Not less than 22 videos: Moving Tatra trucks from depots and the present museum to the all new truck museum


VIDEO: Moving history. Tatra trucks are heading to the new museum

The seventy-year-old Tatra 128 was the first car parked on Tuesday in the large hall of the new Tatra Truck Museum in Kopřivnice. Gradually, more will be added to it in April, from the oldest NW type K car in a firefighting design from 1910 to the current Phoenix model from the current production of the Kopřivnice car manufacturer.

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But people will still wait for the museum to open, it is not planned until this autumn.

“One of the main reasons why this museum was established is that Tatra manufactures trucks, but has nowhere to present them. Some of them were on display in the existing Tatra Kopřivnice Technical Museum, but this does not have sufficient space capacity, “said Lukáš Filip, head of the new museum, which falls under the Museum of the Novojičín Region.

At the turn of 2015 and 2016, a study of the reconstruction of the hall of the former foundry into a new exhibition space was born. At that time, Tatra also bought a part of the private collection of the collector Jiří Hlach, which contained over forty cars from the Kopřivnice car manufacturer.

Together with trucks from the existing Tatra Technical Museum, they thus form the basis of a new exhibition.

“Hlach’s collection contains a number of important historical models, thanks to which we can well capture the typological development of this brand in the new exhibition,” explained Filip.

However, the oldest exhibit will be a carriage, because the founder of the local tradition, Ignác Šustala, started with them.

“Then there was the wagon tradition , but it did not fit us, so we will continue with the oldest trucks from the first decades of the last century. There will be thematic sections: fire trucks, various important types such as 111, 138, 148, 805, which were produced in large quantities, then there will be expedition vehicles or competition cars for the Dakar. We try to capture everything important that is associated with Tatra trucks and their development, “said Filip.

Some of the exhibits had to be restored before the exhibition.

“Somewhere it was a small adjustment, somewhere it was more complicated. It is interesting that most of the Tatra trucks, which were in the technical museum and which have not been driven for decades, managed to start for the first time. It was enough for the men from the factory to come, plug in new flashlights, turn the key and in most cars the engine immediately started, “said Filip.

The extension for visitors will be currently prepared interactive elements. ”Our goal is to follow the standard of European museums of the 21st century so that we can draw visitors deeper into the whole issue through interactive applications,” explained the director of the Museum of the Novojičín Region, Zdeněk Orlita.

For example, people will be able to use their smartphones to learn more about some of the exhibits.

“Thanks to this, it will be possible to look into the interior of cars, for example, which the visitor would not normally get into. The application will thus allow a much more detailed penetration into the exhibit than would be possible in real life. We are able to cover any detail with augmented reality, including, for example, the operation of the engine or the display of construction plans and drawings of cars, “Orlita explained.

We are also waiting for the Slovak Missile

He reminded that the museum will also install a collection of historic motorcycles, which was donated to the region by academic sculptor Miroslav Rybička, a lifelong collector of these machines.

The main investor of the new museum is the Moravian-Silesian Region. ”We took care of the reconstruction of the hall and interior equipment, but most of the exhibits belong to Tatra Trucks, which also takes care of their restoration,” said Lukáš Curylo, Deputy Regional Governor.

The city of Kopřivnice is also involved in the project, which takes care of the construction of access roads and parking lots.

“Originally, we expected the museum to open this spring or early summer. Due to the fact that the development and testing of interactive elements is waiting to be completed, we expect to open it sometime in September, “added Curylo. The budget for the construction of the museum reached almost 173 million crowns, of which 111 million are subsidies from the European Union.

One of the last exhibits that is still awaited is the listed motor train Slovenská strela, which has undergone a complete renovation in the past two and a half years .

“Now tests are underway, which require a range of about 600 kilometers, so that the Slovak missile can be routinely operated on lines in our country and abroad. We are also counting on her trips from the depository on various festive occasions, “said Pavel Lazar, CEO of Tatra Trucks.



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