Archive for 2021

Jernej Kožar’s “Naš”, a Slovenian sports car based on the T57K

March 15th, 2021
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https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1048&t=15310&p=68357&hilit=tatra#p68357

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Belgian Army buys 879 DAF Trucks with Belgian CF cabins, DAF engines and Tatra chassis

March 15th, 2021
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https://www.daf.com/en/news-and-media/news-articles/global/2021/q1/26-02-2021-daf-receives-large-order-from-belgian-armed-forces

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Published in Press, Tatra Works

Video: Czechoslovak propaganda film featuring several CS brands and includes T111 and a T603 visiting Telc for a photoshoot on its way to the 1958 Brussels World Fair

February 12th, 2021
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https://www.facebook.com/MotorJournal/videos/344875106644657

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TATRA TRUCKS delivered 1,186 trucks last year and fulfilled its commitments

January 30th, 2021
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18 January, 2021

Despite the pandemic and worldwide decline in the automotive industry, the Kopřivnice-based Tatra Trucks have achieved their production goals and fulfilled their commitments to customers. In total, they delivered 1,186 trucks to their customers. In 2020, they also celebrated their 170th anniversary and won a major contract in Germany.

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The Tatraplan is one of the most interesting cars of the Czechoslovak automotive industry

January 28th, 2021
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This Tatra is interesting not only in appearance or construction, but also in its time of origin, as it was born in a somewhat “wild” period shortly after the Second World War. But her name is also interesting.

Originally, like its predecessors, it was to have a numbering with a “lucky” seven at the end: Tatra [...]

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René Berger’s Tatra life

January 28th, 2021
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On the occasion of the founding  of the “TATRA REGISTER-SWITZERLAND 1982″
A small history:
It all started after the 2nd World War in 1947. At the time, my father had a truck garage in Birsfelden near Basel. On the garage there was a large terrace, where we often watched the returning week-end traffic.
One time,  between the then [...]

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Tatraplans in the Vancouver area (CAN) and the hated communist cars around dumped in the sea.

January 23rd, 2021
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Just recently, this photo of a Tatraplan show car in Abbottstown, BC, Canada popped up on Facebook. But what t could be its background? Which dealer was involved? We’ll lead you to the Tatra Canada stories of the early fifties , dominated by Cold-War feelings.  Thanks to John Long and Gary Cullen.

Tatraplan showcar in Abbotsforf [...]

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Video: The Zbrazlav 1926 hill-climb, starring Burian Vlasta (comedian) Eliška Junková (Bugatti) and Josef Vermiřovský (Tatra T12)

January 23rd, 2021
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The Tenth International Car Race from Zbraslav to Jíloviště was held on 5th September 1926. The start was on a busy Zbraslav square. Among the spectators we can see the famous Czech actor Vlasta Burian with his wife Nina and his friends. The race track included also dangerous bends. After finishing the race the car [...]

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René Berger passes away

January 21st, 2021
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He was 81 years old and leaves his wife Jana and his two children and grandchildren.
He was one of the early western Tatra diehards, co-founded the Tatra Register Schweiz
and visited many Tatra rallies abroad like in CS, CZ, A, D, NL, the UK and of course CH.
The photo shows him with his immaculate T1-603 he [...]

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What makes the Kamaz trucks so strong in the Dakar?

January 21st, 2021
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https://orsk-autogid.ru/en/zamki/kamaz-master-skolko-loshadinyh-sil-sportivnye-gruzoviki-kamaz-dlya-ralli.html
https://nashipoezda.ru/en/cultivator/oruzhie-pobedy-kak-ustroeny-dakarovskie-gruzoviki-sportivnye-gruzoviki.html

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