A new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London brings together fifteen diverse cars to explore how the automobile accelerated the pace of change over the past century and the impact it had on the broader world, from visual culture to climate change. One of the cars selected for the show is the legendary Tatra 77, designed in Czechoslovakia in 1934. I spoke to Brendan Cormier, one of the exhibition’s curators, to find out more about the exhibition, which will run until April 2020:
The company Tatra Trucks is due to supply 71 new trucks to the Czech Army
at a value of CZK 570,000 in the coming years, a spokesperson for the
company said. The firm, which is based in Kopřivnice in the Moravian
Silesian Region, signed a contract on the deal with the Ministry of Defence
All of the trucks will be delivered before 2024. The Czech Army currently uses more than 3,000 Tatra vehicles.
Czech heavy vehicles manufacturer Tatra Trucks will supply 12 fire engines
to Israeli security forces, the company announced on Monday. The order is
worth approximately 100 million crowns.
As part of the deal, the Czech truck maker will also provide training for Israeli firefighters to operate the engines. The first Tatras are to be delivered to Israel at the end of the year.
Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, is meeting with both the Czech President and Prime Minister this Thursday. Representatives of over 50 Indian enterprises are arriving alongside Kovind to take part in a specially organised forum with their Czech counterparts, focused on deepening trade and business ties. Collaboration in research and development is also to be discussed.
Veteran Tatra cars from around the country set off on a Veteran Ride from Prague to Marseille on Saturday marking 70 years to the day since the country’s famous travelers Miroslav Zikmund a Jiří Hanzelka set off on their first trip to Africa. The National Museum of Technology organized a special event for the public screening a film about the legendary travelling duo and showing authentic objects from their many journeys. They visited 83 countries with their famous Tatra 87, made over 150 documentary films and wrote over 20 books about their adventures. Jiří Hanzelka died in 2003, Miroslav Zikmund celebrated his 98th birthday in February.
Czech vehicle producer Tatra has landed an order of around 1.5 billion crowns to modernise the Czech army’s 33 self- propelled Dana howitzers, according to the business daily E15. The order was made without a public tender although other Czech firms might have been able to make bids as well, the paper reported. The modernised guns should be delivered from 2018 through to 2020. Tatra has turned around its fortunes in recent years after being bought by its current Czech owners in an auction after facing bankruptcy.