Skoda Rapid 1.4 SV (1936) A trip around the world in 97 days

Model manufacturer: Autocult
Order code: 90160
Scale: 1:43
Material: Resin
Weight: 0.6 kg
Dimensions: 9.2 cm
Machine manufacturer: Skoda
119,00 €
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Product description

Model of the legendary car Škoda Rapid 1.4 SV (1936) with the story "A trip around the world in 97 days" from AUTOCULT exclusively for Modelsnavigator in a limited numbered edition of 333 pcs. The model is packed on a pedestal in a PVC box, each model has a brochure with the number of a specific limited series.

Something about a trip around the world in 97 days:

At four o’clock on the afternoon of 25 April 1936, Břetislav Ján Procházka left Prague, along with mechanic Jindřich Kubias, in a Škoda Rapid production car for a trip around the world. 

Their trip around the world lasted 97 days and covered 27,700 kilometres. 53 of those days were on board ships or waiting at customs. Only 44 days were actually spent driving. Starting from Prague, Procházka and Kubias continued through Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and the Soviet Union. After sailing across the Caspian Sea and driving through Iran, they were delayed by a sandstorm. This forced them to take a non-stop route from Quetta across British India (now Pakistan) to Bombay (now Mumbai) in three days to catch the ferry to Ceylon (today Sri Lanka). Having crossed the Malay Peninsula, they took a ship from Singapore through Hong Kong and then on to the Japanese city of Kobe. Subsequently, they crossed the Pacific via Honolulu and docked at San Francisco. From there, they completed the 5,300 kilometres to New York in 100 hours and 55 minutes, breaking the previous speed record by more than nine hours. The final leg of the trip took them from Cherbourg past Paris to Nuremburg, whence they returned to Prague on 8 August 1936.