On hystoric motorcycles Ogar launches remembrance ride

On Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 7.00pm, the Remembrance Ride on Ogar will take off in the footsteps of The Little Deal. It is a reminder of the Small Agreement competition organized by the Auto Club of the Republic of Czechoslovakia in 1937. And just like then, the festive launch will take place outside the club house of the Auto Club of the Czech Republic in Opletalova Street. The remembrance ride is organised by the Ogar Motoveteran Club. Ogar motorcycles were the third best-selling motorcycle brand in the First Republic.
“The idea of following in the footsteps of the Small Agreement was already established in 2010, since then we have completed two expeditions to Sweden and Spain to test both the technique and readiness of the team. We know that the route of the Small Agreement between Prague, Bratislava, Bucharest and Belgrade was really difficult. Of course we will not go it like we did at the time, but it will still be a sporting feat,” said Tomas Rokos, chairman of the organising club. The route is 3,800 kilometers long and is spread over 13 stages. A total of nine Ogar motorcycles with an accompanying vehicle will follow the footsteps of the Small Agreement. “The itinerary is as similar as possible to the original route, from Prague we head along the old Cologne road to Český Brod, Čáslav, Golčv Jeníkov, Havlíčkův Brod, Jihlavy and Náměšť nad Oslavou, where there will be an hour’s break for lunch. We’re scheduled to get here at half-past one,” said Tomas Rokos, approaching the first kilometers. He already knows about a lot of veteran owners who want to at least symbolically join the remembrance drive for a few miles. The first day will end in Břeclav, followed in the morning by a crossing to the Slovak Republic. “Also here we have reported escorts of not only Ogar motorcycles from local veterans clubs,” added Tomas Rokos.
The return from Belgrade, Serbia, will be via Hungary and compared to the original race, the Ogara riders will take it on their own. He is scheduled to arrive in Prague on Saturday, August 5, 2023, in the evening hours in front of the headquarters of the Motoveterán Club Ogar in Lahovičky, Prague 5.
A film documentary will be produced from the event. “We have started filming the preparation itself, we have top-notch technology, we will be accompanied by a cameraman throughout the journey. We will be happy to offer the documentary to prospective producers,” concluded Tomáš Rokos.
The international motorsport competition LITTLE AGREEMENT was the biggest sporting event hosted by the Auto Club of the Republic of Czechoslovakia in the interwar period. He worked with the Royal Clubs of Romania and Yugoslavia on the organization. With both countries, Czechoslovakia had an allied treaty called the Little Deal. Top leaders of all three states have taken up the auspices of the contest. In the tense international climate caused by the Hitler regime, the event also had an economic and political overlap, presenting the self-sufficiency and cooperation of the Countries of the Small Agreement.
Ogar was a Czech motorcycle brand that existed from 1934 to 1949.
The small agreement was a military-political alliance in 1921-1939 made up of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Romania, strongly supported by France.
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