A Czech built race car powered by a BMW motorcycle engine

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This is an interesting creature indeed.  Avia is a Czech aircraft and automobile company founded in 1919.  Although they mostly built airplanes and trucks they did manage to make a very cool race car.  It follows the Colin Chapman theory of  “Simplify and add lightness” by basically frosting the minimal frame with thin aluminum.  Very Birdcage Maserati I must say.  Get over to the excellent writeup by the guys at the hooniverse and enjoy the interesting history lesson.