Tour of the museum of Tatra cars
• tour of the museum of Tatra cars
Not far from Ostrava in the east of the Czech Republic can be found a small industrial town called Kopřivnice (Czech. Kopřivnice). It is famous for the fact that there is the plant, "Tatra". This Czech car manufacturer, in turn, is known for its trucks. Offers a glimpse into the museum and become better acquainted with this brand.
In 1850, Ignaz Shustala (Ignac Sustala) in Kopřivnice, where today the company is based Tatra, began production of chaises and carriages. Company "Shustala and K" was founded by the end of the fifties together with partners. Until the end of the nineteenth century made rail trucks and passenger cars.
the first "car" was created in 1886 under the title "President".
In the next 20 years in a factory set up proprietary engine, the first bus, trucks, changed the company name to Kopřivnická vozovka, brand "Tatra" (similar to the Tatra mountain system) was first used.
The current logo.
Tatra type U and T 1914-1915 model year.
By 1940, Tatra managed to successfully establish itself in the production of trucks.
Tatra 57 (early 30s)
passenger "car of the future" was created by Tatra T 77.
Railway wagon Express "Slovak Strela" ( "Slovenská strela"), 1935.
The history of the company is not fully talks about production in the period of the Third Reich, but the factory is definitely working on it and created a multi-purpose heavy machinery.
In 1946, the company becomes public, it continues the production of T 57 and T 111. The legendary truck T 111 was produced until 1962 and it is believed that he has transported materials for the foundation of a new society is being built in Europe.
made trolley buses and trams in the postwar years. Various modifications cruised the cities of the Soviet Union.
In 1947, the prototype T 600 TATRAplan was created. The car in the photo below - Tatra T 600S, in 1949, was presented at the Geneva Motor Show, and then presented to Stalin. Stalin never traveled on it. In 1976, he was returned to Kopřivnice.
Racing Tatra 607-2, created in the early 50th.
In 1956 began mass production of T 603.
T 603 left
And the truck T 138.
The rounded design of the fifties.
Then they began to build the awkward ugly machine.
Over time, Tatra ceased to engage in the production of passenger cars and focused on the manufacture of heavy machinery and trucks.
Director of the Technical Museum of the brand, "Tatra".