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JAWA CZ Photo Gallery 3

The Classic Bike Show 2008 brought new members and new visitors to our stand. These included Classic Bike racer Steve Murray who used to race alongside Czech superstar Franta Stastny.

The picture of the 2 dejected racers was taken in 1965 at Copenhagen airport when they were waiting for flights. I guess the only main change is that there are now lots of airport shops to tempt you but Franta never had any spare western currency as he was only allowed out of Czechoslovakia if someone had ensured there was money waiting for him in at a bank in the west. Funds could not be sent to Czechoslovakia at that time.

Franta Stastny and Steve Murray 1965

The second picture features Franta Stastny (7) closing on Steve Murray (8) who was riding a 250 Bultaco at York Corner, in the North West 200 road race in 1969.

Murray and Stastny North West 200 road race 1969 

It was lovely to meet Steve and kind of him to bring along these 2 pictures to add to our club archive. He will attempt to find a few other examples of a lost era.

A selection from the clubs and Arthur Fleming's photo archive of rather nice offroad machines photographed at rallies, autojumbles, outside a castle in Greece and in owners gardens.

CZ motocross CZ motorcross CZ Enduro motocross Green CZ 175 Motorcross Military Jawa

These photo's are all from events attended by the London and South East Branch in Kent from the 1980's up to 2007. Note the lack of indoor venues!

Jawa event 1 Jawa event 2 Jawa event 3 Jawa Event 4 Jawa event 5 Jawa event 6 Jawa event 7

Franta Stasny on his vintage 1962 Jawa 350cc Twin at the start of the TT lap of honour in 1983, Jaromir Matuska on the Jawa 350cc OHC in 1982, and a CZ racing machine.

Franta Stasny on his vintage 1962 Jawa 350cc Twin Jaromir Matuska Jawa 350cc OHC 1982 CZ racing machine

Showtime at the NEC including first showing of the Model 638 in the 1980's and last appearance by Jawa CZ in the 1990s.

JAWA 350 CZ 180dl type 487.6 Jawa motorcycle Jawa 350 White Style

A couple of photo's of different Jawa outfits sent in by various members.

JAWA and sidecar Old JAWA and sidecar

The blue Jawa California was at the Holbeach Rally 2004. The red Jawa California's are from various events in Kent.

Blue Jawa California Blue Jawa California Red Jawa California Red Jawa California Red Jawa California Red Jawa California

Featured at a West Kent Run event in the early 1990's, first UK visit by Czech Bike Club included this Velorex 3 wheeler which was driven to the event from Prague. Car frame covered by leatherette and powered by a Jawa 350cc engine. This vehicle also returned to the West Kent Run in 2006 (on a trailer this time!).

velorex 3 wheel car velorex 3 wheeled car

Here's a set of Jawa Race bikes seen in the UK, the silver tank outdoor bike, photographed at Brands Hatch is known to be an ex-Gustav Havel 350cc factory bike, the other two red ones are photographed at locations unknown and capacity unknown, but nice machines even so.

Jawa race bike ex Gustav Havel jawa racer Racing jawa motorbike

Three very fragile newspaper cuttings publicising the 'new' Jawa CZ offices and warehouse in Kings Lynn. Rescued by Arthur Fleming.

The very comfortable reception area The front of our new Skoda complex Part of the enormous warehouse that holds the spares of the Jawa-CZ range

An Italjet Jawa at the Festival of 1000 Bikes at Brands Hatch circa 1990 (colour photo's). All photo's sent in by Rob Leek. A number of JAWA Italjets were brought into the UK but from memory the tank was different.

Ital Italjet Jawa Ital Italjet Jawa Ital Italie 350 Twin Ital Jet 350 Twin

LEFT: TT Races 1979. (Left) Ian Bridge Club Public Relations Officer, (Centre) Alan Madeley Chairman, (Right) Pete Edwards Secretary, and his wife Pat Edwards.    MIDDLE: A young Dave Widdowson (the one with the moustache).    RIGHT & FAR RIGHT: More Pete Edwards (in the grey sweater).

Ian Bridge, Alan Madeley, Pete Edwards and Pat Edwards Dave Widdowson Pete Edwards Peter Edwards

Here's an Iraq newspaper cutting from 2003 showing a soldier carrying a civilian to safety on the back of a Jawa.

Iraq Soldier on a Jawa

We think these Jawa CZ motorbike adverts are the earliest Jawa CZ motorcycle ads printed in the UK press we have found so far from 1949. We've also got a 1959 Christmas ad for the Christmas edition!

1949 Jawa CZ motorbike adverts 1949 Jawa CZ motorbike adverts

These photo's were taken by Arthur Fleming in the City of London Business Area at Lime Street. The building in the middle (with the for sale signs) is one of the first bases used in the UK by Motokov, the Jawa CZ motorcycle importers in the late 1950's, as printed on all their adverts at the time. They also based themselves in Slough, Islington and finally Kings Lynn.

Motokov building, Lime Street, London Motokov building, Lime Street, London


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