Skoda was originally started as a business called Laurin & Klement, back in 1895. Thirty years later Laurin and Klement was acquired by Skoda Auto. In 1948 Skoda was nationalised. In 1991 it was partially re-privatized and by 2000 it became wholly owned by Volkswagen.Kerrie en Rys Stalletjie
Under the management of Volkswagen Skoda has become an international brand, selling in over 100 countries. Skoda sold over 1,250,000 vehicles in 2018 and was the second largest contributor to the Volkswagen Group profits, behind Porsche.
Skoda, along with Daimler, Peugeot, Opel and Tatra were the longest standing motor manufacturers in the world. It was, however, considered by people of the West to be a really ridiculous brand. In the past 30 years Skoda has not only changed the image of their brand but also the actual product. Skoda was rated as the most dependable brand in the United Kingdom in 2015.
Skoda intends launching its fully electric car range later in 2019 or early in 2020.
The Skoda story, as with most of the famous brands is long. A good starting point to read the Skoda story is on Wikimedia which carries all the cross references and legitimate sources of reference.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG tot ‘n kompeterende klas, moet voertuie vir die eerste keer in 1999 of vroeër gebou of geregistreer word. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.
Skoda image Attribution – By clicking on these links you will get a full screen image.
1905 Skoda – Ralf Roletschek
1929 Skoda 422 – János Tamás
1949 Skoda 1101 Tudor Roadster – Miloslav Rejha
1960 Skoda Octavia Super – Ralf Roletschek
1966 Skoda MB 1000 – Ralf Roletschek
2020 Skoda Vision iV -Alexander Migl