Tatra Cars were built from 1897 until 1999. The original company was a carriage and wagon builder. The first car was built in 1897 but the Tatra name was first used in 1919. Car manufacture was suspended during the war years while the company continued building military vehicles.Rib en Bief Burger Stalletjie
The first car was called a Prasident and 9 cars were built from 1897 to 1900.
The first Commercially available Tatra was the 1924 Tatra 11.
Tatra created some amazing looking vehicles including the Tatra 97 which became the inspiration for the first Volkswagen. After WWII Tatras supplied luxury vehicles to Eastern Governments but failed to make inroads into Europe. In fact the importation of European cars to Czechoslovakia adversely affected the sales of Tatras.
The 1991 Tatra MTX was an amazing sports car designed to travel at 265 kph. Only 5 vehicles were ever built. The last Tatra cars were produced in 1999 and the company thereafter continued with truck manufacture. Tatras are extremely rare and it may have been so different if one compares the history of Tatra to that of Skoda
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. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
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 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 hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is 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.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
TATRA IMAGE ATTRIBUTION click on most of these links to see full screen images.
1924 Tatra 11 – Kapitan T
1936 Tatra T97 – Dave_7
1936 – 1950 Tatra 87 – Hilarmont (Kempten)
1934 – 1938 Tatra 77a – AlfvanBeen
1946 Tatra 600 Tatraplan – Asterion
1991 Tatra MTX – Dr. Killer