Interwar Czechoslovak motor sport
Aero 20 HP
In 1931-1939, Czechoslovak drivers regularly participated in Rallye Monte Carlo, with one exception always with cars made in Czechoslovakia. Challenges of the difficult january journey through snow-bound Europe were at this time taken up both by less known and best known Czechoslovak drivers, such as Zdeněk Pohl, Jindřich Knapp, Bohumil Turek, Vladimír Formánek, or Antonín Vitvar.
In 1932, Jiří Rechziegel with his Praga Alfa ended twelfth in the Rallye Monte Carlo in overall classification and one year later, Hans Schreiber with his small Tatra 57 finished in a wonderful eleventh place. The most successful interwar Czechoslovak driver in Rally Monte Carlo was Bohumil Turek, who ended in this rally in 1934 in overall ninth place. He drove an Aero 20 HP of type and design identical to the car exhibited here.
Sports car with a water-cooled two-stroke two-cylinder engine located lengthwise behind the front axle and with a rear-wheel drive. Engine displacement 998 cc, output 19 kW (26 hp), maximum speed 100 km/h. Producer: Aero-továrna letadel, Dr. Kabeš, Prague. This car is loaned by Mr Miroslav Krejsa.