Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tatra In La Carrera Panamericana???


While attending a car show in Mexico my good friend Jorge from Queretero came upon this beast. It is a Czechoslovakian built Tatra which supposedly took part in the 1989 La Carrera Panamericana. Jorge is attempting to find out more about the car and it's involvment in LCP but should anyone else know anything about it please drop me a note.




5 comments:

carson said...

for more in for on the Czech Tatra goto
http://www.team.net/www/ktud/Tatra.html

Lise said...

Personally, I have never heard about a Tatra competing in the famous Mexican rally. Yet, a Tatraplan was raced in Mexico in the early fifties. French driver Jean Trévoux won a 80 km race at Chapultepec near Mexico in 1951, June 10th. The car was a Tatraplan and he finished the race in 42m 41s 2/5, 112.341 km/h. Sadly to say for Tatra enthusiasts, Jean Trévoux, a well known rally driver and Rally Monte Carlo winner in the late thirties, http://forums.autosport.com/lofiversion/index.php/t90544.html, competed in all Carrera Panamercanas but never with a Tatraplan.

http://lacarrera2007.blogspot.com/2010/05/tatra-in-la-carrera-panamericana.html

see also www.tataworld.nl
smitkees@planet.nl

RENE ORTEGA "RANACHILANGA" said...

Yes I have a january 1989 mexican magazine "AUTOMUNDO DEPORTIVO" with a picture of that same Tatra in La Carrera in 1989 naming the owner as Jose Luis Villegas, that is all I have.

K said...

Hello Rene Ortega,
Would you please be so kind to e-mail me the january 1989 mexican magazine article "AUTOMUNDO DEPORTIVO" with a picture of that Tatra ?
Thanks a lot
Kees Smit
smitkees@planet.nl

K said...

Hello Rene Ortega,
Would you please be so kind to e-mail me the january 1989 mexican magazine article "AUTOMUNDO DEPORTIVO" with a picture of that Tatra ?
Thanks a lot
Kees Smit
smitkees@planet.nl