Record 120 veteran cars take part in ‘1000 Czechoslovak Miles’ ride

A record 120 veteran cars embarked from Prague on Thursday morning on a three-day ride to the Slovak capital Bratislava and back.

The annual event, called the ‘1000 Czechoslovak Miles’, is a reference to the legendary race that took place in First Republic in the 1930s and was organised by the 1000 Miles of Czechoslovakia Society together with the Veteran Car Club Prague and the National Technical Museum.

This year’s ride commemorates the 125th anniversary of the start of car production in the Czech Republic, when the first car, named President, rolled out of the Kopřivnice factory in 1897.