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    HAND BRAKES OF PRASIDENT CAR (1897)
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    Racing cars

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 4, 2004

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    RACING  CAR  IN  TATRA  TECHNICAL  MUSEUM

    Favorite thing: There were a few racing cars to see in Tatra Technical Museum as well. This one on my picture didn't look the most modern of them.

    Btw Tatra company still exists and produce trucks and preapare some sport/racing cars as well. In Dakar 2004 Rallye (Paris - Dakar) Tatra truck won third (bronze medal) and seventh place among 38 teams which reached the finish. Tatra team best finish was second place in the 1999 Telefonica Dakar Rallye. As I was in Morocco and liked it a lot I always try to watch Paris - Dakar Rallye on TV and surely Tatra trucks there.

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    The first truck (1850)

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 4, 2004

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    THE  FIRST  TRUCK  (1850)

    Favorite thing: Family run company of Koprivnice native - Sustula manufactured coaches and carriages of his own design since 1850. I could see the first, wooden truck in Tatra Technical Museum (on the picture).

    The eighties of the 19th century brought a profound change in transport. The uncomfortable (and slow when driven by horses) carriages were replaced step-by step by railway transportation. The Sustula company started to make railway coaches/wagons that time.

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    Truck from Paris - Dakar Rally 1988

    by matcrazy1 Written Mar 4, 2004

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    TATRA 815  FROM  PARIS - DAKAR  RALLY  1988

    Favorite thing: Tatra trucks and team take part in desert race Paris - Dakar Rally called Telefonica Dakar now, for many years. In Koprivnice Tatra technical Museum I could see Tatra 815 (8 x 8) truck which finished the Paris - Dakar Rally in 1988.

    Tatra trucks were clasified on 3rd and 7th place among 38 teams which finished Paris - Dakar Rally in 2004.

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    Engines

    by matcrazy1 Written Mar 4, 2004

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    ENGINE  IN  TATRA  TECHNICAL  MUSEUM

    Favorite thing: There was much more than cars/trucks on display in Tatra Technical Museum. I saw engines of various automobiles, other mechanical parts of old cars, chassis etc. They were not as interesting as cars, at least for me. But if you like... you can read more about each displayed item on information tables put in front of them.

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    More info on Tatra and old cars?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    TATRA  TECHNICAL  MUSEUM  -  OUTDOORS

    Favorite thing: When I visited the Tatra Technical Museum and came back home I started to look for more information on Tatra cars but it was not so simple in pre-internet era, that time. Now, you can follow the links below.

    Official webpages:
    Tatra Technical Museum in Koprivnice - in Czech, English, German, French, Polish and Russian;
    Tatra company - in Czech, English and Russian;
    Telefonica Dakar (Paris - Dakar Rally) - in Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Polish and Spanish;
    Tatra truck dealer & importer from Russia - in Russian;
    Tatra Autoklub Slovakia - in English;
    Tatra-Freunde International, Austria - in German;
    UK Tatra Register

    Unofficial webpages:
    Tatra Automobile pages;
    Tatra World - cool Dutch pages in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish;
    International Streamlined Tatra Site - internet portal on Tatra cars in English;
    Tatra truck commercial videos to download;
    Old cars for sale.

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    It started in... 1850!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    CRAZY  CAMERAMAN  IN  TATRA  TECHNICAL  MUSEUM

    Favorite thing: Koprivnice are proud of over 150 years history of vehicle design and production by company called Tatra, known from succeses in Paris - Dakar Rally in recent years..

    The history started in 1850 when Ignac Sustala, native of Koprivnice, founded family run company to manufacture coaches and carriages of his own design. The manufacture soon became a factory and in 1882 the company Sustala & Partners implemented production of wagons.
    The first passenger car in Central Europe was built just in Koprivnice in 1887. Then they produced many very modern vehicles and not so modern as well. I remember slow and extremely noicy Tatra trucks on Polish roads in 70' of 20th century. Brr..., they had very, very noicy air cooled engines as I remember. The Tatra trucks were quite common on roads of each country under Soviet communist regime that time.

    Fondest memory: Old cars in Tatra Technical Museum.

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    What a steering wheel!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Look at "steering-wheel" of the oldest car in Tatra Technical Museum called Prasident, built in 1987. It's rather similar to typical handle-bar of a bicycle than to steering-wheel of contemporary car. Surely do not expect any servo (assistance). The drivers had to be strong and brave men that time (and rich as well, I suppose).

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    What a light!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    SIDE  LAMP  OF  THE  PRASIDENT  CAR  (1897)

    Favorite thing: Pay attention to the mode of lighting of the old Prasident car (1987). With its max. speed of approx. 25 km/h (15 mph) it was rather not necessary to light the road in front of the car but the car itself.
    As I noticed there was one central headlamp, two side lamps on both sides of the car and... NO back lights, no stop lights as well.

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    The oldest car - born in 1897!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    THE  OLDEST  CAR  OF  CENTRAL  EUROPE

    Favorite thing: Look at the oldest car ever built in central Europe or rather its exact replica built in 70' of 20th century. The car was originally built just in Koprivnice (Austrian - Hungary monarchy that time) in 1897.
    The car was called Prasident and equipped with two-cylinder water-cooled engine type Benz and the belt transmission of only two speeds forward and no reverse speed.

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    What a speed and brakes!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    HAND  BRAKES  OF  PRASIDENT  CAR  (1897)

    Favorite thing: Hmm... it had to be funny to drive this old (1897) Prasident car with max. speed of approx. 25 km/h (15.5 mph). What a speed that time! It must had been equipped with hand brakes as you can see on my picture. No pedal breaks, even not mention any servo-braking system.

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    Near Poland and Slovakia

    by AndyRG Updated May 29, 2003

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    Koprivnice

    Favorite thing: Birthplace of Emil Zatopek, famous olympic winner, Koprivnice is a sports centre in the nature, located near other two countries. You can see there the ruins of Sostyn Castle, where sometimes I helped to be renovated. It is a gothic castle, which was founded about the half of the 13th century.
    The most important relic which has been found is an ivory statuette (so called "venus of Sostyn").
    The Community Centre is next to the nice hotel "P. Beam", not far away from St. Bartholomew church. You can see antiques (statues, paintings) from the inventory of the original 16th century wooden church.

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