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Old 26th May 2013, 13:37   #1
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Default Oldtimer Bohemia Rally 2013 - Classics in Czech

I'm currently travelling on work to the beautiful Czech Republic. At a meeting a colleague mentioned there was an 'oldtimer' event passing through the city - I was a tad dissapointed that I couldn't attend as we were working that day.

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But as fate had it, we had dinner later at a restaurant bang opposite the flag off point The cars were assembling back to end for the day, and I managed to catch some of them.

I think a total of 60 cars were participating, but I must have seen about 30 odd. A large variety of cars were present, from humble recent classics like the Austin A30, to the gargantuan Laurin and Klement special.

The first car I saw was this oddball. It appeared to be based on a Fiat 600, but probably an East European badge engineered version. It even sported an add on boot. I was told it was Ukraine registered.
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Laurin & Klement was the predecessor of Skoda, and there were understandably many classic Skodas, the city being Skoda head quarters, Mlada Boleslav. This car made the most fantastic sounds as it sputtered along.
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Skoda made some very attractive cars, and here are some assorted sedans (including the first gen Octavia) and Felicia roadsters

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This tiny Austin appeared to be joining from the UK. It must be quite a journey in such a small car!

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I couldn't identify these two roadsters, I guess they are Aeros

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The Dixi - the first BMW, essentially a badged Austin 7. This car was really zipping!

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Another great Czech name of yore, Praga.

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Early Chrysler rumble seat.

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Mercedes 190SL was one of two that I saw, plus a couple of Pagodas

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This Coupe looked simply sublime, and the perfect choice for touring the continent!

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Renault Caravelle

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Rally prepared Skoda 120 and MG Midget

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Skodas galore, including the first gen Octavia Combi

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Trio of Mustangs had everyone's heads turning as they made a dramatic entrance. A couple more followed.

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This specially prepared Skoda had done one of the important cross country rallies in 97, I forget which, but possibly the Pan Am

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Another great Czech name, Tatra.

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These 1000s looked uncannilly similar to the VW type 3.

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Felicia roadster

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My pick of the day, this exquisitely styled 1930s Skoda, probably a Rapid or Popular based car.

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Joining in the fun were these 2 seemingly similar BSAs with sidecars. I did see a Jawa bike and scooter passing by, but couldn't get pictures.

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Also spotted were these 2 vans, the larger being a Garant (never heard of it!) and the other being a more familiar Barkas

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That's all for now!

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Karl, all the way to the Czech Republic and not a single picture of a Jawa??

The exquisite Skoda is a Popular Sport Monte Carlo coupe. Most delicious! Keep the pics coming, we know there's more!

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Karl, all the way to the Czech Republic and not a single picture of a Jawa??

The exquisite Skoda is a Popular Sport Monte Carlo coupe. Most delicious! Keep the pics coming, we know there's more!
Unfortunately not, plus those are all the pictures. But I got enough Skodas, Tatras and even a Praga so that should cover most Czech brands

I did see a Perak on my last trip, here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/beyond...-republic.html (Classics spotted in the Czech Republic)
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Feast for eyes karlosdeville. Never knew Skoda used to make some funky cars many decades ago. 1930s is amazingly curved, loved it. Happy about the FIATs too.
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That is a very interesting, unusual and remarkable collection of classic cars out on the road!

Apart from the Pagoda and the MG, which are sort of a "dime a dozen" on any classic car event in Europe most of these cars must be getting pretty rare. First glance they all look in good condition. But photographs, especially from a bit of distance can be very deiceptive.
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Karl pls.send any interior pictures.and inquire about parts.As you know l also have skoda 1102
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