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#1 Martin Dewey

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 17:38

From 'Circuit Dust' by Barre Lyndon (John Miles, 1934), Chapter 7:

The success of the Grand Prix de Monaco was such that it received flattering imitation. The towns of Nimes, Nice, and Pau organized similar events, the Grand Prix de Lwow was run "round-the-houses" of the Polish town, while even Czechoslovakia organized a race of the same type through a town known as Kralovske Hradets, some sixty miles from Prague.

Does anyone have any information regarding this Czechoslovakian race? Kralovske Hradets may also be known as Hradec Kralove or Kralovehradecky.

Thanks :)

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#2 RStock

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 18:05

Mostly later info here , but you might find something that helps .

http://forums.autosp...y=&pagenumber=1

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 22:23

Based on info from Hans Etzrodt and others:

July 6th 1933 Hradec
A small street race now took place in the centre of the Czech town of Hradec, where a tight 1.77 km course was laid out. The leading Czech drivers were joined by at least one Pole in the shape of Mme Kozmianowa with her Bugatti 37A, but she elected to run in the 1500cc sports car class, finishing 2nd to Florian Schmidt's similar car. The sports class was run over 20 laps, while the racing cars had to cover 30. The 1500cc racing car class fell to Bruno Sojka's well-sorted Bugatti 37A – probably the reason Schmidt and Kozmianowa elected to run in the sports car section!

Sport cars up to 750 cc
1. V. Stastny (Aero) 33m48.4s

Sport cars up to 1100 cc
1. M. Schöffel (Salmson) 31m04.2s

Sports cars up to 1500cc
1. Fl. Schmidt Bugatti) 28m02.6s

Sports cars over 1500 cc
1. Rezek (Austro-Daimler) 29m36.2s

Race cars up to 1500 cc
1. B. Sojka (Bugatti) 40m23.4s

Race Cars over 1500 cc
1. Kubicek (Bugatti) 40m00.4s (only starter!)

Source: AZ-Motorwelt 1933, #10 p2

There was a fatal accident in practice, when a driver called "?heimer" crashed, killing two spectators. In German sources, the town is called Königgrätz.

#4 Hugo Boecker

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 16:09

You'll find some more here
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#5 anjakub

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 19:31

More results:

Sport cars up to 750 cc
1. V. Stastny (Aero) 33m48.4s
2. Vladimir Formanek (Aero) 34m29.6s
3. Otta Nimshaus (Aero) 35m04.0s

Sport cars up to 1100 cc
1. M. Schöffel (Salmson) 31m04.2s
2. Turek (Aero) 31m07.5s
3. Vaclav Liska (Aero) 31m40.5s
4. Stanislav Kafunek (Aero) 31m58.0s

Sports cars up to 1500cc
1. Florian Schmidt Bugatti) 28m02.6s
2. Maria Kozmian (Bugatti) 28m37.6s
3. Adolf Szczyzycki (Wikov) 29m28.1s
4. Dasek (Aero) 30m09.7s

Sports cars over 1500 cc
1. Rezek (Austro-Daimler) 29m36.2s
2. Bubec (Ford) 29m59.0s
3. Jaroslav Konecnik (Wikov) 30m40.3s
4. Mrs Rezek (Mercedes) 31m59.7s


Race Cars
1. Jan Kubicek (Bugatti) 40m00.4s (only starter over 1500)
2. Bruno Sojka (Bugatti) 40m23.4s
2. Chudoba (Bugatti) 40m47.5s

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:03

Kralovske Hradets may also be known as Hradec Kralove or Kralovehradecky



City name: Hradec Králové
Race name: Královéhradecký okruh

#7 Terry Walker

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:46

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#8 Martin Dewey

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:59

:clap: Thanks everyone! Any idea of the actual route of the circuit through the town?

#9 anjakub

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:09

About accidents in practice:

In first accident crashed Otto Theimer (Bugatti) from Prague. His car killed two persons: soldier on duty - Wenzel Stepan and worker from Hradec Kralove - Alois Kricensky.
In second accident was light wounded driver Zizka.