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http://www.czech100.com/?lang=en

http://www.czech100.com/?lang=en&page=icons&id=14

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December 12th, 2019

Dutch press (NRC-Handelsblad) about the V&A exhibition

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NL: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/12/04/meer-dan-een-autoparade-a3982621

English: https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrc.nl%2Fnieuws%2F2019%2F12%2F04%2Fmeer-dan-een-autoparade-a3982621

German: https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=de&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrc.nl%2Fnieuws%2F2019%2F12%2F04%2Fmeer-dan-een-autoparade-a3982621

Published under Events & Meetings, Museums, Press
December 6th, 2019

Sunday Times and the Guardian Reviews: Cars:Accelerating the Modern World review – revolutions behind the wheel

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https://www.driving.co.uk/news/interview/cars-accelerating-modern-world-qa-curator-new-va-exhibition/

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/23/cars-accelerating-the-modern-world-review-v-and-a-victoria-albert-museum

Published under History, Museums, Press
November 25th, 2019

Tatra 77 and Tugendhat villa book

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On October 16th , the coffee-table book on a meeting of the villa Tugendhat and the Tatra77 was introduced at the Technical Museum in Prague.

Tatra 77 and Villa Tugendhat represent the top works of the early 1930s, which testify to the world level of design, automotive and architecture in the First Czechoslovakia Republic. The publication documents their first meeting, which took place in May 2017.

Natural harmony is celebrated by the unique author’s b/w photographs depicting the purity of shape and the highest level of craftsmanship. The accompanying texts in logically structured chapters then shed light on the remarkable conceptual and historical context of the timeless message of the creators, led by Hans Ledwink and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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See some inside pages of the book and find out how to order a copy:   https://www.ami-publishing.cz/knihy/13-tugendhat-77-9788090593268.html

October 30th, 2019

Tatra77 & Villa Tugendhat book

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On October 16th, a book on the Tatra T77 and the villa Tugendhat in Brno will be launched in Prague. The book is called TUGENDHAT 77 and includes documents of the historically first meeting of Tatra 77 and Villa Tugendhat.

Tatra Heritage association, National Technical Museum and Pavel Kasík

https://www.tugendhat.eu/en/

October 9th, 2019

Beskydy Rally 2019 Videos & Photos

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYnEAaMch6g&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3saVkHIhCr-XMSE37-Pfk2OAgkJs9jHpZCtzVs9gS9eT-5uTcuf4rq9d0

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bp0UWRIL8U&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0D2TNjENHUsFD8Km_0ScNsKhQQZZLvooFaKzPeeR8vxER9zyDMymI-RuY

Photos: https://zabiska.rajce.idnes.cz/Tatra_veteran_rallye_Beskydy_2019?

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/erika.moskova/media_set?set=a.3254798494538062&type=3

September 13th, 2019

Strela restauration Video

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https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/2908349-rekonstrukce-legendarniho-vlaku-slovenska-strela-pokracuji-na-koleje-se-vrati-za-rok?fbclid=IwAR2cozJ-KScD6brUAkOZsB9fxj0wU8bHrRpU3gjd3s3PZj3bJJkgKQpNnic

Background story: https://www.autoforum.cz/fascinace/nejslavnejsi-cesky-vlak-stvoril-vyrobce-aut-vyjimecny-stroj-se-az-ted-dockal-zachrany/

Published under History, Museums, Restoration, Video
September 12th, 2019

A visit to Porsche and Tatra museums

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https://driventowrite.com/2014/10/09/porsche-tatra-museums/#more-4685

Published under Museums
July 31st, 2019

TFI Hradec Králové Tatra Rally Report

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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.

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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 Skoda works where we could witness its car production.

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A little bit hidden, on the top floor of Skoda Museum, amid sculptures presenting Czechoslovak history, there was a surprising Hanzelka Zikmund sculpture, presenting Czech adventurism.

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From the Skoda car museum we went to the Metodej Vlach aircraft museum with several nice aircraft, though my personal highlight was to see a 1909 Grade aircraft taking off, flying, landing and taxiing.

Full collection:  http://www.letecke-muzeum-metodeje-vlacha.cz/exponaty/letadla-letuschopna/

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On saturday, June 1st, we continued to Josefov Fortress (Czech: Pevnost Josefov, German: Josefstadt or Josephstadt), a large historic defence complex of 18th-century military architecture, built between 1780-1790, in Jaroměř, eastern Bohemia.  Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josefov_Fortress

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Lunch was used in the centre of Hradec Kralove after which a small sightseeing trip through the centre by steamboat and tourist train was offered.

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Returning to Lázně Bělohra, we used part of the track of the road race circuit where between 1952 anf 1976 the international Prachovské Skály races were held. Though known from its motorcycle races, the Tatra works team competed here succesfully in the early ‘fifties with T 607s (Alois Mark on the photo) In the ’sixties Tatra Delphins competed in the Formula Junior class here.

We further visited the battleground of the famous 1866 battle between Prussians and Austrians and a sculpture park before returning to Lázně Bělohra.

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Over thirty Tatras competed.  One T 12, two T 54s, several T57s of the models a and b, a T 75, two Tatraplans, 9 T 603s, one T 603 powered T613, four T 613s and several TFI members with private transport or other classics.

Next year’s TFI event will be held in Eastern Austria.

For more pix, please visit the Facebook Page of Tatra Freunde International. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Tatra%20freunde%20international&epa=SEARCH_BOX

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June 9th, 2019

How I lost my Beetle. A documentary

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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 and the VW beetle isn’t part of the documentary. The documentary however pays attention to the restoration of an early Standard Superior, found in the former GDR. The absence of a technical discussion puts the documentary regrettably in a victim famework. It is the Nazis against Ganz. Herbie versus the Shoa as the documentary producer put it.

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May 1st, 2019
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