This interesting looking snowmobile was driven by ski and 2 steering-wheels and a movement was by pusher propeller and by mechanical drum with cardan drive shaft, which was also used as a brake. Handbrake was on the rear ski. The snowbile was built in 1942.
- T87, petrol
- 8 cylinder, OHC
- volume: 2968 cc
- power: 75 HP/55 kW
- cooling: air
Consumption: petrol - 13 l/100 km (18 mpg)
Max. speed: 80 km/h (50 mph).
This T-613 prototype limousine was not very modern in my opinion as for 1994 when it was produced by well-known Czech designer Vaclav Kral. It's body was made in cooperation with the Ecorra company. The car was equipped with hydraulic double circuit disc brakes with brake booster.
- 8 cylinder
- volume: 3495 cc
- power: 200 HP/147.6 kW
- cooling: air
Gearbox: 5 + 1, synchron
Consumption: petrol - 13.8 l/100 km (17 mpg)
Max. speed: 230 km/h (143 mph).
I saw this strange car on my picture called Tatra 4x4 Quattro in Tatra Technical Museum. The vehicle was designed specially for autocross and built by Alois Havel with sponsorship of AMK (Automobile Club) Frenstat pod Radhostem in 1976. It was equipped with hydraulic drum brakes, 8 - cylinder, air-cooled, petrol engine of almost 2.5 l and power 108 HP (80 kW).
The car was not successfull in autocross competitions, so there was the only one built.
This red vehicle standed under roof in front of the Tatra Technical Museum. It was Slovak famous express motor coach (train engine) called M290 "Slovenska Strela" which meant Slovak Arrow.
This one displayed for friends of the railway was built in 1936 and used till 1952. Its weight was 35,000 kg (77,162 pounds) when empty and up to 42,580 kg (93,873 pounds) when ready to go.
Tatra Technical Museum is a part of Regional Museum of Koprivnice now and was moved to the new building in the centre of Koprivnice in 1997.
The museum contains two stationary expositions:
- Tatra Technical Museum (old and new cars of Tatra company),
- VENI VIDI VICI - exhibition dedicated to Dana and Emil Zatopek. Emil Zatopek (1922 - 2000) was famous native of Koprivnice and Czech distance runner. He was the winner of 1948 Olympic gold medal at 10,000 meters. Four years later, he won unprecedented Olympic triple crown (5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and marathon) at 1952 Games in Helsinki.
Btw "veni, vidi, vici" means I came, I saw, I conquered in Latin language. Roman Emperor Julius Caesar used these words to announce Roman senators his lightning victory over sovereign of Pont in 47 BC. Pont was ancient country, seaside part of Cappadocia, Turkey now.
What was more there?
I found a room or two with a few amazing, old, colorful tile-stoves displayed (museum of ceramic industry), just as you can see on my picture.
There are a lot of nice villages around the whole region, like this one near to Koprivnice. The picture was taken when I was on its nice tower.
Another village which it's worth a visit is Pribor, where S. Freud lived his first years.
This is the round tower "Stramberska truba", from where the view of the whole region is magnificent. It is three kilometres away from Koprivnice, 5' by train.