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On the morning of Saturday, May 27, a special bus will depart from Jablonec nad Nizo to Minichove Hradisti. They will be remembered there 70 years of the Lias brand.

The fate of the famous car did not let many enthusiasts sleep, otherwise Ondage Liska, a businessman in the field of earthworks, decided to buy it. “We immediately started the restoration work. First, we had to get as much information as possible about the car,” Liska recounted.

Like most of the residents of Mnichova Hradiště or Jablonec nad Nisou, he was deeply affected by the Lias brand. “Hradiště Liazem lived many years after the biggest successes of the brand. Every time I went home after training, I saw how many cars they built every day. In the 1990s, at first there were three cars a day, then one, and eventually only one car a week. ” said Liska.

As a tradesman who works with heavy equipment, he is not intimidated by the demanding task of renovation. Members of the legendary team of Jablonec Jiří Moskal, Jaroslav Joklík and František Vojtíšek helped him with the authenticity of the special reconstruction. Probably a very middle name. “As a technical consultant. Since 1988, we’ve tried to make it absolutely identical, technically and graphically,” Joklik explained.

As Liska points out, Jaroslav Joklik contributed greatly to authenticity, because the car was unrecognizable not only to ordinary people. “The cab, axles, chassis, gearbox came from a racing special. This particular car was the only Dakar special with a nine-speed gearbox. The other competitors didn’t like her because she was in bad shape with her,” Liska explained.

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An interesting feature of Tucker cars are the fast, so-called tractor axles. “Simply the rear axle is swapped to the front axle. Only Tucker vehicles had that,” noted the car’s current owner.

After winning the Paris-Tucker Rally, the machine ended up being the accompanying vehicle for the Rally of the Pharos in 1992, after which it slowly drifted into “retirement”. At first it served as a test car. The truck disappeared. “The car was parked in Milada Boleslaw. The old people of Lyasak knew about it, and when I found out, I went to buy it,” 40-year-old Liska added.

Liaska in an archive image from the Paris-Dakar Rally.Liaska in an archive image from the Paris-Dakar rally.Source: Courtesy of Jaroslav Zoglik

The restoration took almost a year. Not all items available. Tanks or rear shock absorbers have updated car from Tatra. “Ironically, getting the rear fenders was the biggest problem. Today, you can only find plastic ones, and the tin ones ended up in the trash a long time ago. It took us three-quarters of a year to get about ten mudguards, and we collected four of them,” Liska explained. They built the box themselves under the watchful supervision of witnesses in the workshop.

The restored car has already been driven a few times, but the owner won’t let it off the road. “It would be a mess. At most, I’ll run him over the field with a Reaper,” Liska concluded.

For the first time, the updated machine will be presented to the public at a commemorative event in Munich Hradiste on Saturday, May 27. The city will commemorate 70 years since the start of production of Lias trucks at the former local plant and 20 years since the last car.

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From Lias and Jablonec

Lias’ first production plant was in Jablonec nad Nizo, specifically in the Rýnovice area. And precisely from Jablonec, stop no. From the bus station at 11, a historic RTO bus will depart at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday morning to take those interested to Mnichov Hradiště for the 70th anniversary of Lias’ big event.

An integral part of LIAZ’s 70 years in Mnichov Hradiště will be a gathering of Skoda and LIAZ truck owners. Trucks can be found almost all over the city: on Palekeho Street, in the U Karlovy Vary parking lot, at the transit terminal and at the train station. In the cast-iron houses (Na Výsluní and Polní streets), in front of the city cinema or in the former premises of LIAZ.

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However, people can expect a dynamic presentation in the form of sleepy rides. At 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., convoys of trucks will drive through the city, along Vito Nezhetli Street towards Hasko, past the former factory, cross the bypass to Jiraskova Street, and return to their locations. Center.

At 2:00 pm, the cars displayed at the square near the cast iron houses will depart for this round, at 3:30 pm the cars will leave the transit terminal and at 5:00 pm the cars will leave the square.

Saturday 27 May and 70 years LIAZ in Munich Hradiště, Masarykovo náměstí
09:00 – 10:00 Thailand
10:50 – 11:40 Majkl – ZUŠ Mnichovo Hradiště
12:30 – 13:30 Pavel Calda
13:50 – 14:00 Greetings from the City Mayor
14:00 – 15:00 Discussion with personalities from Tucker
15:30 – 16:25 Janovec Jazz Band
17:00 – 18:15 VaŤáK – Revival of the best coat
18:50 – 19:50 Imagination
20:30 – 21:30 Olga Launova
22:10 – 23:45 Weekend Rock

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