Of course, the vehicle in the film had plenty of special equipment, provided by costume designer Theodor Pistek. Pistek is a big name in the Czech film world – in 1985, he won an Oscar for his costumes in the box-office hit ‘Amadeus’. Thanks to Pistek, the Ferat bore a tailgate spoiler – a detail that the film car shares with its extremely fast anniversary gift from ŠKODA Motorsport: a specially painted FABIA R5.
The gift also included the line-up at the 43rd Rally Bohemia, and it is there that the Czech factory pairing of Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler instilled fear into the competition with the black R5 with a red ‘F’ on the bonnet. Their result: 1st place – with blood, sweat and tears, and fortunately without actually bleeding.