Every journey is happy in a Tatra 603, the world's best car

I had no clue that the Tatra 603 was actually the world's greatest car until I watched this 52-year-old promotional film. (Torchinsky would probably disagree.) It's fast. It drifts. It fords streams. It tumbles down mountains. All while staying a step ahead of the cops, to boot. » 4/07/14 10:37am 4/07/14 10:37am

Show Us The Weirdest And Best Communist Sports Cars

For some reason, the commies weren't really into sports cars. Maybe driving for something other than to transport political prisoners around seemed like a waste of precious resources. No matter, this didn't stop the engineers of the nationalized factories from creating beautiful machines from the bits and pieces they… » 12/12/12 3:00pm 12/12/12 3:00pm

1972 Tatra T603 is even stranger than usual

There isn't a whole lot you can do to make a Tatra T603 stranger than it already is. These rare Czech made luxury cars came from the factory with a rear mounted air cooled V8 and a design that is hard to describe. Interestingly enough, the current owner of this T603 managed to do the impossible with the odd addition… » 1/21/12 11:00am 1/21/12 11:00am

The two Czechs who drove across the world in a Tatra

In April 1947, two wild and crazy Czechs set off from Prague in a Tatra 87 and drove 40,000 miles across Africa and South America. Přes Kordillery (“Across the Cordilleras”) is their book about the middle part of the trip: from Buenos Aires to Lima, across the world’s then-highest road. It is, as one would expect, the… » 8/08/11 1:30pm 8/08/11 1:30pm