Tatra
Unraced 1950 - 1959

Tatra: The Grand Prix Car that never was

Probably you have heard of the Tatra Company. known for it's trucks and of course their participation in the Dakar. Recently i already published the story of the VM Monoplace, which was based on the Tatra T607. Thanks to Aleš Norský the story of the T607 can be told. Tatra’s predecessor Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau (the name Tatra was adopted in 1919) built its first racing car in 1900 and the company
VM Monoplace
Unraced 1950 - 1959

The sad story of the VM Monoplace

Probably you never heard of the VM Monoplace, neither did i until a week ago when i came across the entrant. I search in my own archive and I came across information that said the VM Monoplace was on the entry lost for the XXIII Grand Prix des Frontières held on June 6, 1954. The story behind the entrant will flabbergast you. The VM Monoplace was constructed by the Italian