Digital Autocult Yearbook & Bata Autokar 1937 by Autocult
The new Edition 2023 is a different kind
of book – it is THE book for the automotive enthusiast who wants to learn more
about the stories of long forgotten automobiles, brands and other developments.
Whether rare, fast or strange – many interesting stories in conjunction with
precise historical accuracy, flanged by many historical photographs and
illustrations of autocult models produced in 2023, make this book (as
well as all future editions) a reading experience for those interested in automotive
time does not “stand still” and we also want to make a small contribution to a
“greener world”, we decided not to print the book in a certain number of copies
as in the years before. Instead we decided to enclose our autocult-edition
2023 in digitally on an USB-Stick to our ‘Model of the Year’.
Jan Antonín Bata was the patriarch of the shoe empire
of the same name and wanted to make good use of every available time in some
way. He wished to be able to actively use his business trips and a mobile office
soon crystallized in his ideas.
He and Josef Sodomka jr. around 1935/36 agreed to
realize such a vehicle.
The owner of the Czechoslovak coachbuilder with a
first-class reputation completely stripped a BB truck from Ford’s US production
and created a completely new body.
Inside, the purpose as a travel, work and conference
vehicle became clear due to its layout, because there were permanently installed
desks with integrated, fold-out typewriters. So-called travel chairs invited
people to read or discuss, and when it got late in the evening, the entire
interior could also be converted into a sleeping compartment. A couch and various
built-in wardrobes were also available.
In terms of external appearance, the Sodomka company
fitted the mobile office into an aerodynamically sophisticated body. The
rounded sloping rear corresponded just as much to the modern zeitgeist as the
covered rear wheels or the characteristics of a very minimal bonnet.
Nothing is known about the use of his personal van,
but in the course of the confiscation of the vehicles it may have made his way
to the front with the outbreak of the Second World War. The trail was lost and it
was most likely destroyed.
Jan Antonín Bata emigrated in June 1939 and died in
Brazil in 1965 at the age of 67.
|Digital Autocult Yearbook & Bata Autokar 1937
|Road, Concept Cars
Exclusive model includes the annual "Year Book" but now only available digitally on a memory stick.
German & English text.
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.