First there was … the bicycle
Let us start at the beginning with … a bicycle, the L&K Slavia (1899). Indeed, it was as producers and repairers of bicycles that the company’s founders, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, two passionate cyclists, laid the foundations of a company in 1895 that was to become internationally thriving. It is therefore no wonder that we come across the make as main sponsor of the Tour de France.
The exhibition’s cars Following on from bicycles Laurin and Klement quickly moved on to motorbikes and finally, in 1905, to producing their first car: the Voiturette A under their initials L&K. The latter, as also the mythical Superb (1939), Felicia Cabriolet (1961), Favorit LX (1995), Octavia, and may more, are presented at Autoworld.
In total the “ŠKODA 125 YEARS - From past to future” exhibition organised with the support of the ŠKODA Museum of Mlada Boleslav, will display some forty models, numerous visuals, archives, videos and, it goes without saying, showcases with scale models … all in a beautiful setting and a festive end-of-year atmosphere.
ŠKODA has also closely followed current trends and embarked on electrification. Their most recent model, the ENYAQ, was released in 2020 and will be presented in exclusivity at Autoworld.