My books about rally
In terms of the history about Rally Skoda / Bohemia, the first out of three currently issued pieces was the Rally Written by Heart book. Three years later the biography about Ladislav Krecek, the multi champion of the country and former factory driver, came to light named: When Krecek Dusted. Tragic events of following years led us to make some changes in terms of our books concept. Next book Rally is Named Bohemia contained the spectators’ guide and thanks the generous understanding of our project sponsors and partners its price was set down to very symbolic price.
Rally Written by Heart
Year of issue: 2007, number of pages: 383, price: 599 CZK, ISBN 978-80-239-8330-2, SOLD OUT
My prime and a dream come true. The piece being created for several decades contains comments to individual years of Rallye Skoda and Rally Bohemia since 1974 to 2006. The comments are appended by stories of direct participants of the competition such as Vaclav Blahna, Johnny Haugland, Jaroslav Stary, Raimund Baumschlager, Jiri Kotek, Zdenek Janda, Roman Kresta, Filip Schovanek and also well-known photographers Borivoj Chaloupka as well as father and son Lasiks. Icing on the cake was the book christening in the Moravian Church in Mlada Boleslav. This event was originally planned as small, but later over two hundred people turned out. Among others participated also Oldrich Horsak, Vladimir Hubacek, Pavel Sibera, Vladimir Berger, Jiri Tosovsky, Ladislav Krecek and Jan Kopecky. The afternoon’s christening was full of lyricism and celebratory mood. Interesting point was beside the video projection also the entrance of musician Stanislav Cermak, who composed the author’s introductory word from the book. Into PFR, next to the author, comes graphics designer Lukas, creating the book cover.
When Krecek Dusted
Year of issue: 2010, number of pages: 280, price: 499 CZK, ISBN 978-80-254-7239-2, SOLD OUT
I seriously didn’t expect that Rally Written by Heart will be ever followed by another book and that I will meet interesting people. And another book came. And the team has been found. Ladislav Krecek belonged for many years among the local top. There surely weren’t many 1,300 ccm competitors in the world level either. Mister maestro resisted, but at the end agreed with a book. Most likely he didn’t regret and judging by the speed of sale his biography taken up a long line of people. Martin Holmes, legendary brit journalist and photographer, shared his photographs with this book.
Rally is Named Bohemia
Year of issue: 2013, number of pages: 317, price: 199 CZK (subsidized price), ISBN 978-80-260-2377-7
on sale at: http://www.rallyeracing.cz/706-kniha-triko-rally-ma-jmeno-bohemia.html
Reportedly the last book was being created in uneasy times, when during competitions cars crashed and lives died out. With my huge respect to my project partners a script was managed to be created, which assured readers to get the book with subsidized price. It also contained the spectators’ guide for (not only) beginning rally fans. According to the cover colour, the “blue” was sold out within several months and a part of the gain was given out for purchasing multifunctional beds for children’s department in Mlada Boleslav’s hospital. So, success then? Well, it depends. This project aimed for children and for supporting rally, meaning that rally can also help. Surprisingly enough several individuals stood against this trying to stop it and to harm names of the authors. Vain effort. The PFR Team has joined a photographer Jiri Fryje and IT Specialist Brona. The book has been printed in Czech-English setup.
Daniel Porazil, author