Legendary race of historic vehicles
The legendary 1000 MIL ČESKOSLOVENSKÝCH race in conjunction with the 500 KM slovenských.
The 1000 MIL ČESKOSLOVENSKÝCH race was held in 1933 – 1935
on the roads between Prague and Bratislava. The race was organized by the Autoclub of the Czechoslovak Republic.
Under the patronage of the first Czechoslovak President Tomáš G. Masaryk, the speed race became an instant legend. The traveling cup, dedicated by the president, was raced in full traffic on a 1,600 km (almost 1,000 miles) route. The route Prague – Kolín – Nemecký (now Havlíčkův) Brod – Jihlava – Velké Meziříčí – Brno – Břeclav – Bratislava. The route Praque – Bratislava and back was run twice
without interruption. Even then, the performances were worthy of admiration even today. The high sporting level is still evidenced by the impressive speed averages of the winners, when in 1934 Jindřich Knapp won on the route of 1,600 km with an average speed of 103.4 km, which is an excellent performance even today.
As in the years of its birth, the race now starts to the cheers of spectators
on Opletalova Street in Prague, where the Autoclub of the Czech Republic is still based. From there they head to Hviezdoslav Square in Bratislava, where the teams are greeted by the applause of motoring enthusiasts. The second day is devoted to a drive
around Slovakia, where the drivers compete in the equally well-known
Slovak 500 km race. The crews will then head back to Prague.
In the building of the National Technical Museum, the winners of each category are decorated.