In spite of its specifications, the Melichars, both father and son, clock up about five thousand kilometres in their OCTAVIA every year. Besides several classic car rallies, they mainly take pleasure drives. “We drive the car throughout the summer; when the weather is nice, it calls for a drive,” smiles Stanislav Melichar Jr., and it’s obvious that the car is a sort of family bond.
According to Mr. Melichar, the first OCTAVIA was a huge step up from the previous ŠKODA 440. “I’m glad that I can present it as a significant leap forward in the motorisation of 1960’s Czechoslovakia. OCTAVIA is one of the pillars of the ŠKODA traditions and advancements,” remarks Dr. Melichar.