Tatra T805 H&Z Motorhome & Trailer by Autocult
The big Trip
travellers were considered heroes for decades, because they had mostly seen
parts of the world that were never within reach for the ordinary citizen.
of these adventurers were the Czechoslovaks eng. Jio Hanzelka and eng. Miroslav
Zikmund. In 1947, they decided to take a tour with a Tatra passenger car, which
lasted three years and took them back to their homeland via Africa and South
America. The world tour attracted great attention, especially in this period,
which was still influenced by the privations of World War II. However, this
journey was not enough for the two world travellers and five years after their return
they planned a second trip. This time their world tour was to become even more
extensive and lead over Asia, Australia and Oceania back to their Czechoslovak
homeland. They went for the 1-ton Tatra 805 truck as their means of transport.
and foremost, both adventurers went for this truck, which was designed purely
according to military specifications, due to its enormous robustness. The truck
was state-of-the-art at that time, as it had only been mass-produced since
1952. The 2,5-litre V8 drive of the Tatra engine T603 with 75 hp was sufficient
for the world tour and allowed a top speed of 75 km/h.
April 22, 1959, 39-year-old eng. Jia Hanzelka and the one year older eng.
Miroslav Zikmound finally set off on their second big trip. This time their
targets were in Eastern Europe, led to Asia, from where they eventually crossed
over via Australia to various Pacific Islands. With the two Tatras T805, the
two had made a first-class choice and returned to their home country from their
extensive trip in 1964.
trucks were the first cars to cross the Soviet Union form east to west.
|Description: ||Tatra T805 H&Z Motorhome & Trailer |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC09012 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1988 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||Due: 10/2020 |
|Weight: ||750 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces. |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.