The race was not run at maximum speed, as in the First Republic, but as a regular race and the task of the competitors was to get as close as possible to the average speed of 45 that per hour.
It competed in six categories according to the content of the cylinders. Many onlookers gathered around the museum in the early evening around the arriving cars. They photographed the cars, asked the crew about their experiences, and sparkling wine flowed at the finish. The results are to be announced at 20:30.
“Masomlejn is self-deprecating. My back is sweaty, my legs are tanned, my toes are burned from the vagina. And look at my nose, “said Karel Kupka about the impressions of the routes, who rode the route in a 1924 Sénechal SS car.
His crew on the route had to deal with a loose flywheel. “We had to dismantle half of the car,” said Kupka, who according to the organizers is one of the regular participants in the retro ride.
Vratislav Veselý also took part in the race for the seventh time, arriving at the museum around five in the afternoon with his father Vratislav.
“Amazing. It was hot for us, but it was beautiful. It was worth it, “said Veselý after the finish.
“The route as such is not difficult, but the most difficult is to keep the vehicle in operation, to manage the driver in a state of vigilance,” added the racer, who completed the race in a BMW 315 from 1934.
After half past five, the presentation of cars began, in which the organizers presented individual crews, cars and a number of interesting things.
People could also see several cars that completed the race in the interwar period. A total of 117 vehicles started in the race of cars manufactured before 1939.
The retro ride, organized by the Association of 1000 Miles of Czechoslovakia together with Veteran Car Club Prague, Autoklub ČR and Design Veteran Car Club Bratislava every year since 2015, renews the tradition of the famous car race from the 1930s.
The high-speed touring car race took place on the then-necessary domestic road route Prague – Bratislava – Prague and the participants completed it twice, for a total of almost 1,600 of them.
According to the organizers, this year is a commemoration of the 120th anniversary of the birth of the car racer Bohumil Turk, whose first end in 1935 crashed in the race of 1000 Czechoslovak miles.