True ŠKODA devotees share their interesting stories about some of the brand’s legendary models. Meet the ŠKODA enthusiast Václav Macháček.

“When I first saw her, she was sitting under a plum tree and time was slowly tearing her apart. One day I found an old man from the village who introduced himself as the owner of the rusty lady. It took me 2000 CSK to take her home.
If it weren´t for me, she´d be rotting under a plum tree.”

vaclav_machacek_retVáclav Macháček


In temperatures of -15° C, my friend helped me tow her with me in it. When we got home, I was frozen to my bones but that couldn’t stop me for stripping her down to its parts and putting her back together, step-by-step.

I learnt to become a carpenter, body worker, auto mechanic, painter and electrician. I stopped living for an entire year to bring her back to life.At the end of that year, I finally started the engine. Hearing her hum made me feel like the king of the world.

And like a king, I drove down to the Prague Castle square, where we were almost mobbed by her admirers.

Cookie settings

Saving user preferences on the domain
Statistics and analysis of user behaviour
Marketing of products and connecting with social networks
Save settings

This website uses cookies. More information on processing of your personal data through cookies and more information about your rights may be found in the Information about processing of personal data through cookies and other web technologies. You may grant your consent to processing of your personal data also for the purposes of storing user preferences across websites, user behaviour statistics and analysis and addressing with a product offering and linking to social networks.