK300 million (USD43.6 million) contract also includes an option for an additional five and that deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2020.

The CAESARs will replace the US-built M109A3 howitzers currently in service with the Danish Army.

Reng said the FMN had not specifically requested that the CAESAR be mounted on the Tatra chassis, but Nexter had offered this configuration to meet its requirement. He added that the CAESAR was selected over the Elbit ATMOS system in the final round of testing.

“Nexter Systems offered the CAESAR 8×8 Tatra as their artillery system candidate,” he said. “[It] was deemed the most advantageous in terms of technical requirements, acquisition costs, and life cycle costs.”

The use of the 8×8 chassis will enable the Danish CAESARs to carry a heavier payload than the 6×6 versions that are currently in service. They will be fitted with a new automated loading system and be able to carry 30 rounds of ammunition.

Tatra Trucks spokesperson Andrej Cirtek told journalists the Danish CAESARs will use the T-815 chassis configured with a Tatra eight-cylinder direct air-cooled engine coupled with a Tatra-Norgren semi-automatic transmission offering a full-time 8×8 capability. It will have a pneumatic suspension system for all four axles, which Cirtek said is unique for a vehicle of this weigh class.


Tatra trucks manufactured in Armenia to be sold to Iran

Tatra trucks manufactured in Armenia to be sold to Iran

March 21, 2017 – 11:50 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetTatra trucks set to be manufactured in a soon-to-be-launched factory in Armenia will be sold to Iran.

Tatra is a Czech manufacturer producing vehicles. Owned by the Tatra Truck company, it is the second oldest company in the world producing cars with an unbroken history, after Peugeot.

A truck production factory will be built in Armenia’s Kotayk province, according to a memorandum signed between Tatra Trucks and Zenon LLC. The deal is the result of an agreement reached between prime minister Karen Karapetyan and Russia-based Armenian business people.

Chief of Gazprom Armenia Artashat branch Andranik Harutyunyan told PanARMENIAN.Net that the deal was made possible due to his own personal connections.

“The Czech side are my friends, and I have worked with the prime minister for years. So I serve as a link between the two,” Harutyunyan said, adding that negotiations over creating the factory started back in November.

“Once we launched the talks, I had a personal meeting with the Iranian ambassador to Armenia to brief him on the preliminary agreements,” Harutyunyan said.

“The Iranian side accepted the perspective with great enthusiasm, taking into account the EU sanctions. We thus secured a large market for the sale of trucks. “

According to Harutyunyan, the trucks will be exchanged for Iranian goods, which will be consumed in the Armenian and Russian markets alike.

A second phase of the deal will seek to sell the trucks to Russia, which is deemed a wise move in the light of the sanctions against the country, Harutyunyan said. “No sanctions last forever, so we must try to benefit from the situation while we can,” he remarked.


Tatra truck production factory will be built in Armenia

Tatra truck production to launch in Armenia

March 18, 2017 – 21:53 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – A Tatra truck production factory will be built in Armenia’s Kotayk province, according to a memorandum signed between Tatra Trucks and Zenon LLC, a top official from Gazprom Armenia said.

Andranik Harutyunyan said the deal is the result of an agreement reached between prime minister Karen Karapetyan and Russia-based Armenian business people.

2000 new jobs will be created by the end of the project.

PAN’s sources separately confirmed the news.

Tatra is a Czech manufacturer producing vehicles. Owned by the Tatra Truck company, it is the second oldest company in the world producing cars with an unbroken history, after Peugeot.


Tatra introduces jubilee Phoenix – the Prasident – to celebrate 120 years of Tatra

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Tatra, started production of limited edition trucks Tatra Präsident Phoenix. He recalled that the anniversary of the start of construction of the oldest Czech car, from which this year will mark 120 years.
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CEO Tatra Trucks Radek Strouhal told E15.cz said that the company has begun offering customers the first pieces of special vehicles of Phoenix. “The interest is quite large, although it is a relatively expensive option. That car is significantly luxuriously equipped. We believe that our advertising will be interesting, “he said.
The cabin is painted in a special metallic shades of burgundy and decorated with a distinctive gold lettering Präsident. “It is at first glance, clearly identifiable car. My dream is to produce 120 of them, when we have this anniversary. I think that it could succeed. Enthusiasts who want to have something special, I hope to find enough, “he added Strouhal.
Another anniversary will celebrate Tatra next year. In 1898 he began producing the first trucks.
Tatra last year produced more vehicles by half, net profit of 400 million attacking border
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Tatra last year produced more vehicles by half, net profit of 400 million attacking border
From carriages and buggies to heavy cars
The origination of the company dates back to June 1850 when Ignatz Schustala with two companions started in the former Nesselsdorf production of carriages and buggies. About less than four decades of his successor thereto added rail cars.
Significant is just the year 1897. Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau Fabriks Gesellschaft built one of the first mass-produced cars in the world with an internal combustion engine Präsident and a year later the first lorry. Tatra bears the name of the company since the end of the First World War.
Tatra, started production of a limited edition  Tatra Präsident Phoenix on the occasion of the construction of the oldest Czech car, 120 years ago.
CEO Tatra Trucks Radek Strouhal said that the company has begun offering customers the first pieces of special vehicles of Phoenix. “The interest is quite large, although it is a relatively expensive option. That car is significantly luxuriously equipped. interesting, “he said.
The cabin is painted in a special metallic shades of burgundy and decorated with a distinctive gold lettering Präsident. “It is at first glance, clearly identifiable car. My dream is to produce 120 of them, when we have this anniversary. I think that it could succeed. Enthusiasts who want to have something special, I hope to find enough, “he added Strouhal.
Another anniversary will celebrate Tatra next year. In 1898 he began producing the first trucks.
Tatra last year produced more vehicles by half, net profit of 400 million attacking border
Tatra last year produced more vehicles by half, net profit of 400 million attacking border
The origination of the company dates back to June 1850 when Ignatz Schustala with two companions started in the former Nesselsdorf production of carriages and buggies. About less than four decades of his successor thereto added rail cars.
Significant is just the year 1897. Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau Fabriks Gesellschaft built one of the first mass-produced cars in the world with an internal combustion engine Präsident and a year later the first lorry. Tatra bears the name of the company since the end of the First World War.

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