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“The Tatraplan is the only car I should kill for.”

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Video: Araun Gordijn paints. The video includes a Tatraplan in a scrapyard with the painter expressing his love for the brand. Text is Dutch, but has English captions.

The pix below are Tatra-related watercolors and paintings by Araun Gordijn. They are not mentioned in the documentary video.


T77a’s and Gerrit Rietveld designed villa “Rhapsody” in Bloemendaal/ NL,   The villa was designed in 1934 by architect Rietveld for the violinist and composer Zoltán Székely in 1934.  The name of the house, Rhapsody, refers to a composition by Bela Bartok.

Special house located on a spacious lot offering privacy. The villa was designed in 1934 by architect Rietveld for the violinist and composer Zoltán Székely. The house has many original details.
Rietveld designed his home for the Hungarian violinist and composer Zoltán Székely in 1934. The name of the house, Rhapsody, refers to a composition by Bela Bartok. Bartok composed a piece of music especially for his good friend Zoltan Szekely and his new house.


T87s and Tatraplan in Voorstraat, Harlingen, NLT87GordijnTatramountains

T87s in the Tatra mountains


Three T87s at filling station in either The Hague or Noordwijk. Cover of Gordijn’s book “Filling stations 1988-2008″


T87 at OK filling station in the North of the Netherlands

November 19th, 2019

Video: Karl Pektor’s T87 on the podium at the August 30-September 1 Schwetzingen Classic Gala

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Published under Events & Meetings, Video
October 9th, 2019

Beskydy Rally 2019 Videos & Photos

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September 13th, 2019

Video: Tatra 813 by LEGO

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Published under Miscellaneous, Video
September 12th, 2019

Strela restauration Video

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


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July 9th, 2019

Meeting August Lacina and a T603 B5 1966 Video

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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 age problems, deaths and other problems, only August Lacina was able to be present. As a navigator, he teamed up with Milan Hruby, Jiri Pelucha, Ivan Micik and others.  But for at least three years he teamed up with the well-known Jaroslav Pavelka.


Published under History, Racing & Rallying, Video
June 7th, 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. Video (Trailer) 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.

GanzSchilperoord29April2019Paul Schilperoord, Lorenz Schmid and families

May 1st, 2019

Tatras at Techno Classica 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 nice T 87 at E 230.000

Video where Nico Aaldering tells his audience the well-known juicy nonsense about Tatra, Nazi Germany and VW. :



Where the Aaldering T 87 was experienced as expensive, an immaculate Ecorra restored T 87 topped the Aaldering one by another E 110.000 resulting in an asking price of E 340.000.  Luckily, most classic car traders at the show, experienced that prices of classic cars are dropping at the moment.

April 13th, 2019

Video: Veteran Arena Olomouc enlarged

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Published under Museums, Video
April 2nd, 2019
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