Archive for 2019

Video: Rare film shot of T57K in 1945

March 14th, 2019
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Photos of the T 57K during the war days are rare, as are films.  Extremely rare are colour films.  In Hermann Pölking’s documentary “Wer war Hitler?” (Who was Hiler?) there is however a rare shot of a T 57K with a driver and officer on board.  It shows the German Wehrmacht retreating after their unsuccessful Ardennes counteroffensive in 1944-1945
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Colin Rose’s T603’s experiences

March 10th, 2019
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http://www.colinrose.net/tatra0.html

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Published in History, Personal, Restoration

Tatra’s interim manager Petr Karasek speaks out

March 9th, 2019
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Tatra wants to fill the niches of the world market. Her current boss focuses mainly on discipline
15. 2. 2019
Last year probably will not belong to the most successful trips of Koprivnice car manufacturer Tatra Trucks, admitted in the program ČT24 Business by its interim CEO Petr Karasek. Some major project assignments for different countries have [...]

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In 2018, Tatra manufactured less than 50 percent trucks compared to 2017 and is in troubles….again

March 6th, 2019
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Czech car maker Tatra produced less than half of its cars last year than it did in 2017. The crisis manager also returned to the company, and Tatra talks about blasts. Lidové noviny reported today.
Spokeswoman Andrej Čírtek explained the concern of employees:
“Indicatively, the number of employees should correspond to the number of vehicles produced per [...]

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Tatra introduces updated T 810: Tatra Tactic

March 6th, 2019
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On February 25, 2019, TATRA TRUCKS has introduced the new vehicle of the model range TATRA TACTIC at the fair IDEX 2019 taking place in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
The new vehicle is a logistics and security military vehicle with a ready-made framework chassis and genuine portal axle tree TATRA RIGID. The company introduced a [...]

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Bohumil Suchy passes away

March 6th, 2019
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From Czechoslovakia came the sad news that Bohumir Suchy has passed away.  82 years old, he closed his eyes on February 7.  A former Skoda dealer and former mayor of the village Novy Saldorf near Znojmo, in southern Moravia, he organised rallies in the Znojmo area but also attended the Tatra Freunde International rallies frequently. With [...]

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Czechoslovakia hoping to lift the ban of importing Tatra chassis into India

March 4th, 2019
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Andrej Babiš, the Prime Minister of Czech Republic, who is in India on a two- days visit, has asked India to remove the ban on Tarta-a Czech truck manufacturer from the list of the Ministry of Defence’s banned defence companies.
In an exclusive chat with BW Businessworld, PM Babiš said that he has discussed with PM [...]

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MIROSLAV ZIKMUND TURNS 100

March 4th, 2019
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“WHEN WE RETURNED WE WERE AMAZED HOW POPULAR WE WERE”: LEGENDARY TRAVELLER MIROSLAV ZIKMUND TURNS 100
The great traveller Miroslav Zikmund turned 100 on Thursday. For Czechoslovaks unable to travel much under communism, the books and radio reports produced by Zikmund and his friend Jiří Hanzelka served as a window to exotic parts of the world. [...]

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Loprais finishing 5th overall in the 2019 Dakar

March 4th, 2019
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Starting like a canon ball with two stage victories to commence his defence of the title on the Dakar, in the end Eduard Nikoalev had somewhat of a fright. Although it was thought that the Kamaz driver would again be untouchable, the Russian was put under serious pressure by his rivals, in particular his team-mates [...]

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Pyongyang to replace dated Tatra tram fleet by home-built trams

March 4th, 2019
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https://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article226446215.html
https://www.metro-report.com/news/single-view/view/kim-jong-un-inspects-north-korean-tram-and-trolleybus.html

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