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Old 09-24-2018, 12:50 AM
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Default Trip to Alaska 1976 and 1978.

I had a friend. He it was be a big spirit. At a time when he could not travel in 1976. He negotiated a trip to the USA. In Prague, he dismantled "Tatra 12" and load through the small door to the plane Ilyushin.Small car with wooden bodywork from 1929, engine power 12 hp. In New York Airport at the airport he assembled the car it and drove to the Alaska highway.
A truck hit the back of his car. Gathering what's left, he took the car to Prague. 2 years in a two-room flat in the middle of Prague in a panel house in a residential area (in the children's room) he repaired the car. The last assembly was in front of the house in the parking lot between parked cars. In 1978. He rejoined Alaska again with his friend and Tatra 12 in Alaska and "back". In the month of August passed the Death Valley ...... with these two-cylinder air cooled engines with a power of 12 HP. Later he wrote the book about it. He wrote the book "Immortal 12 HP". He had already died, but it was a real a big hard ghost. I created a separate thread. I had to.
Any knows about this road that was in honor of the 1907 one race and won the Thomas Flyer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KHWk1Xd54I

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The man on left Míla Urban. He died in 2010.

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Old 09-24-2018, 12:42 PM
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I had a friend. He it was be a big spirit. At a time when he could not travel in 1976. He negotiated a trip to the USA. In Prague, he dismantled "Tatra 12" and load through the small door to the plane Ilyushin.Small car with wooden bodywork from 1929, engine power 12 hp. In New York Airport at the airport he assembled the car it and drove to the Alaska highway.
A truck hit the back of his car. Gathering what's left, he took the car to Prague. 2 years in a two-room flat in the middle of Prague in a panel house in a residential area (in the children's room) he repaired the car. The last assembly was in front of the house in the parking lot between parked cars. In 1978. He rejoined Alaska again with his friend and Tatra 12 in Alaska and "back". In the month of August passed the Death Valley ...... with these two-cylinder air cooled engines with a power of 12 HP. Later he wrote the book about it. He wrote the book "Immortal 12 HP". He had already died, but it was a real a big hard ghost. I created a separate thread. I had to.
Any knows about this road that was in honor of the 1907 one race and won the Thomas Flyer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KHWk1Xd54I

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The man on left Míla Urban. He died in 2010.

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That is the Czech spirit, Jaro.
This is just one man of many like him. Great perseverance and "how-to" energy!
Yes, I know about the "Round the World Thomas Flyer" because I worked at HAC (Harrah's Auto Collection") where the car was obtained and cleaned up and displayed, and I looked at that car many times - and that some of the men who knew the car in person on that long trip came to HAC and to see the car and verify where they carved their initials or names in the wooden fenders, in Siberia or Tashkent or .... Fantastic voyage around the world in 1908.
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Old 09-24-2018, 04:06 PM
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The way is a goal. The world is connected through some people more than we think.
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