When you think of great automotive nations, the Czech Republic is likely not top of the list. Dig deep and you might remember that VW-owned Skoda is Czech and that Tatra once made some extraordinary machines in the distant past, but chances are that Praga doesn’t ring a bell.
Praga makes planes, karts, some of the most-winning race cars in their class, and even dabbled in a wild road-going LMP-style machine.
The story begins in 1907 when the engineering firm was established in the Czech capital Prague ...
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The only thing I know about Czechoslovakia is I once owned a 1949 CZ 125 motorcycle made there. My first vehicle & at 13 I was living large. It was responsible for inspiring my passion for motorcycles. From there 1949 Indian Scout, 1962 250 Panonia, 1971 Kawasaki 500, 72 Kaw. 750, 76 KZ900 & 81 KZ1100. These bikes are now just a memory of my past but can't help think that the 49 CZ started it all. Thanks Czechoslovakia .