Archive for 2019

Concours dÉlegance Soestdijk invites Cars from behind the iron curtain

July 9th, 2019
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Here is a message for our Dutch fans.
The Concours dÉlegance Soestdijk 2019 invites cars from behind the iron curtain for their National Concours.  They organise a “Wallflowers” category for all cars from behind the wall.  If you own a Dacia, IFA, Lada, Melkus, Moskvitch, Olctit, Polonez, Polski Fiat, Scaldia, Sachsenring, Skoda, Syrena, Trabant, Tatra, Volga, [...]

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July 9th, 2019
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ8fDugjETk&app=desktop

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Wish I could afford a Tatra

June 26th, 2019
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Converted body by Miesen bodyshop, Bonn. About 1948-1949

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Published in History

Tatra Pribor closed down 20 years ago.

June 25th, 2019
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https://automix.denik.cz/magazin/posledni-byla-tatra-beta-vystava-v-priboru-pripomina-i-vyrobu-modelu-603-a-613-20190609.html

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TFI Hradec Králové Tatra Rally Report

June 9th, 2019
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The Tatra Freunde International organzied a rally in Czech Republic this year. Start and finish were in the spa resort Tree of Life in Lázně Bělohra, near Hradec Králové, in Northern Bohemia.

All competitors arrived safely on Thursday, May 30th.The next day we set off for Mlada Boleslav and vistited both the Skoda Museum and the [...]

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Meeting August Lacina and a T603 B5 1966 Video

June 7th, 2019
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Owner Jiri Prochazka, August Lacina, Kees Smit
Members of the former Tatra race team used to meet once a year for a beer and nostalgic talks.  They then also visited the start?finish of the local circuit, the Stramberk-Rybi-Zavisice triangle, t6he public roads not only used for incidental races, but also for Tatra testing. Regrettably, due to [...]

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How the Horch Sachsenring and Tatra 603 rivaled to be the preferred car in Eastern-bloc countries

May 14th, 2019
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https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=nl&sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.auto.cz%2Fsachsenring-p-240-toto-byla-vychodonemecka-sestsettrojka-112581%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1itOfbs9oXfNXHhQsrzF4LLT8voSjCEJ8PGC22D7JpkpUmwCtBxb9flaw

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Published in History, Press

Anybody thinking about racing a T87?

May 14th, 2019
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Published in Racing & Rallying

How I lost my Beetle. A documentary

May 1st, 2019
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Last sunday, the “How I lost my beetle” Josef Ganz documentary debuted at the Louwman Museum in the Hague. https://josefganz.org/documentary-release-ganz-how-i-lost-my-beetle/ Video (Trailer) https://youtu.be/6W5ZbDN9df4 Unlike Schilperoord’s publications on the Ganz-VW priority battle, the documentary solely tells the personal story about Ganz’ (controversial) claim loosing his designs to the Nazis.  A technical comparison between Ganz’ designs [...]

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Tatras at Techno Classica 2019

April 13th, 2019
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The Tatra Register Deutschland showed the Gail family owned 1937 T57a.  With its bonnet open, it attracted lots of vattention, people asking the stand staff about its peculiar construction. But even more, Tatra owners visited the TRD stand in hall 8 to share experiences and have a drink.

Dutch classic car firm Nico Aaldering offered a [...]

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