Retromobile Show Looks To East

Last week the classic car season got off to great start with the Retromobile exhibition in Paris. The show featured an official presence by Škoda and a great display of Tatra cars as well.

This was the 45th Retromobile exhibition, which is now one of the most significant events in the international calendar with three major auctions (Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s and Artcurial), and an ever-increasing support from car manufacturers. From time to time Škoda makes an appearance. This year the Czech company celebrates its 125th anniversary, therefore an official presence was greanted. A 1908 Laurin&Klement BSC sports car was accompanied by an early Octavia, the 2017 Vision E Study and the Tudor-based Skoda Sport 1949

Only two Skoda Sport models were built in 1949

And then there was the awesome display of Tatra cars

Realised in cooperation between the Tatra Museum in Kopřivnice , the Brittany-based Manoir de l’Automobile and the Ecorra workshop, a Czech Tatra restoration company and displayed on the corridor between Hall 1 and Hall 2.2 this was one of the highlights of the show.

The V570 prototype an an early T77
In 1933, the Tatra V570 was born – a small aerodynamic car with an air-cooled rear-mounted engine: a true revolution. The aim was to create a cheap people’s car. It remained a prototype
 The Zlin Museum compiled a showcase regarding the adventure of Jiří Hanzelka and Miroslav Zikmund – two Czech students who set off to circumnavigate the world behind the wheel of a 1947 Tatra 87. For four years, the two young adventurers shot films, wrote articles for newspapers and magazines and most importantly, kept up a journal that was broadcast over Czech radio. They brought their curiosity to everything that they discovered. They set out to describe the ways in which the people that they met lived.

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